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Creationists hit back at Bill Nye with their own video
"The idea of deep time ... explains so much of the world around us," Bill Nye said in the viral video.
August 31st, 2012
04:34 PM ET

Creationists hit back at Bill Nye with their own video

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

(CNN) - Bill Nye's viral YouTube video pleading with parents not to teach their children to deny evolution has spawned an online life of its own, with prominent creationists hitting back against the popular TV host.

"Time is Nye for a Rebuttal," Ken Ham the CEO of Answers in Genesis writes on his website. Answers in Genesis is the Christian ministry behind the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky.

Nye's criticism of creationism went viral earlier this week, after being posted last Thursday.

"I say to the grownups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world, that's completely inconsistent with the world we observe, that's fine. But don't make your kids do it," Nye says in his Big Think video, which has been viewed nearly 3 million times.

Ham writes that Nye is joining in with other evolutionists who say teaching children to deny evolution is a form of "child abuse." That idea comes in part from the atheist scientist Richard Dawkins, who in his book "The God Delusion" argues against exposing children to religion before they are old enough to fully understand it.

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"At AiG and the Creation Museum, we teach children and adults the truth concerning who they are in the Creator’s eyes — and where they came from," Ham writes. "We tell people that they do have purpose and meaning in life and that they were created for a purpose. "No, we are not just evolved animals as Nye believes; we are all made in the image of God."

Ham is the public face of a group that academics call Young Earth Creationists, though they prefer to be called Biblical Creationists. They believe in a literal interpretation of the creation account in the book of Genesis found in the Bible.

The Creation Museum also produced its own rebuttal video on YouTube that features two of their staff scientists, both Ph.Ds, David Menton and Georgia Purdom.

"[Nye] might be interested to know I also teach my young daughter about evolution and I know many Christian parents who do the same," Purdom says in the video. "Children should be exposed to both ideas concerning our past."

For the past 30 years, one popular method for Creationists to advance their cause has been to make an equal-time argument,with Creationism taught alongside evolution. In the late 1980s, some state legislatures passed bills that promoted the idea of a balanced treatment of both ideas in the classroom.

In 1987, the issue made it all the way to the Supreme Court, where a Louisiana "equal-time law" was struck down. The court ruled that teaching creationism in public school class rooms was a violation of the Establishment Cause in the Constitution, which is commonly referred to as the separation of church and state.

A key point between most scientists and many creationists is the timing for the origin of the world.

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Nye's argument falls in line with the vast majority of scientists, who date the age of the earth as 4.5 billion years old and the universe as 14.5 billion years old.

"The idea of deep time of billions of years explains so much of the world around us. If you try to ignore that, your worldview becomes crazy, untenable, itself inconsistent," Nye says in his viral video.

Young Earth Creationists say the weeklong account of God creating the earth and everything in it represents six 24-hour periods (plus one day of rest) and date the age of the earth between 6,000 and 10,000 years.

"Yes we see fossils and distant stars, but the history on how they got there really depends on our worldview," Purdom says in the museum's rebuttal. "Do we start with man's ideas, who wasn't here during man's supposed billions of years of earth history or do we start with the Bible, the written revelation of the eyewitness account of the eternal God who created it all?"

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Polling from Gallup has shown for the past 30 years that between 40-46% of the survey respondents believe in Creationism, that God created humans and the world in the past 10,000 years.

The most recent poll showed belief in atheistic evolution was on the rise at 16%, nearly double what it had been in previous years. The poll also found 32% of respondents believe in evolution guided by God.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

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soundoff (5,973 Responses)
  1. bdl1978

    On what day did God create the other planets? If you really believe our planet is only several thousand years old you are insane. The Bible is fictional literature. It is not the history of Christianity. Pick up a history book. And while you're at it pick up a science book too. Religious morons in this country are holding us back from making progress.

    September 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm |
  2. Devils Advocate

    Faith is different than reason and evidence. As Mark Twain so wisely observed, "Faith is accepting what you know aint so". Faith is the final answer to creationist arguments, because science, rationale, and unbiased research cannot validate that the Earth is less than 10,000 years old. Faith is the last resort, the "clinging to straws while drowning" mentality, for religionists that haven't any other leg to stand on. We can prove them wrong, so they must resort to an argument that cannot be tried or tested... that they just "know" they are right. Beginning and end of all their deep seated beliefs. The truest form of ignorance.

