Jack Chick produced some of the nastiest and inaccurate tracts ever written. I am sure he was a great evangelist for atheism as others of his ilk.
I reblog Paul Braterman’s blog on him which may almost qualify as a kakology. BTW I am sure my beleifs are closer to Paul’s than Chick@s !! My ethics most definitely are
Now that he is dead, let us play Jack Chick the compliment of treating his ideas as seriously as we did when he was alive. I am sure he would not have wished otherwise.
And so, in his memory (he died on Sunday) I am reposting my analysis of one of his pieces that I found particularly interesting:
How to lie about radiometric dating, evolution, and even nuclear physics
Have you heard the one about the live snail with a carbon-14 age of 3000 years? Or the lava erupted in 1800 in Hawaii with a potassium-argon age in the millions? It’s all true, true I tell you. But does this signify a major problem with radiometric dating?
I don’t know who first dug up these examples, but they were popularised by the creationist comic-book writer Jack Chick, in a publication called “Big Daddy”. The first page, available here if…
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