Re: [asa] Archaic inbreeding

From: Don Nield <>
Date: Fri Mar 16 2007 - 19:41:26 EDT

I think that Debbie raised an objection that has to be considered and
Glenn's reponse is inadequate. A more correct statement is that the
theory (magneto-hydrodynamics, dynamical sytems ) predicts that the
large scale transitions of magnetic polarity will occur very rapidly,
and that there is observational evidence that this does in fact occur.
Thus Glenn does not have to worry about this particular objection (but
there are other objections that he should be worrying about!)
Incidentally, the YECs have argued that the rapid transition is
evidence for a young earth, but they have ignored the fact that the
interval between reversals is long.

Iain Strachan wrote:

> Followed you till the last sentence, Debbie, which seems a bit of a
> jump. Are you saying that whatever lived before the pole swap was not
> man because a lot of evolution took place during the high-UV period &
> that therefore what existed before the pole swap was not humanity?
> Puzzled,
> Iain
> On 3/16/07, *Debbie Mann* <
> <>> wrote:
> But if humanity is 5.5 million years old, then that means that
> humanity
> precedes the last pole swap. During the switching of the north and
> south
> pole, the magnetic field drops to nothing for a while. With no
> magnetic
> field, UV rays skyrocket. If UV rays skyrocket, then genetic mutations
> should increase. If genetic mutations increase - then man would no
> longer be
> 5.5 million years old.
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