There’s a blog I visit from time to time called Christian in College. It’s run by a student at USM named Justin, who I first encountered on the msatheists.org website, before briefly debating him on the meetup.com site of the Great Southern Humanist Society. At the end of his time there (for the time being) I challenged him to a debate, which he seemed to accept. I haven’t heard from him since.
Anyway, as part of his contest to win Ray Comfort books (more on that later) I am mentioning a post on his blog (as per the rules).
The Leviathan Ah, what creationist argument would be complete without trying to answer the ultimate question, the one word question posed by Bill Hicks: “Dinosaurs?”
In this case, apparently, fossils count! Jacob says that whatever, whenever good old “Predator X” was around, obviously god created it, and if it isn’t the leviathan, then the leviathan must be more kickass!
Of course, the fossil is estimated at about 147 million years old. So it must have been left behind on Noah’s Ark. Of course, that wouldn’t actually get rid of it, in fact, I’d like to think that an animal-packed raft full of untold millions of animals would make the perfect snack for Predator X after he’d finished off all the unicorn corpses floating around.
You simply can’t have Predator X AND the literal biblical truth people like Justin crave. To call it the “Leviathan” is dishonest at best, and a perfect example of psuedoscience: having a belief that you find evidence to support. Justin and Jacob believe in the Leviathan, there is this Predator X, therefore this is the Leviathan.
Of course, it breathed fire. Underwater.
So skeptics: Justin’s blog is full of low-hanging fruit for the critical thinker. I urge you all to go there NOW and enter his contest! I’m excited, and I really, really want to win those Ray Comfort books. I think it would be an excellent addition to my psuedoscience collection.
However, at the risk of competition, please go forth, my skeptical minions, and enter your own blogs in this contest! Please refrain from making asinine or pointlessly insulting remarks on Justin’s webpage – whatever you want to say about the fellow, he does print our commentary.
If one of the JSS members wins it, we’ll feature it at a meeting, and you’ll get a medal. I think we’re going to come up with some sort of awards soon.