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Billions Of Gaps!


  12:56:07 am, by Nimble   , 223 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

Billions Of Gaps!

Pat over at Red State Rabble just had to find something else someone said to make my blood boil!

The joke that we have been making for the past many years is that every time we discover a fossil that fills in a missing link, we've just created two missing links. At least, it just never seemed to matter how many we found, we were always challenged to explain a different gap.

I never expected such an asinine concept to blossom in book form, though admittedly, I am just going by the summary here on their site:

In the book Simmons shows that as modern science has progressed from the visible to the invisible (microscopic, submicroscopic, genetic, biochemical and genetic) the numbers of missing links have skyrocketed. Every "link" discovered brings many more questions (missing links) than answers.

To celebrate this manifestation of hallucination-made-print, I hereby present the following graphic, graphs according to creationists:

Creationist Graphs

I'm sure there are some that go this far with God of the gaps, but I'm not sure where they are.

'Inferences are harder to draw when you fill in more data points' seems to be the implication of so many of the missing link arguments I have ever heard. It's as if pictures sent via noisy faxes are somehow worse than pictures represented by constellations in the sky.


Comment from: Adam [Member]  

Breathe. Relax. Dena will want to have a live husband for the lamaze classes.

01/18/07 @ 22:33
Comment from: Nimble [Member]  

…but I have all these unexplained gaps in my breathing! What am I doing between breaths?



01/19/07 @ 18:57