Re: test questions-old topic

From: Michael Roberts (
Date: Sat Mar 22 2003 - 16:31:12 EST

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    That would be a totally unfair comment if it were not true!

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    From: "George Murphy" <>
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    Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2003 9:04 PM
    Subject: Re: test questions-old topic

    > bivalve wrote:
    > >
    > > >Bivalve fossils (eg. clams) are commonly found closed, yet today when
    bivalves die the shells open and are disarticulated. Articulated bivalves
    are further e
    > > >Please point out the false statements and semantic games.
    > >
    > > The claim that bivalves invariably open and get disarticulated after
    death is a false statement. The forms most commonly found articulated are
    those that are
    > >
    > > Other species have extremely tightly attaching hinges, so that it takes
    breaking the shell to detach the valves. Also, there is variation in
    strength and deca
    > >
    > > Secondly, although the total number of articulated fossil bivalves is
    quite large, disarticulated specimens are much more common, and fragments
    commoner still.
    > >
    > > Finally, the evidence of myriad separate events of rapid burial,
    interspersed with abundant evidence of slow deposition or even erosion, in
    no way supports a y
    > (Apolgies for chopped off lines - not sure whose fault they are.)
    > It will be interesting to see if this prompts any reconsideration by
    whoever it
    > was that originally posted this YEC "proof." My experience is that YECs
    are quite free
    > with such claims &, when they are refuted never pause to wonder if there
    may be
    > something wrong with their position. Instead they just say "Whatever" &
    go on to the
    > next spurious argument.
    > Shalom,
    > George
    > George L. Murphy

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