The earth is about 9,000 years old, according to U.S. House Representative Paul Broun, a physician and member of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology

  • metta

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    Oct 06, 2012 6:38 AM GMT
    The earth is about 9,000 years old, according to U.S. House Representative Paul Broun, who is also a physician and member of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology of the House of Representatives

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=house-science-member-says-earth-is-9000-years-old
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    Oct 06, 2012 10:03 AM GMT
    oh jesus....
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    Oct 06, 2012 10:13 AM GMT
    God, what is wrong with our country. Oh yeah, God...
  • FireDoor211

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    Oct 06, 2012 10:14 AM GMT
    How does this guy have a public office? He's either a moron, or is just using his "faith" to get retarded people's votes. Give me a break.
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    Oct 06, 2012 10:47 AM GMT
    this is one of the reasons we are so far behind the rest of the developed world right now in so many things...because we keep electing people like this to public office.
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    Oct 06, 2012 11:02 AM GMT
    FireDoor211: How does this guy have a public office? He's either a moron, or is just using his "faith" to get retarded people's votes. Give me a break.

    jockfever: The Congressman and physician states correctly that “There are a lot of scientific data that I’ve found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young earth.”

    Scientific observation of phenomena such as the receding Moon, Earth's magnetic field, Niagara Falls, oil pressure, the Dead Sea, ocean mineral content, helium in the atmosphere, and Carbon 14 in the atmosphere (the list is much longer) contradict the assumption that the Earth-Moon system is 4.5 billion years old, as atheists and evolutionists like to claim. The radiometric dating, upon which the 4.5 billion theory is based, has been shown to be unreliable, some say more myth than science.

    Bible bashing buffoons are often willfully ignorant of the scientific case for a young earth, and are proud of that ignorance.

    Tossing around terms like "moron" and "retarded" often shows that the Left IS what it accuses its opponents of being.


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    Oct 06, 2012 11:20 AM GMT
    LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!
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    Oct 06, 2012 11:26 AM GMT
    This explains it all:

    Paul Collins Broun, Jr. (born May 14, 1946)[2] is the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 10th congressional district, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Republican Party and the Tea Party Caucus.
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    Oct 06, 2012 11:32 AM GMT
    jockfever saidFireDoor211: How does this guy have a public office? He's either a moron, or is just using his "faith" to get retarded people's votes. Give me a break.

    jockfever: The Congressman and physician states correctly that “There are a lot of scientific data that I’ve found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young earth.”

    Scientific observation of phenomena such as the receding Moon, Earth's magnetic field, Niagara Falls, oil pressure, the Dead Sea, ocean mineral content, helium in the atmosphere, and Carbon 14 in the atmosphere (the list is much longer) contradict the assumption that the Earth-Moon system is 4.5 billion years old, as atheists and evolutionists like to claim. The radiometric dating, upon which the 4.5 billion theory is based, has been shown to be unreliable, some say more myth than science.

    Bible bashing buffoons are often willfully ignorant of the scientific case for a young earth, and are proud of that ignorance.

    Tossing around terms like "moron" and "retarded" often shows that the Left IS what it accuses its opponents of being.




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    Oct 06, 2012 11:57 AM GMT
    jockfever saidFireDoor211: How does this guy have a public office? He's either a moron, or is just using his "faith" to get retarded people's votes. Give me a break.

    jockfever: The Congressman and physician states correctly that “There are a lot of scientific data that I’ve found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young earth.”

    Scientific observation of phenomena such as the receding Moon, Earth's magnetic field, Niagara Falls, oil pressure, the Dead Sea, ocean mineral content, helium in the atmosphere, and Carbon 14 in the atmosphere (the list is much longer) contradict the assumption that the Earth-Moon system is 4.5 billion years old, as atheists and evolutionists like to claim. The radiometric dating, upon which the 4.5 billion theory is based, has been shown to be unreliable, some say more myth than science.

    Bible bashing buffoons are often willfully ignorant of the scientific case for a young earth, and are proud of that ignorance.

    Tossing around terms like "moron" and "retarded" often shows that the Left IS what it accuses its opponents of being.




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    Oct 06, 2012 12:20 PM GMT
    Before we can stabilize him, I think we need to take care of the acute problem first... Perhaps this is the appropriate prescription for half of Congress in the first place?
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  • calibro

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    Oct 06, 2012 1:29 PM GMT
    jockfever said

    jockfever: some say more myth than science.




    what percentage of actual scientific institutions and not .coms or entities with religious affiliations say this?
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    Oct 06, 2012 2:31 PM GMT
    calibro said
    jockfever said

    jockfever: some say more myth than science.




    what percentage of actual scientific institutions and not .coms or entities with religious affiliations say this?


    This is an example of a serious question. Sarcastic posting of manic-depressive medication labels is not.
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    Oct 06, 2012 2:44 PM GMT
    jockfever saidBible bashing buffoons are often willfully ignorant of the scientific case for a young earth, and are proud of that ignorance.


    There is no scientific case for a young earth. Take it from a scientist. What your buddies call "a scientific case for a young earth" is just a series of objections to select data points.

    http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/101_evidences_for_a_young_age_of_the_Earth_and_the_universe

    What's really strange is that you imply the scientific consensus is "Bible bashing." The Bible doesn't say the earth is a specific age. It's just some people deciding that's what it says, despite repeated warnings in the Bible itself that the time scales of God and of Man are vastly different.

