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Re: Up Coming TV

Postby Peter Henderson » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:13 pm

I see McMurtry (aka "Dr. Grady") is out in Spain at the moment with Howard Condor pushing the "evolution is one big lie" crap on Revelation TV.

The man irritates me intensely, especially with his opening line to every question "the fact of the matter is" followed by a YEC claim. I couldn't bring myself to watch this rubbish especially since no one seemed to be able to challenge this charlatan :roll:
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Postby a_haworthroberts » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:53 pm

Brian Jordan wrote:What an improbable combination. In fact, when I was told I''d just missed it I thought I'd miss-heard and it was Dimbleby, not Attenborough! Why that pairing?


Obama invited Attenborough to meet him at the White House on latter's 89th birthday (8 May).
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Re: Up Coming TV

Postby jon_12091 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:00 pm

The current series of Infinite Monkey cage, recorded in the US, was supposed to be about fossils and evolution this week, but segwayed into creationism and the reasons for it among other things. Jerry Coyne was one of the panel.
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Re: Up Coming TV

Postby cathy » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:52 pm

Was there anything interesting in it. I'm afraid I've given up listening having lost all respect for Brian Cox.
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Re: Up Coming TV

Postby jon_12091 » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:08 am

Probably worth a listen, but I wouldn't go out of your way.
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Re: Up Coming TV

Postby cathy » Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:35 am

Two by two ....oops the ark has gone. This seems to have passed me by. A new kids film about two animals that fall off the ark. Released ages ago by the looks of it, but only just coming to our cinema now the end of the school holidays after all the big kids films are finished. Just one showing a day whilst inside out gets six! The trailer is so dire, so hers a missed Mark Kermode review of it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02qg56r
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Postby a_haworthroberts » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:41 pm

Showing back to back from 5 pm today and tomorrow on the Freeview channel Yesterday - Attenborough's Natural Curiosities. Often very interesting.

Apparently the creationist Richard Owen made false claims about ape brains:
http://uktvplay.uktv.co.uk/shows/david- ... 1044218001
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/owen.html (last five paras)
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Re: Up Coming TV

Postby Peter Henderson » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:28 pm

Interesting episode of horizon this evening on the evidence for multiverses.

Some nice shots of the Giant's Causeway being used as a backdrop as well.
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Re: Up Coming TV

Postby Brian Jordan » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:19 pm

Peter Henderson wrote:Interesting episode of horizon this evening on the evidence for multiverses.

Some nice shots of the Giant's Causeway being used as a backdrop as well.
I missed that one. I've just watched the next about the period post big-bang. Too much dumbing down for me and and they, being the BBC, would lard it with a religious aslpec - even to the extent of religious music.
A shame, because it had some good bits.
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Tonight's TV (mainly)

Postby a_haworthroberts » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:38 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mbpointsofview ... p122804485
Weird how I ended up watching Ken Ham slagging off physicists and astronomers - and then immediately afterwards watched tonight's 'Horizon' making the same scientific arguments that Ham blithely rejects and demands that other Christians reject (to 'save' Christianity and 'save' the culture).


Addendum: this religious bloke claimed that stars cannot form naturalistically and allegedly fictional dark matter is 'needed':
http://johnhartnett.org/2015/09/01/star ... is-needed/
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Postby a_haworthroberts » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:45 pm

PS
It appears that the dark matter may have been needed after all, based on this (I did not read all of it):
http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... in-the-un/

But Hartnett refuses to believe in dark matter as it does not suit his agenda.
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This week's TV

Postby a_haworthroberts » Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:17 pm

Bear Grylls on ITV last night, having fun in north Wales.

"Thank you Darwin". Blasphemy!
"Thank you Lord". How can a Christian thank both the Lord AND Darwin?!

Very EASILY.
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'Inside Planet Earth' (Discovery Channel)

Postby a_haworthroberts » Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:58 pm

Fascinating two hour programme just shown on Quest: http://www.questtv.co.uk/video/inside-planet-earth/

One topic set off a train of thought. The north east end of the Cornish beach of Coverack on the Lizard Peninsula has rocks from the lower part of Earth's crust. The south west end has rocks from the upper part of the Earth's mantle. As here:
http://www.coverack.org.uk/pages/geology.html

When did the UK's extinct volcanoes erupt, young earth creationists (clue: it might have been before the islands known today as Great Britain and as Ireland were recognisable in their present configurations)?

During 'Noah's Flood' less than 5,000 years ago, maybe?

Apparently NOT:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Q ... _eruptions
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_v ... ed_Kingdom (there are no recognisable ex volcanoes in Cornwall but I assume that mantle rocks could only have reached Earth's present (or earlier) surface layer if they were formed from once erupted volcanic lava; I gather that serpentinite is a metamorphosed form of ultra-mafic igneous rocks)
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Tonight's Freeview TV

Postby a_haworthroberts » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:30 pm

http://yesterday.uktv.co.uk/shows/secrets-of-the-bible/ 'The Great Flood'.

Interesting so far.
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Re: Up Coming TV

Postby Brian Jordan » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:15 am

(I thought I'd posted this yesterday, while it was still running, but it seems to have got stuck somewhere.)
Secrets of the Bible - Yesterday channel Tues Oct 20. I don't know whether this channel is available to replay on line.
This is a rubbishy American series with an English voice-over (I beliee the technical term is "Voice of God" :-) )
I wouldn't normally have watched this, but when it turned out to be about Noah's Flood...

It got of in an uninteresting manner, admitting deep time and the likely local nature of any Biblical flood. They'd got themselves to the Black Sea and found some shells in sediment implying a sudden inundation. I was about to turn it off at thais point when Bingo! Out comes a conspiracy theory: the KGB raided their room looking for the shells, to scupper any attempt to prove that the Bible is true!

Suffice to say that our heroes successfully tricked the atheists from the KGB and got their precious evidence to the USA. Where they were dated at 7,200 years ago. A time when their would be people to form an ancestral memory.

A further expedotion found some exciting artefacts on the floor of the Black Sea but they turned out to be bits of fishing gear a few hundred years old. Oh dear!
Undaunted, the search continues: this time looking for people displaced by the Fludde and lo! a Necropolis dated shortly after the Black Sea flood, full of complicated gold jewellery, with no evidence of previous civilisation in the area.
Finally, back the good old US of A and the Bible. No doubt that the un-flooded Black Sea was the Garden of Eden. Whence came all the gold. Finally, clutching at straw, they declare that the introduction of farming to Europe was a consequence of the Fludde. That single straw is the only thing approaching a claim that the Fludde was global. I.e., the consequences, not the Fludde, were global.

Probably not worth looking for it on-line.
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