Yes, No, or Wait.
I’m going to try some logic. Why? Because I’ve been posting up a lot of science lately, and with very little effect. I have presented to you pages after pages of evidence for evolution, and arguments against creationism, all of which you stubbornly refuse to accept, because you’d rather stick with a creation myth in which a man ate an apple and there was a floating zoo. How do you know? Because my book is true. How do you know? Because it was written by God. How do you know? Because God said so… ummm… in the book.
Some Common Misconceptions about Evolution – Telomeres and DNA degradation, simplified – Where are the transitional fossils? – Evolution and Geographical Distribution – 5 Easy Questions Every Creationist Must Answer (still waiting for answers) – There are no transitional fossils. – Noah’s Grand Canyon? – Vestiges and Atavisms – All of nature is a battlefield. – Of Acacias and Ants – Rock-climbing fish? – The walking whale that swims… well, swam. – The logical fallacies all creationists make. – Reducible Complexity – The Soundly Sleeping Dragon – A dare for my creationist friends. (I’m still waiting) – Creationist Nonsense: Lava and radiometric dating – The Vegetarian T-Rex – Why do cheetahs run so fast? – Trilobites, and the evolutionary arms race – etc.
And I am happy to tell you I have enough material to keep me going until the end of days (or at least, until the end of my days, after which I’m going to be swimming in a lake of fire) — however, it seems clear to me that no matter how much science I post up, I have had zero (or even negative) effect. The truth is this: You don’t care about scientific evidence. You just want to cling onto your faith. You’ve reduced science to simply a “worldview”, ignoring every single piece of evidence that goes against your ancient book. Shame on you.
It even feels as if I have done science a misdeed. By posting science on this blog, I have somehow convinced some of you that there is actually a scientific debate between evolution and creationism. Well, sorry to say, there isn’t one. On one hand, there’s science. On the other, there’s you and your fairytales and your pathetic pseudoscience. Pseudoscience looks something like this:
“Evidence of Noah’s Flood can be seen all over the earth, from seabeds to mountaintops. Whether you travel by car, train, or plane, the physical features of the earth’s terrain clearly indicate a catastrophic past, from canyons and craters to coal beds and caverns. Some layers of strata extend across continents, revealing the effects of a huge catastrophe.
The earth’s crust has massive amounts of layered sedimentary rock, sometimes miles (kilometers) deep! These layers of sand, soil, and material—mostly laid down by water—were once soft like mud, but they are now hard stone. Encased in these sedimentary layers are billions of dead things (fossils of plants and animals) buried very quickly. The evidence all over the earth is staring everyone in the face.” – AiG
It’s when you completely ignore scientific evidence just so you could have it your way. So if you failed to see how this was not scientific, get off my blog. I’m tired of arguing with you. Come back once you’ve had some science education.
My friend Dakota has said that:
“At first I tried to argue with my knowledge of science but I quickly found that it was far to easy for others to dismiss my claims. So I have turned to a new style; the pure and simple, point by point, critical and objective deduction of reason.”
I am going to try out his advice. But… I’m really going to suck at this. Wtf is an axiom? Okay. Nevermind. I’ll just start with something easy.
Like these stupid claims:
“The bottom line is you are going to have to wait. Waiting is probably one of the most difficult thing a Christian will have to do. God can answer a prayer by saying, “Yes, No, or Wait”. Yes and no are so cut a dry, but wait, requires patience and trust in God’s judgement. Wait does not mean no. It just means the timing is not right. Read Ps 27″
“He can give you one of three responses: “yes,” “no,” or “wait.” You have no problem when His answer is, “Yes, you can have it,” and you would even prefer a “no” over a “wait.” If God gives you a “yes,” then you have a green light to move forward with His guidance. If His answer is “no,” then you have a red light and need to stop immediately. However, when God tells you to “wait,” you don’t have a yellow light to just slow down and proceed with caution.”
“It has been said that God answers every request in one of these three ways: “Yes”, “No”, or “Wait”. We can usually accept the “Yes” or “No” answers if they come quickly. But waiting is often the most difficult thing for us to do. If you have asked in submission to His will and desire, then you will get the answer that’s best for you in the end.”
Okay… so… um. Basically, for every event x in your life, there are three possible outcomes.
- x = T (x is true; ie. x happens)
- Default position: x = F or ~x = T (x is false or the negation of x is true; ie. x doesn’t happen)
- ~x = T then (x v ~x) (negation of x is true, then x is either true or remains false; ie. redundant statement as it translates to ~x then x = T or x = F) Fack me.
According to many Christians, when you pray to God for event y, there are three possible outcomes.
- y = T (y is true; ie. y happens)
- Default position: y = F or ~y = T (y is false or the negation of y is true; ie. y doesn’t happen)
- ~y = T then (y v ~y) (negation of y is true, then y is either true or remains false; ie. redundant statement as it translates to ~y then y = T or y = F)
So, by logical deductions (is that what it’s called?). Nevermind. By common sense:
- x v ~x (x is either true, false)
- y v ~y (y is either true, false)
Therefore, the statement y was redundant. Which basically means that the Christians who made those claims were simply bullshitting.
And, to show you why, let us for instance pray to Zeus for event z. And, as it can be expected, for every event z there are three possible outcomes:
- z = T (z is true; ie. z happens)
- Default position: z = F or ~z = T (z is false or the negation of z is true; ie. z doesn’t happen)
- ~z = T then (z v ~z) (negation of z is true, then z is either true or remains false; ie. redundant statement as it translates to ~z then z = T or z = F)
From which I may draw the conclusion that:
“The bottom line is you are going to have to wait. Waiting is probably one of the most difficult thing a follower of Zeus will have to do. Zeus can answer a prayer by saying, “Yes, No, or Wait”. Yes and no are so cut a dry, but wait, requires patience and trust in Zeus’s judgement. Wait does not mean no. It just means the timing is not right. Read some weird Greek shit, and just believe everything it says and ignore all contradicting evidence.”
Like God, I have a knack for needlessly complicating things. Akay, now let’s enter a 600-year-old man’s dream and tell him to build a floating zoo.
It will be done, my Lord.