I have just flagged this thread at the 'rabble rouser' thread at 'free for all', at 10.35pm GMT.viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2967&start=705http://blogs.answersingenesis.org/blogs ... on-or-not/
GEORGIA PURDOM IS NOW (PRESUMABLY TAKING HER CUE FROM KEN HAM'S BLOG POST OF 12 SEPTEMBER WHERE HE WRONGLY CLAIMED THAT THE HUFF POST MADE A 'FALSE STATEMENT' ABOUT DR PURDOM) DELIBERATELY MISREPRESENTING THE HUFFINGTON POST IE PRETENDING IN EFFECT THAT THEY ARE LYING ABOUT HER. (See http://blogs.answersingenesis.org/blogs ... -creation/
for what Ham wrote in September.)
"Huff Post decried my supposed ignorance of Lenski’s work that they acknowledged as “evolution that has been observed in a laboratory setting.” Obviously, as I stated in a response to Huff Post, they didn’t do their homework!" This is the Huff Post article in question: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/0 ... 49375.html
They may not have done their homework but THEY DID NOT 'DECRY HER SUPPOSED IGNORANCE'. In their article about the Creation Museum's video featuring her and David Menton 'rebutting' Bill Nye they stated: "Purdom did not comment on studies that have shown that evolution has been observed in a laboratory setting". AS FAR AS THE CREATION MUSEUM VIDEO IS CONCERNED THAT STATEMENT IS TRUE AND ACCURATE. They merely failed to discover that Purdom had sought to question interpretations of the Lenski Experiment on E coli in a previous blog post in 2008 (the one she is referring to at the start of today's blog post).
WHY DO YOUNG EARTH CREATIONISTS CONSTANTLY CLAIM THAT EVERYBODY ELSE LIES ABOUT THEM EVEN WHEN - AS IS NORMALLY THE CASE - THEY ARE BEING TRUTHFUL? ARE YECS DEVIOUS/STUPID/BRAINWASHED BY THE BIBLE AND FEARS ABOUT SATAN/PARANOID/LOCKED INTO A 'VICTIM' MENTALITY/COMPULSIVE PROPAGANDISTS PLAYING TO THE GALLERY?
Or is there some other explanation?
As for the discussion of the Lenski Experiment, I reported on 10 September (in another thread at the 'free for all') that in her blog post of 7 September Purdom had stated even though she could not know that this was true: "In other words, the types of changes in E. coli observed by Lenski do not add new genetic information that over eons of time can lead from microbes to man. They simply alter (in a degenerative fashion) genetic information that was already present".
THIS is the 2012 paper by Lenski, Blount and others: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v4 ... 11514.html
Purdom rejects POINT BLANK the notion that these E coli bacteria developed a key innovation and insists: "Imagine how many changes would be necessary to generate truly novel proteins with truly novel functions necessary for molecules-to-man evolution. Impossible!".
Thus speaks someone who is compelled to deny that findings they detest can possibly be scientifically valid.