    September 1, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
  3. Halkes

    There's a grand irony to all this: the American people owe all their power and strength to the country's technological prowess, yet they hate science with a feverish passion.

    September 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
  4. keeth

    The Bible was written by man, and man is inherently fallible, therefore...

    September 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
  5. CJ

    Creationists feel empowered to reject science when it contradicts and questions their fairy tale that makes them feel special. However, you will not see them reject the germ theory of disease and the need for antibiotics when they or a loved one has meningitis. They will question nuclear physics when the half life measurements tell us the world is 4.5 billion years old, or when human ancestor remains are even 40,000 yrs old. But not when that same radiation in a CT scan it finds a tumor in their lung. And they will doubt the study of DNA when it shows we are 98% identical to chimpanzees, but not when this same tumor requires chemotherapy that uses knowledge of DNA to interfere with fast dividing cells to help cure. 46% of the population doubt science when it tells them how the universe and solar system got here and how old it is, and how humans are related to all other life...but not when their health or life is on the line.

    September 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
    • Chicken Paradox

      Once again....G-d need not to take sides, and will not, nor answer to anyone. Germs are part of creation. 4.5 billion years? Can you even count to one million? Regardless if you understand mathematics......"can you orally count up to 1 million, without skipping a number?" go try it out. if you can't, it's because you heaven tried understanding life yet, more less after life you are far behind.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
    • Farmer John

      Chicken Paradox,

      Did you get your head chopped off already... and you are running around the keyboard scratching out random words?!

      September 1, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
  6. GolfPro

    I was taught in biology classes that many aeons past the sun shining upon chemicals in a primordial soup, in a primordial pond caused a catalytic action which produced a living amoeba. This crawled out onto land and over billions of years, evolved into elephant, dinosaur, man etc. It took many trial and error processes to get to that point. Is that what you were taught? (This has been denied to me in the past though I experienced it) Here is why it can never be....nothing lives over 2-3 minutes without oxygen. Did the amoeba develop lungs first? If so how did they survive without a heart to pump oxygenated blood to them. You see my evolutionist friends, everything had to be in place and functioning at the beginning for anything to be able to move. Who programmed the brain with an electrical system to fire off in the right sequence so the arms move when directed? Legs, eyes etc. As the first fully develped, let's say dino, stood there immovable, who pushed the start button on the brain electrical system? How did that fully wired system get the first burst of power to begin op? Evolution is the evil solution to creation and everyone knows it. What stalls most that believe in evol. is you do not wish to acknowledge a Creator in which you have to give account one day. You may not believe in God, but what is not believed changes nothing. An example is climb the tallest precipice, leap off (DO NOT DO THIS) and scream all of the way down, I DO NOT BELIEVE IN GRAVITY! The end result is still the same. Unbelief changed nothing of the outcome. God's Spirit came into my Spirit in 1970. He came not with observation or feelings. Those came later. He came so unobtrusively, so gentlemanly like, it was awesome. It changed me forever. As you were born physically to your mothers at one time, you were born blind. All newborns are. Slowly your eyes came open to a world all around you in which you had no clue as to it's existence. So is the Spiritual new birth. My eyes came open to a Spiritual world all around and within me that is so awesome. Christ Himself said you must be born again to enter the kingdom of heaven. We do not know what's in our own galaxy. We do not know what is behind billions of galaxies. We do not know how electricity moves across a surface or through it. I will not sit in the dark until I do.

    September 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
    • CJ

      Wow, dude. You need to go back to your biology class and start over because you did not learn a thing. Nothing lives without oxygen? Are you kidding? You have germs in you right now that live without it – these are the anaerobes. Bacteroides fragilis and clostrdium difficile are common examples. They are routinely tested for in blood cultures in hospitals all over this country. Maybe a little less golf and a little more education would do you some good.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      I don't think this moron could get into any class to GET additional education. Dumber than a box of hair.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:41 pm |
    • Halkes

      Yeah, what he said ^^^

      Why do people who are uneducated tend to have the strongest opinions?

