"I've just received a new email from Bill Seng, the main Christian commentor on the World Wide Flood blog, directing me to a section of what I've already characterized as the Confirmation Bias capitol of the world, Answers In Genesis. On…"
"Personally, I don't see it as "toilet humor." If an event of this sort - hundreds, if not thousands, of animals packed inside an air-tight boat for a year - had actually happened, methane gas buildup is a problem that would have…"
"I tend to use ' ..' for sarcasm.
Can you have a theory without some attempt to being logical about it? If you have varifiable evidence, some good set of generalizations, and some falsifiability test, maybe and 'idea' could come…"
"(Damnit, I was almost through typing something really good and suddenly I fat fingered something and Google started loading--bye bye, masterful prose....)
My goal talking to theists who claim to have rational reasons to believe is precisely TO force…"
"So you destroy his argument in a toilet-humory way and all he can see is the humor... not just that you (so to speak) blew his whole "theory" away. (I shouldn't dignify it with the word "theory" as that puts it on par…"
"Surely humans at the time were not all duds. Could it be that the Flood Story was a attempt to reverse the theist sense that they were losing in the market of public opinion, of their day?
'See our guy can build a BOAT, fill it with animals,…"
"Did anyone mention the concept that watercraft date back to the neolithic period (around 10,000 years ago). So to quote Joe Rogan on the subject of Noah, "All those other people with boats, their shit didn't work.""
"It's not that I expected you to take me on faith, it's that I figured most people who do this sort of thing would actually know the difference; i.e., I expected you knew the difference already and just hadn't been thinking…"
"Yes. It is a very convenient out. God become like magic duct tape, able to patch up any argument (in the mind of the theist, that is) that he or she can't find a solution to when faced with a real argument."
"I didn't make him think Tom, not for a second - I made him run to his panel of "experts" with what I've said, and ask, "How can I refute this?"
I wish I could honestly say I HAD made him think, but why think, when you…"