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Very I'm a die-hard Creationist who happily admits to your so called 'intellectual laziness' and who is -very- proud of it (considering what you meant by that phrase) Isn't it amazing though, according to all of you (or at least the evolutionists that I've talked to in the past) we should all be getting smarter, yet even the most brilliant today don't know how they built the pyramids or stonehedge without our fantasic modern equipment.. they're not even sure how the pyramids were built, period! And yet we're all so very intellectual and smart! Survival of the fittest at work, yes indeedy.

AmericanGirl, Christian Forums 21 Comments [7/24/2005 12:00:00 AM]
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What's really funny is that we do know how the pyramids were built. It wasn't even all that difficult, just labor intensive.
So not only is it bad logic, but the premise isn't even right.

7/24/2005 3:59:37 AM

Rime

The amazing part about the pyramids is that the base is almost perfectly square. I bet they're so large because they kept measuring them and kept adding until they were sized properly.

But, yes, no secret to how they were built.

7/25/2005 9:36:37 AM

Saggrock

AmericanGirl, calling you an idiot would be vastly overestimating your intellect!

7/25/2005 8:21:24 PM

Tenka

This poster (AmericanGirl) is a real person, be afraid.

8/5/2005 1:39:19 PM

Papabear

\"Very I'm a die-hard Creationist who happily admits to your so called 'intellectual laziness' and who is -very- proud of it (considering what you meant by that phrase)\"

\"die-hard Creationist\" = I rejest all evidence that doesn't support my fairy tale.

Imagine, being proud of \"intellectual laziness.\"


\"Isn't it amazing though, according to all of you (or at least the evolutionists that I've talked to in the past) we should all be getting smarter, yet even the most brilliant today don't know how they built the pyramids or stonehedge without our fantasic modern equipment.. they're not even sure how the pyramids were built, period! And yet we're all so very intellectual and smart! Survival of the fittest at work, yes indeedy.\"

The ToE doesn't say we are necessarily getting smarter. If an individual was smarter and that provided his offspring (and only his offspring) a survival advantage such evolution toward higher intelligence might take place. However, the way we now share the benefits of higher intelligence, it no longer benefit just those who possess that higher intelligence, therefore, the likelyhood of evolving higher and higher intelligence is probably very limited.


A couple of years ago PBS ran several programs showing how the pyramids, stonehenge and other great ancient structures could have been built with the technologies of their days. Please try to keep up with the class.

4/23/2006 3:55:19 PM

Man Called True

\"they're not even sure how the pyramids were built, period!\"

Dave Lister: \"They had whips, Rimmer. Massive, massive whips.\"

11/20/2006 6:32:21 AM

hairband

Good thing she's pretty.

11/20/2006 7:01:33 AM

Adrian

Swing and a miss

12/4/2006 4:40:23 AM

David D.G.

Actually, current thought is that the pyramids were massive public works projects done by regular citizens (mainly farmers), not slaves, during periods when the Nile was in inundation. The only real confusion about how it was done has to do with the exact methods of getting the blocks raised to successively higher levels -- by a single long ramp, by a \"corscrew\" ramp following the contours of the pyramid, by hoisting levers, or what.

Why don't we know this? Because the ancient Egyptians evidently never saw fit to write down their methodologies, that's why! If there were absolutely no written records of our building methods and only a hazy knowledge of our culture, people a few thousand years from now might not be able to figure out our exact methods for building the Luxor Hotel -- but they'll figure out the basics of it easily enough, if not the fine details.


~David D.G.




12/4/2006 5:47:44 AM

SakuraPassion

Oh god, don't show your stupidity. Please!

12/4/2006 10:46:30 PM

Homer

Who begins an (already weak) argument by claiming \"intellectual laziness\"?

I don't think they had mobile phones, space travel or the internet back in Ancient Egypt.
I don't think their buildings were as big as ours either.

They were some nice pyramids, but I think they probably built them by stacking stones on top of each other in a rough pyramid shape.
That'd be my guess.

I'm pretty sure we're smarter.

12/4/2006 10:52:23 PM

AriseNow

She's arguing FOR her stupidity?
I forfeit... the debate is lost.

12/5/2006 12:48:22 AM

Rahab

At least she admits she's an intellectual couch potato.

2/2/2007 12:40:43 AM

Captain Janeway

One of the theories as to how the pyramids got built so fast and so well by ancient peoples is that an advanced race of aliens came to visit us back then and helped out.

That theory has a million more times credibility than Jesus being a God, or existing for that matter.

2/2/2007 12:46:19 AM

MILF-chan

First of all, we do know how they were built.

Second, let's put that aside and make like we don't now. The fact that science can't answer a question doesn't mean it never will be able to. Or should we stop looking for a cure for cancer?

2/2/2007 2:30:34 AM

Beccs

David D.G. said it better than I could.

2/2/2007 5:41:30 AM

Patrick

What a dumb bitch.

I watched a show on The Discovery Channel or one of it's sister stations that showed (and recreated some of) how ancient workers transported and placed the slabs of rock for Stonehenge.

2/2/2007 1:53:23 PM

hmcook87

I guess AmericanGirl didn't see that doco on national geographic detailing exactly how stonehenge was built...

There probably isn't much point in me saying it as everyone who will read this already knows, but in the few thousand years since the construction of the pyramids, the human brain has evolved so little that there is no percievable difference. Our technology advances because we build opon the collective knowlege of those before us, not because we get smarter.

6/25/2008 4:09:29 AM

Happy Heathen

Well if you cracked a science book instead of being proud of your ignorance you might realize that evolution never promised we’d get smarter. Evolution can go backwards. Example: If you and your family moved into a dark cave on a permanent basis and started procreating, around the time of your one hundredth generation later your offspring would no longer be born with eyes or pigment. If there’s no selective pressure for light sensing organs and UV protecting cover they’d go away. In other word; use it or lose it. I’m pretty sure the same is true for your brain (in fact I suspect this process has already begun for you.)

If you don’t believe me you’re welcome to try moving in the cave, it’ll be a nice change for the rest of us.

6/25/2008 4:26:00 AM

Me

Lost knowledge is not the same as lower intelligence. But then you're proud to be stupid so we can't expect you to understand pretty obvious things like that.

6/25/2008 9:24:08 AM

Elphaba

you're proud of being stupid? I don't think I've ever heard anybody admitting that. Do you have ANY reading comprehension?

8/2/2008 6:40:14 PM
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