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Actually most of the universe is composed of water. Water comprises 91% of the substance in the human body and oxygen is composed of 2 molecules of hydrogen (water).

Carbon-14 is only present in one trillionth of all the atoms in each molecule and its existence varies greatly according to the amount of sun in each day, how much radiation in the air from nuclear power plants, and the position of the sun relative to the equator. Therefore, the chance of winning the lottery is much higher than the accuracy of carbon-14 dating.

Heidi, 123 Christian Forums 31 Comments [10/3/2005 12:00:00 AM]
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Gadren

Posts like these make me cry inside... the ignorance metre is going off!

10/3/2005 10:04:50 PM

Gadren

Posts like these make me cry inside... the ignorance metre is going off!

10/3/2005 10:07:02 PM

Darth Wang

Actually, the two most abundant substances in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity, but not necessarily in that order.

10/4/2005 12:28:20 AM

xMinionX

I wasn't aware we are a race of walking universes. Huh.

10/4/2005 1:03:05 AM

Crosis

The clue meter is reading zero.

Water is about 70%, not 90%, of the human body; hydrogen is not water; C-14 is far more common than you suggest (it is often formed from a neutron colliding with N-14 and ejecting a proton) measurements occur against the amount of decay product present which allows us to determine how much C-14 there was to start with; and last, but not least, C-14 isn't used for anything beyond about 55,000 years anyway because it decays too quickly.

10/4/2005 3:49:42 AM

Al

as a chemistry student, this sort of silly makes me very sad inside indeed. I weep.

10/4/2005 6:28:24 AM

avsp

ok, ..., own up, ..., come on now, own up, you're not in any trouble, ..., which one of you is pretending to be stupid in order to discredit 123 christian forums

10/4/2005 12:14:00 PM

TDR

1. Either avsp is right or
2. This girl is about as ignorant as a cardboard box.

That said, I wonder where she got these remarkable stats or if she's just making shit up.

10/4/2005 1:28:55 PM

Flinky Wisty Pomm

That's.... just incredible. This is Art, my friends; a peculiar form of poetry, as distilled and laden with meaning as haiku.

10/4/2005 5:14:05 PM

QED

RE: \"\"ok, ..., own up, ..., come on now, own up, you're not in any trouble, ..., which one of you is pretending to be stupid in order to discredit 123 christian forums\"\"

Actually, I've seen her around a few forums. Believe it or not, she's legit. Dumb as a post, but real.

10/4/2005 6:02:39 PM

ryan

Carbon dating is pretty acurate, I guess that means i need to go buy some lotto tickets.

10/4/2005 10:24:20 PM

Dan

Yahweh: are you sure Carico is Heidi? Carico appears to be 54 years old, if the number next to his/her name at christianforums.com is his/he age. Heidi is about 30, iirc.

Also, Carico's posts don't seem to me to be quite as phenominally stupid as Heidi.

Of course, there's always the possibility that the little purple number next to cf.com's posters' names is their IQ - in which case heidi=carico....

10/4/2005 11:13:39 PM

Darth Wang

What's really annoying about her is that no matter how many times it is explained to her, she still doesn't understand how evolution works.

10/5/2005 5:08:24 AM

Kimball Khan

So, apparently oxygen is made up of 2 hydrogen atoms? :'(

10/5/2005 6:08:29 AM

Dan

Well, I stand corrected.

It's strange that she has her age on cf.com as 54 though - unless she really did enter her IQ by mistake.

10/5/2005 4:20:45 PM

Drew

In order to regain much lost credibility, the church needs to come down heavily on such silly distortions of the facts of science. The church, to its own ultimate hurt, embraces such absurdities because of its unhealthy and overly-simplistic ideas about literalism.

10/8/2005 3:02:54 PM

Darth Wang

Actually, the Catholic church recently revealed a policy on which they say most Biblical interpretation should be non - literal.

10/8/2005 5:04:07 PM

Caphi

Oxygen is composed of eight hydrogens, actually. And eight to ten extra neutrons. And quite a lot of photons.

10/20/2005 2:47:01 PM

Kimball Khan

>>Oxygen is composed of eight hydrogens, actually. And eight to ten extra neutrons. And quite a lot of photons.<<
Most Oxygen is actually diatomic, so it would have double most of this, I was just mocking the poster with my Comment #2690

10/21/2005 10:46:05 PM

Oidhche

I think we just found the missing dark matter...

11/2/2005 7:00:14 PM

g-21-lto

Am I counting a 1:1 statement:falsehood ratio here??? Congrats, Heidi!

(Sure, C-14 is variable, but the timeframe is longer than mere days) (Oh, and pick up a few textbooks in biology, statistics, geology ... hell, any kind of textbook will make me feel better at this point :( )

2/23/2006 12:18:30 AM

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Your blog is really very interesting.

2/23/2006 1:02:44 AM

CousinTed

Ahem...HYDROGEN IS NOT WATER DAMMIT!

2/26/2006 8:55:06 PM

Sierra

\"Carbon-14 is only present in one trillionth of all the atoms in each molecule\"

You keep using that word. I don't think it means what you think it means.

A molecule with a trillion atoms would be ridiculous. It'd be like that giant molecule that they had to deliver to the Miss Universe pageant on Futurama.

2/27/2006 12:30:56 AM

Crosis

<<< A molecule with a trillion atoms would be ridiculous. >>>

Well, polymer chains are technically one molecule ... </pedantry>

2/27/2006 12:36:58 AM
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