A Creationist Encounter on Youtube

So someone (David B) on Youtube decided to argue with me about evolution and abiogenesis.

I have made one response (which I will re-post here and also maybe expand upon) and just now he finally got around to responding back.

His response is so bad that I think I’ll need to respond in two separate ways:

  1. A line by line response to every single error he made
  2. A response that removes all the red herrings and gets to the very core of the disagreement

[EDIT:  I’ve done the line by line response, and it’s too illogical for me to care about doing any more.  So I guess I won’t bother trying to get to the core of the disagreement, it seems it would be a waste of time]

Massive-scale online collaboration

Let’s have the courage to make Wikipedia development one of the default methods of college assignments. It will make our lives easier, make student work more challenging and interesting, and produce something useful for society.

Sounds good. Kind of reminds me of that other education method I saw: students learning another language would be given segments of text from wikipedia to translate. This helped to translate entire pages from one language into another. (Individually they had errors, but combined, the translation was very good).

The video where I saw that is called “Massive-scale online collaboration” and also mentions using captcha to digitize scans of books.  And I found that video from the website Solve For <x>.  Collaboration on projects such as the entirety of wikipedia are amazing, despite being new and young.  There is much more we can do in the future.