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Worst watchmaker analogy ever.
1/10/2009 4:46:21 AM
Well since a watch is non-living... I really don't understand why these people cannot seem to grasp the difference between a living plant/animal, and say a watch or a computer.
1/10/2009 4:53:36 AM
That sounds like a good way to break your watch, but what on earth does it have to do with creationism?
1/10/2009 4:54:39 AM
1/10/2009 4:54:40 AM
What this person fails to realize is that if you do it an infinite number of times....eventually the watch WILL reassemble through random environmental influences...
1/10/2009 4:56:39 AM
The watch is not alive! It does not breed! How can you not understand this?
1/10/2009 5:03:04 AM
Uh no, it wouldn't.
1/10/2009 5:13:33 AM
Watches are not alive. They don't have self-replicating cells, and they don't need to fight for survival. Natural selection doesn't apply.
Zimmer: It would if you did it an infinite number of times. In fact, it would self-assemble an infinite number of times, while also ending up in random piles an infinite number of times. Infinite = never-ending. Every single possible outcome would happen, and continue to happen until infinity.
1/10/2009 5:40:12 AM
How about you get a real goddamned analogy you blithering idiot.
1/10/2009 5:41:49 AM
1/10/2009 6:35:25 AM
"Let's see. Take a watch apart and put it in washing machine or any kind of container you want and shake it, roll it, hit it with chemicals, shoot it with lightning bolts and just how long before it becomes a timepiece again?"
The answer to your ridiculous question is: "never"
However, if you wait around for a few million years it's possible that a new breed of homo sapiens will evolve and they'll be just glad to reassemble the watch you f***ed up.
Mrs. AntiChrist: Thanks for filling in. Your response is pretty much what I would have said. With infinity to play with you can arrive at any number of "possible but not probable" ends for any event.
1/10/2009 7:00:02 AM
And here we see a false analogy.
1/10/2009 9:53:53 AM
Percy Q. Shun
This moron has obviously never seen the classic film, *batteries not included.
1/10/2009 10:13:32 AM
What the fuck did that have to do with anything!?
1/10/2009 11:22:00 AM
For one thing, you ignorant twaddle, a watch doesn't have DNA as it's inanimate, made from non-living things.
1/10/2009 11:42:48 AM
Leaving aside for the moment the fact that watches are not actually living I propose that Galeanda takes her watch apart and prays really really hard over it and sees how long it becomes a timepiece again .
1/10/2009 12:05:44 PM
And no matter how many Messiahs you nail up you'll never remove everyones sins
1/10/2009 12:46:28 PM
Well, I wouldn't hold that stupid quote against her. Poor Galeanda doesn't seem to know how any inanimate object works. Later in the thread, she says:
"You can't blanket all Christians with one broad brush no matter how hard you try."
1/10/2009 2:02:26 PM
Take a watch apart and put it in washing machine
In a clock they sent through a washing machine
Come around, make it soon, so alone.
At least Syd had a fucking excuse.
1/10/2009 2:06:24 PM
Yeah, 'cause everyone knows that watches give birth to baby watches. Just the other day, I looked in my watch drawer and saw a dress watch and a diving watch mating. I can hardly wait to see what the babies will look like.
1/10/2009 2:10:43 PM
Galeanda tried and failed.
1/10/2009 2:41:01 PM
"And, lo, Darwind did take two of every kind of animal, dismember it, and place the parts in a giant washing machine. He did then take the washing machine, shook it, rolled it, and bathed it in chemicals. He then took the mystical lightning and with it did zap the machine. After doing thus for a million years did he open the machine and bring forth the animals, reconsituted in ways unimaginable."
-On the Origin of Species as interpreted by Galeanda
1/10/2009 3:45:59 PM
Let's see. Take a watch apart and put it in washing machine or any kind of container you want and shake it, roll it, hit it with chemicals, shoot it with lightning bolts and just how long before it becomes a timepiece again?
Yeah, but take a gene out of a human and put it in a mouse or a yeast cell and it continues to work just fine.
Take a watch and try doubling its size. You'd have to throw it away and start over. But humans can double their size easily, as anyone who has watched a child grow can testify.
Obviously, living things are vastly different from man-made machines.
1/10/2009 3:58:59 PM
The weird thing is, looking at the other comments she left, she's quite capable of reasonable, intelligent, accepting comment. Just that this time she seems to have hit the jackpot of making absolutely no sense at all O_o
1/10/2009 3:59:08 PM
Somewhere I read of a computer simulation where they *did* randomly juggle the parts of a watch, and it reassembled itself surprisingly quickly. I think they added an attraction between the pieces that joined together, though.
1/10/2009 4:52:39 PM
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