The stupid, it buuuuuurrrrrrrnnnnns!
10/12/2007 2:27:58 PM
Exponential progress, even with non-exponential inhibitors such as the dark ages, can explain this easily. :D
10/12/2007 2:48:57 PM
Well, it's freaking hard to build laser printers when you're busy fighting off saber-toothed tigers and developing primitive civilization.
10/12/2007 2:58:55 PM
David J. is trying to corner the market on stupidity.
10/12/2007 4:24:35 PM
*sigh* ... the SURVIVING writings of the Egyptians are carved into stone.
Does this guy not realize that Papyrus doesn't last 5000 years?
10/12/2007 5:28:56 PM
Blame the Dark Ages
10/12/2007 6:38:36 PM
Oh, I can't be fucking bothered!
10/12/2007 6:45:19 PM
Paper is, uh, perishable. And there's not that much of a difference between ink and paint.
As for science, human social groups were mostly isolated until the invention of urban culture. For all we know someone actually had a working battery someplace and could never find a place to use it because the person who could have invented the blasting cap or lightbulb didn't know where to find the ingredients or the battery.
(Also, can we not throw around the phrase "exponential progression"? It makes the bad man come back.)
10/12/2007 8:27:23 PM
10/12/2007 10:24:40 PM
... well, at least this argument is original.
10/12/2007 10:26:04 PM
"IF, as evolutionists claim, the earth is billions of years old, and mankind has evolved from a lower and simpler form of life, then why has mankind gone from writing upon stones to laser printers in just the past 3,500 years?"
Because, there are some smart people - unlike you - around.
10/13/2007 7:37:16 AM
Oh. Your. God.
No way. Just...not possible.
10/14/2007 12:16:03 AM
10/29/2007 6:33:12 PM
10/29/2007 6:58:26 PM
most inventions in the west happened in the enlightnment, when the backward and dead hand of religion lost a lot of its influence.
Had it been left to the fundies we'd have no antibiotics, anaesthesia, computers, aeroplanes etc, 'cos they'd all be counter to the word of god
11/4/2007 4:40:15 PM
Brilliant, just..... brilliant.
2/23/2008 2:33:07 AM
Messages carved in stone last longer than those written on papyrus.
Also everything else that is wrong with this comment.
12/3/2011 1:23:58 PM
God tried paper but it kept catching fire. Egypt had papyrus scrolls. man discovered inks, but they used them for body decorations. The original english guys painted themselves blue.
12/3/2011 8:34:22 PM
Because technology doesn't advance at a static rate. It's exponential, which is how we got from the Wright Bros to Concorde in little more than sixty years and how we got from chunky brick-like cell phones to smart phones in less than two decades.
In these and many other instances (including printing), once the ball was set in motion it grew like an avalanche. If god was so smart, why didn't he give Adam and Eve a Blackberry and the keys to a brand new Porsche, instead of twiddling his thumbs for 6000 years waiting for one of "his children" to invent them?
12/3/2011 10:51:09 PM
Maybe according to some ancient prophecy, writing with ink would signal the coming of the Anti-Something and people were afraid to do it. You know, kind of like with microchips and social security numbers today.
10/28/2012 11:20:52 AM