@pauluc: That Kent Hovind is a slick charlatan is a …

Comment on The Basis of Biblical Credibility by Bob Helm.

@pauluc: That Kent Hovind is a slick charlatan is a fact. And the other Ph.D. trained scientists you mentioned would agree with me. The nonsense that Kent has spouted has no bearing on this subject, and your argument about guilt by association doesn’t work. Remember, there was also a slick Darwinist charlatan who constructed Piltdown Man from a medieval human skull and the jaw of an orangutan. But even though many doctoral dissertations were written on that ridiculous fake, I will not slur modern Darwinists with it! But Paul, everyone who has a serious hypothesis about the formation of the Grand Canyon has formulated it using certain presuppositions – which means that everyone has a vested interest, not just the creationists. When you look at the Grand Canyon through your uniformitarian glasses, their “story” does not seem credible. However, when I look at the Grand Canyon, it practically screams catastrophe, but I am looking at it through different glasses than you are.

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@Gene Fortner: Gene, your observations regarding the Coconino Sandstone are excellent. And they affirm the importance of Louis Agassiz’ dictum, “Study nature, not books.” It is very easy to quote some supposed authority on the Coconino Sandstone, but if a person really wants to understand that formation, it must be viewed firsthand. After all, the supposed authority could be mistaken! I wonder if our friend, Paul Cameron, has actually been to the Grand Canyon to see the Coconino Sandstone. I have, and what you have said about the flat contact line with the water-laid Hermit Shale is true. If the Coconino Sandstone had an eolian origin, that flat contact line with a water-laid deposit doesn’t make any sense.

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