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I'm a college student that is studying geology. In one of my professor's lectures he mentioned plate techtonics and continental drift. I was wondering if you could provide me with an explanation for this.

This is the theory that I came up with. What if Pangea did exhist? What if, after the flood, there was just one continent? I think that humans tried to build the tower of babel exactly where babylon is today. In reference to Pangea, Babylon would be in the exact center of the continent. God confused the languages and different groups went in different directions (north, south, east, west etc.). Then, to make sure that humans didn't find some other way to communicate and reunite the languages he separated the continents to separate the people. Makes sense. I read a passage that says, "where God looks at the earth it shakes and where his finger touches it smokes." Sounds like earthquakes and volcanoes to me. I propose, instead of taking billion/millions of years to separate, that God separated the continents in a much shorter span of time. Maybe, even overnight.

email me and let me know if I'm on target.

Brian Jordan, TalkOrigins 70 Comments [6/13/2008 2:00:56 PM]
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ScienceDT

You're not right.

Why would Mr. Supernatural be so intent on separating his peoples that he left Africa, Asia, and Europe largely connected? Furthermore, plate tectonics still exists today - is that God trying to bring people closer or separate them? Is he unaware of mass transit?

6/13/2008 2:05:27 PM

tmr

If you were truly a college student studying geology, you wouldn't have to ask this question.

6/13/2008 2:07:59 PM

Waiting for God

On target!!! Buddy the American airforce has a better record of marksmanship than you do.

Ask yourself why God - if she exists - would try and make all of her miracles appear exactly like naturally occuring phenomenon; such as earthquakes and volcanoes.

Look forward to failing your geology degree: epically.

6/13/2008 2:09:48 PM

James

Or, alternatively, you could discuss your hypothesis with your lecturer and he could let you know exactly why you're not on target.

6/13/2008 2:11:05 PM

Grigadil

Wrong geological epoch, brian.

6/13/2008 2:12:22 PM

Bob Dole

Liberty University?

6/13/2008 2:13:48 PM

Philbert McAdamia

different directions (north, south, east, west etc.).

"Etcetera"? How many more directions are there, College Joe?

@ Waiting FG - LOL, the USAF reveres Wrong Way Corrigan.
There is a reason the U.S. military uses terms like FUBAR and SNAFU

6/13/2008 2:20:15 PM

Giardano Bruno

I wouldn't bank on passing your geology unit. Or linguistics, archaeology, palaeontology, zoology, botany, anthropology…

6/13/2008 2:23:18 PM

redfergus

This is a theory that you came up with? You are either drunk, stoned or brainless.

It can't be a theory: for that you'd need a scintilla of evidence. You just made this all up.

'Makes sense'. Not.

fergus

6/13/2008 2:29:52 PM

BeemerRefugee1990

At least we know this isn't Brian Jordan the baseball player (either of them.)

6/13/2008 2:43:47 PM

Mister Spak

Or you could ask your geology professor about geology instead of a brain dead fundie.

6/13/2008 2:45:39 PM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

What a waste of a college education! The 2-hour trainee course at Burger King University would have been a better fit for this guy.

6/13/2008 2:45:57 PM

arcturus

you LITERALLY fail at geology

6/13/2008 2:47:44 PM

Beeblebrox

I'm a college student that is studying geology. In one of my professor's lectures he mentioned plate techtonics and continental drift. I was wondering if you could provide me with an explanation for this.

Maybe I'm overly suspicious by nature but I somehow doubt you're a college student. My question to you here would be: Why are you bringing this question to an internet forum instead of your professor? Surely a geology professor would be better qualified to assess the validity of your premise(s).

I propose, instead of taking billion/millions of years to separate, that God separated the continents in a much shorter span of time. Maybe, even overnight.

I'm certainly no expert but two objections to this hypothesis spring immediately to mind.

1. Any process that could successfully separate a single landmass into several smaller ones in a very short span of time would likely be so violent as to render most, if not all, life on the continents extinct--including Humans.

2. I have to consider the total lack of any mention of this rapid separation in historical records. Surely someone, somewhere, would have mentioned it in their diary. "Dear diary, today I woke up, put the cat out, started the cooking fire, and went outside. Lo and behold, to my everlasting surprise my neighbor Bill and his house....and his farm had vanished and been replaced by an ocean."

6/13/2008 3:01:51 PM

CeilingCat

You're not on target, and you have piss-poor grammar and spelling for a supposed college student. Unless you're at a Bible college; then you're right on track.

6/13/2008 3:14:14 PM

Illuminatalie

"I'm a college student that is studying geology."
You're a fundy christian that proudly lies for Jesus. (Either that, or someone that has mistaken a madrassa for a college). Further discussion is a waste of OUR time, but nothing would waste YOUR time any more than it already is.

6/13/2008 3:15:54 PM

John

Once you assume God does everything by magic, you can pull any oddball idea you want out of thin air. You'd think if God moved continents around, that little fact would have been mentioned in the Bible somewhere. Given the choice between believing that God magically moved continents around and believing that Genesis was made up by some bronze age Arab goat herder who had no idea other continents existed, I'd choose the latter.

6/13/2008 3:25:12 PM



YOU WERE AIMING FOR A TARGET??

6/13/2008 3:27:37 PM



Would all be well and good if God existed.

F--

6/13/2008 3:28:59 PM

Frank

The discussion makes more sense if you assume this person is a freshman taking breadth requirements rather than someone actually trying out for a geology degree.

-Frank

6/13/2008 3:30:14 PM

Quantum Mechanic

On target?
You aren't even shooting downrange.

6/13/2008 3:33:02 PM

sakura

Hahahaha...

No.

6/13/2008 3:35:04 PM

Gunner

Or it could be a college student tossing a question to a fundie just to see what kind of idiocy they'd come up with.

6/13/2008 3:36:40 PM

Amos

I'm a college student that is studying aerodynamics and aerospace engineering. In one of my professor's lectures he mentioned that heavier than air craft can spend minutes in the air. I was wondering if you could provide me with an explanation for this.

This is the theory that I came up with. What if they're using thin cables suspended from the ceiling and... //trails off

6/13/2008 3:40:49 PM

aaa

What's your school?

6/13/2008 3:41:58 PM
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