Plant Sunblock

On pi day – March 14 – from Mr Thomas came Plant UV Detectors Could Not Have Evolved. He asks:

[D]id plants really evolve over eons, or were they created in one day? New research demonstrates exactly why plants had to have been created in an instant.

Or at night, possibly? Anyway, this will be interesting to see.

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Flood Stories

Yes, folks: That's a Video!

As should come as no surprise, flood stories are fairly common throughout the world: so are floods. A lengthy list of such myths and summaries of their narrative compiled by Mark Isaak can be found at talk.origins.

It is a common creationist claim that the large number of these myths is evidence that their Global Flood actually happened. Never mind that the plural of anecdote is not data, and that folklore quite definitely falls under the ‘anecdote’ category. The ICR has even gone so far as to make us a video preaching this message, called Flood Stories:

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