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Percy
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Message 37 of 177 (702387)
07-05-2013 10:26 AM
Reply to: Message 35 by yenmor
07-05-2013 9:35 AM


Re: Hollow Man
yenmor writes:

Funny how my topic brought out the yec attitude in everyone.

No, just you.

The Earth has just about as much chance of being hollow as it does flat and orbited by the sun. You've been provided evidence and explanations for why the Earth is not and could not be hollow. You're ignoring it and instead focusing on posts from people who thought you were asking a stupid question.

You said up front that you didn't have a horse in this race and preferred to "hold off my judgment." You have more than enough information to judge now, why don't you focus on that and let us know what you think?

--Percy


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Percy
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Message 68 of 177 (736067)
09-01-2014 8:08 AM
Reply to: Message 67 by Colbard
09-01-2014 4:12 AM


Re: Not hollow, but...
Colbard writes:

In Isaiah 31:37 KJV Bible, It is claimed by God that the foundations of the earth cannot be searched out. Check out Proverbs 25:3 as well.

There is no Isaiah 31:37, while Proverbs 25:3 says, "The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable." It seems to be saying that we cannot find the height of the heavens or the depth of the Earth. The height of the heavens is meaningless, while we of course know the radius of the Earth fairly precisely.

What do you think might be the reason the interior of the earth cannot be discovered?

I'm not sure what you mean when you say the Earth's interior "cannot be discovered." If you mean that it can't be scientifically studied, then of course that is wrong. If you mean we can't visit the Earth's interior ourselves to study it in person, then this is true beyond a depth of a few miles, and the reason is due to practical constraints having to do with increasing temperatures and with the difficulties of maintaining a shaft that deep.

--Percy


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Percy
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Message 77 of 177 (736114)
09-03-2014 7:59 AM
Reply to: Message 76 by Colbard
09-03-2014 7:21 AM


Colbard writes:

However if Job, Jeremiah, Genesis, Proverbs are just a collection of poetic unscientific gibberish...then there is no point in discussing them.

They are religious texts. They have no scientific merit. You've already referenced several scientifically wrong passages.

--Percy


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Percy
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Message 98 of 177 (736259)
09-06-2014 5:54 AM
Reply to: Message 97 by Colbard
09-06-2014 12:51 AM


Re: Discussing hollow earth theory and other nonsense
The way one wins a scientific debate is by offering evidence from the natural world and arguments built around that evidence in support of their position, not by claiming, "God and Bible say so." This thread is in the Geology and the Great Flood forum, which is one of the science forums. If you prefer discussion that is more faith-based then you might take a look at the threads in the Faith and Belief forum.

By the way, Ephesians 4:18 is about Gentiles, of which I assume you're one? Even in faith-based discussions, name-dropping Bible references as if they settled everything is bad form.

--Percy


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Percy
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Message 105 of 177 (736272)
09-06-2014 9:04 AM
Reply to: Message 100 by Colbard
09-06-2014 8:13 AM


Re: Discussing hollow earth theory and other nonsense
Colbard writes:

Only you have concluded that the Bible is not of any scientific value, that's your opinion, that's fine.

Only me? Are you daft?

So what have you said about the earth's interior? or do you just reflect the opinions of the majority? If so, you would not be here on this "out there" topic would you?

I follow the evidence where it leads.

--Percy


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Percy
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Message 109 of 177 (736279)
09-06-2014 9:42 AM
Reply to: Message 107 by Colbard
09-06-2014 9:17 AM


Re: Discussing hollow earth theory and other nonsense
Colbard writes:

Good on you. The evidence is not just in scientific circles, sometimes it's on the edge a little, that does not mean that we have to accept everything that comes our way, but leave that door slightly open.

Maybe I was unclear. I follow the scientific evidence where it leads. Everything you've said in this thread seems anathema to science, and to have you endorse something I say only tells me that I must have misspoke.

--Percy


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Percy
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Message 120 of 177 (736343)
09-07-2014 8:54 AM
Reply to: Message 112 by Colbard
09-06-2014 11:42 AM


Re: Discussing hollow earth theory and other nonsense
Colbard writes:

It's safe to come to a thread and not post any ideas isn't it?

No. You just seem unable to recognize or interpret what I've posted, what anyone's posted. You haven't posted a coherent response yet to any of it. You began by name-dropping references to vague and unscientific Bible passages, and now you're wondering why everyone's criticizing your vague, amorphous and uninformed ideas.

Tell me what's wrong with my car. You don't get to see it or know anything about it, but I want you to tell me what's wrong with my car. You can't do it, right?

Now tell me something true about the geology of the Earth without knowing anything about geology whatsoever. You shouldn't be able to do that either, right? So why are you trying to do that?

--Percy


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