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Comment 6 by Bodom92 :

. > Bodom92 says: > My GCSE physics teacher took it to another level of horrendous doublethink when she stated that she believed in the big bang but also that the world was only 6000 years old. My ICT teacher for four years went on a rant about how evolution was rubbish when we covered the topic of "evolutionary prototyping". Naturally I challenged him yet he (and more importantly, the rest of the class, considering this is a state controlled educational facility) claimed victory because at that point, I didn't know the fine details of carbon dating. Another example was at the last NI assembly election when our vice-principal told us to go onto a Christian website to find out who to vote for. . This school should be names and shamed. Bodom92 - Any chance of naming it? Free free to email me off site at roger@bcseweb.org.uk

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 13:22:42 UTC | #874379

Go to: "Ark Man" tours the UK - skeptic action needed!

Roger J. Stanyard's Avatar Jump to comment 69 by Roger J. Stanyard

Alphacat - that's the wrong question to put to Walsh.

The creationists think that only about 17,000 "species" were on the Ark but they redefine taxonomy to produce another "group" called "kinds" - they have never explained what a "kind" is but it appears to be some form of "super species" on the Ark from which all the current air breathing species evolved from after the flud. So, for example, there was only one "kind" of cat from which all species of the cat family - lions, tigers, lynx, jaguars, leopards, etc., evolved over the last 4,400 years. "Evolution within a kind" as they say.

I'm not making this up.

Sun, 18 Sep 2011 13:51:11 UTC | #872260

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Comment 66 by blitz442 :

Comment 64 by alphcat

I would ask the gentleman something like this:

"Taking the dimensions of your boat, we could assume that, at best, it could hold a few thousand species and their provisions. Since every animal that ever existed at the time the ark was built was represented on the ark, we could say that only a few thousand species ever existed on Earth at the time of the ark."

I suspect that Walsh has lifted much of his "feasibility study" from another creationist nutter called John Woodmorappe, who is also involved in Creation Ministries International these days.

Woodmorappe published a feasibility study in the 1990s (see Talk Origins at http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/woodmorappe-review.html ) but by all accounts is impossible to"debate" with. He is exceedingly aggressive, well beyond the point of rudeness, and suffers from Tourette's Syndrome. Effs and blinds uncontroleably and, it appears, lacking in basic social skills.

He's no more of a naval architect than Walsh. School teacher (geology) by background.

The basic engineering problem of their crapola is that a wooden vessel of the size claimed by the creationist literal interpretation of the Bible would not have the longitudinal strength to be viable. It would break its back. That, of course, is why the Dutch clown building a "full size replica" of Noah's Ark uses a raft of steel pontoons to make it "float". And, of course, why Big Ken Scam's "replica Ark" at his proposed "Ark Encounter" will be on dry land.

Sat, 17 Sep 2011 09:44:35 UTC | #871879

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Cockup! Transpires that Rod Wallace is actually Rod Walsh or something - he's the international famous model boat builder and insurance company employee (also windows cleaned).

He's a genius - he's built several model boats which clearly qualifies him as a better engineer than any naval architect.

Reminds me - I have to write to Boeing to get the job as chief engineer as I put together several Airfix Spitfires in my boyhood.

Fri, 16 Sep 2011 15:57:08 UTC | #871582

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Just found out who Road Wallace is - he works full time for Creation Ministries International, the Banana Bender's group in Brisbaine.

Well qualified as a naval architect - he build model wooden boats and used to be in the insurance industry (status unspecified).

Apparently times are hard at CMI; Wallace used to drive a "creation" van all over the outback and elsewhere pushing creationism but CMI can no longer afford it so, presumably, he's now trying to make a living pushing phoney engineering in the UK. Not much demand for creationism amongst the diggers, it appears (again)..

So if there's any engineers here looking to see him speak, then the floor is open to shred him to pieces on naval architecture. He's a rank amateur.

Fri, 16 Sep 2011 15:08:30 UTC | #871573

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