Thursday, February 9, 2006

They just don't stop....

I read this post at Pharyngula today, which leads me to this website:

The Geocentrism Challenge

CAI will write a check for $1,000 to the first person who can prove that the earth revolves around the sun. (If you lose, then we ask that you make a donation to the apostolate of CAI). Obviously, we at CAI don't think anyone CAN prove it, and thus we can offer such a generous reward. In fact, we may up the ante in the near future.

So let's recap. We have people who, for religious reasons, deny: evolution, the age of the earth, the Big Bang, the common-descent theory of languages, and heliocentrism.

Science is the discipline of deduction from observation--we take measurements, perform experiments, make predictions, and come up with a theory that tries to unify all the knowledge we have at the time. I cannot, for the life of me, understand the mentality that will make people believe in what some book says rather than what our own senses tell us. If the Bible told us that yellow is actually blue, would they believe that?

Oh. Never mind.

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