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Creationist offers $10K to prove Bible wrong

#11bratt100Posted 3/27/2013 7:32:59 PM
Fingerpuppet posted...
hunter_gohan posted...
ElderMisanthropy posted...
I think Kent Hovind also had some sort of similar challenge to provide evidence for evolution. The difference is that I don't think Hovind's challenge actually existed, and it was only something he brought up in debates and in front of his fans to try and discredit evolution.


Oh it existed. The problem was it wasn't actually about providing evidence for evolution. It was about conclusively proving that evolution, plus a whole host of others things, happened with no involvement from a god. Even if you provided 100% conclusive evidence that these things happened, that still wouldn't preclude some sort of god being involved it just wouldn't be necessary. Also the "judges" would be completely anonymous and chosen by him.


In other Words, Hovind set it up so that he can't be proven wrong, even though he's being unscientific.


Sounds like a certain book...
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#12ForsakenHermitPosted 3/27/2013 7:38:39 PM
Hustle Kong posted...
GBALoser posted...
Why do I feel this will end up like when James Randi challenged Sylvia Brown to prove her claims and she agreed, only to continuously put him off?


Randi is who came to mind immediately for me. I don't think these are usually made in good faith. Just showmen being showmen.


Yeah these claims are made with no intentions of ever handing out the prize even if they are 100% proven wrong.
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#13FingerpuppetPosted 3/27/2013 7:59:19 PM
bratt100 posted...
Fingerpuppet posted...
hunter_gohan posted...
ElderMisanthropy posted...
I think Kent Hovind also had some sort of similar challenge to provide evidence for evolution. The difference is that I don't think Hovind's challenge actually existed, and it was only something he brought up in debates and in front of his fans to try and discredit evolution.


Oh it existed. The problem was it wasn't actually about providing evidence for evolution. It was about conclusively proving that evolution, plus a whole host of others things, happened with no involvement from a god. Even if you provided 100% conclusive evidence that these things happened, that still wouldn't preclude some sort of god being involved it just wouldn't be necessary. Also the "judges" would be completely anonymous and chosen by him.


In other Words, Hovind set it up so that he can't be proven wrong, even though he's being unscientific.


Sounds like a certain book...


Harry Potter has a bunch of plot holes, does it not?
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#14bratt100Posted 3/27/2013 8:10:16 PM
Yes but you can take lines out of context that support certain theories in regards to the plot holes. /frankensentence
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#15ElderMisanthropyPosted 3/27/2013 8:54:29 PM
ForsakenHermit posted...
Hustle Kong posted...
GBALoser posted...
Why do I feel this will end up like when James Randi challenged Sylvia Brown to prove her claims and she agreed, only to continuously put him off?


Randi is who came to mind immediately for me. I don't think these are usually made in good faith. Just showmen being showmen.


Yeah these claims are made with no intentions of ever handing out the prize even if they are 100% proven wrong.


James Randi, or people working at his foundation, at least actually let people take the test. The only one I remember was some woman who claimed she could force someone to urinate just by using her mind, but I'm sure there were others.
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#16Moorish_IdolPosted 3/27/2013 9:48:00 PM
All the Creationist has to do is show pictures of ostrich feet and pig feet, and the money is his.
#17SlaynWilderGL3Posted 3/28/2013 12:26:35 AM
Nobody can prove the Bible wrong. They just pretend they can.
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#18hamsandwich3141Posted 3/28/2013 12:49:04 AM
ElderMisanthropy posted...
ForsakenHermit posted...
Hustle Kong posted...
GBALoser posted...
Why do I feel this will end up like when James Randi challenged Sylvia Brown to prove her claims and she agreed, only to continuously put him off?


Randi is who came to mind immediately for me. I don't think these are usually made in good faith. Just showmen being showmen.


Yeah these claims are made with no intentions of ever handing out the prize even if they are 100% proven wrong.


James Randi, or people working at his foundation, at least actually let people take the test. The only one I remember was some woman who claimed she could force someone to urinate just by using her mind, but I'm sure there were others.


That would be the best lame superpower ever.
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#19bratt100Posted 3/28/2013 2:18:51 AM
Moorish_Idol posted...
All the Creationist has to do is show pictures of ostrich feet and pig feet, and the money is his.


Why has nobody told Flash of Light this? He could make a quick 10 gs
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#20bratt100Posted 3/28/2013 2:29:09 AM
SlaynWilderGL3 posted...
Nobody can prove the Bible wrong. They just pretend they can.


We can disprove many of the stories in the bible but I completely admit that it contains many truths also...just like most works of fiction.
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