Friday, August 04, 2006

Shattering the Myths of Darwinism Part 1

This week's podcast will be a discussion and criticism of the claims made within Richard Milton's book Shattering the Myths of Darwinism". The claims covered in this week's episode deal with abiogenesis, the geologic column, and polystrate fossils.

Shattering the Myths of Darwinism Part 1

EDIT: I had made the podcast before I received a reply about the Geologic Column from the USGS. Today I received a response which confirmed what I had said in the podcast: the complete geologic column depends on the presence of the layers, and NOT the thickness of the sediment because the thickness will be different in places with different sedimentation rates.

Richard Milton's Website

Polystrate Fossils
Response by
Information about the Joggins "Fossil Forest" Formation
Davies S.J.1; Gibling M.R.
Architecture of coastal and alluvial deposits in an extensional basin: the Carboniferous Joggins Formation of eastern Canada
Sedimentology, Volume 50, Number 3, June 2003, pp. 415-439(25)

Abiogenesis Claims
Zircon: evidence of early oceans
John W. Valley, William H. Peck, Elizabeth M. King, and Simon A. Wilde
A cool early Earth
Geology (Boulder) (April 2002), 30(4):351-354
Criticism of Murray Eden's paper *My own access to the article was denied; I didn't feel like paying around $30 to have access to it for a day.

Geologic Column
Geologic Column In North Dakota, etc.
Counter-claim by (, not .com)
*note, their claim was disproven by the USGS, as I discovered via e-mail this morning.


Blogger Paul Smith said...

A 200 mile geologic column! That's going to be a hard one for us to find considering on average the Earth's crust is only about 20 miles thick.

Is there a place where they train people like this?

7:34 PM  
Blogger isefra said...

You sound congested Mr.Lippens.


Not to be snotty or anything. ;)

6:22 PM  
Blogger Lucretius said...

No congestion here; healthy old me. Sometimes I sound a bit nasally, dunno why. I didn't notice it.

10:19 PM  
Blogger isefra said...

Well, it was only in the beginning than you got better. You seem to get better with time.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Lucretius said...

I'm evolving, you know =)

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