Quote# 63373

If the sun’s light could reach "so-called" Mars as the photos from NASA depict, then our night skies would not be dark.

If the Earth was truly spherical then when the earth would spin on its axis away from the sun, the earth's skies would still remain lit-up. Think of it in this matter, when you walk into a room lit-up by a lamp, upon facing the lamp you have the light directly before you, and if you turned your back against the lamp the light would be no longer before you but the surrounding spaces of that room would still be lit-up, same would apply for the space earth is in.

Now many come-back replies will be; “there’s nothing to reflect the sun’s light between earth and Mars to light up our night skies?” But its not the reflection of anything that manages to get the sun’s light to reach us here on Earth in the first place.

Use the room and lamp example again; there could be shiny reflective objects in the room, say a ninja sword, or an over & under shotgun above the fireplace but its not these objects reflections that are illuminating the surrounding space of the room, it’s the lamp (Sun).


Planets don't EXIST, if the sun's light could reach ten's of millions of miles passed Earth reaching Mars no-body would be getting any rest at night, there would still be light, and there would be no GOD

Punisher, godlikeproductions 108 Comments [6/21/2009 1:01:21 PM]
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The Level of FAIL in this is larger then the Milky Way.
(First in with a comment!)

6/21/2009 1:35:09 PM

Jedi Knight

Your conclusion seems correct, but your premises are utter word salad.

6/21/2009 2:09:05 PM

Nathan the Wise

You see that black thing on the floor beside you? It's called a shadow. Reflect upon how the fuck it got there.

6/21/2009 2:21:38 PM


Hold on tight! Or you'll be swept away by this river of bullshit!

6/21/2009 2:38:50 PM

Supersport like stupidity in this one. Stay far away.

6/21/2009 3:59:48 PM

G. Fieendish

Re: this post
"The Ignorance, it Burns...!"

6/21/2009 6:18:19 PM


Of course everybody knows that Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are merely wandering stars!

6/21/2009 6:55:04 PM


E pur si muove.

6/21/2009 7:32:33 PM


First thing... science says nothing about the existence of a god. Gods are not testable, quantifiable, or falsifiable, therefore, they are not included in any theories, hypotheses, experiments, or conclusions.

To answer your main point, when you have a lamp lighting a room, you can see the walls when you face away from the lamp because the light is hitting them and reflecting back at you. If it didn't reflect, you wouldn't see them. Yes, the source of light is the lamp, but the reason you see anything else is because the light is reflecting off of them. A surface does not need a high specularity such as a mirror or metallic surface (sword in your example) in order to have high reflectivity. White shows brightly because it is highly reflective to light.

You are a perfect example of a person who knows just enough to be a danger to yourself and to others. Do try to learn a subject more thoroughly before making more asinine statements as though you had some authority on the subject.

6/21/2009 7:47:19 PM

D Laurier.

Earth is a planet.
Earth exists.
Ergo Planets exist.

There is light at night.

There is no GOD, nor is there a UNICORN or a HOBGOBBLIN.

6/21/2009 7:52:01 PM

Lord X

You fail fourth grade science forever.

6/21/2009 9:25:52 PM


Optics don't work that way

6/21/2009 11:14:50 PM


You fail optics forever.

6/21/2009 11:27:45 PM



You fail it.

6/22/2009 12:39:23 AM


Hooray, I got my first submission posted *beams*.

A pretty good one too, if I may say so.

He also quotes some bible verses. I suspect he may be a poe.

6/22/2009 6:06:28 AM


We'll keep this simple.
Light from the sun effectively travels in straight lines as the sun is so far away. Without anything to reflect it back it just keeps travelling onwards.
Light from your lamp is scattered and reflected by the surfaces in the room. Even so, it's still possible to see shadows.

I'm thinking Poe - no-one can put together a logically illogical argument like this and be this ignorant.
Very well done!

6/22/2009 7:06:22 AM

What the hell you think you see when you look at the stars at night, for God's sake?

6/22/2009 10:03:03 AM


Ever heard of a TELESCOPE? You can see things like the moon and even *gasp* PLANETS if it is powerful enough!

Mars is several million miles away from Earth, so it doesn't light up the sky so much at night, like, I dunno, THE MOON, which is much closer. If Mars was as close as the Moon, then the amount of light it would reflect would much more obvious.

Most of this was covered by my man "Tempus", so peace out, wacko.

6/22/2009 1:49:17 PM

Dr. Novakaine

Even most fundies would cross the street to avoid you if they saw you coming. That's how fucking crazy you are.

6/22/2009 1:53:21 PM

Shadow Boxer

I don't facepalm often (even when reading this site), but this one made me facepalm twice.

6/22/2009 6:52:10 PM

God Is Real Unless Declared Integer

Please don't reproduce!

6/23/2009 5:57:22 AM


there could be shiny reflective objects in the room, say a ninja sword, or an over & under shotgun above the fireplace

Am I the only one that doesn't have either of these objects in my house?

Fine. If you don't think the Earth is spherical (it's not, actually, it's an oblate spheroid. If you stand on the equator, you're actually further away from the centre of the Earth than if you climbed Everest), chart an expedition to the corners.

We'll want pictures too.

6/23/2009 9:01:50 AM


I see supersport has a new user name.

6/23/2009 11:21:25 AM


I guess you never did any 'use a lightbulb and your own body to show how night and day works' experiments in elementary school. Hell, you just described it and you still don't get it.

6/23/2009 8:38:40 PM




I almost feel sorry for this guy.

6/23/2009 9:07:54 PM

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