- Paluxy River
- * (np)
[FAQ] 1. The site near Glen Rose, Texas, of the "Paluxy River
Mantracks", or "Creationist (sic) Piltdown". SciCre-ists from the CSRC and ICR, among others, long contended that
certain trackways in the Paluxy River riverbed contained coeval man and
dinosaur tracks. Upon close inspection, the putative human tracks were
found to belong to a bipedal three-toed dinosaur. Amazingly enough, the
ICR organ (not at all vestigial(1)) "Acts and Facts"
announced that the Paluxy River trackways should no longer be
considered evidence for SciCre.
Various ICR fellow-travelers have
been slow on the uptake, though, and one occasionally finds a "newbie"
who posts the irrefutable
truth about Paluxy River.
- Pedant points
Any attempts to define them are hopeless, since those who are
interested in them will find faults in any definition.
- Peking man
- (n) 1. A
hominid fossil (now generally agreed to be Homo erectus)
discovered in China before World War II. The original bones were lost
during the Japanese invasion of China, although castings survive. 2.
An example of the sinister evilutionist plot to conceal
the truth about man's origins by destroying physical evidence [conn, SciCre].
- (n) 1. The
set of measurable or detectable physical or behavioral features of an
individual. The phenotype represents the expression of the genotype of the individual as
modified by environmental conditions during the individual's ontogeny. [den., science]
- * (n) 1. The
history of descent of a species. [den., science] 2. One third of Ernst
Haeckel's famous, but flawed, dictum that "Ontogeny recpitulates
- Piltdown Man
1. Hoaxed fossil finds of 1912 and 1915 which combined jawbone of
orangutan with a modern human skull, labeled Eoanthropus dawsonii. The
hoaxed fossils were widely regarded as anomalous during the time when
they were considered valid; the hoax was discovered by scientists in
1953. Gould hypothesized that Teilhard de Chardin was
the person who may have done the filing and staining of the fossils in
- ? Piltdown man
1. A hoax in which a skull with both human and ape-like features
(actually, a chimera assembled from a modern human cranium and an ape's
jaw) was "discovered" in an English quarry. Despite initial enthusiasm
about the find (particularly among British paleontologists -- "As we
always thought, mankind originated in Britain", rule Britannia et
cetera), further examination exposed the hoax, and the Piltdown man now
serves as a fine example of science's self-correcting properties. 2. A
hoax which shows how evilutionists have fabricated
all their so-called "evidence" about man's origins [conn, SciCre].
see Polonium haloes
through sarcastic aggression
- (np) The means by which
young whippersnappers are made to see the error of their rude ways. See
also Kalki Syndrome, hypocrisy.
- Polonium haloes
(np) [FAQ] 1. Radiation induced pleochroic haloes in mica. [den.,
science] 2. Phenomenon of (1) asserted to be contradictory to common
assumptions of crust formation and radioisotope dating methods. [conn.,
SciCre, due to Robert Gentry]
- ? Progressive
- (n) 1. An old-Earth creationist variety which
holds that the geologic history of Earth is as represented in the
fossil record, but God intervened to create each species at the
appropriate time in history. A legitimate theory, but falsified by
modern observations of speciation events.
- (n) 1. Alcohol
content rating, equal to twice the percentage content. Properly used
as one criterion for beer selection. 2. Assurance of truth of a
proposition, available in certain logic systems, but not available in
matters of scientific inquiry. 3. Level of evidence required of an EMT before a TAE will accept it. Obviously, no TAE need fear accepting an EMT, since EMTs are scientific in nature.
- (np) 1. Hypothesis forwarded by Niles
Eldredge and Stephen Jay Gould that states that most species are
characterized by long periods of stasis "punctuated" by occasional and
brief productions of daughter species. This represents a modification
of Darwinian evolution by stating that the rate of evolution can
change, mainly depending upon population size and selection pressure.
A prediction of PE is that transitional sequences showing speciation
events should be rare in the fossil record, and when found, should show
that speciation occurs mostly in small, isolated populations which
subsequently spread rapidly. [den., science] 2. A cynical theory(2) which admits that no
transitional fossils exist, and confirms exactly what SciCre-ists have been saying all
along. [conn., SciCre]