Thursday, August 19, 2010

12 Arguments Evolutionists Should Avoid, Part 5

The fifth argument that evolutionists should avoid is that "doubting evolution is like believing the Earth is flat".

AIG starts off by claiming that the Bible states that the Earth is round and hanging in space, long before it could have been observed. The quotes they use to defend this are from Job 26:10 and Isaiah 40:22, and they are below (in that order):

"He drew a circular horizon on the face of the waters, at the boundary of light and darkness."

"It is He who sits above the circle of the Earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a dent to dwell in."

First off, I should point out to these retards that the Earth is a SPHERE, not a circle. A CIRCLE is two-dimensional and FLAT. Secondly, I fail to see any mention of space? Even if you could interpret those passages as mentioning space, why is it that in the first quote the horizon is being drawn on the face of the WATERS, something that is mentioned in Genesis 1 when the world is created. Not space, water!

Next, they say that the appeal to the claim is that it stereotypes Creationists as being stuck in the past (they are), because the common assumption is that people once universally believed the world was flat before science proved otherwise (which they claim to be false).

We have documented historical evidence concerning this matter. When you read that, what do you come up with? The Catholic Church taught as part of its dogma during the middle ages through the scientific revolution that the Earth was flat, and people believed it because they didn't know any better. So, maybe not 100% of the population truly believed it, but what's important is that it was taught as part of the Catholic dogma. Not only did they claim the Earth was flat, they persecuted those that didn't! Just to give an example, look up Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, or Galileo. You can't just go back and claim that people didn't almost universally believe this to cover your ass, because the fact of the matter is that they did.

They then go one to make some bullshit claim that observation shows us the Earth rotates around the sun, and that Evolutionary stories about fossils are not direct observations. If only they knew the real science behind Evolution, and all of the observations we've had to make.

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