2013 Golden Crocoduck Nominee: Adnan Oktar

It's Crocoduck time again!

Adnan Oktar a.k.a. Harun Yahya gets the first nomination of the season for his groundbreaking work of Creationistist scientific research, The Atlas of Creation.

The Golden Crocoduck is awarded every year for the biggest breach of the ninth commandment in pursuit of the creationist cause. Voting is in September, and the winner is announced on October 28, the feast day of St. Jude Thaddeus, patron saint of lost causes


Dumbest question award ("The QQOQQ") 2012

Potholer54 says, "The QQOQQ is the Defiance in Ignorance Prize, awarded for the dumbest question asked in the arrogant belief that there is no possible answer."

Winning video can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poCvPV9uMYg. However, the identity of the mystery man behind the redneck curtain turns out to be a YouTuber called qwertyfshag. He took down his original video, but it was reposted by Moouan.

qwertyfshag's channel can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/user/qwertyfshag


Receding Moon Proves Young Earth:Debunked

Again, Potholer54 provides flawless documentation in debunking Hovind(s).

The Hovinds, Kent and Eric, try to show that the Earth can't be old because the moon is receding. Once again, a clear breach of the 9th Commandment that lands poor Eric with a Golden Crocoduck nomination. Both Hovind videos are listed in the Golden Crocoduck nominee 2012 playlist

SOURCES:

"Geological constraints on the Precambrian history of Earth's rotation and the Moon's orbit" -- George E. Williams, Reviews of Geophysics 2000, doi:10.1029/1999RG900016

The changes to lunar recession due to tidal configuration are discussed at: http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/moonrec.html


Potholer54: Homosexuality Evolution & Bible

How to Confuse a Creationist -- Homosexuality, Evolution, and The Bible

SOURCES:

1:18 -- "Common Sense on Homosexuality" -- Fool4alifetime

1:49 "Born Homosexual" -- by Emptywithoutjesus (on the 2012 Golden Crocoduck nominee playlist)

2:03 -- "Ricky Gervais on Animals"

8:49 -- Evolution: Darwin HATES Homosexuals -- AVTPro

11:43 -- "Genetic and Environmental Effects on Same-sex Sexual Behaviour: A Population Study of Twins in Sweden." Langstrom et al., Archive of Sexual Behaviour, 2010

12:30 -- "Genetic and Environmental Influence on Sexual Orientation as it Correlates in an Australian Twin Sample," Bailey et al., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology March 2000

12:50 -- "Familiality of female and male homosexuality" -- J. Michael Bailey and Alan P. Bell 1993, Handbook of Behavior Genetics

13:14 -- "Homosexuality and evolution" by Goldengun85

14:32 -- "Genetic factors predisposing to homosexuality may increase mating success in heterosexuals" -- Brendan P. Zietsch et al., Evolution & Human Behavior, November 2008

15:08 -- Ibid.

[Music: "Glad to be gay" Tom Robinson Band]


Hovind and Hadfield Come Together

(Not Like That!)

I'm currently on assignment, and this video was made before I left Australia. Sorry, sources will have to wait until I get back home in a few weeks.


Golden Crocoduck nominees 2012 (Pt 1)

Here are three nominees for the 2012 coveted Golden Crocoduck. Please don't ask how you can vote -- voting begins in October and details will be announced in a video at that time.

All three videos shown here can be found in the nominees' playlist on my channel.

2:45 Fake skeletons shown at http://michaelsheiser.com/PaleoBabble/2010/02/giant-paleobabble/

2:55 Fake skeleton from Worth 1000

3:08 Hindu Voice story from http://karsewak.blogspot.com.au/2007/03/bhimas-son-gadhotkach-like-skeleton.html

3:29 "Skeleton of Giant is Internet Hoax" - National Geographic, Dec 14 2007.

3:41 Worth1000 competition entry http://fx.worth1000.com/entries/18533/giants

4:39 http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/giants.htm

5:05 "Fossilized" giant described at http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924092530546/cu31924092530546_djvu.txt

8:06 onwards --

"Type V Collagen Controls the Initiation of Collagen

Fibril Assembly*

Richard J. Wenstrup et al., Aug 2004

"Collagen fibril formation"

Karl E. Kadler 1996

"Collagen fibril morphology and organization: Implications for force

transmission in ligament and tendon"

Paolo P. Provenzano 2005

"Extracellular Compartments in Tendon Morphogenesis:

Collagen Fibril, Bundle, and Macroaggregate Formation"

David E. Birk et al 1986

Clip of Jenna Bus from "Jenna Bush - Predator 2" on YouTube

For those not familiar with cockney rhyming slang:

Frog and toad = road

Jimmy riddle = piddle (urination)

Adam and Eve = believe

Porky pie = lie


Himalayan Glaciers : No Melt in 10 Years?

Potholer54 states:

The headlines recently announcing no melting of Himalayan glaciers for the past 10 years are, no surprise, not entirely accurate or telling the whole story. That's what you get for learning your science from the popular press. The rest of the story is far more interesting. As usual, I look at the scientific paper all this hype is based on, and it comes up with something that hasn't been so widely reported....


Answers to Atticana

Potholer54 is on the road until the end of this month, so you probably won't see any new vids from him after this until mid-February. This video just answers several questions from Atticana (who was nominated for a Golden Crocoduck last year but is not eligible) about his video Human Ancestry Made Easy.


Climategate Mark 2- Quotes and Context

I'll match the sources with times on the video soon. Here are just the sources for now.

All the 2011 and 2009 e-mails can be found at http://foia2011.org/index.php?id=2

Newsbusters headline at:

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/11/22/climategate-20-5000-new-emails-confirm-pattern-deception-and-collusio

Daily Mail story at:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2066240/Second-leak-climate-emails-Political-giants-weigh-bias-scientists-bowing-financial-pressure-sponsors.html

And the Daily Mail still believing 'hide the decline' refers to global temperatures at:

Daily Mail Hide the decline - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2055191/Scientists-said-climate-change-sceptics-proved-wrong-accused-hiding-truth-colleague.html


Potholer54: Creationist Strawmen

Potholer54 debunks three creationists who were supposed to have been contenders for the 2011 coveted Golden Crocoduck. The award has been suspended this year.


Potholer54: Salute to Creationist Women

Here is the next nominee for this year's coveted Golden Crocoduck. Sorry, but the science that's explained in this video is so simple I can't even source it.

If women find this video embarrassing, don't worry, you're still vastly outnumbered by men when it comes to spouting unscientific bullshit in the public arena.