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Author Topic:   www.conservapedia.com - What do you think?
Jon
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Message 53 of 167 (388049)
03-04-2007 12:27 PM
Reply to: Message 3 by RAZD
03-03-2007 5:06 PM


Re: christian fundamentalism ≠ all conservatives
HA! I find this quote you picked out exteremely interesting, mostly because of how contradictory it is:
quote:
...extreme mutation which causes an extra chromosome to be present. ... However, mutations can only decrease information, never increase it.
Emphasis mine
They admit that Down's Symdrome is a MUTATION caused by an INCREASED number of chromosomes, and then go on to say that MUTATIONS never INCREASE information.
As mad as a Weasel on a Pogo-stick indeed!
Max
Edited by Trékuhrid, : Sphelling

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Jon
Inactive Member


Message 56 of 167 (388118)
03-04-2007 6:10 PM


quote:
s.v. "Gravity"
Some have criticized gravity, reminding us that it is only a theory, and that no scientist has ever seen a graviton or a space curve. Furthermore, experiments done by NASA prove that the Moon is receding (moving further away) from the Earth at a rate of 3.8cm per year, directly contradicting the theory that masses attract one another[1]. Indeed, astronomers can observe that all stars in the universe are moving away from one another. The considerable disagreement between scientists about the theory of gravity suggests that, like evolution, the theory will eventually be replaced with a model which acknowledges God as the source of all things, the Prime Mover, and the only real fundamental force in the universe.
Max

  
Jon
Inactive Member


Message 68 of 167 (388182)
03-05-2007 1:09 AM


English-ites UNITE!
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As much as is possible, American spelling of words must be used.[1]
quote:
Wikipedia often uses foreign spelling of words, even though most English-speaking users are American. Look up "Most Favored Nation" on Wikipedia and it automatically converts the spelling to the British spelling "Most Favoured Nation." Look up "Division of labor" on Wikipedia and it automatically converts to the British spelling "Division of labour," then insists on the British spelling for "specialization" also.[8] Enter "Hapsburg" (the European ruling family) and Wikipedia automatically changes the spelling to Habsburg, even though the American spelling has always been "Hapsburg". Within entries British spellings appear in the silliest of places, even when the topic is American. Conservapedia favors American spellings of words.
AND!
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2. The Moon presents the same side to Earth at all times, even though the Moon revolves around the Earth. That requires the rotation of the Moon to be timed precisely to offset the separate effects of the revolution around Earth. This has an awesome artistic or design effect without any plausible physical reason.
Skeptics sought to explain this remarkable phenomenon by saying that tidal forces on Earth caused a bulge on the Moon, thereby locking in the rotation of the Moon so that its same face always presents to the Earth. They asserted that the planet Mercury has a similar locked rotation due to gravitation forces from the sun, such that the same side of Mercury always faces the sun.
But this explanation was ultimately proven wrong.[1]Mercury does not always present the same face to the sun as claimed, and instead switches the side that it presents to the sun every full revolution. As to the Moon, the tidal forces on the Earth cannot account fully for its bulge or egg shape. The cause of the bulge on the Moon to lock in its rotation remains a mystery to those who reject design.
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The Moon could never have been closer than about 150,000 miles or it would have been broken up by tidal forces.
WOW! Not only is the site openly biased, prejudice, and ethnocentric against non-American English, but it also claims that tides cause moon "buldges"... and that tidal forces on Earth could actually have broken the moon into pieces if it ever got too close!
Max

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Jon
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Message 87 of 167 (388278)
03-05-2007 1:38 PM
Reply to: Message 77 by Dr Jack
03-05-2007 9:08 AM


Re: English-ites UNITE!
Isn't the moon moving farther from Earth? And besides, the TIDES won't break it up even if it DID get that close. The moon causes tides, not the tides cause moon "thingies."
Max

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Jon
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Message 111 of 167 (388412)
03-05-2007 10:46 PM
Reply to: Message 104 by RAZD
03-05-2007 7:56 PM


Re: Moon Orbit
So... if the tides cause moon thingies, then what causes the tides? Or, am I being "Poed" again?
Max

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