Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Proving Atheists Wrong with Science? Fail.


On my initial look at this chart, the first glaring omission is the fact that animals and all the foliage that have existed on this earth also require water. That’s the first of many mistakes the writer of this piece makes when they claim to speak from a scientific standpoint. Not including all the data to support the rational or correct conclusion to the statements made is something an actual scientific person would not do.

In reading through it again, I’m just stunned that the person had the audacity to open their mouth on this subject. The author is obviously completely clueless about the basic fundamentals of the substance about which they speak.

 Oh, the claims!

 

He/she writes that water is a substance that we drink and then it’s gone! Just gone. And because the earth is only 6000 years old, that’s why we still have so much of it left. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say the math calculation probably isn’t right either, so I’m not even going to take the trouble to think about it further or confirm those figures just based on the original declaration. He/she didn’t have me at stupid. Why don’t these people do some research before putting this stuff out there?

 7th Grade Science, Anyone? 

 

I’m a layman and understand that water in its liquid state is what we consume, as well as, what is eliminated when we urinate. It doesn’t go away;  it takes another form! As a gas, it’s known as water vapor, moisture in the air or humidity. In its solid state, it’s called ice crystals in the shape of snowflakes or hail. I’m betting that if the writer would have paid attention in science class, they would have known that and ultimately, couldn’t have made the silly statements that were made. But I’m guessing that, obviously, way too much attention was paid at church or bible study for that to happen.

I don’t have a problem with someone debating anything they believe is different from what I believe or what I know because I don’t know everything and taking the time to listen to other arguments can indeed enlighten me to things I didn’t previously have a clue about or maybe had an incorrect understanding about. I certainly make every effort to educate myself, but there are definitely things that I don’t know everything about. If a subject is beyond my understanding, I may try to debate it but I would defer to the experts in that field with any evidence to back up my statements. So, to see something that is put out there by someone who doesn’t even understand the BASICS about life and then tries to malign another group with an incredibly incorrect argument; well, that just irritates me. Why do they even bother? Their limited understanding of science should raise a red flag for them. It’s sad that they don’t even realize how totally ridiculous they are going to look.

 Arrogance

 

The other point I would make about this piece is how arrogantly it is written. The statements towards the end are so ‘in your face’, as if the author thought they were truly saying something profound. Scientists are frequently cited as being arrogant because they are direct, precise and to the point with the information they are presenting. Frankly, I think that many people are just intimidated by their ability to be that direct. The scientific papers and research papers I’ve seen don’t call out anyone; they present their research, list details and establish a conclusion from the facts ascertained. To date, I have never seen an article by a scientist entitled “Proving Creationists Wrong With the Bible” using statements like ‘Now what, creationists? God is slowly proving you wrong! What will you do when you will have neither scripture nor science to back you up? Where can you turn?” as part of their ability to prove their position. In scientific papers we see facts, results and conclusions; they’re very straight-forward, but not arrogant. It’s just a presentation of accurate, testable information. Not only did this author state inaccurate information, the conclusions drawn weren’t even correct! Then they had the gall to insinuate the atheists are the stupid ones. Funny.

 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. — Bible, ‘Proverbs’ 17:28.   Maybe in the future they should shutteth their lips.

2 comments:

  1. I agree, I'm sure that there are great arguments for theists out there but this is not one of them

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    1. And even those arguments are suspect.

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