Religion Prof: The Blog of James F. McGrath
The Blog of Dr. James F. McGrath, Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature at Butler University, Indianapolis
Kangaroos can hop for long distances at around 15 miles per hour. Travelling 10 hours a day, they could cover the distance back to Australia in about 2 months. So why expect any bones at all? (Not a Creationist, but bad arguments are bad arguments).
Assuming they were given a divine instinct to hop over 7,000 miles in a straight line through deserts, mountains, and forests, ending with a little miracle to hop the final leg of their journey over the Pacific Ocean.
Now, the platypus?
Obviously, they travelled on the back of the kangaroos.
Actually, I agree that platypuses would be a slightly better example. But kangaroos are a terrible example. Fallacious arguments against Creationism gives it air that we shouldn’t allow.
I disagree. Most species that are clearly not indigenous to the middle east serve quite well, especially those that are separated by entire oceans!
I have to agree that Kangaroos are a good example. But I also agree with the OP that the argument AS STATED is terrible. If the original image said something about crossing mountains or oceans, it would have been great.
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