The fallacies of gravity…

You read it right folks! Apparently gravity has some things wrong with it. When surfing the internet I came upon this wonderful gem: http://www.christianforums.com/t3070857-the-fallacies-of-gravity.html

Of note was this: number 3. on earth we see things that defy “gravity” on a daily basis. birds and airplanes for example. are you going to tell me that the gravity of the sun is strong enough to keep PLUTo in orbit but not an airplane or a little bird??????

It amazes me that some people can even think like this…or that they dont think at all. They even mess up a simple scientific fact like gravity. My sister understood gravity when she was 7 and its not like you dont learn this stuff in school. What could be going through these peoples heads to make them see gravity as a false concept? All this adds up to a new level of stupid. Thankefully there seem to be people on there who know what they are talking about. They gave Newtons formula and many other objects of proof that apply to gravity.

However what is also bothersome is that this goes on for 27 pages, 27 PAGES! How long should it take for a regular, clear thinking person to understand gravity? A few seconds as they can test it and see the results. Well it looks as though some people need 27 pages to get educated and to still not accept the fact of gravity. Its interesting to note that this same person or persons are the same ones (in some cases) who believe in god/Jesus and a savior just for them!

34 thoughts on “The fallacies of gravity…

  1. This story is such a SEB story that I thought I had first heard about it from here. smile

    I read most of those posts about a month ago. People like that need to be taken out back and shot to put them out of “our” misery!

    Although, I was getting quite a laugh out of the “facts” this guy pushed out. smile

  2. However what is also bothersome is that this goes on for 27 pages, 27 PAGES!

    “Bothersome” doesn’t even begin to describe it. The forces that seek to further dumb down our nation are doing their damnedest.

  3. Maybe he will jump off a bridge to prove gravity is only a theory. One can only hope.

  4. I read most of the 27 pages at xian forums and was quite relieved to see no one else was as stupid as the OP (Original Poster – I had to look it up smile ). I got an interesting science lesson.

    No wonder other countries point and laugh.

    Not all the time … usually only at your ‘president’, evangeliclods and dumbed down masses. LOL

  5. Why do so many people fail to see something wrong with these people; they seem to have some sort of education and some of them even have college degrees, but they have an irrational distrust of science and an irrational religious belief in supernatural beings?

    I liked a thread in the “apologetics” section which started:

    should christians care about protecting the environment?

    if the world is going to be destroyed anyway is there any point in protecting the environment? protecting endangered species, stopping global warming ect? does it matter if we pollute the earth if the end times are coming? people say it is up to us to save the planet for future generations, but does it really matter?

    Are these people so brainwashed that they actually believe this shit?

    I found one interesting quote, also in the apologetics section:

    Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you’d have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.

    The quote is unatributed in the post, it is from Steven Weinberg, a Nobel Laureate in physics.

  6. Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you’d have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.

    Too true.  downer
    I liked that quote the moment I saw it. smile
    Steven Weinberg: With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.

  7. I didn’t read the story you refer to, but it sounds like it was written by a bonehead.

    But that doesn’t dispute the fact that GRAVITY WAS DISPROVEN BEFORE WORLD WAR II! You seem to be hanging on to Newton’s theory a little to strongly. Not that Newton was dumb, not any dumber than Aristotle, but since his time, we have aquired better theories, that more closely resemble what happens around us.

    Feel free to continue to use gravity. The equations are much simpler than more accurate ones, and with small distances and forces, they work almost as well.

    Just goes to show, that even crazies get it right once in a while.

  8. Bob: GRAVITY WAS DISPROVEN BEFORE WORLD WAR II!

    No references, Bab?

    Not that Newton was dumb, not any dumber than Aristotle

    Are you on the panel judging IQ levels now, Beb?
    Have you got an IQ, Babe?

    but since his time, we have acquired better theories

    What are they, Beeb?

    Just goes to show, that even crazies get it right once in a while.

    Which crazies, Bib?
    Right about what, Bub?
    Hell-oh-oh??
    Have you still got one running loose in the top paddock, Bebe?
    Did you miss all the branches on the way down and hit the roots with your head, Boob?
    Please enlighten us with your superior wisdom, Bube.  wink

  9. Please enlighten us with your superior wisdom, Bube

    What a tease. LJ, if you want to appreciate the spin, read up on classical mechanics and special relativity.

  10. from the 2 pages ive read (i would have ripped my hair had i finished reading)i can gather the knowledge that this guy is the most ignorant person on the internet and that he obviously doesnt care that people like me hate the little cockroaches that cant think for themselves…i hate it when people do not research things properly.

