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Here's an example of a prediction based on information from the Bible. The lifespan of people before the flood was up to and above 900 years. Even if you eliminate cavities, our teeth tend to wear down, rot, or break over a period of about 100 years. If God designed us to live up to 900 years or more, one would expect that God would have either designed our teeth to be stronger or designed us to get new teeth. As it turns out, people who live well past the age of 100 DO actually get a new set of teeth. Some people even get them as young as their 80s. So the prediction is confirmed by the evidence.

npetreley, Christian Forums 16 Comments [2/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Gadren

What, like dentures?

1/17/2006 9:09:09 PM

David D.G.

Actually, I used to know a guy whose teeth used to fall out and replace themselves, just like the baby teeth/adult teeth transition, every 7 years or so. He said it was a little annoying, but it was better than being stuck with only one set of adult teeth that would wear out prematurely. That would be a cool mutation to have!

As for what THIS guy is talking about, I would have to at least ask for him/her to cite a reputable medical source to back up such a wild assertion. I certainly have never heard of people in their 90s or older suddenly having a new set of teeth grow in, let alone any indication that it is commonplace, as this person seems to be suggesting.


~David D.G.

1/17/2006 9:20:10 PM

Crosis

And even if the bit about old geezers getting new teeth IS true, that proves that people used to live 900 years ... how?

If we hadn't just given it I'd say Non-Sequitur of the Month.

1/17/2006 11:25:49 PM

Alena

We're sharks now?

2/7/2007 3:32:03 PM

Niali

Those are artificial dentures, genius. No one grows new teeth at 80.

2/7/2007 9:53:36 PM

Damn Yankee

Hey, D.G., find that guy and get a genome sample. The gene therapy sector could use more benificial mutations to get their business going.

2/7/2007 10:33:09 PM

Rahab

WTF?

4/15/2007 11:40:52 PM

anti-nonsense

WTF>

It's too bad this is 4 years old or we could give it the Bizarre Creationist assertion of the month award.

4/15/2007 11:47:17 PM

Captain Janeway

It's true that SOME people do grow new teeth, in their 80's.

I have no idea why they grow new teeth, but leaping from that to 'the Bible is right' not even Superman could do.

4/16/2007 12:14:27 AM

Joules

The grandmother of a friend of mine grew a handful of new teeth, it seems, when she was in her 80s. Unfortunately they were so crooked and deformed she had to have them removed and go back to her dentures. A real pity, as I agree it would be a very useful thing to be able to grow a new set when the old wear out/decay.

Now, why didn't gawd think of that when he was 'designing' this so-perfect body in his image?


4/16/2007 1:09:47 AM

That_Guy

lying for jesus. The second favorite hobby of creationists.

2/5/2009 8:04:27 PM



The lifespan of people before the flood was up to and above 900 years.

Bull-fucking-shit. It was more like 30 years.

So the prediction is confirmed by the evidence.

Dentures don't count as evidence.

2/5/2009 8:39:11 PM

Lizuka

Did it hurt pulling that out of your ass?

10/7/2010 3:18:09 AM

Anon

>>David D.G.

Actually, I used to know a guy whose teeth used to fall out and replace themselves, just like the baby teeth/adult teeth transition, every 7 years or so. He said it was a little annoying, but it was better than being stuck with only one set of adult teeth that would wear out prematurely. That would be a cool mutation to have!<<

Any idea if that mutation has a name? A quick search didn't turn up a recognized genetic variation with that as the main symptom, but I can't claim to have surveyed even a fraction of the medical literature.

10/7/2010 11:07:50 PM

Swede

Citation needed, for a lot of things there, npetreley.
A non-biblic reference to the following, please; the flood, people being 900 years old, and new sets of teeth.

10/8/2010 1:07:18 AM

Ebon

[citation fucking needed]

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