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Author Topic:   Do creationists try to find and study fossils?
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Message 2 of 182 (697792)
04-29-2013 10:17 AM
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04-29-2013 6:42 AM


Could you look into this a bit more? There are two things that concern me.
One is that while the BPI collections might be available for study, I would frankly be surprised if it were available for study by anyone. For instance, the application asks about the nature of the proposed study and whether it is for higher degree or publication purposes. I would expect that applications from laypeople would be routinely dismissed.
The other concern is that my admittedly informal understanding is that hominid fossils, particularly skulls, are considered invaluable, and that obtaining access is very difficult.
There's another way to look at JBR's accusations. It is far easier to make stuff up than to prove it isn't true. Say you're in a conversation with a group of other people at some get together and someone asks, "Say, I heard you got arrested, what was that about?" You didn't get arrested, of course, and you deny it, laugh it off, but damage *has* been done. That's why people like JBR say these things, because they work, and there's just no sense dignifying most of it with a response.

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Message 5 of 182 (697795)
04-29-2013 3:40 PM
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04-29-2013 2:39 PM


I guess my main concern is this sentence:
Pressie writes:
In case you ever wanted to study a fossil in the Wits collection, all you have to do to study the original fossils would be to fill out a questionnaire on- line.
I think I misinterpreted you as saying that JBR or anyone could study the fossils if he wanted to, which I don't think is true. If you can change that sentence to make it clear that the process is for legitimate researchers then I'll promote this.

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04-30-2013 8:47 AM


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