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Posts of the Month for 2007

February: Does General Relativity allow earth to be defined as a fixed reference frame?
Jim Guillory describes simple and intuitively obvious experiments showing that earth cannot be viewed realistically as a FIXED reference frame as Biblical literalists would like.
March: Evidence that Epidendrosaurus, an extinct reptile, was indeed a dinosaur
Augray demonstrates how to present an argument.
April: Do scientists reject good evidence if it comes from outsiders?
J.J. O'Shea examines some marginal theories and others developed by people outside the scientific establishment to see.
May: Is creationism consistent with real world evidence?
Mark Nutter explains how you test your views against empirical evidence and then applies those rules to evolution and biblically literal creationism.
June: Can radiometric dates be independently verified?
Jim Willemin describes how we can provide independent confirmation of the radioactive decay metrics used to date sediments to the Devonian by counting the daily and yearly growth layers from shells found in those same sediments.
July: Is the position taken by Dawkins on religion justified?
Louann Miller argues that people will call you crazy if you claim that your Teddy bear guides you toward truth, and that Dawkins is right to call people crazy if they make the same claim concerning God.
August: Ten embarrassing questions for advocates of Expanding Earth theory
Mark Isaak asks some awkward questions to advocates of Expanding Earth theory, which is an attempt to explain how continents formed in opposition to continental drift.
September: Have creationists found ten reasons why evolution cannot be true?
Steven J. takes a list of ten reasons why evolution cannot be true and shows that not even one is reasonable.
October: Are the starting conditions for life truly random?
Robert Grumbine explains to one of our regular creationist posters that the building blocks for life became concentrated on earth by well understood processes.
November: Teaching your children that there's no God or morality if evolution is true.
Louann Miller thinks about the children. He asks if shielding them from reality is a benefit to them when they become adults.
December: Detecting "magical poofing" in Intelligent Design
Howard Hershey describes constraints on how evolution builds life forms that make it possible to distinguish them from the products of Intelligent Design.

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