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[A fundie's example of a "scientific fact" in the bible]

Here's something else that's pretty cool when you ponder it.

Science now knows that stars emit radio waves, which are received on earth as a high pitched sound.

Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy

ProjectPeter, Bibleforums.org 24 Comments [2/22/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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Sierra

Well, it's original. You gotta give him that.

Even though stars can't sing, and singing doesn't produce radio waves anyway.

2/22/2006 8:44:31 PM

David D.G.

Get thee to a physics class.


~David D.G.

2/22/2006 8:48:33 PM

NonHomogenized

I'd ask if he genuinely doesn't know that radio waves are electromagnetic, not compression waves, but I think I already know the answer. :-(

2/22/2006 8:57:05 PM

Kyle

I can just imagine this guy 'interpretting' a mundane journal entry...

Journal: This morning I got up at 6:30.

ProjectPeter: Ah, this Godly account describes how the Earth was formed...scientifically! By 'got up', the narrater means the mountains rose due to tectonic plate action in the early history of the Earth.

J: Afterward, I stumbled into the bathroom to take a shower.

PP: 'Stumbling' indicates that this mountain-forming process generated earthquakes. And the 'shower' shows how the first rains fell upon the nascent Earth, forming the first oceans.

J: I dried myself and walked to the kitchen to get myself some breakfast.

PP: And this is about the evolution of life on Earth! It started in the oceans, then 'dried' itself when it first walked upon dry land. 'Walking to the kitchen to get breakfast' refers to how predators have to work in order to feed themselves. Man, I've never read so many scientific facts in one place before!

2/22/2006 9:25:31 PM

King Spirula

Peter is a project alright, but not one I would spend any time trying to fix.

2/22/2006 9:42:20 PM

Blind Watchmaker

Could the stars stop singing for a minute? I can't sleep!

2/22/2006 10:50:12 PM

Pike

Do the stars broadcast in AM or FM?

Also, do the stars have call letters, such as WKRP?

2/22/2006 11:03:18 PM

Julian

Don't forget this is actually from the classic Hebrew mythology snowdome.

Job 38:4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

Job 38:5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?

Job 38:6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Job 38:8 Or [who] shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, [as if] it had issued out of the womb?

2/23/2006 12:29:08 AM

Peachy

Did they have radios to pick up the radio waves back then?

2/23/2006 12:52:22 AM

Broken Egg

Radio waves are a form of electromagnetic radiation. Sound, on the other hand, is the vibration of matter being picked up by your ears. the two are mutually exclusive, and you, saving the fact that they are both emitted in waves.

2/23/2006 12:55:56 AM

Zipperback

They also emit visible light, which also travels in waves, which can also be interpreted as sound if fed through a lot of electronics.

In other words: SO?

2/23/2006 8:58:15 AM

TDR

can we have a \"go back to school\" award?

2/23/2006 9:02:10 PM

ooh_child

With the recent decision at bibleforums.org to stifle intelligent discussion regarding science & the bible, this thread is a perfect example of the kind of \"science\" we'll be seeing from them, in the future.

Oy vay!

2/24/2006 7:02:41 PM

Seomah

I just can't imagine jesus listening to his mp3-Fm receiver, but afterall, he talked to his father, so maybe a walkie-talkie was possible.

3/1/2006 4:11:11 PM

Abysses

Well perhaps its not a bizzare creationist assertion so much as a misenterpretation of scientific processes

3/14/2006 10:15:25 AM

murdilina

I'm converted!

4/8/2006 1:54:42 PM

Adrian

It's almost correct, because we use radio waves to transmit songs, but not all radio waves carry sound and these stars don't. Therefore you fail at logic.

12/4/2006 4:50:02 PM

cyborgtroy

sound != radio != sound

3/22/2008 5:01:12 AM

Viva

Humans can't hear radio waves, we can hear soundwaves, but that's something entirely different.

3/22/2008 6:39:43 AM

Princess Rot

Pondering... pondering...

No, its not cool, its stupid.

3/22/2008 12:03:33 PM

King Duncan

Um, no, no, and also no. Three strikes, go away.

3/25/2008 6:41:10 AM

cy4nide

I'll take "reading what clearly is not there" for $500, Alex

12/6/2011 12:23:27 AM

Dr.Shrinker

Do you know what else is pretty cool? Knowing what "poetic imagery" is.

12/6/2011 7:40:53 AM

Anon-e-moose

"Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy"

Ahhhh, but it doesn't say in actual plain language 'stars emit radio waves' now, does it?!

Now point out to me - chapter & verse - in plain language, what the next format will be that'll replace Blu-Ray, in the Bible; before it's actual announcement. No pressure.

It's okay, I can wait...!

@Princess Rot

"Pondering... pondering..."

Brain: 'Are you pondering what I'm pondering, Pinky?'

Pinky: 'I think so, Brain - that even I know more than Petey here!'

Brain: 'You don't know how right you are, my compatriot with the IQ of a turnip.'

12/6/2011 8:09:14 AM
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