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Laserbeam July 25th, 2015 3:17pm

Inspired by an interesting conversation I had with a stranger at the coffee shop this morning: Is it possible that the entire fossil record is a carefully crafted hoax?

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CorblaKhan Team Skynet
07/25/15 10:17 am

The only way I think the fossil record could be falsified is by an omnipotent being.

"down below the mines and sea ooze and fake fossil bones put there by a Creator with nothing better to do than upset archeologists and give them silly ideas."

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SticksandStones Proud Prude
07/25/15 9:21 am

I'm sure there's like a .000001% chance is possible, but not really.

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imanag My heaven on Earth
07/25/15 9:04 am

Unlikely; that would've taken years of global travel hundreds of years ago and/or amazing communication and coordination. Fossils are real.

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cowboy All Lives Matter
07/25/15 8:34 am

Must've been some good weed you were smoking.

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
07/25/15 8:40 am

Lol he made that argument, not me. As you know, I'm a biologist 😄

cowboy All Lives Matter
07/25/15 8:42 am

I didn't know that.

swervin Maryland
07/25/15 8:59 am

I thought you were in college?

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
07/25/15 8:28 am

If coordination like that were possible, we'd have world peace, no homeless, starving, poor, etc.

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swervin Maryland
07/25/15 8:24 am

Anything is possible, but this is highly unlikely.

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
07/25/15 8:19 am

The stranger in question identified himself as a tourist (aka shoobie) from Iowa.

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bapy House Targaryen
07/25/15 8:28 am

How did he argue against fossils being legitimate?

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
07/25/15 8:43 am

He told me that scientists over the years have planted fossils that they made themselves, and then "discovered" them. A big conspiracy or something. When I heard the phrase "war on god", that's when I had to politely excuse myself from the convo lol

bapy House Targaryen
07/25/15 8:47 am

Lol sounds like an interesting morning. Wish I was there to hear him spew his theories haha.

sea California
07/26/15 11:42 am

Well the planting of fossils has occurred, but to suggest that the entire fossil record was planted is quite a stretch.

susanr Colorado
07/26/15 10:33 pm

Apparently that person has never seen fossils in nature. I've never seen dinosaur fossils in situ, but I grew up in an area that had literally tons of invertebrate fossils in ALL the local stream beds and many hillsides. Any time new construction or

susanr Colorado
07/26/15 10:36 pm

or a new road cuts into a hillside, more fossils are exposed. They're not as dramatic in size as dinosaurs etc., but they are so extremely numerous that it's just inconceivable that anyone "planted" them there.