In which I utterly and irrevocably refute The Quest For Right

Here it is. Are you ready? Using author C. David Parsons’ own words, I am going to utterly disprove his whole thesis beyond any hope of recovery. Here it comes. Make sure you don’t miss it. This is from his own website:

The vain assertions of geologists are pitted against classical physics, the old physics of cause and effect, and the scientific record of creation, the Bible.

The emphasis is mine, but the inanity is not. Mr. Parsons claims that the bible is a scientific record, without providing any evidence in favor of the claim (and ignoring several mountains of evidence against it.) Has he gone off the deep end? Does he really believe his books could ever be used in a public science classroom bound by the Establishment Clause? Whatever the answers to these questions, the inane statement above should be enough for anyone but the YEC wingnuts to utterly dismiss him.

Here’s a couple of interesting reviews and blog posts (thanks to ADParker of the RichardDawkins.net forums for posting these there.)

Quest For Right – A Review – Not favorable.
The Quest For Wrong – Brief, but satisfyingly devasting.
Quest For Right Is Doing It Wrong – Read this one. It’s hilarious, and provides a nice window into the kind of arguments in the book.

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5 Responses to “In which I utterly and irrevocably refute The Quest For Right”

  1. cdavidparsons Says:

    THE BIGGER PICTURE IN THE DEBATE ON DARWINISM IS NOT INTELLIGENT DESIGN.

    The reason is elementary: the Discovery Institute and other ID proponents leave out the Triune God, Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Hence, Richard Dawkins can make the case for “aliens” seeding the earth.

    There is a better way.

    The Quest for Right, a series of 7 textbooks created for the public schools, represents the ultimate marriage between an in-depth knowledge of biblical phenomena and natural and physical sciences. The several volumes have accomplished that which, heretofore, was deemed impossible: to level the playing field between those who desire a return to physical science in the classroom and those who embrace the theory of evolution. The Quest for Right turns the tide by providing an authoritative and enlightening scientific explanation of natural phenomena which will ultimately dethrone the unprofitable Darwinian view.

    A review:

    “I am amazed at the breadth of the investigation – scientific history, biblical studies, geology, biology, geography, astronomy, chemistry, paleontology, and so forth – and find the style of writing to be quite lucid and aimed clearly at a general, lay audience.” ― Mark Roberts, former Editor of Biblical Reference Books, Thomas Nelson Publishers.

    The Quest for Right series of books, based on physical science, the old science of cause and effect, has effectively dismantled the quantum additions to the true architecture of the atom. Gone are the nonexistent particles once thought to be complementary to the electron and proton (examples: neutrons, neutrinos, photons, mesons, quarks, Z’s, bosons, etc.) and a host of other pseudo particles.

    To the curious, scientists sought to explain Atomic theory by introducing fantastic particles that supposedly came tumbling out of the impact between two particles, when in fact, the supposed finds were simply particulate debris. There are only two elementary particles which make up the whole of the universe: the proton and electron. All other particles were added via quantum magic and mathematical elucidation in an attempt to explain earthly phenomena without God.

    Introducing the scheme of coincidence, which by definition, “is the systematic ploy of obstructionists who, in lieu of any divine intervention, state that any coincidental grouping or chance union of electrons and protons (and neutrons), regardless of the configuration, always produces a chemical element. This is the mischievous tenet of electron interpretation which states that all physical, chemical, and biological processes result from a change in the electron structure of the atom which, in turn, may be deciphered through the orderly application of mathematics, as outlined in quantum mechanics. A few of the supporting theories are: degrading stars, neutron stars, black holes, extraterrestrial water, antimatter, the absolute dating systems, and the big bang, the explosion of a singularity infinitely smaller than the dot of an “i” from which space, time, and the massive stellar bodies supposedly sprang into being.

    The Quest for Right is not only better at explaining natural phenomena, but also may be verified through testing. As a consequence, the material in the several volumes will not violate the so-called constitutional separation of church and state. Physical science, the old science of cause and effect, will have a long-term sustainability, replacing irresponsible doctrines based on whim. Teachers and students will rejoice in the simplicity of earthly phenomena when entertained by the new discipline.

    Continue your education by reading The Quest for Right. http://questforright.com

  2. soulbiscuit Says:

    The next cut and paste plug for your book will be deleted, Mr. Parsons.

    If you have a response to my post, please make it.

  3. C. David Parsons Says:

    (EDIT by soulbiscuit: This post contained hateful aspersions aimed at gay people, at Charles Darwin, and at me. I have therefore deleted the comment. This commenter also appears to be impersonating Mr. Parsons for some reason. While I staunchly oppose pretty much every word of his that I’ve seen, I won’t suffer his or anyone else’s name to be sullied so crudely.)

  4. soulbiscuit Says:

    I must apologize to Mr. Parsons. Previously in this space, I reproduced a comment to this post by a user named “C. David Parsons,” which cast bigoted and ignorant aspersions against gay people. In attributing the post to Mr. Parsons, I failed to notice that his username is “cdavidparsons.” I believe I was blinded by anger in that moment. I am sorry.

    Having said that, the poster of that comment, whoever it is, seems intent on impersonating Mr. Parsons for some reason. He links to the Quest for Right blog on Blogspot, for example. Yet, if I were paying attention more closely, his crude language would have given him away from the beginning. If it’s a troll, it’s a persistent and well-leisured one.

    In any case, the offending comment stands deleted, and any more like it will suffer the same fate.

  5. cdavidparsons Says:

    Thanks

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