A few hours after conception, a tiny heart begins beating.
Dr. Richard E. Dixon,
Real Help for Teens
[8/30/2007 7:45:04 AM]
Fundie Index: 13
@ Mom The Dragon:
Well said; you remind me of my own mother. Your kids are very lucky to have you.
8/30/2007 5:43:23 PM
I went to this Real Help for Teens site and saw a bunch fucking guys named were called doctor but not a one with the credentials to treat a damn hangnail. Call yourselves evangelist, preachers, pastors, deacons, or ministers, but don't lie and try to convince people that you are damn medical doctors. PS Go for it Mom the Dragon. I'm glad I'm not the only one that noticed out 21 staff members only one was a female and she was listed as a secretary.
8/30/2007 5:44:25 PM
You should be stripped of your medical license,
, if you think that a ovum and sperm creates a heart within hours of conception. You may mean metaphorical heart, but even that's not true - it's a couple of cells, Doc. Do you think your skin cells dance the polka?
8/30/2007 5:45:33 PM
Some doctor. I guess that should put in that application with JPL.
8/30/2007 6:02:52 PM
A few hours after conception, a tiny heart begins beating
Damn. He's right! Of course "a few hours" in this case is about 1,000 - 1,100; but I guess time flies when someone other than he is having "fun" (e.g., morning sickness, bloating, blood sugar fluctuations, etc.).
8/30/2007 6:02:52 PM
@Puck - I did it through Universal Life Church. I am the Honorable Reverend Doctor BurntBush.
8/30/2007 6:05:09 PM
bullshit for Jesus!
8/30/2007 6:14:04 PM
Lamb of the Invisible Pink Unicorn
Where are these people getting their doctorates?
8/30/2007 6:28:59 PM
That's a strange definition of "real help."
8/30/2007 7:12:05 PM
I'm fairly sure you just lied, Doctor.
8/30/2007 7:12:24 PM
Doctor of what? You might have PLAYED doctor as a child, but I'd bet dollars to dead snails you're closer to a fence post than a PhD..
8/30/2007 8:17:03 PM
A few hours after conception, a tiny heart starts beating."
Holy shit! Whose? Where? This is spooky.
8/30/2007 9:26:43 PM
Um...how about no?
8/30/2007 9:50:45 PM
"A few hours after conception, a tiny heart begins beating."
The homunculus hypothesis for birth was shot down long ago, Doc.
Personally, I like to remind religious anti-abortionists that somewhere around 40% of pregnancies spontaneously abort, often early enough in the pregnancy that the woman isn't even aware she's pregnant to begin with. Sort of makes God the worst offender when it comes to abortion now doesn't it?
8/30/2007 10:09:59 PM
Don't worry, he might be metaphorical! He might be talking about an imaginary heart to go along with his imaginary evidence and imaginary credentials.
8/31/2007 1:09:51 AM
Too bad they weren't counted in the OT census until they were out of the womb for three months.
8/31/2007 1:14:51 AM
Doctor of what? Basket weaving?
To all the people who read this: DO NOT go to see this man. He is not a real doctor and will only read from his magic book in an effort to heal you. (BTW: If his healing fails, it's because you didn't have enough faith and not because he is a fraud. Ooops! I mean inspirational healer.)
8/31/2007 1:31:47 AM
Can start separating fundie posts into 2 lists?
Those that are ignorant, biggoted, offensive, etc, and those that just state outright lies.
This one fits into the second category.
8/31/2007 3:30:22 AM
Yes, and by Day Two the zygote has a second language. After a month in utero, it graduates from high school.
8/31/2007 3:36:42 AM
What, you mean yours?
8/31/2007 4:16:21 AM
*sigh*. There's really no hope.
8/31/2007 5:10:59 AM
What utter horseshit.
8/31/2007 5:13:34 AM
-- I'm ULC-ordained, too. Church of the Divine Elvis.
8/31/2007 5:58:04 AM
I'd like a word with your biology teacher.
8/31/2007 6:22:27 AM
I actually sent him an e-mail in response to this article, mainly because I wanted him to know that some people out there thought he was a complete and utter lying piece of shit, and not everyone falls in with his idiotic lies.
Dear Dr Dixon,
Congratulations on your attempt to aid the distressed youth of America in their search for moral clarity. However I must question the methods with which you are achieving this goal. On your page regarding abortion (http://www.fstdt.com/badurl.aspx
you explicitly state that "A few hours after conception, a tiny heart begins beating". This is a complete fabrication. A few hours after conception the zygote may have divided to the point at which it is a four or eight celled organism at best, but no heart, tiny or otherwise, has even remotely begun to form, and will not do until the fifth or sixth week.
Obviously this is merely an oversight on your part, and in no way an attempt to maliciously mislead teenagers to irrationally scare them aware from abortions with the threat of punishment in Hell. A doctor of your calibre would surely not jepordise his professional reputation for the sake of "tub-thumping", nor could this piece of incorrect information be anything other than an accidental mistake from someone with the a Diploma in the Medical Care of Catastrophes or, one presumes due to the title of "Dr", a doctorate in medicine or a biology-related field of study (for, as you will well know, a DMCC would not confer this title). I ask with genuine interest as to where said doctorate was acquired, and await your rapid update of this article with the correct information.
I don't think I'll get a reply. Ever. But putting "Super fabulous" in the subject line might at least have gotten it read.
8/31/2007 6:47:54 AM