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Petrified forests take millions of years?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Cassels Apr 10, 2013. 6 Replies

I was curious about this. I heard that petrified forests take millions of years, but when Mount St Helen erupted supposedly there were trees that were petrified very, very, quickly. Any information…Continue

Manuscripts Affirming the Bible?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim DePaulo Apr 8, 2013. 28 Replies

I assume many others have heard this as well, that there are like 14,000 manuscripts that supposedly affirm the Bible and I believe something like 800 manuscripts that affirm the Gospels. Has anyone…Continue

How would you respond?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mathew T. Mar 31, 2013. 18 Replies

Someone said this to me, "on what basis do you take your cognitive faculties to be reliable? As an atheist, your view of your cognitive faculties must be naturalistic - i.e., they're either a product…Continue

Atheism statistics and polls

Started this discussion. Last reply by stellifery Mar 12, 2013. 3 Replies

I was wondering if anyone could link me to some statistics that provide a list of countries that are most religious and least religious. I found some on my own, but a lot of them didn't seem very…Continue

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Charles Cassels replied to Charles Cassels's discussion Petrified forests take millions of years?
"Yeah, that's interesting. It's hard to say what the person I heard was talking about. Creationists spin up so much crap."
Apr 10, 2013
Charles Cassels replied to Charles Cassels's discussion Petrified forests take millions of years?
"Yeah, I looked all over and couldn't find much. I was just curious because I heard a creationist trying to discredit scientists by saying that they said it takes millions of years to petrify wood and that they were wrong because when Mt Saint…"
Apr 10, 2013
Daniel W (Sentient Biped) replied to Charles Cassels's discussion Petrified forests take millions of years?
"According to this (I know wikipedia has its flaws), it only takes 100 years to create petrified wood.  The process involves replacement of the organic tissues by minerals.   In a separate part of the reference, it states less than…"
Apr 10, 2013
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Charles Cassels's discussion Petrified forests take millions of years?
"This is a religious site, but critical of the claims: http://www.oldearth.org/rebuttal/icr/drjohn/drjohn_154.htm"
Apr 10, 2013
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Charles Cassels's discussion Petrified forests take millions of years?
"I can't find anything not from creationist websites, so I'm going to take a guess. The eruption of Mt. Saint Helens was extremely violent and the explosion embedded stone into many trees. That would not be petrification, but might be…"
Apr 10, 2013
Idaho Spud replied to Charles Cassels's discussion Addressing Supernatural/Spiritual Claims
"Well put Anthony.  I like that response."
Apr 8, 2013
Anthony Jordan replied to Charles Cassels's discussion Addressing Supernatural/Spiritual Claims
"I would just plainly tell them: For me, seeing is believing. Don't tell me, show me. Supernatural claims have it backwards, they claim believing is seeing. If they tell you that you have to accept it on faith in order to see it they…"
Apr 8, 2013
Jim DePaulo replied to Charles Cassels's discussion Manuscripts Affirming the Bible?
"If a billion people endorse a stupid idea - it's still a stupid idea."
Apr 8, 2013
Charles Cassels posted a discussion

Petrified forests take millions of years?

I was curious about this. I heard that petrified forests take millions of years, but when Mount St Helen erupted supposedly there were trees that were petrified very, very, quickly. Any information on this? Were scientists just plain wrong on their original thoughts of petrified forests taking millions of years, or is there another explanation? I know some creationist will claim they have fossils from like a couple hundred years ago which shows fossils don't take long at all to form when in…See More
Apr 7, 2013
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Charles Cassels's discussion Manuscripts Affirming the Bible?
"It shows how the various ideas of who and what Christ was influenced the way scripture was corrupted, with a chapter devoted to each notion."
Apr 7, 2013
Charles Cassels replied to Charles Cassels's discussion Manuscripts Affirming the Bible?
"Interesting, and I definitely need to look into that book. I'm a fan of Ehrman, which makes me quite surprised I never heard of that book."
Apr 7, 2013
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Charles Cassels's discussion Manuscripts Affirming the Bible?
"The 14,000 refers to the Old Testament, the number for the New Testament is 5300 or so. The reference to these versions as manuscripts is a bit misleading. It means only that they were hand written copies, not that they are in any way original…"
Apr 6, 2013
Charles Cassels replied to Charles Cassels's discussion Manuscripts Affirming the Bible?
"Cool, thanks."
Apr 4, 2013
Anthony Jordan replied to Charles Cassels's discussion Manuscripts Affirming the Bible?
"The actual autographs are no longer extant. All we have today is thousands of manuscripts and fragments of manuscripts. All of them are copies of copies, and each differs in some small way, some detail."
Apr 3, 2013
Anthony Jordan replied to Charles Cassels's discussion Manuscripts Affirming the Bible?
"Don't know if this helps or not. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_manuscript"
Apr 3, 2013
Charles Cassels replied to Charles Cassels's discussion Manuscripts Affirming the Bible?
"That last paragraph you used is the same argument I used today actually."
Apr 3, 2013

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At 9:44am on January 4, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Charles
Welcome to this world of rationality and peace, where you will find that pure common sense is enough to lead to the freethinking wisdom common to non-believers and critical thinkers like you and us.
We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 730 discussion topics and 3700 members.
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At 10:22pm on January 3, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

 
 
 

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