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[I much prefer rational thought and a skeptical approach to "faith".]

The next time you get in a plane for somewhere, remember that approach and see if you don't have second thoughts about getting on that plane.

berrean, Yahoo! Message Boards 25 Comments [5/17/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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Submitted By: David D.G.
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MJW

You are stupid. I fly in planes because I trust in the rational thought and science that keeps them up in the air, not the blind faith that I'm not going to crash. Without the sceptical, rational thinking process, mankind would still be living in the intellectual dark ages, with no aeroplanes, or computers, or TVs or cars. It is a world without these things that 'faith' promises us. Doesn't sound too great does it?


5/17/2006 10:11:56 PM

David D.G.

The poster called \"berrean\" is a major troll, but apparently a sincere one, on the Yahoo!News message boards for science articles. He constantly demands that people give him REAL scientific proof about evolution and other such matters, then studiously evades, ignores, or just blatantly lies about it when it is provided. EVERY TIME. And he is evidently completely sincere, apparently truly believing that lying for Jesus is his mission in life.


~David D.G.

5/17/2006 10:20:33 PM

Julian

Yes, because planes work on a wing and a prayer right.

5/17/2006 10:32:18 PM

Papabear

Berrean, next time you're seriously ill, just have faith rather than relying on the rational and skeptical approach of modern medicine.

5/17/2006 10:45:39 PM

JohnRaptor

Rational thought tell us that an airplane will stay up because of the shape of the wings other scientifically designed elements, and a skeptical aproach tells us that the airplane will stay up because, of the thosands of flight that take place every day, nearly all reach their destinations safely. Yes, I think I will keep that in mind next time I have to fly somewhere, thanks. I feel much better about flying now.

Is this idiot one of those people who thinks that birds and airplanes defy the law of gravity?

5/17/2006 11:22:06 PM

bjbj1991

I fly planes because I know that there is less than a .000001% chance it would kill me and is safer and faster than any other means of travel.

I am an atheist because I know using math that god is more complex than the entire universe to create it and thus has a very low chance he exists. Also the lack of evidence for such a being.

5/17/2006 11:23:59 PM

Napoleon the Clown

Planes are shown to be very reliable. Religion? No, sorry.

5/17/2006 11:26:57 PM

whitewater55

Major fuckwit. Ignore mode on.

5/17/2006 11:47:34 PM

JadedRevenge

Scientifically planes have less risk then most other situations. The reason I get in that plane is because I believe the risk is at a low suitable level and choose the positiove associations that come with the plane over the slight possiblity of the crash.
That and Qantas has never crashed before.

5/17/2006 11:52:03 PM

JustinGG

Not really, no.

5/18/2006 1:00:10 AM

rob

Gravity's just a theory, anyway.

5/18/2006 1:26:45 AM

Babar

I think what he meant to say was, \"The next time you get in a plane for somewhere, WATCH FOR MOTHA FUCKIN' SNAKES!\"

5/18/2006 2:45:19 AM

Crosis

Ok, let me try that.

Nope, no problems.

Please tell me this asshat doesn't actually believe planes fly solely because we believe they do.

5/18/2006 3:30:32 AM

Phil

That's why they never let you into the cockpit -- the pilots are just squatting there praying like hell in order to keep the plane in the air.

5/18/2006 6:00:18 AM

Julian

And plane accidents occur why?

And Muslim and Hindi etc, etc airlines work how?

5/18/2006 6:13:54 AM

Julian

Sorry what? God's a load of hot air?

5/18/2006 6:14:38 AM

NotMe

I went to spain last november. It was my first time on a plane and I wasn't nervous at all. And all that with just rational thought and basic knowledge of the science behind flight.

5/18/2006 6:22:08 AM

Bone_Vulture

Considering that the probability of a fatal crash is 50/50 (the plane crashes / doesn't crash), you better have a fictious entity on your side. ;)

5/18/2006 1:22:05 PM

MK

Bonevulture -

By that same principle, there is a 50/50 chance that you even get off the ground (plane takes off/plane fails to take off). So your chances of crashing are actually only 1 in 4.

Then there's also your chances of getting to the airport on time in the first place, which is, let's say, 1 in 4. And that you'll find a parking space less than a mile away... oh, that's like 1 in 100. So, really, the odds that you will die in the plane crash are MUCH lower.

5/19/2006 2:18:58 PM

Julian

Yeh and a helicopter has a 50/50 chance of crashing or continuing to hang in midair when it runs out of fuel.

5/20/2006 3:47:41 AM

Nightson

You have a 50/50 chance of dying in the next minute too.

5/22/2006 9:05:57 AM

aaa

Watch for the snakes!

4/27/2008 5:41:16 PM



I and many other believers, for that matter, know that there is a pilot, who has passed a very rigurous test to get there(my very devout Spanish cousin, pilot both in the army and in civilian airlines, can tell), and an aeronautic engineer behind. That´s not faith, it´s reality.

1/4/2011 5:16:34 AM

KR

Your analogy fails big time.

2/9/2011 10:51:24 AM

TWoozl

I believe mister Bernoulli's principles are valid. And that mister Coriolis got it right. And that Newton's laws aren't simply going to suddenly be invalidated. There's no faith involved; The scientific principles behind heavier than air flight are very well known. The same can't be said for the veracity of your little book.

2/9/2011 11:03:02 AM
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