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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by default, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. default

    default Guest

    Visit the site, check out the picture

    http://richarddawkins.net/article,5...With-New-Intelligent-Falling-Theory,The-Onion

    "Things fall not because they are acted upon by some gravitational
    force, but because a higher intelligence, 'God' if you will, is
    pushing them down," said Gabriel Burdett, who holds degrees in
    education, applied Scripture, and physics from Oral Roberts
    University.

    Burdett added: "Gravity—which is taught to our children as a law—is
    founded on great gaps in understanding. The laws predict the mutual
    force between all bodies of mass, but they cannot explain that force.
    Isaac Newton himself said, 'I suspect that my theories may all depend
    upon a force for which philosophers have searched all of nature in
    vain.' Of course, he is alluding to a higher power."

    It only gets better
    A degree in "physics" from Oral Roberts "University? Is that even
    possible?
     
  2. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Guest

    What, you got a problem with that? Gravity IS a theory! So is everything
    else science has discovered. Indeed, religion holds the only true facts
    there are.

    This shouldn't be suprising.

    Tim
     
  3. Gravity is Love.

    Cheers!
    Rich
     

  4. What I find interesting is how many people didn't get the article as the
    spoof it was (re-posted from The Onion). This sort of argument falls
    completely within the realm of things that the I.D. folks come up with.
     
  5. Galileo Was Wrong
    http://www.galileowaswrong.com/

    Official Geocentricity Website
    http://www.geocentricity.com/

    The Earth is not Moving:the granddaddy of all conspiracies
    http://www.fixedearth.com/

    The Geocentric Bible. Note the chapter titles
    http://www.geocentricbible.com/
    (contains link to "Galileo Was Wrong")
     
  6. Tim Wescott

    Tim Wescott Guest

    More like religion holds all the folks who are arrogant enough to spit
    in God's eye and tell Him what he's shaped like.
    And it isn't. Any time you set up a system where the loudest collection
    of a**holes wins money, influence and power you'll attract a loud
    collection of a**holes.

    To the detriment of the folks who _really_ want to grow closer to the
    divine -- but they don't dispense money, influence or power, so who cares?

    --

    Tim Wescott
    Wescott Design Services
    http://www.wescottdesign.com

    Posting from Google? See http://cfaj.freeshell.org/google/

    "Applied Control Theory for Embedded Systems" came out in April.
    See details at http://www.wescottdesign.com/actfes/actfes.html
     
  7. default

    default Guest

    If is so believable - absolutely perfect satire

    "Liberty University" says they have a 6,000 year old dinosaur -
     
  8. I didn't know JT was on the faculty there. ;-)

    --
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    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    A bather whose clothing was strewed
    By breezes that left her quite nude,
    Saw a man come along
    And, unless I'm quite wrong,
    You expect this line to be lewd.
     
  9. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest


    This seems to be the original version:

    http://www.theonion.com/content/node/39512

    The Christian haters are happy to pick up a parody like that and
    widely repeat as serious Belief, so they can then mock it.

    Like the bumper sticker says, mean people suck.

    John
     

  10. No, its the remains of the first known Republican. ;-)


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  11. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    .... onlyif you are a very oral person withproperly placed l*ps.
     
  12. Actually, I think it is a mockery of Intelligent Design, even when you
    know that it is a joke.

    Is ID a serious Christian belief?
     
  13. John  Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    It's a serious theory among some people who aren't Christians.

    John
     
  14. I'm not sure what you mean. That's not really an answer, more of an
    aside.

    If you're serious, please name three non-Christian advocates of the
    current Intelligent Design paradigm.
     
  15. John  Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Evolution, as it applies to the origin of DNA, is arguably a goofy
    belief. I've seen calculation by serious scientists that resulted in
    probabilities than most statisticians would classify as "impossible."

    Until there's proof one way or another, any dismissal of a possible
    origin for DNA is unreasoned prejudice.

    Presenting possibilities is not the same as forcing beliefs down
    anyone's throat. Personally, I lean towards the idea that DNA is a
    very sophisticated algorithmic machine that was probably designed
    somewhere else and transported to Earth. Far more radical concepts
    have been proven true in the history of Science.

    How can you call something wrong when you have no hard evidence that
    something else is the right explanation? I sure hope you don't design
    electronics that way.

    John
     
  16. Not amongst Christians but certainly amongst the pseudo Christians who form
    the proto fascist US rightwing.
     
  17. Sure.

    G W Bush
    Pat Robertson
    Jerry Falwell

    All three propose Intelligent Design be taught and none is a Christian.
     
  18. As Bette Midler likes to say, "**** 'em if they can't take a joke".
     
  19. YD

    YD Guest

    Late at night, by candle light, John Larkin
    What's wrong with making fun of goofy beliefs? The ID people truly
    believe they're on to something, however wrong. If they'd keep it to
    themselves it would be allright but trying to legislate it down
    everybody's throat is a big no-no in my book. That makes them a fair
    target for everything thrown at them.

    - YD.
     
  20. Ian Bell

    Ian Bell Guest

    That's a fair point. Unfortunately there is no way to prove ID, it makes no
    predictions and there are no experiments you can do to verify it - it
    simply requires an act of faith. There are experiments that can, have and
    will be done to demonstrate how DNA actually evolved.

    Ian
     
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