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A science version of Answers in Genesis?

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 10:17 am
by Steelmage99
Does such a thing exist?

Can one find a secular science-oriented site that, if we have be completely honest, deserves to have its sources checked a bit more than normally?

Re: A science version of Answers in Genesis?

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 10:26 am
by Prolescum
Certainly, although I'm not the person in the know about such things.

Welcome to LoR. :)

Re: A science version of Answers in Genesis?

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 11:20 am
by Mugnuts
I'm not really sure what the question is asking. When it comes to sites like AiG, ICR, and the DI, these aren't science based sites. They are apologetics with sciency sheep's clothing "answers".

As for a site that entails the whole of science, there in no way could be just one. As a whole there are so many different fields of scientific research and discoveries, to catalog and to make a database that entails it all would be a gigantic task. The internet itself is enough to satisfy, but yes it sucks when you learn something you had thought was factual, then was corrected and you had no idea about it. Or even worse, found out something was misrepresented as fact and shown to be otherwise, yet no correction made at all.

Is it that you are asking if there is some sort of errata or correction crew that gives updates, adds new information to older papers, studies, articles? I'm not sure.

The only thing that comes to mind is the talk origins archive. It generally only deals with religion vs. science claims but they do a pretty good job at keeping current, but they aren't really there to correct the science, just expose the misrepresentation of it.


I hope my two cents was worth something. Welcome to the forums :)

Re: A science version of Answers in Genesis?

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 12:31 pm
by Prolescum
I thought the question meant is there a scienc-y seeming, full of shit, waste of server space equivalent to AiG. I've reqd dozens of those over the years...

Re: A science version of Answers in Genesis?

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 2:53 pm
by Steelmage99
Thank you for the welcome to both of you. :D

My question stems from a desire to demonstrate fairness.
When I discus religions and religious attitudes with religious people, I often find myself in a situation where I have to talk about how not all sources are to be treated equally.

This usually comes up in connection with the concept of peer-review and scepticism.

I would like to be able to point to a secular non-religious non-spiritual source that might have a bit of a reputation for drawing somewhat grandiose conclusions based on very little evidence - if a good example of such a thing can be found.

I would like to be able to point to such a source and truthfully say; "See? I don't trust these guys the same way I trust, for example, an article published in Nature either".

Re: A science version of Answers in Genesis?

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 4:09 pm
by Prolescum
If you have a look here, you might strike it lucky.

Re: A science version of Answers in Genesis?

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 4:51 pm
by Dragan Glas

Re: A science version of Answers in Genesis?

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 10:32 pm
by Collecemall
This might be something you would be interested in. They post all sorts of crazy shit that isn't true.

http://thespiritscience.net/

Re: A science version of Answers in Genesis?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:46 am
by prycejosh
Steelmage99 wrote:Does such a thing exist?

Can one find a secular science-oriented site that, if we have be completely honest, deserves to have its sources checked a bit more than normally?


science itself couldnt logically point to information in genesis because its thousands of years ago. but in some ways it could like for example the rainbow and how it rains these are some of the thing written in the old testament. how we are from same materials as dust. science has discovered those things. there are more thing but i wont mention them.

Re: A science version of Answers in Genesis?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:27 pm
by WarK
prycejosh wrote:
science itself couldnt logically point to information in genesis because its thousands of years ago. but in some ways it could like for example the rainbow and how it rains these are some of the thing written in the old testament. how we are from same materials as dust. science has discovered those things. there are more thing but i wont mention them.


Yes rainbows :)
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Rainbows are so cool that I won't even mention that bit about earth being a flat disc and women coming from man's rib :)

Re: A science version of Answers in Genesis?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:31 pm
by Rumraket
prycejosh wrote:how we are from same materials as dust.

It's more the other way around. Since most dust in your home is actually dead skincells, the dust is of the same material as you. A lot of it even has your DNA. :lol: