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The question I would ask:
How many Evolutionist lovers in here believe that Continental Drift is something that was 'predicted' by the Evolutionists side and believe that it is a 'pro-evolution' discovery?

Probably most of you.

In fact, this was a shocker to everyone and confounded Evolution theory and posed a massive problem.
Continental Drift had been suggested earlier on but it was only just recently confirmed and accepted at large.
It was so problematic for Evolutionists that to this day nobody has really been able to come up with a decent explain-around for it.
When I was in school the explanation was that animals must have floated across oceans on little logs. Then the next best explanation was that all the animals traveled up the entire Earth.. over an ice or land bridge in the Arctic and then all the way back down again. Like an animal parade.
People too.
Like Egyptian people traveled all the way up to north east Russia, over the ice bridge to Alaska and all the way down to central America where they started a parallel culture.

Genesis offers some clues and did so long before the 1960s. The Earth 'gathered together in one place'.
Although the cataclysmic global flood doesn't specifically tell us all consequences it does tell us of subterranean breaks and is on a scale that would call for such a thing as continents busting up.
Later there is an era called 'the days of Peleg' which we are told is when the Earth was dividing.
If you get into YEC flood models, the idea of the Earth expanding is fairly popular now and some non-YEC people are taking a look at that one too. Rather than 'drifting' apart it is the Earth expanding (think of a balloon).

but yeah, its a huge problem for evolution.

OriginalBigWhite, IMDB 56 Comments [5/18/2009 11:41:38 AM]
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Not another one of these "expanding earth" fundies. Also, the floating around on little logs was your explanation, either that or LALALA SATAN.

5/18/2009 11:46:50 AM

aaa

This is getting really retarded.

5/18/2009 11:50:57 AM

Danny Noonan

This is what happens when your family tree does not branch.

5/18/2009 11:53:04 AM

Dark_Lord_Prime

Learn what evolution IS before you attempt to disprove it with geological arguments.

5/18/2009 11:55:48 AM

COR 2000

Continental Drift and Evolution are two completely different things, idiot.

5/18/2009 12:08:09 PM

Wallace was robbed

Um ... what? Why does evolution need any sort of 'explain-around' for it? Continental drift explains very well (e.g.) why marsupials are where they are.

And ... Egyptians colonised Central America? Yeah, that'll be why Amerinds all look so Asiatic ...

5/18/2009 12:12:26 PM

Gah

Uh, no it's not. That's like saying 'Evidence of photosynthesis is a huge problem for astronomy'. The two are unrelated in any way. This argument is complete, unadulterated nonsense.

Why am I not surprised...?

5/18/2009 12:20:38 PM

Orestes

"When I was in school the explanation was that animals must have floated across oceans on little logs."

You are either a couple centuries old, or you were homeschooled, which does not count as actually going to school, chief.

And I can't be the only one who gets a irritated when I see someone throw out that retarded buzzword, "Evolutionist."

5/18/2009 12:25:34 PM

BobsOldSocks

Your ignorance - in light of the fact that you have one of the best research tools ever invented at your finger tips - is astonishing.

Keep telling your lies, it doesn't stop the World from turning.

5/18/2009 12:25:48 PM

Fanatic-Templar

How many Evolutionist lovers in here believe that Continental Drift is something that was 'predicted' by the Evolutionists side and believe that it is a 'pro-evolution' discovery?

Yes, how many of us believe a geological phenomenon was predicted by a biological phenomenon?

5/18/2009 12:28:39 PM

Swedish Pagan

Is this a "how inane can you get?"-contest? This must be a contender for a medal, right?

Is there a parallell world where this makes sense?

Evolutionists, what is that? The evolution IS the science which explains the developement of the species.

5/18/2009 12:40:55 PM

Grigadil

Before the discovery of plate tectonics and all, the fossil hunters wondered why fossil records in western Africa and eastern South America matched.

No more balloon earth, please, someone will poke a hole in it and it will deflate and fall into the puddle again. Ask Noah about that part. I was there. I saw it happen.

5/18/2009 1:04:47 PM

SSJPunk

Wow. Just wow. Care to explain where this extra matter that is "inflating" Earth is coming from? Oh right, God is putting it there for some master plan that none of us could possibly comprehend. To be more specific, an inflation fetish.

5/18/2009 1:17:19 PM

Concerned Brit

It's not a huge problem for Evolution, Evolution continues unabated independent of the tripe you and your thought dead ilk spout. It's a natural process, it cannot think and so cannot care what you think about it. Evolution is not an entity, it is a process without sentience, consciousness or aims, it's just something that happens, like the weather!

Wazock! (East Yorkshire term of mild abuse for a wilfully foolish person)

5/18/2009 1:24:37 PM

enna

Some 1000 Island would go great with this word salad.

5/18/2009 1:29:30 PM

Doctor Whom

Do I get to play, too? Rain is dry, thus proving my belief that it falls up.

5/18/2009 1:35:17 PM

Papabear

Strictly speaking, continental drift contributed to the evolution of many species, but the ToE does not rely nor predict continental drift.

5/18/2009 1:37:53 PM

Mister Spak

The question I would ask:

How many cretinist lovers understand geology and biology are two different things? How many understand that continents are not alive?


"When I was in school the explanation was blah blahdy blah"

When you were in school you weren't paying attention, thus leaving you vulnerable to christianist propaganda.

5/18/2009 1:56:12 PM



Where do you fit all of that stupid?

5/18/2009 1:57:34 PM

Old Viking

Ah, yes, the old evolution-plate tectonics conundrum.

5/18/2009 2:01:53 PM

Cobby Moggy


5/18/2009 2:29:51 PM

tracer

"[Continental drift] was so problematic for Evolutionists that to this day nobody has really been able to come up with a decent explain-around for it."


You mean the "explain-around" known as Plate Tectonics, that views the continents as islands adrift on a semiliquid upper mantle? The "explain-around" of the actual measurements of continental movement against GPS and other data, showing unequivocably that the continents are moving at the rate of a few millimeters a year?

Yeah, no one's ever come up with that. <rolls eyes>

5/18/2009 2:39:23 PM

atrasicarius


5/18/2009 3:18:46 PM

Wehpudicabok

It's true, it's impossible to explain continental drift using evolution. That is because evolution is a biological theory, not geological.

5/18/2009 3:20:34 PM

Osiris

No one. Plate tectonics has nothing to do with evolution. Evolution would still happen regardless of wither or not the continents move. The fact that they do move does however explain a few things about the distribution of species that evolution can't explain on its own. Like how Brachiosaurus lived in Colorado and Tanzania.

5/18/2009 3:43:04 PM
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