Repeat and rinse:
• In medical jargon, an “error cascade” is something very specific: a series of escalating errors in diagnosis or treatment, each one amplifying the effect of the previous one. This is a well established term in the medical literature.
There’s a slightly different term, information cascade
• which is used to describe the propagation of beliefs and attitudes through crowd psychology. Information cascades occur because humans are social animals and tend to follow the behavior of those around them. When the social incentives are right, humans will substitute the judgment of others for their own.
A useful, related concept is preference falsification
• the act of misrepresenting one’s desires or beliefs under perceived social pressures. Preference falsification amplifies informational cascades — humans don’t just substitute the judgment of others for their own, they talk themselves into beliefs most around them don’t actually hold but have become socially convinced they should claim to hold!
The prevailing Darwinist Paradigm starts science off on the wrong foot, so that they have a terrible time coming to relatively obvious conclusions if one is not encumbered with the error of thinking that there is no possiblity of a Creator God and not a chance fo a Noahic Flood. Yet eventually scientists slowly creep their way farther and farther from uniformitarianism and eventually perhaps they will rethink their original starting point.
Worldview predicts conclusions in advance to some extent. EG: The Grand Canyon and the slow but steady realization by modern geologists that it represents a catastrophic formation and not millions of years of steady erosion. Here is the latest on the subject from Bill Browning of RMCF:
|Secular Geologists Subscribe to the Creationist "Breached-Dam Theory" for the Formation of the Grand Canyon|
|Written by Mr. Bill Browning|
This month, an episode of History Channel's series "How the Earth Was Made" was devoted to catastrophic flood origins for the Grand Canyon, a theory that has been promoted by creationist geologists for decades. The theory is attributed to a geologist at a community college in Phoenix, Dr. John Douglass, who presented his analysis at a symposium on the "Origin and Evolution" of the Canyon in the year 2000.
The creationist theory recognizes that after the Great Flood of Noah, the giant basin east of the Grand Canyon could have been filled by huge lakes caused by the natural dam formed by the Kaibab Upwarp (Figure 1). Catastrophic release of more water than Lake Michigan would have drained through a dam breach caused by overtopping of this dam and/or piping through the dam. The theory relies on the existence of other large-scale flood relicts such as the Grand Coulee and the Columbia Gorge of Washington State which were formed by the catastrophic drainage of Glacial Lake Missoula.
Breached-Dam Theory of Grand Canyon Formation
Granite Gorge, Grand Canyon. The river flow direction is away from the camera.
One of the many small stream canyons in the valley below Mount St. Helens. River flow is toward the camera.
NOTE: My google image search found these images above and they orginated with jwoolfden. I had thought those were part of my collection obtained from another site. I am glad to give attribution. I had collected them previously and had them saved on my desktop and thus got them confused with another source but after research it is obvious that jwoolfden deserves the credit.
The differences in size are noted, but the aftermath of the Mt St Helens volcanic catastrophic events produced miniature canyons much like that of the Grand Canyon. Geologists have begun to take note and reconsider...
(1) Newberry, J. S., "Geological Report," in J.C. Ives , Report Upon the Colorado River of the West, U.S. 36th Congress1st session, House Executive Doc. 90 Part 3 1861], 154 p.).
Courtesy of Rocky Mountain Creation Fellowship. Posted by permission.