Scientists love being the one to find the proof that a widely accepted theory is wrong. There's nothing that will make you famous faster.
The "dating methods" you're describing are used by creationists.
11/27/2007 5:36:46 PM
The average scientist finds accepted theory to be a challenge. If they can disprove it, it's their name in the textbooks. Why would any scientist NOT want to challenge it? The fussy part is, however, is that it MUST STAND UP TO RIGOROUS TESTING AND PROVIDE CONCRETE PROOF! The bible says so is not proof. I can write in a book that we fell from the heavens in pods. That doesn't make it so.
11/27/2007 5:48:02 PM
Stuporspurt is a fine example, nay, the poster boy for home schooling.
11/27/2007 5:55:42 PM
It's called PEER REVIEW you fucking moron and yes scientists do call each other out!
11/27/2007 5:56:07 PM
And WTF would scientist gain for lying about freaking fossils Supersport? It's not like we're talking about stock options or tax policy.
11/27/2007 5:59:13 PM
11/27/2007 6:00:38 PM
Yeah, with peer review it's just one big scientific conspiricy aimed at proving creationalists wrong you say?
11/27/2007 6:08:27 PM
If so then why do we have peer-reviewed journals?
11/27/2007 6:08:40 PM
We have the radioisotopes. We win.
11/27/2007 6:17:41 PM
Amazingly, if science discovers it has errored it makes every effort to correct the error. Just like religion, eh, Supersport?
11/27/2007 6:20:53 PM
"Scientists don't like showing up their comrads....."
So the nuclear arms race never happened? Did we imagine the Cold War?
11/27/2007 6:25:24 PM
Yay! Lots of fruitcakes for everybody this Christmas!
11/27/2007 6:28:57 PM
Wrong. Try again.
11/27/2007 6:46:00 PM
LOL scientists are a cutthroat bunch.
11/27/2007 6:47:05 PM
Scientists don't like showing up their comrads.
This is nonsense. Scientists are egotists. They always think they're smarter than their fellow scientists, especially scientists from another country. There's nothing they'd like better than to "show up" their comrades. In fact, that's what wins Nobel Prizes and the research grants that pay their salaries.
Over the centuries, scientists have redated the layer of rocks. But they haven't changed the order of the layers since they were established by creationists in the 18th century. The Jurassic always came after the Triassic, even when they didn't know exactly what years these two times represented. So you can come up with stupid arguments that the Jurassic was 5,000 years ago and the Triassic was 6,000 years ago by asking hypothetical ad-hoc questions about radiometric dating, but you can't claim that fossils in the Jurassic and Triassic were both laid down at the same time by Noah's Flood.
11/27/2007 6:57:47 PM
Lying for jebus.. still lying, but with flair.
11/27/2007 7:01:06 PM
Supersport... are your pants on fire?
11/27/2007 7:28:21 PM
Scientists don't like showing up their comrades... for values of "scientists" equal to "pseudoscientific charlatans". You know, the same people trying to shout down the scientists so they can sell their snake oil without anyone knowing enough to make an educated decision.
11/27/2007 7:53:00 PM
Paleontologists date fossils generally by the rock layer...
11/27/2007 7:54:41 PM
You sicko! Who'd wanna go out with a fossil?
11/27/2007 7:56:29 PM
Scientists... buddies? Bwahahahahaha!
11/27/2007 8:02:05 PM
Way to completely ignore radioisotopes.
11/27/2007 8:33:19 PM
Or you could study geology.
11/27/2007 8:50:09 PM
I can tell that you both aren't a scientist and have never known any real scientists.
Maybe idiot "creation scientists" operate that way, but no one else. Of course, you're willing to give them a free pass since they're working to "prove" something you already believe, right?
11/27/2007 9:24:59 PM
science very rarely admits its wrong....about anything
Scientists don't like showing up their comrads
the way science generally dates rocks is by the fossils they find in them.
re-dating a fossil has nothing to do with the dating of the rock
they just simply re-date the fossil whenever they want, plain and simple
It's nice to have you back, Supersport.
11/27/2007 9:29:50 PM