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Postby ukantic » Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:16 pm

Discussion on the origin of life goes on during Darwin's 200th anniversary year...

Dr Jeff Ollerton, an ecology lecturer at The University of Northampton, is no stranger to defending Darwin's theories against the ideas of creationists.

About three years ago he took part in a public debate with Australian John Mackay, international director of Creation Research, as part of Mr Mackay's eight-week lecture tour of the UK.

Dr Ollerton recalled that it was one of the most difficult things he had done...


Speak to some members of the Northants Creation Group and they will explain there are aspects of evolutionary theory that do not make scientific sense.

The group, which was started five years ago, now has more than 100 members and holds bi-monthly meetings at the Abbey Centre, in East Hunsbury.

Co-founder and chairman Dr Farid Abou-Rahme, from Grange Park, is also author of the book, And God Said.

Dr Abou-Rahme, who works as an engineer, said: "It does make you upset that people are not really researching or looking at the subject."

http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/ ... 4957698.jp
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Postby Peter Henderson » Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:00 pm

Dr Abou-Rahme, who works as an engineer


Gosh Alan, not another YEC engineer. What is it about engineering that produces so many YECs ?
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Postby Roger Stanyard » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:40 am

Peter Henderson wrote:
Dr Abou-Rahme, who works as an engineer


Gosh Alan, not another YEC engineer. What is it about engineering that produces so many YECs ?


What I really doubt is that his Northampton creation group has 100 or so members. So far, I have counted the magnificent sum of two members.

We've heard all this crapola before. Like the North Wales Creation group which had a magnificent membership of precisely two until the two fundies fell out with each other over gays.

As you know, Peter, my view of creationists is that they lie, out of necessity, habitually and repeatedly. It's the only way they can sustain their position and onece the habit starts, it never ceases.

That Abou-Rahme is an engineer speaks volumes. He simply does not have to tackle the issues. His professional position is utterly irrelevent to the two key issues of biology and geology - like McIntosh's position.
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