William Thomson/Lord Kelvin

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William Thomson/Lord Kelvin

Postby a_haworthroberts » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:56 pm

http://crev.info/2013/10/lord-kelvin-ex ... mment-4989
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/0/24535331
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03fqdt6
I will try to catch up with this while it is still available on iplayer.

Ken Ham would call Kelvin a 'compromiser' if he was alive and held identical views today.

And Coppedge's claims in green are rather dubious. Though he does state "Evolutionists assume Kelvin’s arguments have been dismissed, but what do they do with the even more powerful evidence creationists offer today? They ignore it!" Once they have heard this 'evidence' the first time, yes they ignore it because it is religion not science.
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Re: William Thomson/Lord Kelvin

Postby a_haworthroberts » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:12 pm

On reflection, maybe this is 'free for all'.
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Re: William Thomson/Lord Kelvin

Postby Brian Jordan » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:03 am

a_haworthroberts wrote:On reflection, maybe this is 'free for all'.
Either way, thanks for the tip - I completely missed noticing the programme.
ETA: anyway, the article is just waffle. Kelvin made an honest attempt to estimate the age of the earth, on a scientific basis not by reading the biblical tealeaves. He just happened to miss a major contribution that wasn't known about at the time and his calculations were later corrected by others. Happens all the time in science.
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Re: William Thomson/Lord Kelvin

Postby Peter Henderson » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:34 pm

Kelvin is featured in a four part BBC NI series. Kelvin was born in Belfast.
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