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Carbon 14 Dating

September 13th, 2009 No comments

With a friend I was discussing radio carbon dating and the assumptions it makes for dating. He like most people just could not grasp that people believe the Earth is ~6,000 years old when radio carbon dating dates organisms to tens of thousands years old.

Here is my very simple understanding of why it could be inaccurate. Read more…

Categories: Evolution, yec Tags: ,

Scientists create miniature machine parts from DNA

September 1st, 2009 No comments

It’s interesting that Scientists create miniature machine parts from DNA.

From the article

In the latest phase of the nanotechnology revolution, scientists have built a collection of minuscule objects from DNA, including toothed gears, curved tubes, and a wireframe beach ball five millionths of a centimetre in diameter.

The building blocks of DNA can be made to assemble themselves, piece by piece, into a structure designed by the researcher.

That’s weird, you can create toothed gears from DNA? This makes DNA sound like a programming language and gears sound like an efficient design pattern. I’m surprised we don’t have these Read more…

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(Almost) Everyone is religious and worships a god.

September 1st, 2009 No comments

The more I think about it, the more I came to understand everyone is religious and worships a God.

First let me define religion. I define it as organized actions you take to please your god. Some may define it as a belief in supernatural powers or an organized approach to human spirituality, though I disagree as you can have an Earth religion where you worship naturalistic things or be in a religion that isn’t spiritual. The Jews and Muslims make animal sacrifices and God is pleased. Buddhists believe Read more…

Categories: Beliefs Tags: ,
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