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I'll do my own humorous summary
"Debating with an atheist"
Atheist: I deny the existence of air
Facilis: what?? You're breathing now. Air is the necessary precondition for breathing.
A: No. I see no reason why air is necessary for breathing. I am breathing now and i don't believe in air.
F: It the impossibility of the contrary. What else could you be breathing.
A: That is just an air of the gaps fallacy.You just insert air into the gaps since you do not know how people breathe.
F:But how else can you account for breathing?
A:I'm just breathing because that is the way it is. I'm still going to deny the existence of air.

Facilis, Pharyngula 50 Comments [3/1/2009 11:47:21 AM]
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dpareja

Except that by waving my hand around I can tell there's *something* there. It is that something we call air.

3/1/2009 11:48:33 AM

Canadia

Projecting your way of thinking on the enemy, eh?

3/1/2009 11:48:58 AM

MysticalChicken

I can't stop making this face: o_O

3/1/2009 11:49:32 AM

Paschal Wagner

I deny the existence of this strawman.

3/1/2009 11:50:14 AM

KT

I hope this person hasn't bred

3/1/2009 12:00:06 PM

Galileo

Another F in elementary reality.

3/1/2009 12:01:06 PM

aaa

This is devoid of wit, quality and funny. You suck.

3/1/2009 12:04:10 PM

Dexter

I'll do my own humorous summary
"Debating with an atheist"
Atheist: I deny the existence of air


Big fail right from the start.

There is evidence that air exists. Show me the evidence for your sky daddy that holds any water and we can talk.

MfG

3/1/2009 12:07:00 PM

Eden

Air (or rather oxygen) is easy to prove.
Put a lit candle into a small enclosed compartment and will go out after a while, proving that there was some gaseous stuff in the compartment that the fire needed to burn (and which was used up by the fire).
Put a small animal (a rat for example) into a small compartment and after a while it will suffocate (or rather, drop unconscious) showing that there probably was some invisible stuff in the compartment which was needed by the rat for survival (well, to be more exact it is 2 stuffes, O2 which is needed and the produced CO2 which is harmful).
Put a plant (thatv is big enough) together with the rat into an enclosed compartment and you can even show, that plants obviously produce the stuff that is needed by animals for their survival.
As for the air that surrounds us...
it might be invisible, but we see the effect it has in the form of wind.
So, there is not a single jota of faith needed to accept the existence of air/oxygen.

Now devise similar experiments to prove the existence of god ;)

3/1/2009 12:07:32 PM

Nothing

I'll do my own humorous summary
humor? i see no humor, just stupid all around.

3/1/2009 12:18:01 PM

anevilmeme

Something stupid this way comes....

3/1/2009 12:41:45 PM

Mandy

That strawman isn't even humourous, except perhaps in a way Facilis did not intend.

3/1/2009 12:45:10 PM

Fera

Um, air does exist. Even if you can't see it...oh, OH, I see what they are trying to do..

3/1/2009 12:46:06 PM

Lucretius

Don't you just love it when fundies try to be clever/funny ?

No I don't either really.

3/1/2009 1:06:35 PM



Worst strawman ever.

F: It the impossibility of the contrary. What else could you be breathing.
A: That is just an air of the gaps fallacy.You just insert air into the gaps since you do not know how people breathe.
F:But how else can you account for breathing?


Um. Are you suggesting that we don't actually know why we need air to breathe and that air is only necessary because we can't think of any other theories?

Just because you failed primary school biology and chemistry doesn't mean everybody else did too.

3/1/2009 1:08:13 PM

Darkevilme

@Eden: And if he succeeded then at the end of the experiments you'd still have a god proof box left over.

Win.

3/1/2009 1:08:53 PM



I've never know anyone deny the existance of air.

Apart from the doctor at your birth that is..

3/1/2009 1:12:52 PM

Nowhereman

You and I have very different definitions of humor.

3/1/2009 1:30:08 PM

Nowonmai

I have yet to hear any atheist ramble on like you imagine they do. I have, however, heard fundies ramble on like that.

3/2/2009 4:07:13 AM

Frank

Here, I'll turn a cup upside down and put it in water. Then I'll turn it right side up and we can see the air. Show us a god cup and we'll talk

-Frank

3/2/2009 4:35:49 AM

Beeblebrox

"Facilis"...extracted from the word "facile"...

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/facile

c: readily manifested and often lacking sincerity or depth

Yeah, that sounds about right.

3/2/2009 7:27:04 AM

Beeblebrox

"Facilis"...extracted from the word "facile"...

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/facile

c: readily manifested and often lacking sincerity or depth

Yeah, that sounds about right.

3/2/2009 7:27:14 AM

OMGWTFBBQ!

Strawmen, its whats for dinner.

3/2/2009 8:14:41 AM

OMGWTFBBQ!

Strawmen, its whats for dinner.

3/2/2009 8:14:52 AM

Paradox

How the hell is this supposed to make sense? I don't think that atheists deny the existence of air, just the existance of gods.

3/2/2009 1:27:11 PM
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