Don Boss wrote:
"Who is this Glen character? At one time 100% of the people believed in creationism and a young earth... "
I'm the Glen character, ha. I think Don may have misunderstood my comment about my 40% of Americans believing in Biblical creationism to mean I endorsed that view, which of course I don't. Although I once leaned toward young earth creationism (YECism) in the folly of my youth, as I got into the field and began to see a lot contrary geologic evidence first hand, I soon abandoned that notion. For many years I have fully accepted evolution and an old earth.
For those who may have missed my presentation, my Paluxy page at http://paleo.cc/p... contains many articles and links on the topic. The article "On the Heels of Dinosaurs" near the top of the menu is a summary of the "man track" controversy I discussed on Wednesday. Other articles there address many other claims by die-hard "man track" promoters such as Don Patton, Carl Baugh, and Don Patton, including the "Limestone Cowboy" boot that Mark referred to. P, B & J, say it's an unfossilized boot containing fossilized human bones, supposedly demonstrating that fossils don't take millions of years to form. Why the bones would fossilized and not the boot they do not clarify. Although they won't let others study the boot, from the photos it appears to be merely a decades-old boot into which someone stuck some unfossilized modern bones before the mud hardened. At any rate, they provide no rigorous evidence for their claims. Furthermore, if the bones
are even possibly human, Baugh and Patton should have reporting the find to the proper authorities, in case it relates to any missing person or criminal case. Indeed, they are probably breaking the law (besides being pseudoscientiifc and lacking common sense and decency) by not doing so. More details about the case are described in my "Limestone Cowboy" on my Paluxy menu linked above, or you can go right to it at: http://paleo.cc/p...