Re: Coal /YEC - Gastaldo Critique I

Glenn R. Morton (
Wed, 29 Apr 1998 18:04:40 -0500

At 09:27 AM 4/29/98 -0400, Ed Brayton wrote:
>Glenn, have you seen the material put out by Bill's friend, Kent Hovind?

Yes, I have and have been to a Hovind talk.

>He cites dozens of "proofs" of a young earth and universe, including the
>shrinking sun argument. He even includes arguments like the lunar dust
>story, which has been debunked even by his fellow YECs. He adds a new
>spin to that story that I've never heard anyone else use. He claims that
>right after Neil Armstrong uttered the famous "small step for man" line,
>he exclaimed, "It's solid!" because he was so surprised that he didn't
>sink into a hundred feet of dust. That just baffles me.

I looked this up the other day for another reason, but by the mid sixties,
long before Armstrong was stepping on the moon, Surveyor project had landed
several objects on the moon and they knew it was solid. The Surveyor's
didn't sink out of site. Anyone can look that up also.

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