Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Rabbits in precambrian

I mentioned this a few days ago, but I'd like to make a general observation:

Ever since Darwin published his bombshell, you've have professing Christians who are prepared to reinterpret the Bible by any means necessary, or deny the plenary inspiration of Scripture, to accommodate Darwinism. You have professing Christians who commit apostasy. You have professing Christians who feel tremendous intellectual pressure to accept Darwinism. They think the evidence is compelling if not overwhelming.

Now we have to be very cautious about how to interpret residual soft tissue in dinosaur fossils. This requires further study. It would be premature to lay too much weight on this argument. Perhaps there's a natural explanation for how soft tissue can last that long under those conditions. 

Mind you, I don't know how that could be tested. Obviously it can't be tested directly. You can't treat samples in the laboratory, wait 60 million years, then check back on their state of preservation. 

But my point is this: it does show you how extremely fragile Darwinism is in principle. If it's not naturally possible for soft tissue to survive that long under those conditions, then that fact alone is sufficient to single-handedly falsify Darwinism. 

It's a requirement of Darwinism that some organisms go back millions of years. It's a requirement of Darwinism that some organisms precede other organisms by millions of yeas. To my knowledge, there's no give on that issue. 

If dinosaur fossils with remnant soft tissue are conventionally dated to 60 million years ago (give or take), and if soft tissue will decay or disintegrate by several orders of magnitude sooner than that, then that falsifies Darwinism at one stroke. That's the only evidence you need. Doesn't matter how much putative evidence can be marshalled for Darwinism. 

Whether or not that's a matter of fact remains to be seen. But it's worth noting how vulnerable Darwinism is to disproof, as a matter of principle. 

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