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"College educated idiots is what they are..."
While your education reached as far as pre-school, clearly.
You show it to them darned smart people!
3/10/2010 7:47:12 AM
We don need none thems fancy city lernins.
3/10/2010 7:48:12 AM
Believing whatever Kent Hovind says won't make you smarter.
And a 9-mile-wide asteroid hitting a 7,926.41-mile-wide planet won't knock it out of orbit. It could affect the orbit to some degree, but not totally change it.
And I'd like to see your "proof" that a global flood did in the dinosaurs. And quoting Hovind or Ham won't count.
3/10/2010 7:49:41 AM
"HAD an asteroid hit this planet, it would NOT be in the kind of perfect orbit it is that sustains the life it does. It would have knocked us out of that orbit, not left it alone on the exact axis tilt we are on, at the rate of speed we are, on the orbits around the sun that we are"
You do realize that we get hit by small metorites and stuff like that all the time right?
3/10/2010 7:51:36 AM
First three are too easy, but for #4, I'll point out that the Chilean earthquake measurably increased the Earth's rotation speed by forcing large amounts of mass towards the center (like how an ice skater spins faster with their arms tucked in). Days are now 1.26 microseconds shorter than they used to be.
Of course, even without massive events such as that, day length, orbital geometry and velocity, and axial tilt ALL undergo measurable fluctuations and adjustments CONSTANTLY.
3/10/2010 7:52:46 AM
The stoopid is killin' me dead.
3/10/2010 8:03:06 AM
Okay, do an experiment for me. Have a friend roll a 16 pound bowling ball and then you hit it as hard as you can with a BB and measure how much the bowling ball changes course. Bonus points if you shoot your eye out, kid.
The rest of your rant... well, it's all bs anyway. Have you ever said anything that wasn't?
3/10/2010 8:05:41 AM
And you, the genius homeschooled, are unable to explain how the computer you type in works. By the way, don't try to resucitate old arguments that have been disproven.
3/10/2010 8:06:02 AM
This is only a taste. Read the other comments from this article as well. Not much better at all. Brace yourselves, people... all of this is leading up to Round 2 of the Destruction of the Library at Alexandria. The enemies of knowledge are in full force and unapologetic. So... so I don't know what to say, it's just so enraging and pathetic. They can all fuck Jesus up his tight cherry ass as far as I'm concerned. The accommodation of idiots is officially removed from my agenda of civil obligations. They can fucking starve.
3/10/2010 8:08:04 AM
1. While it's true that the earth's age is open to some degree of discussion, this was far enough into the development of the earth that it's true.
2. It's been proven that there isn't enough water on the planet in any form to say that a global flood actually occurred. That said, it is true that some widescale flooding caused by the asteroid impact probably killed off a few of the dinosaurs.
3. We have artifacts from actual civilizations that go back longer than 8 to 9 thousand years. Are you high?
4. Current prevailing theories hold that the moon was once a chunk of the earth that was carved out of the planet (already in its orbit) by a collision with a larger object from space. Although this theory isn't without unexplained evidence, if that didn't knock us completely out of orbit, how could a 9-mile wide asteroid do it? Even over and above that, the asteroid that collided with the earth might have moved the earth a little bit, but there's actually a band of space in which the earth can reside, and still be able to sustain life.
3/10/2010 8:10:48 AM
We're not on the exact same axis tilt, you numb-skull. Even the earthquake in Chile the other week disturbed the position of Earth. The day is now a tenth of a millisecond shorter, or something like that.
There is much less proof of a global flood, than there is of large asteroid hits.
And by much less I mean one grain of sand for global flood, one Saharan desert full of sand for asteroid hits.
The Earth is neither millions nor thousands, but billions years old.
3/10/2010 8:11:29 AM
You should read a book every once in a while.
3/10/2010 8:12:10 AM
There's a whole lot of stupid on that thread.
3/10/2010 8:16:07 AM
*sigh* I suppose it was inevitable. There had to be one brainless idiot with the same screenname as me to go around spouting the worst kind of mindless drivel and generally embarassing the hell out of 'David B.'s everywhere.
But I always though it was that Beckham guy. :-(
"HAD an asteroid hit this planet, it would NOT be in the kind of perfect orbit it is that sustains the life it does"
And I bet you think that when people are hit by a bullet they fly six feet backwards like on the movie screen don'tcha?