      September 1, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
  7. rtkMD

    "...the Bible, the written revelation of the eyewitness account of the eternal God who created it all?" So the eyewitness referred to is the imaginary teller of history to the transcribers into Hebrew and Greek?

    September 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
  8. Logical and Religious

    Just a reminder: We invade countries that rule by religion. Sleep well.

    September 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
    • lamb of dog

      Just not Christian countries.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
    • exlonghorn

      Finish the thought:

      We invade countries that rule by religion, BECAUSE THEY HARM PEOPLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

      Of course that's not the only reason, but there's a reason people typically shout "Allahu Akbar" before killing others.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
    • MrMufasa

      Yeah exlonghorn...because Christians have never harmed anyone for their beliefs.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm |
  9. Proud Atheist

    I love how theists keep saying "explain this" and "well you cant prove..." etc. Your only defense is to try to disprove everyone else. Perhaps you should spend more time finding PROOF of the guy in the sky that you believe in. After all, that is what SCIENCE does. It finds ANSWERS. The bible is not written from eyewitness accounts to god. Are you guys serious? Most atheists don't even bother with you all because of that reason. All nonsense and no reason! I don't understand how you say such things and don't see how utterly foolish it all sounds. I do believe much of it has to do with the fact that most theists have never read whichever book their religion follows in it's entirety. A poll was recently conducted and proved that atheists know more about religion than theists do. Why is that? Most of us have read the bible, if not more religious text, and find it completely laughable. I know I did. To all theists, if you have not read the book of your religion's choice from COVER TO COVER and are simply following said religion based on the EXCERPTS that your church picks and chooses for you to hear, you needn't have any more of an opinion on the origins of this planet or where you stand in your belief in the man in the sky until you do. Good day.

    September 1, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
    • blinky

      Proud A, When you say science finds answers, in capital letters no less, you are expressing your own blind faith. Science finds best explanations. It rejects final answers as unscientific.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
    • exlonghorn

      blinky,

      Synonyms for "explanation" from dictionary dot com:

      1. elucidation, explication, exposition, interpretation, description.
      3. solution, key, answer.

      (laughing that you can't even handle basic English)

      September 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
    • Chicken Paradox

      Non sense talking is what you're doing PA. We have been through this before in the garden of Eden, and the results are always the same. People need to do things on there own and figure it out. But falling down into a fantasy world of big bangs and cosmic chaos, is complete non sense.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
    • blinky

      exlonghorn, A "best explanation" is clearly qualified and different from an "explanation."

      September 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
    • Ty

      Blink, answer this one!

      If God was able to create everything from nothing, why did he have to use dirt to form Adam and a rib to form Eve? With that in mind, wouldn't Adam and Eve be of the same blood therefor they would be going against the sleeping with your relatives portion in the bible? Also, how would God let an evil talking snake appear on Earth? If God is perfect, than how, or why, would a perfect being allow evil to be a part of his creation? The bible says that he is a good guy, why is he so evil than? He would have to had created evil for evil to exist. Otherwise, evil has been around just as long as him and it is more powerful then he. Pretty sure these questions can't be explained by the "Good Book" and all of it's "truths." Science at least works from both ends until a logical answer is concluded upon. Even after a conclusion, it is re-examined. The Bible is just taken as truth, even by people whom believe but have never read! Never letting the fact that the book has been altered, added to, taken away from and was written by 40ish different people, over hundreds of years a part, and all from the same area!

      September 1, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
    • BDSikes

      The Bible describes God as all-powerful, all-knowing, eternal, and beyond man's understanding If true, then it is logical to assume that God could create our universe in His own timeline much more quickly than we would believe possible. In fact we would, based on science, swear that it took Him a lot longer to accomplish creation than it actually did, and, also based on science, that creation was much older than it actually is. In other words, if God is all-powerful, then He is more than capable of creating a brand new rock that appeared to be a billion years old when it fact it was brand new.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
    • Chicken Paradox

      "Old" is but a measure of time. G-d is beyond the time concept. As soon as we are born, we begin to die, and so our clock records our death process, as we begin to understand what is happening to us. Teaching creation to walking monkeys is the same as trying to teach a zoo monkey, how to talk. We can not measure G-d's creation with machines and logical, educated, guesses. It's not possible.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
    • exlonghorn

      Yep, fair enough. Snarky earlier comment retracted. 🙂

      September 1, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
  10. Chicken Paradox

    My apologies, I didn't mean to get off the topic. The guy in the wheelchair's anger toward G-d is evidence that people who doesn't get hugs and love, turn into selfish and spiteful atheists, like that guy in the wheelchair who turned his anger toward G-d into a book called "G-d Delusion". He blames G-d for his condition. And I can see his point. But people shouldn't take people like that guy in the wheelchair, serious, and should have an open mind, like most scientist do. And accept G-d as your reality, or you will live this again and again, etc.

