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Talk:Biblical creation on aSK

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I started out to do a side-by-side on this but my other half stopped me - apparently throwing a computer mouse at the wall and jumping on the keyboard are not approved activities.

Oh I did find this: The origin of the large variations in magnetization direction recorded in two different lava flows at Steens Mountain, Oregon, is discussed. The time constant for lava-flow cooling and the amplitude of the variations imply extremely large variation rates for the ambient field, four orders of magnitude above the present-day secular variation. Two different mechanisms in the liquid outer core (namely turbulence and inertial waves) that may produce such variations are investigated. Energetic considerations indicate that the observed impulsive variations are unlikely to be of internal (core) origin. On the other hand, it is shown that during reversals, when the dipolar field is reduced by a factor ten, magnetic storm perturbations at the Earth's surface are enhanced by a factor two with respect to their present amplitude. It follows that intense magnetic storms can significantly contribute to ambient field changes during reversals. The amplitude of the impulsive variations recorded at Steens Mountain is shown to be consistent with the effect of a strong magnetic storm occurring during cooling of a flow. The direction of the variations is also shown to be consistent with this mechanism if the dipolar field contributes significantly to the internal field during the impulsive change. here This message brought to you by: Toastrespondand honey 11:45, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Is RationalWiki the appropriate namespace for this? I thought this was more for projected related material. - π 13:31, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
I'm not sure where it should go, or even what it is trying to say. Maybe it should be a section at the AWK article itself? Also, we should de-red this... ħumanUser talk:Human 21:28, 20 October 2009 (UTC)


The idea of a side-by-side could be interesting, but I'm not sure that aSK are saying anything particularly interesting. aSK is small potatoes, and their points are either easily refuted or utterly vague (such as saying that God can bypass the laws of nature at will). --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 16:06, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

Leaning towards agreement. Should we create a page for every two-bit cretard who can copy and paste? ASK offers nothing original, is not notable and does not deserve the recognition. However, as it is on mission with regards to analyzing and refuting, I can see the intention. Seeing as how PJR is just CMI rebranded, how about focusing attention there? — Sincerely, Neveruse / Talk / Block 16:13, 11 January 2010 (UTC)
Think it's worth my putting together a side-by-side and seeing if it works? I started writing one, but stopped when I realised how bad the original claims are. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 16:20, 11 January 2010 (UTC)
I kind of thought that would happen. Most of them are so unscrupulous that they are easily dismissed. It does open the door for snark, though. — Sincerely, Neveruse / Talk / Block 16:29, 11 January 2010 (UTC)
It's an easy target. But no matter how simple it is to refute, we should still do it. There's no guidelines for notability as far as RW is concerned. Scarlet A.pngpostate 17:02, 11 January 2010 (UTC)
I'll get a draft together. I like Neveruse's idea of snarking it to death. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 19:18, 11 January 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, I know about the lack of notability guidelines...I just like kicking dirt on ASK ;) — Sincerely, Neveruse / Talk / Block 19:22, 11 January 2010 (UTC)
How about copying it over into A Whorehouse of Liars? ħumanUser talk:Human 21:09, 11 January 2010 (UTC)
I'm working on the expanded version. You can see it as User:Concernedresident/sandbox2. Please don't edit it, but feel free to suggest changes or additions. Personally I think it's looking fairly good at the moment. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 21:11, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

(undent) I've posted the rewrite. I'm confident with most of it, but some oversight on the final section would be useful. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 19:22, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Fossil magnetism reveals rapid reversals of the earth’s magnetic field[edit]

I just had a read of Snelling's article in which he states "Just as all the molecules in the compass needle align themselves along the earth’s magnetic field...". Er, no that is not how compass needles work at all. This guy is supposed to be a physicist?  Lily Inspirate me. 07:41, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

T-Rex Blood[edit]

Should we refute the "Scientific evidence part?

User:Mectrixctic 23:39, 16 August 2010 (UTC)