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(In the context of cherry-picking Bible passages.)

In general, burning several thousand tons of oxygen will destroy a bunch of stuff. But funny enough, that's how you send a Saturn V rocket to orbit. And sending a rocket to orbit would seem to be a contradiction of the laws of gravity. Cherry-picking?

The Starship Maxima, TV Tropes 59 Comments [10/27/2012 3:07:11 AM]
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quinky

Yes, since you're leaving out deeply relevant context, you are most definitely cherry-picking. Well done, you understand the concept.

10/27/2012 3:38:56 AM

JeanP

You fail basic mechanics forever.

10/27/2012 3:40:54 AM

anevilmeme

Um... oxygen doesn't burn, beyond that I have no idea what the fuck you are babbling about.

10/27/2012 3:54:34 AM

OhJohnNo

What an idiot.

10/27/2012 4:00:09 AM

Sharon Young

It isn't a contradiction. Escape velocity, if my memory has served me well.

10/27/2012 4:08:14 AM

Felix Wilde

Apart from the fact that putting objects into orbit depends on gravity, and if gravity was different it wouldn't work, your post is...

Still incredibly stupid. Are you cherry picking yourself, or truly that ignorant?

10/27/2012 4:57:01 AM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

You park on a drive way and drive on a parkway. Cherry picking?

10/27/2012 5:37:22 AM

UHM

Confession time: I almost failed basic physics in school. Even I have to facepalm over your stupidity. Fuel on a rocket to space is not exploding, but burning - and neither does going into space violate the laws of gravity - as the only reason why we even need that fuel is to get over escape velocity from the gravity of this little tiny piece of mud we call our home are this law of gravity.

And what does this guy mean with cherry-picking? Is nature cherry-pciking the laws it sticks to? If so, I would like to fly.

10/27/2012 5:38:04 AM

fishtank

Zuh?

10/27/2012 5:38:49 AM

SouthernKing

Oxygen doesn't burn. And rocket fuel isn't oxygen anyway, its a hydrogen-oxygen mix (or often something else entirely) so actually get your facts straight next time.

10/27/2012 5:57:40 AM

Mr. Bigglesworth

The fact that we need ridiculous amounts of rocket fuel just to lift off suggests that it is not a contradiction of Gravity.

You're terrible with analogies aren't you?


10/27/2012 5:57:48 AM

Leighton Buzzard

So I went and read the thread, maybe context would make it clear. Nope, still don't have a clue.

10/27/2012 6:31:07 AM

Raised by Horses

I'm trying very hard to care about this. Really, I am.

10/27/2012 6:45:29 AM

Frostythesnowman

Now, ignoring for a moment that fact that oxygen doesn't burn, what mystical force do you imagine is keeping that rocket in orbit? God presumably.

10/27/2012 7:25:28 AM

Doubting Thomas

OK, please tell me WTF you are talking about?

I really have to stop reading fstdt in the morning before I've had some caffeine.

10/27/2012 7:41:24 AM



Energy expended to overcome gravity ? check
item in orbit has greater potential energy ? check

no contradiction here, move along, nothing to see.


10/27/2012 8:01:02 AM

Mattiedef

Meh.

10/27/2012 8:19:12 AM

Justanotheratheist

Saturn V rockets are powered by burning oxygen? The guys at NASA will be surprised.


10/27/2012 8:49:13 AM

John

And sending a rocket to orbit would seem to be a contradiction of the laws of gravity.

An orbiting object follows the law of gravity perfectly - it's in free-fall. You should have paid attention in 6th grade science.

10/27/2012 8:54:19 AM

Mister Spak

Only in the sense that the second law of thermodynamics proves evolution can't happen.

10/27/2012 10:12:32 AM

Martha Jones

Goddamnit, get off TV Tropes, we don't need your stupid!

10/27/2012 10:17:49 AM

Fundies Make Me Sick

What? This makes no sense.

10/27/2012 11:01:40 AM

checkmate

oxygen will destroy a bunch of stuff. But funny enough, that's how you send a Saturn V rocket to orbit.

You can drown in an inch of water, yet you have to intake a few quarts of water a day to survive.

That would seem to be a contradiction.

Cherry-picking?

10/27/2012 11:05:24 AM

Anon-e-moose

(In the context of cherry-picking Bible passages.)

"In general, burning several thousand tons of oxygen will destroy a bunch of stuff. But funny enough, that's how you send a Saturn V rocket to orbit. And sending a rocket to orbit would seem to be a contradiction of the laws of gravity."



"Cherry-picking?"

Funny you should say that, Starshit Maxima. Which is exactly what Sakura Kinomoto (atop Optimus Prime's shoulder in the above pic) would say. And she'd be perfectly qualified to ask that, too. 'Sakura' is Japanese for Cherry Blossom.

10/27/2012 11:13:01 AM



I love the very next post on the thread:

I'm going to have to conclude that being divinely inspired doesn't grant people useful insights or make them better people, otherwise the Old Testament would have a lot more germ theory and a lot less genocide.

10/27/2012 11:42:20 AM
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