Why do people like marc, and the people he uses as experts, insist on arguing about things and concepts they have no clue about. This last one is so blindingly idiotic that it is stunning that they actually think they have an argument.
The root of the problem is that they know science is wrong and the bible is correct.
They don't know the scientific details--why bother to study something you know is wrong?
So they guess at the details, and invent "what-ifs" to reassure themselves that everything is fine within their belief structure.
And they ignore, deny, or misrepresent any evidence that might suggest that they are wrong.
Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.
Belief gets in the way of learning--Robert A. Heinlein
How can I possibly put a new idea into your heads, if I do not first remove your delusions?--Robert A. Heinlein
It's not what we don't know that hurts, it's what we know that ain't so--Will Rogers
If I am entitled to something, someone else is obliged to pay--Jerry Pournelle