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Atheists, how did leap year occur? While computing the days of rotation of earth around sun, one extra day..?
..was found which could not be adjusted since it wasn't a full day. So, the extra day was called a leap day which was added to every consecutive fourth year. Now, how did this occur? Where did this extra day come from?

In Bible, it says in the book of Joshua that God stopped Sun in the sky which did not move until Israelites won a war. It means, the rotation of the earth was stopped for sometime, which caused extra time requirement for the earth to finish its regular rotation around the sun, thus causing extra time added to the whole period of 365 days.

You see, everything is true in Bible when scientifically explore each of its incidents.

TiGeR, Yahoo! Answers! 81 Comments [7/21/2009 12:51:23 AM]
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Ajax

The stupid it burns!

7/21/2009 12:54:45 AM

Tolpuddle Martyr

TiGeR, talk like Yoda you do. Shite you talk, constantly. Idiot you are, shut up you should.

7/21/2009 12:58:41 AM

Random Man

Or maybe the time that the Earth rotates the sun isn't divisible by the time is rotates around it's axis, but your's is good too.

7/21/2009 1:00:20 AM

Lord X

Or maybe the distance the Earth travels when it orbits the sun is simply 365.25 days and there's nothing else to it?

7/21/2009 1:00:31 AM

Mortok

Uh-huh. And the talking snake?

7/21/2009 1:03:41 AM

Tommy

The idiocy makes my brain explode.

Units of time are created by man. The time it takes for the earth to make one rotation is a little less than 24 hours but we round up. This, in turn, makes our calender a little off and we need to-kind of-reset. So know, God didn't require it, man did because man is the one who created the units of time.

7/21/2009 1:07:55 AM

Swedish Pagan

Huh, what? Leap years don't "occur". It's man's way of handling that a year is not exactly 365 times 24. Before we started counting hours and minutes, it didn't matter one iota.

The sun was stopped in the sky? So everything under it burned to a cinder? When, where? Does he do this every year? As every year is almost one fourt of a day too long.

7/21/2009 1:09:38 AM

Raskolnikov

Facepalm.

7/21/2009 1:21:26 AM

BobsOldSocks

"...everything is true in Bible..."

There's very little "truth" in the bible, just ignorant, primitive people trying to explain what was for them unexplainable. Plus a whole load of power-hungry megalomaniacs lying their heads off, desperate to start their own death cult and garner power, status and wealth at the expense of the gullible and hard-of-thinking.

I'll stick with reality and facts, thanks.

7/21/2009 1:21:50 AM

Rat of Steel

(Tommy)

"The idiocy makes my brain explode.

Units of time are created by man. The time it takes for the earth to make one rotation is a little less than 24 hours but we round up. This, in turn, makes our calender a little off and we need to-kind of-reset. So know, God didn't require it, man did because man is the one who created the units of time."


(Swedish Pagan)
"Huh, what? Leap years don't 'occur'. It's man's way of handling that a year is not exactly 365 times 24. Before we started counting hours and minutes, it didn't matter one iota.

The sun was stopped in the sky? So everything under it burned to a cinder? When, where? Does he do this every year? As every year is almost one fourth of a day too long."


What they said.

7/21/2009 1:22:48 AM

Kat

Ummm TiGeR, where does it say that God will stop the rotation of the Earth every four years? I can't seem to find that passage in the Bible.

7/21/2009 1:33:15 AM

Orestes

Oh. I understand now. Anytime in nature there is something that is divided, and there is a decimal remainder, that proves God.

Wait, what?

7/21/2009 1:37:56 AM

atrasicarius


7/21/2009 1:47:15 AM

Count Zapolai

Ok, even forgetting 365.24 (yes really) days, your working doesn't follow through. It only allows a delay of one day. Since a leap year "catches up" most of one day every four years, that incident, if it ever occured (it didn't) would have 96% been resolved within 4 years, and completely finished within 400 years. I doubt (but couldn't be certain) that you believe this event took place in 2005, so really... wtf??

7/21/2009 1:48:22 AM

WMDKitty

"You see, everything is true in Bible when scientifically explore each of its incidents."

*facepaw*

No. Just... no.

7/21/2009 2:18:32 AM

aaa

Oh, for fucks sake.

7/21/2009 2:18:53 AM

nutbunny

I find your thinking offensive. We have a leap day every 4 years to make up for the fact that the year is not exactly 365 days long.

7/21/2009 2:21:34 AM

Mog

I...I have no words.

The sad thing is there's some folks out there who's brain will just shut off when they have to do maths, and they'll think this is a convincing argument.

7/21/2009 2:51:39 AM

EvoPagan

Stupidity like this should get you kicked off the internet permanently.

7/21/2009 3:11:13 AM



'everything is true in Bible when scientifically explore each of its incidents'

Even the Witch of Endor incident?

7/21/2009 3:13:57 AM

Night Jaguar

Besides being nearly unintelligible this is wrong on every level. Grammatically, factually, scientifically, and logically.

This should be ridiculed and mocked on every site on the internet to deter this person, or anyone like them, from every posting anything ever again.

7/21/2009 4:01:33 AM

Mudak

Ironically, when using a lunar calendar (like the Hebrew calendar), it's not even a full 365 day year. That's why, every four years, they actually need to add an entire leap month to keep things right....

7/21/2009 4:20:04 AM

szena

I swear these guys think any random similarity in subject is proof that Bible stories happened. There's a canyon in the US carved by water? Proof that Noah's flood happened! Years aren't exactly 365 days? Proof that God stopped the sun in the sky!

I suppose it would be pointless to mention that stopping the rotation of the earth wouldn't also stop it in its orbit. Fundies probably can't grasp that rotation and orbit are two different motions.

7/21/2009 4:20:35 AM

CailinBan

Further irony is that if our whole system was divinely created, it'd be MORE likely that days did divide exactly into years. The leap year is actually proof (or at least a good indicator) that God didn't make the system.

So, pwned.

7/21/2009 4:27:34 AM

Clown

*face meets palm*

*palm meet's TiGeR's face*
Make some sense, man!

7/21/2009 4:27:45 AM
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