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For those who believe in Evolution as opposed to God?
Do you explain the miracle of what happened yesterday (The plane crashing into the Hudson River) an act of God or an act of Science? You want your miracles, well this is one. How do you explain it?

Jen Wilson, Yahoo Answers 68 Comments [1/24/2009 8:52:13 PM]
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jc

A damn good pilot.

1/24/2009 8:53:28 PM

DevilsChaplain

"For those who believe in Evolution as opposed to God?"

False Dichotomy = Epic Fail

Do you explain the miracle of what happened yesterday (The plane crashing into the Hudson River) an act of God or an act of Science?"

It was an act of a damn good pilot, that's what it was, so STFU.

1/24/2009 8:54:49 PM

DevilsChaplain

@jc
Beat me to it : P

1/24/2009 8:55:15 PM

aaa

Act of a very skilled pilot who happened to have a lot of experience flying gliders. It wasn't a miracle, just an exhibit of extraordinary piloting.

1/24/2009 9:00:22 PM

Efrain

An act that took balls to pull off. Large ones, made of steel.

1/24/2009 9:03:11 PM

sha_lyn68

of course she picked the one and only answer that agreed with her, and then whined abut how mean and anti God all the other answers are. Crediting a skilled pilot apparently is being mean and godless

1/24/2009 9:05:45 PM

Lucilius

Show me an airplane your god built.

Show me safety features designed on Biblical principles.

Point out decades worth of trial-and-error improvements made by a religion proud of clinging to the past.

Get on your imaginary holy jetliner, held in the air not by aeronautics but by faith; fly with a pilot who's never actually been trained, but prays about it a lot.

Then tell me - if you still can - about miracles. It'll be a miracle if your pants aren't full.

1/24/2009 9:13:57 PM

Headache

Do you explain the miracle of what happened yesterday (The plane crashing into the Hudson River) an act of God or an act of Science?

It was thanks to great French engineering and great piloting.

A miracle would have been if the plane, after the flameout, continued to ascend, fly to the nearest airport and land as normal without the two engines working. THAT would have been a miracle, this was not.

1/24/2009 9:20:40 PM

muters

If it was an act of God, there would have been no need for a safe landing - the plane wouldn't have been brought down in the first place. Why do 'miracles' always seem to involve something really shitty happening to someone?

1/24/2009 9:22:24 PM

pete

Well, Jen. If you were not among the most stupid posters at Y!, no mean feat in itself, you would have read the articles about how the plane was designed to survive such mishaps and the pilots train extensively for such mishaps.

No miracles are necessary when humans use their brains to the fullest. Now, how do you explain the miracle that allows a retard like yourself to manipulate a keyboard? There sure as Hell ain't any intelligence involved.

1/24/2009 9:24:26 PM



It was an act of good Piloting.

1/24/2009 9:26:50 PM

Osiris

An act of man.

1/24/2009 9:38:59 PM

Zoo

It's called a -very- experienced and level-headed man and his flight crew having the right conditions to do something you want to call a miracle.

1/24/2009 9:43:04 PM

IanC

A pilot who deserves a medal.

1/24/2009 9:46:08 PM

LOLWUT

If a plane crash is considered a miracle, then I'm not impressed. Also, why did god either make the birds collide with the aeroplane or at least looked the other way as the birds were in its way? And if the fact that all the passengers survived was due to god, then does that mean the pilot did not have free will? And why doesn't god care about people who die from starvation, war and AIDS?

1/24/2009 9:46:13 PM

GreenEyedLilo

An extraordinarily skilled pilot, years of training for the flight crew, the ferry operators, and the first responders, and a lot of things going right for once.

1/24/2009 9:49:35 PM

maevemab

I think a flock of birds crashing a plane counts as an act of god. The landing was all pilot training (and perhaps some luck).

1/24/2009 9:51:30 PM

Disreg

Guy was good at landing planes. Maybe deserves a pay rise. Next.

1/24/2009 9:54:58 PM

TauRaven

Personally I think the better "miracle" is that your imaginary cloud guy threw those geese and hit both engines at the same time, just so he could have people like you spout about his greatness in allowing an excellant pilot do what he was trained to do.

(obvious sarcasm is obvious , I hope)

1/24/2009 9:58:26 PM

a mind far far away

Miracle? I didn't see any miracle. Just a damn good pilot.

1/24/2009 10:00:16 PM

clord

A plane crash is a miracle?

1/24/2009 10:01:30 PM

atrasicarius

See, this is one of the reasons religion pisses me off. This pilot performed something absolutely amazing and saved the lives of several hundred people, and the theists say, "Oh, it was just god. The pilot didnt have anything to do with it." Give the guy some fucking credit.

1/24/2009 10:05:37 PM

atheist crusader

the fact the pilot was an ex fighter pilot and therefore on top of his game. fair play and the best of british to him. the guy is a legend!!!

1/24/2009 10:08:21 PM

wackadoodle

The fundies have connected evolution to abiogenesis, cosmology, astronomy, thermodynamics and now aerodynamics.

1/24/2009 10:09:05 PM

A Friend

Give credit where credit is due you shitbag. The man who guided the plane into the Hudson River was an exceptional pilot. No god involved. If god was so great then the plane wouldn't have struck the birds in the first place. You fail.

1/24/2009 10:16:30 PM
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