Monday, May 19, 2008

Robert Bakker on Creation and Evolution


I am amazed right now. I've long been attracted to many of Dr. Bakker's theories and ideas, but this is something else.

Yes, I'm a young-earth, six-day, ex nihilo Creationist. Dr. Bakker, however, is not.

But look at this. Read this. He is fair. Dr. Robert Bakker, my friends, is being fair. Towards Creationism! In today's world, especially coming from a paleontologist, is quite something. (Part of me thinks I must have misunderstood all of this) And he's pretty much the #1 in fame to boot.

Dr. Bakker, I hold more respect than ever for you.

via Laelaps

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. / Spencer


Lady Neferankh said...

Oh wow, this is interesting--I read it btw--and don't think you misunderstood it. Thanks for the interesting article!

Stephen Boyd said...

That is amazing! I like people who search for the truth.

If I may be so bold as to comment on your blog in general. Unless you know something I don't, My family has had bad experiences with the liberal philosophy at NRA. NRA has catered to the liberal agenda and is no longer as conservative as they once were. May I suggest Gun Owners of America? They are what NRA used to be.

BTW, I noticed that you link to "In Jane Austen's England. How do you know the Chancey's?

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Thanks guys!

Oh no, of course you "may be so bold". Please, say whatever you like!

As to the NRA, I honestly don't follow them in detail, I just like their pro-gun ownership attitudes. I'll look into the group you linked me too. Thanks, I really appreciate the heads-up!


P.S. Do you have any details about the NRA's wrongs? I'm interested.

Stephen Boyd said...

You could probably find more about it on their website but this is what I heard:

The NRA supported the Leahy/McCarthy/Schumer bill without consulting their members. This bill would basically give the government the power to take guns away from veterans who have had symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). While on the outside, this might sound like a good security measure, it would give the government power to take guns away from veterans who have recovered from PTS, so long as it shows up on the government database that this individual has had past issues with PTS.

That's the way I read it, below is a link to a published letter that we got in the mail, from GOA.

BTW, how do you know the Chanceys?

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Hmm, I agree with you on that point, but don't think I "dislike" the NRA for that; I just disagree. Thanks for the info!

Oops, I forgot to answer that question! The Chanceys; I know them via Vision Forum and LAF, mostly.


Stephen Boyd said...

I respect your opinion, but if anyone messes with my 1st or 2nd Amendment rights, it's one strike and you are out. Also, this is not against NRA personally, but GOA is the only group that mails out alerts on gun legislation. I do have a high respect for Charlton Heston, though.

Btw, we go to church with the Chancey's, that's why I asked.