Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The Privileged Planet: A Critique

One of my Creationist listeners has been kind enough to e-mail me with a question regarding the movie “The Privileged Planet: A Critique”. I will provide my critique of the film, which I have compiled briefly, after visiting the documentaries website, and why the order of thinking presented in the film is not proper. Before addressing these however, I will begin by addressing a Creationist claim presented to me by a Youth Group pastor — finding so-called “polystrate” fossils in the fossil record.

The Privileged Planet: A Critique

Oh, if I sound a bit nasally, or just different: I have a bit of a cold!

A better definition of Uniformitarianism

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Reason for podcast delay

Hello everyone,

This weeks podcast will hopefully come out on the weekend, and if not then, early next week. The reason for the delay is this: a listener suggested I do a show on the video "The Privileged Planet", but the DVD has not shipped from Netflix yet! Hopefully I will get it by the weekend.

Thanks for waiting patiently everyone, and I hope the episode is out soon!

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Baryogenesis: The Origin of Matter

This week we are going to attempt to tackle a rather difficult question: where did all the matter from the universe come from? This question is often asked by Creationists in an attempt to present God as a “viable option” though it is no more than a God-of-the-Gaps argument. What we will cover involves matter-energy relation, what baryons and anti-baryons are, the stages of the early universe, and finally, the matter dominance.

Baryogenesis: The Origin of Matter

Ancient Hebrew Concept of Earth
CP Violation

A quick google search should result in quite a bit on CP symmetry and violation, as well as baryogenesis.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Evolution, Atheism, and Anti-Matter

This weeks podcast discusses the claim that Evolution is Atheism. It points out numerous Biblical passages that denounce a literal interpretation of Genesis, and also discusses anti-matter.

Evolution, Atheism, and Anti-Matter

Here is the image of Elephant Man I promised; notice the obvious lack of symmetry in his skeletal structure:

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Here is the information on the Hebrew word for 'day'.

Here is a bit more information on the Casimir Effect.