Ken Ham affirmed the worst tendencies of Allie Beth Stuckey
" This is a theory, okay? I'm just gonna say this: Geometry never existed…
You've got these angles you've got these shapes, supposably [sic], and they supposedly date back millions of years. And then, I think it's a bunch of nerds constructing this fantasy world that they think is awesome. Like, how do you know what the, like, number of a sides a triangle has? How do you know that the angle add up to 180 degrees? Like, how do you know those things, really? And, like, the different lengths of sides on rectangles and all that? How are you picking that up from measuring just two sides?…
If I were to pick, like, a theory, I'm, like, ugh, I could see geometry not being real."
Just as stupid Allie. Maybe, just maybe if you don't know something you should listen to the "nerds" instead of showing the world how stupid you are.
So ... can we all say, "Argument from Ignorance / Incredulity," everyone? Merde, alors!
The Dunning-Kruger effect is bad enough in someone like Ken Ham, who almost certainly knows he's wrong, yet has WAY too much invested in his scam to pull out at this point. But when Ham meets someone like Stuckey, the love / stupidity fest just takes the above-cited argument to a whole 'nother level. Both of them are convinced of their rectitude. Neither of them are remotely interested in the actual facts about dinosaurs and how those who actually STUDY fossils come to understand the details that neither Ham nor Stuckey care about. Might as well hang up a sign:
MINDS CLOSED. DO NOT DISTURB.
"The whole problem with the world, is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, while wiser people are full of doubt. -- Bertrand Russell
I assume she's a young earth creationist by the way she attacks the science she clearly has no understanding of, while never putting forward any evidence to support her own claims. Creationists tend to believe they win by default if science can be discredited, and it never seems to register they have any obligation to prove their own point.
Years ago, I wrote in one of my essays, "Creationists know nothing of dinosaurs. No matter what they say, creationists know nothing of dinosaurs."
The video interview between these two nitwits absolutely proves it right here!
Christians who inanely believe in an imaginary petulant pixie in the sky with absolutely no evidence whatsoever for its existence blindly, insanely deny the existence of dinosaurs that were very real and have a rather extensive mound of evidence to back up that existence.
What do chickens, crocodiles, sea turtles, ostriches, snakes, sharks, crustaceans, bees, duck-billed platypuses and Tuatara lizards all have in common?
Say it with me, kids: They're all living descendants and relatives of dinosaurs. Some existed at the same time as the dinos.
The thing that always does my head in the most is that there is always this element of "scientists are just believing what they want to believe" in their arguments. Now where would creationists be getting the idea that truth is this fungible thing and we just believe the version that makes us happy?!!!
It's very frustrating to talk science with people who have no clue how science works. Reminds me of the old saying, "Never wrestle with a pig. You only get dirty and the pig enjoys it."
She used "like," like six times.
So movies like Jurassic Park depict dinosaurs as having particular skin and particular coloring, and making all sorts of scary sounds, etc. and she asserts that that's impossible to determine from fossil bones, so IT'S ALL A FRAUD! IT'S ALL LIES! THEY NEVER EVEN EXISTED!
Okay, let's follow her line of "thinking" for want of a better term...
Speaking of something from so long ago that we can't possibly know what it looked like, there's this popular legend about a guy who supposedly did lots of amazing, magical, miraculous things, but we have no contemporary description of what he looked like, and we don't even have his bones. Yet there are tens of thousands of paintings and dozens of movies that depict him with a very precise, instantly identifiable face. It's impossible to know exactly what he looked like, so IT'S ALL A FRAUD! IT'S ALL LIES! HE NEVER EVEN EXISTED!
If we don't know everything, then we know nothing.
So when they see scientists correct an error, they doubt everything that science has ever said about the subject. They "don't make mistakes" so they don't ever correct them. So they can't understand a system that knows it makes mistakes and corrects them when it realizes it has made a mistake.
"Just a bunch of nerds creating a Jurassic fantasy."
Want a created fantasy? Try the beliefs of religions who assert their fantasies are real without a smidgen of hard, credible evidence.
How mainstream is this nong?
haven't any of you ever see the documentary called the Flintstones? It clearly shows man and dinosaur working together.
Christians have got to be the most scientifically illiterate, intellectually dishonest, unbelievably shallow, unusually incurious, abnormally unintelligent, amazingly inarticulate, fantastically uncultured, extraordinarily uneducated and apparently quite proud of all these things.
I don't believe Christians are real. I don't. They are not real. They never existed. In spite of the thousands of churches that exist in every fucking place, from the smallest villages to the largest cities across the country!