Inexplicable nonsense

It
was an unguarded moment, and I bluntly replied that no one in their
right mind thought that. He continued by telling me that this was, in
fact, true and that the entire student body would soon be crossing the
street to the Baptist church to be presented with the proof.

“No,
we won’t,” I assured him. On that point, he was right because a few
minutes later we were told to take all the kids to the church. We
attended a lecture given by G.T. Sharp of the Creation Truth Foundation,
the G.T. Sharp referenced in Clifton Adcock’s “Reclamation project” in
the Aug. 10 edition of Oklahoma Gazette.

I
happen to know G.T. quite well as he taught next-door to me in Noble
for several years. He’s a good guy and a good teacher. I knew his kids,
and I know him to be a very good father. To this day, I think well of
him.

He gave a talk about the
uncertainties of science, referencing the work of paleontologist Jack
Horner. Horner, he explained, questioned the view that tyrannosaurs were
predators, feeling that due to the architecture of their arms and their
highly developed olfactory glands that they might well have been
scavengers. It was a pretty good talk until that point.

He
went on to say that one of Jack’s graduate students detected the
presence of heme in a bone, which G.T. maintained meant that the bone
was less than 2 million years old, rather than 65 million years old. I
had been listening very closely and I emailed my understanding of what
had been said to Jack. Jack was furious of what he said was a blatant
distortion of his work.

G.T. never
struck me as either stupid or crazy, so I find myself at a complete loss
to explain this. I don’t believe he is lying. I do find it simply
impossible to believe that either he or Steve Kern or any of these
people can possibly believe this nonsense. There is simply nothing to
support this view.

—Mack Paul
Norman

Oklahoma
Gazette provides an open forum for the discussion of all points of view
in its Letters to the Editor section. The Gazette reserves the right to
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Mack Paul

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