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Re: Up Coming TV

Postby a_haworthroberts » Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:30 pm

The identified Flood did not match with YEC claims or the Bible itself - flood too early for modern followers of Bishop Ussher, involving a 'sideways' inundation not either catastrophic flooding from 'below' nor 40 days of continual rain.
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Recent Radio 4

Postby a_haworthroberts » Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:06 pm

Quite interesting so far:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0714mbm
"Dr Nick Lane is attempting to answer one of the hardest questions in science. How did life on earth begin? You might think that question had been solved by Darwin in the 19th century. He wrote that he thought life might have started on earth "in a warm little pond", where all the necessary ingredients: water, sunlight and nutrients combined in this "primordial soup" to create the very first biomolecule of life. Others - like Fred Hoyle - thought that life came to earth from elsewhere in space. But Nick Lane has different ideas of how, and where, it happened. The place in question was deep under the sea in hydrothermal vents. Amongst other research he carries out at University College London, he's running an experiment to try to recreate this moment.
Nick Lane had an unusual route to this point in his scientific career. For some years he left his research career to become a medical journalist and write popular books. A rare opportunity took him back into the laboratory."
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Recent TV

Postby a_haworthroberts » Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:55 pm

I watched 'Weird or What?' on Quest TV. Where crackpot or minority theories about the past get an airing (though they are challenged by more rational experts).

First we heard about the Starchild Skull (his father was an alien) where paranormalist Lloyd Pye's assertions were then challenged by sceptic and medical expert Steven Novella.

Then it was Peruvian stone etchings/carvings (possibly a few thousand years old) of dinosaurs. An expert, Dr Dennis Swift, suggested this revealed human-dinosaur co-existence. But another expert strongly disagreed - suggesting a hoax. The other possibility considered was drawings of mythical dragon creatures (or perhaps poor representation of real ones). Oh, and Dr Dennis Swift was described as a 'Creation Science Researcher'. From his comments, he is a YEC who thinks dinosaurs first appeared a few thousand years ago and went extinct around 500 years ago. I see he has a website:
http://www.dinosaursandman.com/
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Ancient Scotland

Postby a_haworthroberts » Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:36 pm

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/walking-through-time
"Tori searches for the site of a huge meteorite that landed on Scotland's beautiful north-west coast a billion years ago; one of the world's biggest asteroid impacts."
Tonight's programme - well worth watching.
Some background here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-h ... s-37360696
https://toriherridge.com/2016/09/23/wal ... backstory/
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Re: Up Coming TV

Postby jon_12091 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:51 am

Saw the Walking Through Time on the Lairg impact crater. Well worth watching - though I'm biased as the Torridonian is an area of personal interest.
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New Radio 4 programme - creationism in private schools

Postby a_haworthroberts » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:54 pm

And well worth a listen:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08h0c9h
"A Righteous Education?
Jolyon Jenkins investigates the network of private Christian schools in Britain that teach that evolution untrue, homosexuality is wrong, and that wives should submit to their husbands.
These schools use the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum, originally devised by a fundamentalist Texan who thought that all education needed to assume the literal truth of the bible. The entire curriculum, including science, makes continual reference to God's plan. It promotes creationism, and the false idea that humans and dinosaurs co-existed on earth.
The system requires children to sit in "offices" - desks screened off from their neighbours - and work their way in silence through the "packets of accelerated Christian education" and then take multiple choice tests. The system requires no teachers, only "supervisors". Pupils do not usually take A levels but special Christian exams.
Although some pupils make it to university and have successful careers, Jolyon speaks to others who feel that the system has not served them well. Are ACE pupils being well prepared for life in modern Britain? For years, Ofsted has appeared to show little interest in the contents of the ACE curriculum but a few recent inspections of ACE schools suggest that this may be changing."

The programme features Jonny Scaramanga and Arthur Roderick, among others. Near the end it is apparent that following inspections in October 2016 Ofsted appear to have criticised some private schools using the ACE curriculum more than others despite the schools' apparent similarities. The journalist Jolyon Jenkins was fobbed off when he tried to gain access to several of the schools in question.
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A N Wilson versus Dr Simon Underdown

Postby a_haworthroberts » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:32 pm

Mini debate on Darwin and evolution (barely five minutes) tucked in at the end of tonight's Newsnight. Caught the very end but haven't listened to it yet.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... t-04092017
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Re: A N Wilson

Postby a_haworthroberts » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:46 pm

Wilson (who should know better since he wrote a book about Darwin) basically lies that Darwin admitted that if the emergence of 'complex forms' such as eyes could not be explained by his theory of natural selection then the theory would 'collapse'.

He was alluding to the first part of the quote discussed here - whilst IGNORING the second part:
https://answersingenesis.org/charles-da ... ye-absurd/

The false statement was not corrected.

Full quote:
"To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree.
When it was first said that the sun stood still and the world turned round, the common sense of mankind declared the doctrine false; but the old saying of Vox populi, vox Dei, as every philosopher knows, cannot be trusted in science. Reason tells me, that if numerous gradations from a simple and imperfect eye to one complex and perfect can be shown to exist, each grade being useful to its possessor, as is certainly the case; if further, the eye ever varies and the variations be inherited, as is likewise certainly the case; and if such variations should be useful to any animal under changing conditions of life, then the difficulty of believing that a perfect and complex eye could be formed by natural selection, though insuperable by our imagination, should not be considered as subversive of the theory. How a nerve comes to be sensitive to light, hardly concerns us more than how life itself originated; but I may remark that, as some of the lowest organisms, in which nerves cannot be detected, are capable of perceiving light, it does not seem impossible that certain sensitive elements in their sarcode should become aggregated and developed into nerves, endowed with this special sensibility."
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