Creationist Rhetor-O-Matic

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Creationist Rhetor-O-Matic

#1  Postby Spearthrower » Nov 07, 2011 12:46 pm

Not sure if it's been posted before, but this made me chuckle. Actually, it's too good - I've seen so many of these arguments in this very forum over the years. I am sure we have multiple iterations of them running in various threads right now.

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#2  Postby Weaver » Nov 07, 2011 12:48 pm

Too true ...
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#3  Postby monkeyboy » Nov 07, 2011 12:51 pm

:lol: Just tried 6/7 different routes through that and I'm definitely sure we've had some of them.
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#4  Postby BlackBart » Nov 07, 2011 1:10 pm

The bombardier beetle represents a grave concern for liberal Christians because it leads to immoral behaviour and also Hitler believed in it.

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Come to think of it that's better than most creationist crap.
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#5  Postby ramseyoptom » Nov 07, 2011 1:13 pm

I like that :clap:
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#6  Postby Ihavenofingerprints » Nov 07, 2011 1:31 pm

:rofl: Too true.

The "2nd law of thermodynamics" is the one I'm most commonly confronted with in RL so I was laughing from the get-go.

Anyone know why they bring this argument up so much? Isn't the answer glaring at them in the face every single fucking day?
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#7  Postby Weaver » Nov 07, 2011 1:33 pm

Because they don't understand science, and are just blindly repeating what others have told them is true - just like their entire religious belief set.
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#8  Postby Darkchilde » Nov 07, 2011 1:38 pm

Thermodynamics is one of the most difficult parts of physics. When you come to statistical mechanics it also gets boring... Just the concept of entropy is one that most people and, many times even physics students, do not fully understand. I have a good background in physics and want to get a physics bachelor's from the OU, and still there are things about entropy and thermodynamics I do not fully comprehend.

This is one of the most difficult concepts, and the 2nd law of thermodynamics has more than one ways that it has been phrased, by a number of scientists.
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#9  Postby Spearthrower » Nov 07, 2011 1:43 pm

I always love this:

Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington wrote:The law that entropy always increases holds, I think, the supreme position among the laws of Nature. If someone points out to you that your pet theory of the universe is in disagreement with Maxwell's equations — then so much the worse for Maxwell's equations. If it is found to be contradicted by observation — well, these experimentalists do bungle things sometimes. But if your theory is found to be against the second law of thermodynamics I can give you no hope; there is nothing for it but to collapse in deepest humiliation.
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#10  Postby Alan C » Nov 07, 2011 10:27 pm

:lol: :clap:
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