  11. KPG: Yeah, but you’re still really sexy, so it’s all right. 

    You are simply too sweet. I like your new gravatar, by the way. smile

    Bob:  GRAVITY WAS DISPROVEN BEFORE WORLD WAR II!!

    Oh, really? Tell that to the GIs who jumped out of airplanes.

    Not that Newton was dumb, not any dumber than Aristotle, but since his time, we have aquired better theories, that more closely resemble what happens around us.

    Oh, really?

    Feel free to continue to use gravity.

    It’s not really a choice.

  12. Sadie: You are simply too sweet. I like your new gravatar, by the way.

    LOL

    Bob:  GRAVITY WAS DISPROVEN BEFORE WORLD WAR II!!

    gulp

    Feel free to continue to use gravity.

    Ford Prefect would have a ball with this guy. Hey Bob, the secret to flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. Now get to practicing…..

  13. KPG: Hey Bob, the secret to flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. Now get to practicing…..

    Yeah, and mid-air sex is simply the best! Just ask Arthur and Fenchurch.  LOL

  14. my above post is in the wrong freaking thread!

    What, another one? Go get a room, you.

    Apropos (gr)avatar, those who care to can also upload a photo that’s visible in the profile only.

  15. KPG, you’re getting a bit too worked up about a clever joke. Most of Bob’s comment is technically correct, although I think he was just a tad too careless with his wording.

  16. The poster on the CF site who described it as a car crash was spot on- ‘I shouldn’t look, but…’

    I thought 27 pages, nah- read a bit then skip but he kept coming back for more. BRILLIANT.  What do we think- Troll or Fundie. No one could be that stupid, surely.  The scientist took him to pieces on science, the Christians took him to pieces on theology.  Troll, surely.

  17. Elwed: … if you want to appreciate the spin, read up on classical mechanics and special relativity.

    Mate, I looked Special relativity and Postulates of special relativity and General relativity and Classical mechanics.
    What I understand is that “gravitation is not due to a force but rather is a manifestation of curved space and time, this curvature being produced by the mass-energy and momentum content of the spacetime”.
    But so what – The word ‘gravity’ has a concept similar to magnetism about it.
    So, some really intelligent bastards found out a bit more about it – do you really think we have all the correct answers, yet?
    If Barb’d said ‘the theory of GRAVITY WAS DISPROVEN BEFORE WORLD WAR II!’ I probably woulda thought: Yeah well. So what.
    But Barb just said: GRAVITY WAS DISPROVEN BEFORE WORLD WAR II!
    I don’t float about therefore, Gravity exists. The theory of What, How, When & Why it exists in the way it does is irrelevant … to me and I guess most of the population.
    If anyone’s the tease, it’s Barb. smile
    I gotta go. Hit me Elwed. LOL

  18. I gotta go. Hit me Elwed.

    LJ, my dear, I think you’ve had more than enough hits already. wink

  19. Truth of the matter is that while it is true that the original theory of gravity has long since been modified beyond all recognition, the calculations Newton came up with for figuring out how stuff is affected by it work just as well today as they did back when he first proposed them.

  20. GM: LJ, my dear, I think you’ve had more than enough hits already.

    Okay. I’ll give up whilst I’m behind. LOL
    Les, thanks for that easy to understand explanation. smile

  21. S-Sadie: I think Geekmom and Elwed are married. Correct me if I’m wrong.

    Thanks for the confirmation Sadie.
    I thought there was some info like that in the recesses of my foggy brain.  smile

  22. What I can’t believe is how many people seem to buy that this is real.  I’ll bet dollars to cents some pagan posted this on the Christian forum, then started linking to it on various other forums and such to spread his little joke around the internet.  “scientifists”, asking how evolutionists explain gravity,—-it’s all to cute. I mean, CoooooMME ON!  Its just someone trying to be witty (and succeeding); making anti-gravity arguements to show how equally absurd anti-evolution arguements are supposed to be.  And it is pretty funny.  But the really funny thing about it is all these “smart” people who take it is a genuine post from a naive fundamentalist.

  23. You may be right but creationist are so loony that it’s impossible to always differentiate between a creationist’s serious belief and a parody. Consider this gem from the arch-moron himself : http://www.kent-hovind.com/professor.htm

    That’s about as idiotic as the gravity thing but Hovind is being dead serious.

  24. Julian, thanks for the link to Kent and Eric’s very amusing conversations; beautifully crafted satire.
    In my mind’s ear they both had computer voices like you’d imagine in a KPG or LH story.

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