Quote# 7062

An interesting thing off topic here. Naji, how do you explain the missing 24 hours of the earth? Scientist have proven that the earth at one time stood still for about 24 hours.

AV1611, Baptist.org Board 29 Comments [4/1/2004 12:00:00 AM]
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David D.G.

Scientists have never proven anything of the sort. Somebody please enlighten this person on the concept of \"urban legends\" and the debunking thereof.

~David D.G.

2/2/2006 11:43:40 PM


If the Earth stood still, wouldn't the sun have had to stand still as well, since the sun and the Earth are orbiting each other? And wouldn't that in turn have screwed up the orbits of all the other planets?

Wouldn't we have just been sucked into the sun, since its our tangential inertia that makes orbit possible in the first place?

Oh, but those duped by urban legends can't be expected to worry about petty details and facts.

2/3/2006 12:06:17 AM


Even the \"Answers in Genesis\" website says Xians shouldn't use this agruement.

3/1/2006 2:04:01 AM


Even that ranting schizophrenic hobo on the street corner says that christians shouldn't use this arguement.

Ooops, it seems I've repeated papabear's point verbatim.

3/1/2006 2:12:22 AM


Ted, let's agree on this:
The ranting schizophrenic hobos at Answers in Genesis say Xians shouldn't use this agruement.

3/1/2006 6:31:06 AM



There's the truth. Next time don't jump to illogical and insane conclutions, it only makes you look like a bigger idiot.

1/26/2007 12:44:32 AM


Show us this \"proof\" please!

1/26/2007 12:55:31 AM


Man, these scientists are always so busy and always unnamed. I kind of imagine them as the grey suited army of lawyers that Mr Burns always has at the ready: lined up in a small space, doing absolutely nothing until they're summoned to disprove evolution with their work and then suddenly springing into action, producing the most inane research at the drop of a hat.

I would very much like my own collection of scientists such as these. I doubt I'd use them to impress the fundies with my solid research, but having your own army is always helpful.

1/26/2007 1:15:06 AM



check your facts before you base your arguments on them, nitwit.

9/28/2007 9:21:04 AM


No! They have not!

9/28/2007 9:42:55 AM


Lying for Jaysus is still lying.

9/28/2007 10:16:28 AM


I would like to know: a) Which scientists have proven this, b) What are their credentials, c) In what scientific journal did they publish thier findings, and when?

9/28/2007 10:42:25 AM


You know the worst? My high school physics teacher once parrotted this one at me.

And no, given that he was a total fundie who later went into teching Religious Education (yes, RE in schools is legal in the Isle of Man) I'm quite certain he wasn't being ironic.

9/28/2007 10:47:16 AM


What's missing here is the realization that bronze age goatherders have great difficulty counting anything but their goats.

They missed one day, that's all.

9/28/2007 10:52:36 AM


Where has that word gone?

Shit, I just had it right here.

AHA! Found it...


9/28/2007 11:46:21 PM

Deus Ex Machina

Wasn't there a movie called 'the Day the Earth Stood Still'?

I think this fundie needs to learn the difference between fantasy and reality.

9/29/2007 12:12:14 AM


Harold Hill, author of "How To Live Like a King's Kid," the book in which this story originated, would like a word with you

9/29/2007 12:13:51 AM


Proof? Source? Anything?

Then bugger off, and let the grown-ups talk.

9/29/2007 12:26:13 AM

Brian X

Complete and total myth. That's how I explain that.

9/29/2007 12:47:26 AM


And Snopes proved that was BS. Besides, how could modern astronomy prove a miracle happened way back in the day? We would have no evidence for it, it certainly wouldn't "fit the equations."

10/8/2007 5:17:51 PM

Um... Wow.

Aw, damn, we missed 24 hours, guys.

Was it the rapture?

Don't tell me I missed the rapture!

2/13/2008 1:34:57 AM


Oh, yeah, when Klaatu showed up? What a day, man.

4/13/2008 1:14:40 PM


this ctap again? Hey dummy if the Earth stopped for a Week 2000 years ago there'd be no way to know it happened!

Except the Chinese, Greeks, a few others never noticed a missing day, either.

4/13/2008 2:54:11 PM

Philbert McAdamia

The Day the Earth Stood Still
Robert Wise

All of Washington DC is thrown into a panic when an extraterrestrial spacecraft lands near the White House. Out steps Klaatu (Michael Rennie, a handsome and soft-spoken interplanetary traveller, whose "bodyguard" is Gort (Lock Martin), a huge robot who spews forth laser-like death rays when danger threatens. After being wounded by an over-zealous soldier, Klaatu announces that he has a message of the gravest importance for all Mankind. World politics being what they are in 1951, Klaatu's demands are turned down and he is ordered to remain in the hospital. Klaatu escapes, taking refuge in a boarding house, where he poses as one "Mr. Carpenter" (one of the film's many parallels between Klaatu and Christ). The next day, at precisely 12 o'clock, Klaatu arranges for the world to "stand still"—he shuts down all electrical power in the world, with the exception of essentials like hospitals and planes in flight. Directed by Robert Wise, who edited Citizen Kane (1941) and The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) for director Orson Welles before going on to direct such major 1960s musicals as West Side Story (1961) and The Sound of Music (1965), The Day the Earth Stood Still was based on the story Farewell to the Master by Harry Bates.
heh heh - he said 'Master' and Bates' in the same sentence heh heh, and 'Hairy' heh heh
AV watches, and believes, too much Ed Wood sci-fi shit.

4/13/2008 4:28:49 PM


That clearly never happened and scientists never said that

4/17/2008 11:15:01 AM

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