    September 1, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
    • Nitelite

      Apparently you don't even know the difference between Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawkings you uneducated twit.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
    • lamb of dog

      How can he be angry at nothing?

      September 1, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
    • Chicken Paradox

      "....uneducated twit.."? excuse me? i do not have a twitter account.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
    • End Religion

      You've been so conditioned to be afraid of a "god who loves you" that you can't even type the word "god" for fear of what he might do?

      September 1, 2012 at 6:13 pm |
  11. Coprolite1

    Joshua 10, 012-013, says the "sun stood stood still" at Joshua's command, and didn't "go down" for about a day.

    If you believe in creationism on the ground that the Bible is literally true and not subject to interpretation, you must also believe the sun moves around the earth, not the earth around the sun. Try selling that to anyone who is willing to use the brain that God gave them.

    September 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
    • ME II

      I think that's just a figure of speech thing, or do you call what happens in the morning "earth turn" instead of sunrise?

      The thing you could focus on is the utter impossibility of the sun appearing to stop for a day without massive world-wide catastrophes due to the sudden halting of the Earth's rotation. And, all without any mention of it in any historical docu.ment.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
    • Matt

      Well, ME II, you can't be both literal and figurative at the same time.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
    • Devils Advocate

      Ever been to Alaska?

      September 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
    • fritz

      Ya know? I think I got that figured out. Most rational folks know that if the Sun really stood still that would mean the Earth suddenly stopped its rotation. Assuming such power existed that could do that, it would rip the Earth apart. There is a close timeline between Joshua's battle at Bethel and Ai and the eruption of the volcano at Thera to the west. If later translators tried to ponder this with no scientific knowledge, how might they account for this strange scriptural passage where the light did not fade with night? They might say 'the Sun stood still'. The Sun went down for sure on that bloody night but did it get totally dark? Maybe not.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
  12. Love

    "Nye's argument falls in line with the vast majority of scientists, who date the age of the earth and the universe as 4.5 billion years old."

    The universe is not the same age as the earth. Yes the earth is 4.5 billion years old, but scientists do not believe the earth started at the same moment the universe started. This implies a very basic misunderstanding of the science we are talking about. I was raised a Catholic and while I still believe in some of the very basic ideas of religion(s), there are many parts of the bible that are not true. This is not my opinion, this is PROVED by FACTS. If you want to ignore all fact and reason and instead argue "it DID happen because someone told me so" then you are free to continue in your own ignorance. The issue is when you push your own ignorance on your innocent children. If you want to teach a higher power and to teach the morals of a religion then I fully agree with that no matter what you cal your religion. But to teach your children a fairy tale that they are never allowed to "outgrow" (like the easter bunny or Santa Claus) then you are holding your children back from their full potential. Religion and science to not HAVE to be opposite ends of the spectrum, I believe in science and logic and fact above all else, but there is still a lot of room to fit a "higher power" into that...its just when you take a book written by people who didn't really understand anything about the world of science is just rediculous. The bible served its purpose, but is not relavent or even possible with what we know about science today. Evolution is a fact and is seen in everything we take part in. Products, ideals, animals, companies, technologies, even languages all evolve all the time. This is a universal that applies to all things that are not static forever (which is very few things). To deny that such a thing exists only shows your immense ignorance. Stop arguing about such petty things that are PROVEN to be wrong, and instead incorporate this new information into a bigger picture that makes sense overall.

    September 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
    • Perilous

      Thanks for making this correction. Believers can't even get this stuff right when they try, can they?

