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Elves get Icelandic highway project shelved

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Scandinavian elves spotted in 1850

Must be Christmas. Further to: Why are the space aliens “science” but Bigfoot is “non-science” or “anti-science”?:

Elf advocates have joined forces with environmentalists to urge the Icelandic Road and Coastal Commission and local authorities to abandon a highway project building a direct route from the tip of the Alftanes peninsula, where the president has a home, to the Reykjavik suburb of Gardabaer.

They fear disturbing elf habitat and claim the area is particularly important because it contains an elf church.

And it’s not the first time issues about ‘Huldufolk’, Icelandic for ‘hidden folk’, have affected planning decisions. They occur so often that the road and coastal administration has come up with a stock media response for elf inquiries, which states in part that ‘issues have been settled by delaying the construction project at a certain point while the elves living there have supposedly moved on’.

The project has been halted until the Supreme Court of Iceland rules on a case brought by a group known as Friends of Lava, who cite both the environmental and the cultural impact – including the impact on elves – of the road project. The group has regularly brought hundreds of people out to block the bulldozers.

Wipe that snicker off your face. You have no better reason, really, for believing that They’re Out There. Physicist Paul Davies— himself head of a group charged with figuring out what to do if aliens are spotted (the SETI Post-Detection Taskgroup)—has explained, “It’s now fashionable to say that the universe is teeming with life, but there is not a shred of evidence.”

Or if you have a better reason, state it. State it now.

See also Science Fictions.

Hat tip: Blazing Cat Fur

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12 Responses to Elves get Icelandic highway project shelved

  1. OT: podcast – “Beyond the Evidence: Scientism as Religion”
    http://intelligentdesign.podom.....4_14-08_00

  2. OT: Dr. Michael Strauss, OU physics professor, presents evidence for God from physics on Nov. 11, 2013 on the UT Dallas campus. Dr. Strauss is a particle physicist involved in research at the Large Hadron Collider.

    Scientific Evidence for God – Dr. Michael Strauss – video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V48tBF6teSM

  3. You have no better reason, really, for believing …

    You’re right, no better reason. No good evidence for either elves or ETs. But if the universe was designed for life, then I don’t see why we would be surprised if other planets happen to host some form of it. And it’s always harder to prove a negative – that there is no life outside of our own planet.

  4. Dr. Kirk Durston – “Science Responds to a Skeptic: New Evidence for a Creator” – video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m_I9NyeZQQ
    Presented Oct. 5, 2013 at Blyth Arena by Living Water Christian Fellowship (EMC). Dr. Kirk Durston (of Power to Change) investigates recent scientific discoveries that suggest the Biblical concept of a God who is Creator may have certain advantages over Darwinian theory.

  5. @bornagain77 do you have any links and videos that I can go to, about how the fossil record in evolution is bad and incomplete?

  6. Jaceli123
    Have you ever seen the fossil record?
    Its not a record. Its a picture of a moment in time. Like a cartoon. then they collect the pictures and spin them into a moving explanation.
    However this YEC says the spinning is not science. Its just a line of reasoning.
    The fossil record is NO record unless first its accepted its a record of descent of creatures.
    thats how they trick you!

  7. Jaceli123
    Have you ever seen the fossil record?
    Its not a record. Its a picture of a moment in time. Like a cartoon. then they collect the pictures and spin them into a moving explanation.
    However this YEC says the spinning is not science. Its just a line of reasoning.
    The fossil record is NO record unless first its accepted its a record of descent of creatures.
    thats how they trick you!

  8. Thanks bornagain for that great resource Ill be reading and watching all that was linked and Robert I agree im not sure if this makes sense to you but I could take a certain amount of of dog breeds put them in a sequence line from biggest to smallest and call it transitional.

  9. Of course Jaceli123, the most embarrassing feature of the fossil record for Darwinists is the Cambrian Explosion:

    Cambrian Explosion Ruins Darwin’s Tree of Life (2 minutes in 24 hour day) – video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQKxkUb_AAg

    Here is an excellent movie on the Cambrian Explosion:

    Darwin’s Dilemma – Excellent Cambrian Explosion Movie
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxh9o32m5c0

    And course Dr. Meyer’s recent book:

    Darwin’s Doubt
    http://www.darwinsdoubt.com/

    “It is hard for us paleontologists, steeped as we are in a tradition of Darwinian analysis, to admit that neo-Darwinian explanations for the Cambrian explosion have failed miserably. New data acquired in recent years, instead of solving Darwin’s dilemma, have rather made it worse. Meyer describes the dimensions of the problem with clarity and precision. His book is a game changer for the study of evolution and points us in the right direction as we seek a new theory for the origin of animals.”
    -Dr. Mark McMenamin – 2013
    Paleontologist at Mt. Holyoke College and author of The Emergence of Animals

    Materialistic Basis of the Cambrian Explosion is Elusive: BioEssays Vol. 31 (7):736 – 747 – July 2009
    Excerpt: “going from an essentially static system billions of years in existence to the one we find today, a dynamic and awesomely complex system whose origin seems to defy explanation. Part of the intrigue with the Cambrian explosion is that numerous animal phyla with very distinct body plans arrive on the scene in a geological blink of the eye, with little or no warning of what is to come in rocks that predate this interval of time.” —”Thus, elucidating the materialistic basis of the Cambrian explosion has become more elusive, not less, the more we know about the event itself, and cannot be explained away by coupling extinction of intermediates with long stretches of geologic time, despite the contrary claims of some modern neo-Darwinists.
    http://www.evolutionnews.org/2.....mater.html

  10. Jaceli,

    The book Refuting Evolution 2, which can be found on line at creation.com has a chapter entitled “The fossil record supports evolution” and Refuting Evolution(also on line @ creation dot com) has a chapter titled “The links are missing”.

    Both are highly recommended. I think you will find that they directly address the issue you are asking about.

    Hope it’s helpful!

    tj

  11. jaceli124
    The dog breed thing would fail your point.
    Dog breeds are bred from originals but theres no reason to see transitions.
    Everything was independent.
    The dog breeds are not fixed in species either. They easily go back to the original looks as they don’t mind breeding with each other. Their breeds are irrelevant to them.
    IN true species there is no intermixing by free will. They avoid each other.
    ‘t

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