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These people were probably not young earth creationists

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Stephen Fielding, Victoria’s own Accidental Senator, managed to admit a couple of minutes into Q&A last night that he – ‘and people should come to their own conclusions about this, and I’m not here to force my opinion on anyone’ – believes the world was created around 6000 years ago. It seems that God (or possibly Satan?) continues to test Stephen Fielding’s faith by burying some fake ruins in Turkey:

Schmidt has uncovered a vast and beautiful temple complex, a structure so ancient that it may be the very first thing human beings ever built. The site isn’t just old, it redefines old: the temple was built 11,500 years ago—a staggering 7,000 years before the Great Pyramid, and more than 6,000 years before Stonehenge first took shape. The ruins are so early that they predate villages, pottery, domesticated animals, and even agriculture—the first embers of civilization. In fact, Schmidt thinks the temple itself, built after the end of the last Ice Age by hunter-gatherers, became that ember—the spark that launched mankind toward farming, urban life, and all that followed.

Really Old

Powerfully old

Meanwhile, I hope whoever was heckling Julie Bishop in the audience was wearing death-laser-beam-proof sunglasses.

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Written by Francis

March 9, 2010 at 2:09 pm

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