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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Untelligent DUH-sign

Praise Jesus!New rule: If you're going to engage in a scientific debate and ANY portion of your argument includes the phrase "Well, in the Bible it says..." YOU LOSE.

The Bible is a BOOK, got it? It was written by MEN - not God. What's more, it was written over the course of 2000+ years by dozens of different authors. It was translated and re-translated between at least five languages so there is no absolute version of the Bible either. In fact, there are over two dozen different versions and, as if that weren't enough, there is an entirely separate book called the Apocrypha. The Bible is NOT an empirical source of knowledge. It's not even a coherent one, the self-contradictions are so many and glaring it's beyond the pale...

Now, I don't mean to piss on anyone's beliefs, but let's keep in mind that we call them BELIEFS for a reason (i.e. they're not facts). Science is not interested in belief, it's interested in reality. That means shit we can prove. To that end, science can be best described as "the business of being wrong" simply because the only way we can learn what something is often means discovering what it isn't. I.D. supporters seem unable to grasp this simple concept. They point to a single flaw in any of the multitude of studies and analyses of the mysteries of our origins (be they genetic or cosmic) and declare triumphantly, "Aha! Since X is wrong, your whole theory is flawed! Praise Jesus!”, all the while, vehemently denying any flaws in their own so-called theories.

Well that's just not the case, Reverend Jackass. If X is wrong, then X is wrong. That doesn't mean there isn't a Y to fill the void X's absence causes in the theory, it just means we haven't found Y yet. I'll give you an example: No one in this day and age (save the deranged... or maybe Baptists) would argue the planets do not revolve around the sun as it was believed for centuries in the past. This argument was infinitely debatable, until the invention of the telescope. Galileo's little toy laid the smack down on that debate. So, what's does that mean? It means that while we don't have the technology to prove these things conclusively NOW, we will eventually. And when that day comes, our descendants will look back on this time in human history with same bemused smirk we get when we talk about the earth being flat and say "How could those idiots actually believe evolution was real!?"

Praise Jesus!

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2 Comments:

  • you got a lot of anger built up, maybe you should go to church.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Jun 09, 10:36:00 AM  

  • wow lets publish something on our blog that people debate everyday...how f*cked original.

    Get outside you and live a little

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Jun 09, 10:42:00 AM  

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