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1. The Bible says that God stretched out the heavens. What does this mean to you guys? 2. We know how fast light travels on Earth, but there is gravity here, and light is affected by gravity. They actually have no clue how fast light travels in the vacuum of space, so what does that do to your theory?

KennethDCollins, bibleforums.org 30 Comments [9/1/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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Napoleon the Clown

I'd tell you why you're wrong, but you'd get confused and call me a liar.

9/1/2006 9:06:41 PM

Grey Area

Hear that humming sound?

That's Einstein spinning in his grave, that is.

9/1/2006 9:43:06 PM

Crosis

They actually have no clue how fast light travels in the vacuum of space


Maxwell's equations for the win.

9/1/2006 9:56:56 PM

NonHomogenized

I can't be bothered to explain all the reasons why you are wrong.

However, if you're willing to take something that stupid on faith, you might as well take what I say on faith, too. At least then you'll be taking something correct on faith. Yeah, I know, that'd be a first.

9/1/2006 9:58:03 PM

Star Cluster

Gravity can bend light, but I've never heard of it slowing it down or speeding it up. And yes, they do know at what speed light travels in space. 186,000 miles per second. It's not just a good idea... it's the law.

9/1/2006 10:13:42 PM

Sandman

When did we forget how fast light travels in a vacuum? Did I miss something?

I thought it was 299,792,458 meters per second. Didn't Ole Romer figure that out in 1676?

When did we forget it? And do we still have the recipe for ice cubes, 'cause I got a party this weekend and I'm gonna need ice.

9/1/2006 10:32:49 PM

Marnanel

Give me the brain! I have forgotten what lettuce is!

9/1/2006 10:55:30 PM

John

The Bible says that God stretched out the heavens. What does this mean to you guys?

It just means He made the heavens (and built the foundations of the earth and placed the spirit in man).

They actually have no clue how fast light travels in the vacuum of space

The speed of light is intimately tied to the physical structure of the universe. Today, the speed of light in a vacuum is so accurately known that they have redefined the length of the meter (and therefore the mile) in terms of the speed of light. So the only thing that can change is the length of a mile, not the speed of light.

9/1/2006 11:10:08 PM

Bob_Zimmerman

Actually, now that the meter is defined in terms of how far a beam of light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 seconds, that kind of fixes the speed of light in meters per second. So yes, we know the exact speed. If anything, we don't know the exact length of a meter, but we know that, too.

So, in summation ... WRONG!

9/1/2006 11:40:06 PM

David D.G.

\"They actually have no clue how fast light travels in the vacuum of space....\"

Project much there, Ken?

EDIT: Okay, folks, there's no WAY this guy's crazy post is worth a mere 2 on the fundometer! He's changing the laws of physics and accusing the scientists of his own ignorance here!


~David D.G.



9/2/2006 12:25:01 AM

Julian


9/2/2006 3:43:09 AM

Darth Wang

Wasn't that in the Quran, not the Bible?

9/2/2006 11:34:57 AM

Napoleon the Clown

Originally posted by Star Cluster

Gravity can bend light, but I've never heard of it slowing it down or speeding it up. And yes, they do know at what speed light travels in space. 186,000 miles per second. It's not just a good idea... it's the law.

Closer to 186,282 miles per second, actually.

9/2/2006 6:15:55 PM

jay

There is gravity on earth and that may have affected his thinking.. I wonder if he would think better and get his facts straight in the vacuum of space instead.

9/3/2006 1:17:33 AM

Mister Spak

\"1. The Bible says that God stretched out the heavens. What does this mean to you guys?

It means you believe in fairy tales and probably don't understand reality.


2. We know how fast light travels on Earth, but there is gravity here, and light is affected by gravity. They actually have no clue how fast light travels in the vacuum of space, so what does that do to your theory?\"

See the answer to 1.

9/3/2006 4:37:50 PM

tracer

I thought it was 299,792,458 meters per second.

Meters?!

\"The metric system is a tool of the Devil! My car gets 40 rods to the hogshead, and that's the way I likes it!\"
-- Grampa Simpson

9/5/2006 10:24:36 PM

John

\"The metric system is a tool of the Devil! My car gets 40 rods to the hogshead, and that's the way I likes it!\"
-- Grampa Simpson

Of course that's 0.002 miles per gallon - must be an oil tanker! :-)

9/5/2006 11:41:46 PM

jouster

\"There is gravity on earth and that may have affected his thinking.. I wonder if he would think better and get his facts straight in the vacuum of space instead.\"

There is gravity everywhere else, too, vacuum or not.

9/6/2006 1:07:02 PM

Jacob Syne

You are so illiterate! I'm not joking!

9/6/2006 11:43:45 PM

Veinor

They actually have no clue how fast light travels in the vacuum of space

Well, if by 'they' you mean 'ignorant fundies who think science is the tool of the devil', then you're right. Otherwise... WRONG!

9/7/2006 2:42:43 AM

Overlord

I love it when retards try to comprehend something that is WAY over their heads...

Go back to humping doorknobs dipshit... its safer.

9/9/2006 1:27:23 AM

Biscuitsforall

Anyone with half a brain knows that we know how fast light travels in the vacuum of space. Technically this means you have less than half a brain, which technically makes you braindead. I'm sorry to break it to you like that.

9/22/2006 10:52:32 AM

Adrian

WTF are you talking about?

12/6/2006 3:32:10 AM

Dr. Shrinker

1. The (very human) authors of Genesis had a flair for poetry
2. Yes, we do know how fast light travels in a vacuum

Too easy

2/11/2009 2:26:14 PM

szaleniec

Also, gravity has nothing to do with the fact that space is a vacuum. A satellite orbiting at 100 km experiences just under 97% of the acceleration due to gravity that we do on the Earth's surface, but it's going fast enough that this force doesn't pull it down to the surface but directs it on a circular path.

Edit: I also have this urge to smack him over the head with my copy of Misner, Thorne and Wheeler's Gravitation. Though I'd probably do more damage to my arm swinging it.

2/11/2009 2:37:24 PM
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