      I won't even go into all the writing errors in this article. 😛

      September 1, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
    • fritz

      I sometimes wonder how many living worlds have come and gone before our Sun coalesced from the primordial gas inside some long lost nebula within one of countless galaxies. How many billions of years long histories of life on worlds more numerous than all the sand grains on Earth? Now all gone having died with their parent star. The Earth will come to an end someday and join all the others lost to oblivion. But think of all the worlds yet to come after Earth ends its long run of life. The Cosmos marches on.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
  13. Jack Sparrow

    For all you that don't believe in God you sure have no problems help full filling the bibles prohpecies.

    September 1, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
    • Godoflunaticscreation

      Prophesies? So many have been proven flat out wrong and "there will be more wars" is tantamount to me saying "In the end it will be hot and then cold and then someone will breath."

      September 1, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
    • ME II

      @Jack,
      Same to you in regards to Nostrodamus

      September 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
  14. blinky

    Take a look at the actual choices on the Gallup poll. CNN has interpreted and simplified the three choices on the poll in their own way, and the actual choices might not be what you think they are based on CNN's reporting. Out of the actual three choices, I have a slight sympathy for the first, completely disagree with the third, but feel most comfortable with the second. That one is being called "atheistic evolution." But I believe in God, though not specific to a religion.

    September 1, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
  15. Lynn

    Bill, you can't even admit what flew over Pheonix in 1997. I accept the apology of Fife Simington who initially made fun of the phenomena but later admitted he saw the craft and knew in his gut it was not from here. I accept the apology of the late scientist J Allen Hyneck who coined the term swamp gas to explain UFO phenomena and later admitted it was real. We may in fact have alternate histories of how the universe was created. God's time is not our time. Since the brilliant scientist Hawking says we are going to have time travel in our future, we can not rule out future scientist genetically engineering dinosaurs and placing them in a created distant past in order to generate more oil. That IS where scientist say we get oil from isn't it Bill...dinosaurs...I never understood that. As crazy as relativity is, anything is possible. The physicist Michio Kaku says if we can be so wrong about TIME, what else are we wrong about? You can't prove what happened at the moment of the big bang nor what existed prior to the big bang. Can you explain why intelligent scientists banned Wolfgang Pauli, who Einstein called one of the most brilliant minds in the world, from their laboratories? I'll tell you why, those brilliant scientist acknowledged the phenomena. You can't explain why millions of people have seen ghosts. Explain why thousands of people around the world have a clear memory of Nelson Mandela dying in prison. It's seems that the evidence would suggest multiple timelines. The world is full of weird phenomena that you as a scientist ignor. You accuse good parents of abusing their children because they don't accept your tunnel vision of science. Science is a good thing but science in the hands of a narcistist is not. You don't believe in God because YOU want your view of science treated as God. There is a scientific term for this; It is called Narcististic Personality Disorder. I am sorry for the abuse you must have received as a child. I'm sure you were not at fault but Bill....OPEN YOUR EYES.

    September 1, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
    • lamb of dog

      Lynn have you been tested for narcissistic personality disorder? Because if you believe that garbage you should be.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
    • MikeyNYC

      What does the possibility of extraterrestrial life have to do with this discussion at all? As with anything else, if there is evidence that can be studied, tested and corroborated in regards to extraterrestrial life, then we'd be happy to consider it. There is a difference between claiming something to be true, as you have, and showing it to be true. Please review the scientific method and then offer your evidence and if it can be tested and corroborated, many would be happy to agree with you. As for time travel and evil or benevolent aliens, there is no credible evidence to support either. I, along with the vast majority of scientists, believe that there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. The vast numbers leave little room for doubt, since there are hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy alone and the majority of those stars have an orbiting planetary system. While the planets we have discovered orbiting some of these stars are not capable of sustaining life, we have only identified fewer than a thousand planets. When you then consider that there are hundreds of billions of galaxies in our universe and that each of those galaxies contains hundreds of billions of stars, that means that there are more planets in our universe than we could count and that with such huge numbers, there is little doubt that there is life elsewhere in the universe and most likely intelligent life.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
  16. Kingofthenet

    I used to be an Atheist ....until I realized I was GOD!

    September 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
    • my question to you

      good luck with that

      September 1, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
    • fritz

      I bow to your shining greatness oh mighty one! ;op

      September 1, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
    • End Religion

      what's your address? the new religion surrounding your worship will inevitably exhibit an unquenchable desire for money so we may as well pony up now.

