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  •  Yeap (8+ / 0-)

    andit's not just women's health, although letting rabid religious fanatics run that probably poses some of the greatest immediate danger to us all.

    But these clowns are bug-fuck crazy about pretty near everything they ponder and touch. They want to have complete control our minds. Here's a synopsis of 'Professor' Humphrey's young earth comsology:

    Day 1: The earth is created at the center of a giant black hole filled with ... water

    Day 1.5: The black hole is poofed into a white hole which begins expanding at high multiples of c.

    Over the next three of four 'earth days,' the relativstic effect of the enormous gravititaional white hole field allow extreme time dilation, ergo, the external universe ages in ultra fast motion as viewed from the earth.

    The process is poofed into stoppping and all specific evidence for the process vanishes leaving an earth-centered universe cleverly contrived to appear ancient and which looks, deceptively, like it has no center.

    Hence, the earth and the universe are actually much younger than they appear, about 6,000 - 10,000 years young by strange coincidence.

    To wit, the proginator of this hysterical claptrap is applauded as a visionary scientific pioneer by fawning admirers:  "Even if Humphreys is wrong in his biblical interpretation, he has contributed significantly to cosmological studies."

    Read UTI, your free thought forum

    by DarkSyde on Sat Nov 18, 2006 at 03:54:33 AM PST

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    •  More BS (4+ / 0-)
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      The religious fanatics just can't stand the idea that the earth is a dust mote at the edge of the universe.  To admit that would, in their minds, remove them from the center of the universe and diminish the importance of their god.

      They look at it like:  "I'm the center of my universe so therefore I must be the center of everybody's universe."

      Small, simple minds unwilling or unable to grasp their place in the cosmos.

      And yet they feel qualified to tell everyone else what to do and what to believe.

      Heaven help us if they ever really gain control - another "Dark Age".

      •  So, continental drift is, um, continental gallop? (1+ / 0-)
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        Speaking of early earth history, though, has anyone tried to tie together

        1. the mars-sized collision theory of the origin of the moon,
        1.  with the origin of the continents on earth (why is the earth's surface not uniform, but covered only about 1/3 by continental rock)
        1. the finding by Japanese scientists about 5-10 years ago that the water in the oceans is seeping ever so slowly into the earth's lower crust or mantle, and
        1.  the reason so much of the world was covered with shallow seas during the age of the dinosaurs, and in fact why land-based organisms didn't appear until about 1b years ago (maybe there wasn't much dry land at that point, if the Japanese scientists are right)


        Just sayin', I mean, it seems like there might be some reason to speculate...

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