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Lucas



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:34 pm    Post subject: The 'halo effect' Reply with quote

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/peterfoster/100259001/does-half-of-america-really-believe-noah-saved-all-the-animals-in-his-ark/

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At Liberty University, where there is a Creation Hall espousing the doctrine, there was palpable awkwardness at times among some of those having to defend the scientifically indefensible.


http://www.amazon.com/The-Unlikely-Disciple-Semester-University/dp/B004Z4M3SE

I'm gonna read this book. ^
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Fox



Joined: 04 Mar 2009

PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I suspect this explains a lot of the polling. Believing in creationism is for many a statement of tribal identity before a statement of actual belief.


For many people, tribal identity actually seems to be their entire epistemological model.
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There are too many camels in the Bible, out of time and out of place.

Camels probably had little or no role in the lives of such early Jewish patriarchs as Abraham, Jacob and Joseph, who lived in the first half of the second millennium B.C., and yet stories about them mention these domesticated pack animals more than 20 times. Genesis 24, for example, tells of Abraham’s servant going by camel on a mission to find a wife for Isaac.

These anachronisms are telling evidence that the Bible was written or edited long after the events it narrates and is not always reliable as verifiable history. These camel stories “do not encapsulate memories from the second millennium,” said Noam Mizrahi, an Israeli biblical scholar, “but should be viewed as back-projections from a much later period.”

Dr. Mizrahi likened the practice to a historical account of medieval events that veers off to a description of “how people in the Middle Ages used semitrailers in order to transport goods from one European kingdom to another.”


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/11/science/camels-had-no-business-in-genesis.html?action=click&contentCollection=Magazine&module=MostEmailed&version=Full&region=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article
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