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Gerard...you have never met an atheist then.
1/3/2011 6:09:53 AM
For a little more context from the article:
"Gerardus Dingeman Bouw, the president of the Association for Biblical Astronomy and the country’s leading proponent of geocentrism.
In the field of Bible science, young earth creationism is the liberal position. A tiny but fiercely dedicated contingent of scholars holds the more conservative belief that a literal reading of the Bible reveals a universe in revolution around a fixed, central point: the earth. Bouw, who holds a Ph.D. in astronomy from Case Western Reserve, has dedicated his adult life to proving this proposition scripturally and scientifically."
1/3/2011 6:14:15 AM
Funny how this PhD's name doesn't seem to come up with any actual peer-reviewed resarch.
1/3/2011 6:19:44 AM
When you try and force it into school science classes, then we'll care. Until then, Gerald, we don't really care if you believe the sun is dragged across the sky by a bunch of overworked angels, or the world is shaped like a bowl.
But someone who holds a Ph.D should know better.
1/3/2011 6:29:15 AM
What? I've seen geocentrism attacked many times here and on other websites. And we really don't have a problem with the bible being geocentric because we reject the whole book as a bunch of ancient fairy tales anyway.
1/3/2011 6:56:27 AM
Jesus Was Gay
Biblical astronomy? HA! HA! Oh, it's wonderful to start the day with a laugh.
1/3/2011 7:16:31 AM
“I am kind of amazed at atheists not taking the creationists to task about geocentricity.”
Then you haven't been paying attention, but somehow, I am not amazed.
1/3/2011 7:17:30 AM
Raised by Horses
It's funny, then, that the theory of a geocentric universe has been contradicted by just about every piece of data related to physical cosmology and astronomy gathered throughout mankind's history, from ancient Greece to modern deep space observatories.
Sorry if that conflicts with your self-imposed world-view, but the Earth is simply not the centre of the universe.
1/3/2011 7:23:01 AM
When i just thought that fundamentalists can't get more stupid, they prove me wrong. Bravo.
1/3/2011 7:23:52 AM
...and this guy has a PhD in Astronomy, how?
1/3/2011 7:33:22 AM
Obviously, this poor guy was sent in a time machine from some sad, distant past. He assimilated quite nicely, except for his desperate clinging to old, outdated, and disproved theories.
1/3/2011 7:39:14 AM
I have no problem with the idea that Alice in Wonderland could eat a cookie and become very, very tall. That doesn't mean I think there are cookies like that lying around somewhere.
It just means that in the fairy tale, that idea works pretty well.
Geocentricism is just one of the many flaws with a literal interpretation of the Bible. As there are so many, it takes a while to go through them all.
We're afraid to point out idiotic statements that has been debunked more times than there are grains of sand in the Sahara Desert?
That's a good one!
1/3/2011 7:54:39 AM
Why does he stop with geocentrism? The Bible is quite clear about the Earth being flat, with a solid firmament over the top of it like an inverted bowl.
1/3/2011 7:58:54 AM
Have you ever even TALKED to a non-christian??
1/3/2011 8:09:19 AM
You mean this liberal atheist backslider so-called Christian beieves in a ROUND Earth!? Heretic!
1/3/2011 8:22:05 AM
Or, because we abhor man of straw arguments.
1/3/2011 8:39:42 AM
Gerard Bouw - a poster child for failing mental health care in the US.
Not surprising - USA even put mentally insane people on a fake news channel and give them a hour to show off their insanity - only in USA!
1/3/2011 8:53:13 AM
In Bouw's case, the PhD stands for Piled High and Deep.
What complete, utter, morons.
1/3/2011 8:58:51 AM
Obviously, then, the Solar System is a lie, because Pluto would have to be travelling in excess of the speed of light to make a daily orbit of the Earth. As for the rest of the universe...
Have these idiots ever considered the cosmology of this, or do they reject every bit of science that disagrees with their world view?!
1/3/2011 9:46:13 AM
" Eppure si muove" !
1/3/2011 10:23:31 AM
That argument was lost in the 17th Century (by the christians).
Of course Bouw is still mentally in the 16th Century...
1/3/2011 10:27:32 AM
NASA workers must be laughing in their pants.
1/3/2011 10:28:30 AM
Crap, have we not been vocal enough in our rejection of geocentrism? Do we need a list of scientists named Steve who reject it?
1/3/2011 11:27:37 AM
Are they including PhDs in cereal boxes now? Dammit! All I got was a whistle. :(
1/3/2011 11:40:34 AM
I wonder why these Christians who believe in geocentricity because it's biblical don't also believe in a flat earth with a firmament above which separates the waters above with the waters below, along with floodgates which cause rain? If you're going to deny part of science, why not deny it all?
1/3/2011 11:52:04 AM
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