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Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
The Earth is approximately 4.57 billion years old (1% margin of error there).
To say that the Earth is 6000 years old is just plain wrong. It's not even close. It's 0.000131291028% of the Earth's actual age. The scale of wrongness is just so staggering that I can't think of an appropriate way to construct an analogy. I mean, the margin of error on the measurement of the Earth's age is actually larger than the age proposed by some people.
Now, there is actual science out there that proves that the Earth is 4.57 billion years old (1% margin of error), where is the science that proves that the Earth is 6000-10,000 years old/
Originally posted by v0ice0freas0n
reply to post by korathin
I follow you up until the flame metaphor. Regardless, as an (hopefully less annoying) atheist who loathes nobody, its hard to not have some sort of reaction. Fleeting as it was. I agree that the 6,000 year thing is a product of catholic misinterpretation, but to me it seem as though you agree with the OP more than you disagree with him, nowhere in the title or his post do I see an attack on all christians or jews, just the misguided concept of the earths age. Your post seems like a reaction to an attack that I don't really think took place. Anyway, water under the bridge.
omg i hate annoying christians
Originally posted by Helious
Originally posted by yourmaker
Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
reply to post by yourmaker
No, I'm not trying to accept them, I'm trying to make it about education rather than confrontation. We don't need to insult them to strengthen our position. In fact, I'd say calling people stupid only weakens our point from both the appeal and reason angles. Calling people names isn't exactly appealing or reasonable, is it?
I know that the idea itself is stupid, but to call people, many who are entirely uninformed about the actual facts, stupid is pointless. They are ignorant. I'm ignorant on certain matters myself. I don't know much about textile manufacturing, mechanical engineers, or animal husbandry. That makes me ignorant. These people happen to be ignorant about science, unfortunately their religion tends to cause them to make claims about that which they are entirely ignorant of, thus making them appear stupid.
Sure, some creationists are simply stupid. But any group will have a decent proportion of stupid people in it.
excellent points I can see the error in my ways. but in a way I did it on purpose. it creates discussion.
blatantly calling them out gives them reason to question why someone would in the first place.
Discussion it surely will cause but, of a negative and unproductive nature. Instead, without bias, assert your position either based on fact or personal conviction with perceived fact without insulting others.
Debate can be maintained between parties who are completely opposed to the other sides belief without resorting to name calling and provocation through insults.
Originally posted by johngrissom
Originally posted by iksose7
I 100% agree with you. Try telling main-stream scientists that though. They will chase you into the hills...
Are you sure about that? Most scientist believe that it is older than 8,000 years old BECAUSE most scientist believe in the evolution THEORY or the big bang THEORY.edit on 15-5-2011 by johngrissom because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by TheEmpath
Originally posted by painterdude
reply to post by purplemer
I'm afraid the only constant around here is arrogance.
Thank God! someone who actually does see things for what they really are.