Conservation of momentum is not some sort of eco-awareness program, bub.
3/10/2010 8:23:32 AM
College educated idiots is what they are...
As opposed to idiots who are NOT college-educated - or much beyond grammar school, from the look of things...
3/10/2010 8:33:57 AM
Didn't do well in third grade geology, did you?
3/10/2010 8:38:21 AM
HAD an asteroid hit this planet, it would NOT be in the kind of perfect orbit it is that sustains the life it does.
The asteroid was about 6 miles across. The earth is 8,000 miles across. So the asteroid was 0.00000004% of the size of the earth. That would be like hitting a 9,000 pound elephant with a mustard seed (about the size of the period at the end of this sentence). How far do you think the elephant would be moved by the impact?
3/10/2010 8:47:52 AM
"8-9 thousand years old"
How do people this stupid find food?
3/10/2010 8:48:19 AM
1.) Geologists are able to put in a good guess though: 4.5 billion years old, give or take a few eons
2.) The asteroid KILLED nearly everything on this planet. It wasn't the first time it had happened either
3.) You are a retard
4.) Haven't heard of the "Goldilocks Zone", have you? It's only a few million miles wide, and provides us quite enough room to live comfortably.
Of course, you probably think Jesus rode around the countryside on his pet dinosaur, Chompysaurus Rex or some such blah blah blah...
3/10/2010 8:54:04 AM
oh my fucking god.... the ignorance and arrogance in the comments at the article are mindblowing.
3/10/2010 8:55:28 AM
1) NONE of these 'scientists' knows with any degree of certainty that the earth is even that old!
Radiometric dating and, well, basic geology say otherwise.
2) an asteroid had nothing at all to do with anything like this on this planet. It was a global flood that did in the dinosaurs. It's been proven.
Proven, eh? Suppose you tell us where the evidence is?
3) the Earth, at best is near 8-9 thousand years old, not millions.
See (1), above.
4) HAD an asteroid hit this planet, it would NOT be in the kind of perfect orbit it is that sustains the life it does.
In other words--the "fine tuning" argument. You know that this was debunked long ago, right?
It would have knocked us out of that orbit, not left it alone on the exact axis tilt we are on, at the rate of speed we are, on the orbits around the sun that we are.
...and you know this HOW, exactly?
College educated idiots is what they are...
Yeah, them 'scientists' and their 'facts'. You and your unsubstantiated claims, that's where it's at!
3/10/2010 8:57:40 AM
It's not a perfect orbit though. There's a miniscule eccentricty in it's orbit, and a tilt of 23 degrees.
Yeah, most of that thread is pretty stupid.
3/10/2010 8:59:01 AM
Scientists get university degrees and spend, I believe, a minimum of 8 years to get their PhDs. On top of that they're required to come to their own conclusions in their respective fields and to put their conclusions to the test of peer reviewal.
And for the record, neither archeologist, paleontologist or geologists have found any evidence for a world wide flood like the one in the Bible. All those scientists working independently for over a century and not one shred of evidence...and unlike fundies, if any evidence did come up, scientists would take it seriously and, if it the evidence was conclusive, they would reconsider their views.
Oh, and the many, many methods used for dating say the Earth is millions of years old. Heck, we have tree ring and pollen deposition records that are over 9000 years old. The fact that trees were growing continually in that location for that long not only throws the YE idea out the window but is some solid evidence that there was no world wide flood.
3/10/2010 9:32:30 AM
I wouldn't be so quick to denigrate the education of other, more intelligent people than you. It's painfully obvious you are an uneducated moron.
Care to show us this evidence the earth is only 8 to 9 thousand years old, or of this global flood?
Here's a clue, the Bible is not evidence. It is Bronze Age fairy tales.
As to your claim that an asteroid hit would have knocked us out of our "perfect orbit to sustain life", are you even aware that our elliptical orbit around the sun changes by as much as 3 million miles?
3/10/2010 10:07:16 AM
"Brace yourselves, people... all of this is leading up to Round 2 of the Destruction of the Library at Alexandria."
You are probably correct; Stupid is hard-wired.
Instead of No Child Left Behind I think Cull The Herd Early should be the operative motto.
3/10/2010 10:12:13 AM
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