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Author Topic:   Explanation for the inexplicable.
Rrhain
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Message 8 of 10 (430899)
10-28-2007 6:43 AM
Reply to: Message 5 by AnswersInGenitals
09-17-2007 5:00 PM


Re: Modern (or ancient?) science explains the bible.
AnswersInGenitals writes:

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Quantum Mechanics! QM (in particular, the uncertainty principle) tells us that the position and momentum of the sun are not precisely defined, but are described by a probability distribution.

Indeed, but essentially irrelevant as the sun does not revolve around the earth but instead the earth revolves around the sun.

Instead, there would have to be not only a continual shifting of particles in the Terran frame of reference but also a complete loss of momentum with regard to those particles that would then immediately resume once the effect stopped.

Where did the momentum go? And how did it come back?


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Thank you for your submission to Science. Your paper was reviewed by a jury of seventh graders so that they could look for balance and to allow them to make up their own minds. We are sorry to say that they found your paper "bogus," specifically describing the section on the laboratory work "boring." We regret that we will be unable to publish your work at this time.

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Rrhain
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Message 9 of 10 (430900)
10-28-2007 6:56 AM
Reply to: Message 7 by Elhardt
10-28-2007 6:11 AM


Re: Joshua is waiting for a defense team here
Elhardt writes:

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On the opposite side of the planet...

...the sun wouldn't be up as it would be night time. The earth is round, after all. Therefore, any story about an extended daylight cannot be related to Joshua.

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Another culture mentions a time when the sun rose to the horizon, and then sat there a long time and didn't move.

Well, since you provide absolutely no reference, I shall respond in kind:

No, it doesn't.

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And following are some more from different cultures and you can see how a real event triggers legends and stories to start popping up all over the world (so take note all you who keep denying a global flood).

First, to deal with your aside: You only find flood myths in civilizations near flood plains. If you go to cultures where it doesn't flood, you find no flood myths. Surely these would be the most likely to have a flood myth since it would be such an unusual event.

That said, we have the same problem: You provide absolutely no references. Therefore, I shall respond in kind:

No, they don't say that.

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In an ancient Chinese astronomical text it was mentioned that the sun moved backwards 3 houses of (I can't remember what term or measurement was used without looking it up, but it would probably equal about the 10 degrees mentioned in the bible)

No, it doesn't.

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Another legend mentions the sun going down behind the horizon, then popping back up in a backward movement, then it continued on its original course.

No, it doesn't.

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But the common part to all of these is the sun stopped in the sky for a while and then continued on its course.

A physical impossibility. Does the word "momentum" mean anything to you?

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So when there are over 500 legends of a flood from every inhabited continent on earth and virtually every culture

But that's just it: There aren't. There are a couple of flood myths (the one in Genesis is a rip off from the story of Ut-Napishtim) and you never find them outside of cultures that live in flood plains. You'd think that those would be the ones that had them since it would be such an unusual event.

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How ridiculous that we talk about the ice age and are taught it in school.

We have evidence of an ice age. We have no evidence of a flood. In fact, it is physically impossible to flood the earth. So long as there is dry land, you cannot use the water that exists on the earth to flood it. That's the entire point behind dry land: There isn't enough water to cover it.

But there's plenty of evidence of an ice age. The glaciers scoured out the valleys and left the rocks behind.

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What the hell, not all cultures say it was covered in ice, so that proves there was no ice age (I'm taking the idiotic logic I just read one of the flood threads).

Incorrect. You're taking the idiot logic of strawman. Specifically:

Nobody says the world was covered in ice. An ice age does not mean the world was covered in ice. Instead, it simply means that the arctic regions were much further south.

See, this is why many people think that the origin of the Ut-Napishtim (and hence the Genesis flood) is from a local flood.

That's why cultures that don't live in flood plains don't have flood myths: There was never a flood to mythologize.

Edited by Rrhain, : Fixed a bad quote tag.


Rrhain

Thank you for your submission to Science. Your paper was reviewed by a jury of seventh graders so that they could look for balance and to allow them to make up their own minds. We are sorry to say that they found your paper "bogus," specifically describing the section on the laboratory work "boring." We regret that we will be unable to publish your work at this time.

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