People like Gpickypick slowed the general population down.
2/5/2007 5:23:20 PM
\"Don't you think it's absolutely insulting to man to say claim that he had been around for millions of years, and yet just invented the automobile 100 years ago?
Sounds like you're very easily insulted.
do you really think it took man millions of years for someone to get on a boat, sail to America, and find out the world is round?
The fact that you can't wrap your brain around certain ideas is YOUR problem. It does not constitute 'evidence'.
2/5/2007 5:38:39 PM
Well, for a start there was 800 years in Europe called the Dark Ages, when the church ruled, where science was held back.
Imagine where we would be right now if that hadn't happened.
2/6/2007 4:28:01 AM
You've never gone sailing before, have you?
2/6/2007 4:57:21 AM
You assume a linear progression of science, but no such thing exists. Scientific progress accelerates so drastically that if I plotted it on a curve, it would look like a rocket launch. This is because past lessons accelerate current progress, build on future achievements.
2/6/2007 12:38:38 PM
\"You assume a linear progression of science, but no such thing exists. Scientific progress accelerates so drastically that if I plotted it on a curve, it would look like a rocket launch. This is because past lessons accelerate current progress, build on future achievements\"
At times this is true, but the regressions that have happened throughout our history tend to steady the curve a little bit.
Things like the burning of the great library of alexandria, the dark ages...and pretty soon the new religious orthodoxy go some way to offsetting the progress of the species.
Letting religious whackjobs have their dogma taught in science classes is going to happen, it's inevitable, and its only the beginning.
2/6/2007 2:45:35 PM
Let's see. First we had to adopt the Arabic numbering system, which introduced the zero. Then we stumbled along until Isaac Newton invented calculus. Since then, all hell has broken loose with respect to scientific development.
2/6/2007 3:24:19 PM
Well, hundreds of thousands.
2/6/2007 3:26:37 PM
It's not so strange when you consider that we had morons like you insisting it was flat!!!!!
I can't believe a Christian is trying to use lack of scientific progress as an argument to promote religion.
Hundreds of years from now your great great great great great great grandkids are gonna be saying to my great great great great great great grandkids
\"If the world is really so old, how come we didn't accept evolution earlier?\"
2/6/2007 3:32:29 PM
I love this brand of argument. Wouldn't you feel better about yourself if x were true? QED, x is true.
2/6/2007 5:07:00 PM
I would think you'd be insulted by it taking 6000 years then.
2/6/2007 6:00:57 PM
If your ancestors had been killed sooner it wouldn't have taken so long.
12/2/2011 11:39:13 AM
If scientific progress correlates with anything, it is population size.
And no-one had to sail to America to find out the world was round: its circumference had been calculated by various people to various levels of accuracy for at least 2000 years.
12/2/2011 11:52:48 AM
to build a car , or even a steam engine powered tractor, takes a lot of technology all together at one time.
Things may have been discovered many times but with only part of the technology the rest did not happen.
Early man , and even some people today are hunter/gatherers and that lifestyle does not provide the food resources to support a population who dont gather food. It required agriculture for that and a small group of people feeding the rest for towns and trades to happen.
12/2/2011 5:05:38 PM
Try building a boat, without plans and using only wood and natural fibres, and try sailing across the Atlantic.
But besides that, No I don't think that it took millions of years, it took a couple of hundred thousand years and they didn't use a boat, they walked. America had people on it long before the Europeans 'discovered' it.
12/2/2011 8:22:41 PM
> Don't you think it's absolutely insulting to man to say claim that he had been around for millions of years, and yet just invented the automobile 100 years ago?
> That may be a bad example,
> but do you see what I'm getting at?
> I mean...do you really think it took man millions of years for someone to get on a boat, sail to America, and find out the world is round?
Columbus knew the world was round before sailing to America - actually, he wasn't sailing to America, he was sailing to India.
Good thing for him that there was a landmass right where it was though, or they'd all have starved to death.
12/3/2011 12:35:41 AM
If god created man in his image, and god is so fucking clever, why didn't Adam take Eve out for a drive in a Mercedes? Why did it take 5900 years, by your ridiculous timeline, for the car to be invented and why were the first cars so crappy?
Oh, and you are not seriously suggesting that Columbus was the first human being to step on American soil, are you?
12/3/2011 12:44:47 AM