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[Q: ok, assuming that the earth and the moon are close to the same age, 6,000 years or so. why are there so many huge craters on the moon, yet only one documented witness? gervaise of canterbury beheld such an event about 500 years ago when he witnessed a meteor hit the moon in a fiery explosion. he documented it. however, there are thousands of such craters, yet only one witness.

the big bang theory says that the earth is 4.5 billion years old, and during its youth, say the first 1.5 billion years, there were many such occurrences, which would explain the multitude of craters. however, in the past 2 or so billion years, this happens less frequently.

given this scenario, what would be the reasonable conclusion?]



"Well, for one thing, the Earth is NOT "millions of years" old. In a way, you may be right, that there were many such occurrences in its youth, but not in recent history. But it would only be a few thousand years old, not millions.
It's possible that the event (meteor?) that caused the collapse of the 7th layer of water or ice above the Earth (thus causing the Flood) may also have been responsible for the cratering of the Moon. The inverse square law says that when the distance between two objects is halved, the gravitational force is quadrupled. It would have shattered in mid-flight like a snowball, with parts of it hitting the moon.
This would also explain why there would be no witnesses - all but 8 of them would be dead, and the survivors were shut into a boat during that time."

KiraJenLove, yahoo answers 45 Comments [8/29/2008 8:34:50 PM]
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Aethernaut

I suppose that's one explanation... IF YOU'RE FUCKING NUTS!

8/29/2008 8:43:33 PM

Old Viking

Earth, erosion.
Moon, no erosion.

8/29/2008 8:48:09 PM

Carnivore_Rabbit

No, the idiot is half right. The earth is NOT millions of years old. KJL, it's Billions. Moron.

8/29/2008 8:54:22 PM

approximate

Now that you've given the stupid conclusion, would you please provide the reasonable one?

8/29/2008 8:54:57 PM

aaa

It's closer to a billion.

8/29/2008 9:07:57 PM

Berny

Will you idiots get it through your thick skulls that any kind of ice layer above the earth would have turned this place into a fucking oven and would have eliminated any chance of life developing on it.
The biblical flood is fiction, along with your divine Creation some 6000 years ago. Neither jives with observable reality.
In short, you're full of shit.

8/29/2008 9:08:23 PM

Grigadil

Meteorology doesn't work that way.

8/29/2008 9:08:33 PM

jc

And the Bible mentions this where...?

8/29/2008 9:52:12 PM

anevilmeme

Citation the fuck needed.

8/29/2008 9:54:43 PM

Osiris

The Earth has an atmosphere that burns up most meteors in orbit. The moon doesn't. The Earth has geological and meteorological events that erode most signs of impact. The moon doesn't.

8/29/2008 10:05:28 PM

TheOutsider

Another star pupil brought to you by Hovind Inc.

8/29/2008 10:11:02 PM

Voldemort13

WTF

8/29/2008 10:18:48 PM

Jay-Sus

Fucking wall of text.

8/29/2008 10:48:34 PM

CT

Well, for one thing, the Earth is NOT "millions of years" old. In a way, you may be right, that there were many such occurrences in its youth, but not in recent history. But it would only be a few thousand years old, not millions.

Normal fundie insanity... nothing special really.

It's possible that the event (meteor?) that caused the collapse of the 7th layer of water or ice above the Earth (thus causing the Flood) may also have been responsible for the cratering of the Moon. The inverse square law says that when the distance between two objects is halved, the gravitational force is quadrupled. It would have shattered in mid-flight like a snowball, with parts of it hitting the moon.
This would also explain why there would be no witnesses - all but 8 of them would be dead, and the survivors were shut into a boat during that time.


HOLY FUCKING SHIT!! Even rapture ready would think this is insane!

8/29/2008 11:22:15 PM

anonymous_troy

"It would have shattered in mid-flight like a snowball,"

Gravity doesn't make shit explode randomly and spawn plot devices.

8/29/2008 11:58:59 PM

ID82

And what does this teach us?
Never ask someone who isn't a scientist a complicated question.

8/30/2008 12:38:53 AM

tracer

So, not only did the Earth used to be surrounded by a "vapor canopy", there were SEVEN LAYERS to thus vapor canopy?

Ah, creation science. My favorite oxymoron.

8/30/2008 1:17:10 AM

struby

" The inverse square law says that when the distance between two objects is halved, the gravitational force is quadrupled. It would have shattered in mid-flight like a snowball, with parts of it hitting the moon. "

Even disregarding the asinine ice sphere argument, those fragments would then be HIGHLT affected by the gravitational pull. Their momentum would not be taking them away from earth fast enough to crater the moon, and even if you still assume it would, there would be a half-cratered moon. One side baby smooth, the other acne scarred. Methinks you are wrong

8/30/2008 2:48:39 AM

Dark_Lord_Prime

OWCH!

Dammit, my desk just hit me in the head again!

8/30/2008 5:16:39 AM

Peter H

Whoa... We're through the looking-glass with this one, folks. What is this "7th layer" thing?

8/30/2008 6:36:34 AM

Firthy2002

I love it when they try to make reality fit their mythology, cos you get gems like this.

8/30/2008 12:52:06 PM

Reverend Jeremiah

Damn I know your ass must be hurting after pulling so much out of it!

8/30/2008 11:28:13 PM

worldsend


8/30/2008 11:36:35 PM

myheadhurts

cosmic fail

8/31/2008 2:28:14 AM

WhyDontYou.Org.UK

Cosmological Fail.

8/31/2008 10:42:35 AM
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