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I've always been fascinated by the fact that it's possible to calculate exactly when the sun will rise and set for a thousand years from now. Or as far out in the future you want to go.

How could that be if evolution is true?

Tom Butler, Baptist Board 99 Comments [6/14/2012 3:15:56 AM]
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Because we evolved big brains that let us do hard sums to predict such things.

Well, some people have big brains. Others, it would seem, do not.

The gene pool needs more Chlorine.


6/14/2012 3:33:53 AM


I've always been fascinated by the fact that it's possible to balance my checkbook.

How could that be if evolution is true?

6/14/2012 3:48:34 AM

Power Skunk

*BZZZZT!* I'm sorry. The field of study you're looking for is astronomy, not evolutionary biology. We're gonna have to take some points away.

6/14/2012 3:52:39 AM


I'm guessing he means if things are changing why not the Earths spin?

And he's kinda got a point as major Earthquakes have altered our spin slightly. Here's what he's missed though: Those caculations are based on everything we know about the rotation of the Earth and WILL be only presented as "subject to change".

Just like life on Earth.

Science, by the way, has been very accurate with predictions and religion has failed on every one.

6/14/2012 3:56:59 AM


So, you're assuming if evolution is true, it would literally shake the heavens into disarray?

This is an example FUCKING STUPID!

6/14/2012 3:58:25 AM


There is no connection between these two things.

6/14/2012 4:01:48 AM



cos... that's unrelated?

6/14/2012 4:10:08 AM


Non, meet sequitur.

6/14/2012 4:11:55 AM




Evolution is part of biology, which is the studie of living organisms.

Astronomy is the study of outer space.

6/14/2012 4:25:21 AM


One of these is not like the others.

6/14/2012 4:26:19 AM


This just confuses me.

6/14/2012 4:27:12 AM

Pule Thamex

Proof positive of the effectiveness of a religious education.

Although, hang on, come to think of it, if evolution is true, then how can something totally unrelated be true?

Hmmm! Pause for thought, perhaps I was being too hasty. Religious education, totally validated.

6/14/2012 4:33:14 AM


What has evolution got to do with being able to calculate sunrise and sunset?????

6/14/2012 5:06:26 AM


Having read a bit of the board it appears it's one of those ones that doesn't allow dissent like RR. Strange how all their attempts to create a little heaven on earth where Christians reign supreme and there is no questioning of God end up looking like fascist echo chambers.

6/14/2012 5:12:20 AM

Brendan Rizzo

There must be something REALLY wrong with the American education system if anybody believes that this non sequitur is a valid argument against evolution.

6/14/2012 5:15:04 AM


I hate to tell you this, but there was a time, in our four billion year history, when the earth spun faster and the moon hung closer and tides moved far, far inland across the naked land; when the tropical continent of Siberia made its way slowly across the sea of Japetus and thin coats of green began to cloak wet rock... A thousand years is nothing to predict in this time scale. You say "Gahd" fixed these intervals, e puro se muove...

6/14/2012 5:25:13 AM

Raised by Horses

I've always been fascinated by the fact that the light in my fridge comes on when I open the refrigerator door, and goes off again when I shut it.

How could that be if evolution is true?

6/14/2012 5:27:39 AM

Dr. Shrinker

Yeah, yeah, we know, tide goes in, tide goes out, therefore the bible is 100% accurate.

Come back when you have a real case

6/14/2012 5:40:57 AM

Mister Spak

"I've always been fascinated by the fact that it's possible to calculate exactly when the sun will rise and set for a thousand years from now. Or as far out in the future you want to go."

How could that be if the bible is true?

6/14/2012 5:42:45 AM


I've always been fascinated by how ice cream tastes better when it's slightly melted.

But how can the Earth be round if that's true?

6/14/2012 6:13:44 AM


Math therefore God!

Fucking idiot.

6/14/2012 6:25:08 AM

godless heathen

Because natural selection does not affect the rotation of the earth around the sun.

6/14/2012 6:27:22 AM

Doubting Thomas

Maybe because it has absolutely nothing at all whatsoever to do with evolution? If humans didn't appear on this planet, the earth will still be spinning and wobbling on its axis, with the sun rising and setting at the same spots throughout the future until the sun turns into a red giant and envelops the earth.

6/14/2012 6:39:35 AM


I was going to say something clever in response to this, but what can you say in the face of such ignorance?

6/14/2012 6:40:20 AM

Thinking Allowed

What does cosmology have to do with evolution?

6/14/2012 7:10:09 AM

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