Sunday, January 30, 2011

Why do people laugh at creationists? (part 35)

So Posterboy for Creationist Stupidity (PCS aka venomfangx) has returned, like the prodigal child.

This time he is claiming that:
Newton was a smart man,
Newton believed in Christianity.

And that this some how validates Christianity.

Regrettably Newton also believed in the Philosophers Stone (a magical item that could turn base metals into gold). By the reckoning of PCS this shows that this is a valid idea, or that it 'proves' that smart people can believe in turning base metals into gold.

The power of Newtons ideas of course come from their materialistic application.
Such ideas have been robustly tested.

Newtons ideas on Christianity are as untested and lacking in application as his ideas on the Philosophers Stone.

Another way to look at it that Netwon did comparable work on his materialistic laws as Christianity. The former have earned him the title of arguably the most influencial man in history, for the latter, noone knows or cares about. Gives you some idea as to the comparative value of religious research versus scientific research.

Anyways, these videos are creative commons. You can do pretty much whatever you want as long as you don't sell them as your own, or claim to own the material (copy, redistribute, broadcast etc).

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