      September 1, 2012 at 7:46 pm |
  17. Jduff

    Think of bacteria in your body, our body must be the size of a universe compared to them, now suppose the bacteria came up with a story of how they got there, and that I was god, would that make it so?

    September 1, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
    • mama kindless

      That's an interesting notion. Because if you combine it with the idea of the poster just after you, then we would be considering the possibility that the bacteria is actually God and doesn't know it. People keep saying there could be something before the big bang that is nothing like what we call natural. But isn't there so much we still don't know? Why couldn't there be something that we would still call unnatural (if we were suddenly to be made aware of it) that could have made it through the big bang, and that transcends nature and make each of us a god?

      September 1, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
    • mama kindless

      correction at end: and makes each of us a god.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
    • mama kindless

      and some clarification: where I say the bacteria could be God, I don't mean only one of them, so I shouldn't have capitalized that, but rather that each of them is a god and doesn't know it.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
  18. dpmol

    (history keeps repeating itself, eh?)
    Galileo Galilei
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Galileo's championing of heliocentrism was controversial within his lifetime, when most subscribed to either geocentrism or the Tychonic system.[9] He met with opposition from astronomers, who doubted heliocentrism due to the absence of an observed stellar parallax.[9] The matter was investigated by the Roman Inquisition in 1615, and they concluded that it could be supported as only a possibility, not an established fact.[9][10] Galileo later defended his views in Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, which appeared to attack Pope Urban VIII and thus alienated him and the Jesuits, who had both supported Galileo up until this point.[9] He was tried by the Inquisition, found "vehemently suspect of heresy", forced to recant, and spent the rest of his life under house arrest.[11][12] It was while Galileo was under house arrest that he wrote one of his finest works, Two New Sciences, in which he summarised the work he had done some forty years earlier, on the two sciences now called kinematics and strength of materials.[13][14]

    September 1, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
    • Kingofthenet

      No,No it's, IF Superman were real and fought for the Nazi's would we ALL be living under the Third Reich today?

      September 1, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
    • theala

      What's scary is the religious fundamentalists never learn from history.

      At least the Catholic Church clued in (at least on most science).

      Science is not a world view. It is about facts and observable data, not the subjective interpretation of Scriptures that pre-date the invention of science.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
  19. Beez

    Disregard all of this irrelevant drivel. The only real question is this: IN A FIGHT, WHO WOULD WIN – GOD OR SUPERMAN???

    Too deep, too deep. I'll stick with my devout belief in Tinker Bell & the Easter Bunny.

    September 1, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
    • Beez

      Superman IS real!!! It's in the bible's Book of Lois! HERETIC!!!!

      September 1, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
    • Beez

      Hey, wait a second here. What if Superman went gay & started dating J.C.? Now that would call for one helluva Immaculate Conception.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
    • End Religion

      @Beez: superman would undoubtedly win because god is losing everyday to atheists around the world.

      September 1, 2012 at 6:18 pm |
  20. Joshua

    I hold the view that both science and the bible are 100% correct. Is my interpretation of the bible 100% accurate? I don’t know, but probably not. "We view the world through colored shades, there is no way to change this, only to know that we have them on" You can cite lots of critics of Kant, but I believe the bible represents the "things within themselves" or the absolute truth. Evolution, billions of year, they are all TRUE (keeping in mind that if history is evidence of anything, a lot of what we "know" in science is wrong). It’s like if you had a pair of blue shades on and looked at your wall, the wall WOULD be blue, but in fact it really is not. But since we cannot take off these shades, we have to live in the world of science for the sake of human progress and common sense. We just all have to remember that all any of us REALLY know is that we are going to die. The biggest mistake of Christians and atheist alike are claims of a proof. True tolerance is being tolerant of the intolerant folks.

    September 1, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
    • Godoflunaticscreation

      Keep living on your flat Earth in a Geocentric Universe. Thats the 100% correct.

      September 1, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
    • Beez

      What else you holding?

      September 1, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
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The CNN Belief Blog covers the faith angles of the day's biggest stories, from breaking news to politics to entertainment, fostering a global conversation about the role of religion and belief in readers' lives. It's edited by CNN's Daniel Burke with contributions from Eric Marrapodi and CNN's worldwide news gathering team.