reply to post by randyvs
He hangs the Earth on nothing
How is this a scientific fact? The Earth isn't held up by nothing its held in its place by the sun's gravity and the gravity of the other planets.
Has the verse mentioned something about gravity than yeah maybe it could be a scientific statement but as it is I don't think so.
Things which are seen, are not made up of things that do appear.
Again this isn't a scientific statement. You are interpreting it as saying that atoms and molecules are not visible to the naked eye but the verse
doesn't say that.
Ship builders of today agree
References for this? Show me some ship builders who think that the ark was great. I'll give you this one, the plans to build a boat are scientific
but they are not outside the ability of human minds to come up with WITHOUT a deity.
Your body and clothes should be washed under running water when dealing with deseases
I'll give you this one too, this is an idea that wasn't widely understood (at least in Europe) until a few centuries ago. But I have to point out
that this piece of knowledge could have been inferred by comparing the health of those who are clean versus those who are dirty. So yeah its a smart
idea for its time but why must there have been a deity involved for them to know this?
A long time before science understood the function of blood the Bible declared, "The life of all flesh is in the blood". Lev 17:11-14
No I'm pretty sure this idea was well known, of course it wasn't scientifically understood but people made the connection between blood and life
centuries upon centuries ago. The only thing science did was explain WHY there was a connection by showing the blood carried oxygen.
Mountains on the ocean floor
Jonah also claims a man can live in the belly of a fish/whale for three days without dying. The verse you are using says that the ROOTS of mountains
are under the water not that the mountains themselves are undersea. It might be that the author knew of mountains that are partially underwater.
Our bodies are made from the dust of the ground (Genesis 2:7; 3:19). Scientists have discovered that the human body is comprised of some 28 base and
trace elements – all of which are found in the earth.
Just when I thought you were going somewhere you backtrack with nonsense like this. Of course the human body is made up of Earth elements, WE EVOLVED
ON THE EARTH (or were created here if you want to believe that). It was also very common in creation myths to say we were made from dirt, clay or mud.
The fact is we are not made from dirt or inorganic material - the Bible is wrong.
Scripture assumes a revolving (spherical) earth (Luke 17:34-36). Jesus said that at His return some would be asleep at night while others would be
working at day time activities in the field. This is a clear indication of a revolving earth, with day and night occurring simultaneously.
It doesn't say the Earth revolves. It says people will be sleeping in a bed and one will be grinding grain. The translations are often very different
for this verse as well but none that I've looked at mention the men in the field being there during the day. Also you may be looking at Jesus using
figurative language here to talk about his return by saying that many will still be "laboring" while others will be "asleep". Its open to
interpretation but it definitely isn't directly making any statement about the Earth.
Evolution of Sexual Reproduction
Once again you argue from ignorance, seeking to fill a gap in your understanding merely by saying "God did it" and pointing to some ancient myth.
The continents were created as one large land mass
The Verse in Genesis doesn't say that there was one large landmass it says that land and water were separated. If God inspired this book why did he
not mention the other geological processes that went into the continents separating? Why not go into detail? Genesis is vague and you've interpreted
it as you see fit.
The sun goes in a circuit
Once again you interpret this your own way, the verse doesn't say the sun is spinning in space it merely says that it completes a circuit. The
ancients believed the sun was against a dome called the firmament and moved across the sky. The verse, however, says nothing is hidden from its heat
but what about fish deep in the ocean, planets and stars outside our solar system and animals living deep underground.
In conclusion: You did offer a few good ones but others you had to interpret in a certain way to fit the facts. The Bible is often vague that way and
open to interpretation making it hard to understand what the authors really intended. None of these, however, are Earth shattering or outside of the
understanding the authors might have had without a God. The Bible also gets lot's of things outright wrong when it comes to science and as I said a
handful of correct ideas doesn't make up for the nonsense.
[edit on 7-7-2010 by Titen-Sxull]