Bribes are usually offered to get someone to do something dishonest, but in this case a bribe was offered to get someone to do something honest.
Shouldn’t a Darwinist be glad to receive a $10,000 donation from a creationist? Creationists offered to donate money to a Darwinist museum if they would merely subject dinosaur fossils to C-14 dating. Darwinists swear by C-14 dating except when C-14 gives them results that overturn their paleontology.
As pointed out previously, the presumption the Earth and Universe are billions of years old does not imply fossils are necessarily old. One does not have to be a YEC to appreciate what Bob Enyart is doing in this interview where he offers Darwinist Jack Horner $10,000 to date dinosaur tissue.
Evidence of the old age of the Earth and Universe do not immediately translate into fossils being old. A dog alive today getting buried tomorrow in 65-million-year-old rocks does not imply the dog died 65 million years ago! Yet such non-sequiturs are pervasive in paleontology. It is better to date the tissue of the dead organism rather than merely analyzing the rocks in which the dead organism is buried.
In addition to the $10,000 donation, the creationists offered to pay for the expense of sending the dinosaur fossils (plus a few more fossils of Jack Horner’s choice) to any lab which the Darwinists chose. Curiously, Darwinist Jack Horner declined easy money to do basic research and a donation to the museum on top of it.
Here is the Darwinist’s chance to prove the creationists wrong, and get $10,000 guaranteed money simply by subjecting the dino fossils to C-14 testing. If the tests come back negative, the Darwinists get $10,000 and get to humiliate the creationists. If the tests come back positive, they still get money. So why decline the offer?
1. Jack Horner is the supervisor of Mary Schweitzer who was mentioned in the report of Mark Armitage dismissal from California State University Northridge (CSUN):
Mary devised the experimental procedures which Mark Armitage adopted and duplicated at CSUN. Apparently Darwinsits are not completely comfortable with these recent discoveries.
2. HT: Bob Enyart,lifepsy, Steve Taylor ICC 2013
Steve Taylor featured this interview by Bob Enyart at ICC 2013