    The Bible is an infinitely inspired religious and mystical source. Still, it didn't prove the sun and the planets revolve around earth 500 years ago. It doesn't prove the earth is 6000 years old now.
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    Oct 06, 2012 2:47 PM GMT
    jockfever saidFireDoor211: How does this guy have a public office? He's either a moron, or is just using his "faith" to get retarded people's votes. Give me a break.

    jockfever: The Congressman and physician states correctly that “There are a lot of scientific data that I’ve found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young earth.”

    Scientific observation of phenomena such as the receding Moon, Earth's magnetic field, Niagara Falls, oil pressure, the Dead Sea, ocean mineral content, helium in the atmosphere, and Carbon 14 in the atmosphere (the list is much longer) contradict the assumption that the Earth-Moon system is 4.5 billion years old, as atheists and evolutionists like to claim. The radiometric dating, upon which the 4.5 billion theory is based, has been shown to be unreliable, some say more myth than science.

    Bible bashing buffoons are often willfully ignorant of the scientific case for a young earth, and are proud of that ignorance.

    Tossing around terms like "moron" and "retarded" often shows that the Left IS what it accuses its opponents of being.


    You have that all wrong there Jerkfever. If anyone is ignorant of scientific facts, it is all these narrow minded, bible thumping screwballs who believe the ancient fairy tale that the earth was created in six days. This so called physician and right wing Congressman obviously has no scientific credibility as evidenced by his nonsensical claim that the earth is only 9,000 years old but yet he has not named any credible sources of his so called scientific research because it is all based on his fairy tale religious beliefs. Don't even try to simplify the scientific observation of natural phenomena by claiming that it contradicts years of careful study that has claimed that the earth-moon system is 4.5 billion years old. The observation of natural phenomena is a very complicated and tedious process. This Congressman's so called research is nothing more than unrealistic speculation.
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    Oct 06, 2012 2:50 PM GMT
    No one really knows.
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    Oct 06, 2012 2:53 PM GMT
    mocktwinkles saidNo one really knows.


    *facepalm*
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    Oct 06, 2012 2:56 PM GMT
    calguy456 saidoh jesus....


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    Oct 06, 2012 3:10 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    mocktwinkles saidNo one really knows.


    *facepalm*


    You actually believe there is someone out there who is positively right about how old the earth is?
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    Oct 06, 2012 3:17 PM GMT
    jockfever saidFireDoor211: How does this guy have a public office? He's either a moron, or is just using his "faith" to get retarded people's votes. Give me a break.

    jockfever: The Congressman and physician states correctly that “There are a lot of scientific data that I’ve found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young earth.”

    Scientific observation of phenomena such as the receding Moon, Earth's magnetic field, Niagara Falls, oil pressure, the Dead Sea, ocean mineral content, helium in the atmosphere, and Carbon 14 in the atmosphere (the list is much longer) contradict the assumption that the Earth-Moon system is 4.5 billion years old, as atheists and evolutionists like to claim. The radiometric dating, upon which the 4.5 billion theory is based, has been shown to be unreliable, some say more myth than science.

    Bible bashing buffoons are often willfully ignorant of the scientific case for a young earth, and are proud of that ignorance.

    Tossing around terms like "moron" and "retarded" often shows that the Left IS what it accuses its opponents of being.




    So things like the Grand Canyon, the formation of which required millions of years of water erosion, were merely created by God in an advanced state of erosion to trick humans into thinking the world is much older? Why? Why does God need to do that?

    Religion and science are rarely compatible and science deals with facts, where religion relies on belief. Facts are more persuasive than mere faith. This is why the church is now getting into the pseudo-science business, as seen in the post above.

    Please tell us what you know. How does oil pressure, or the Earth's magnetic field tell us the Earth is only a few thousand years old? Explain to us what you know about the flaws of carbon dating.

    To anyone who respects real science, the church's attempt to prove a young Earth with flimsy and phony psuedo-science is just laughable. It's obvious, desperate bullshit. It's the same kind of bullshit that I heard, and believed, when I was brainwashed by the church. It's the same bullshit today.

    People who want to believe there's a "God" that created everything, and want to desperately cling to their church's dogma about how old the Earth is just so they can assure themselves that the Bible is proven right, will never listen to legitimate science. But that doesn't mean the rest of us should entertain the nonsense put out by the church and it's delusional followers.
  • musclmed

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    Oct 06, 2012 3:39 PM GMT
    I bet most of the Senate thinks that the earth is billions of years old.

    Somehow they still have not in 3 years passed a budget ( which is in the job description)

    This is a convenient distraction from the inconvenient truth. We have been in a 4 year waiting pattern and now we are at a economic cliff because of it.

    You cannot blame it on the House of Representatives. They have passed a budget.

    The Democratic Senate ( Harry Reid) does not even bring it up for negotiation.
  • calibro

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    Oct 06, 2012 3:40 PM GMT
    mocktwinkles said
    meninlove said
    mocktwinkles saidNo one really knows.


    *facepalm*


    You actually believe there is someone out there who is positively right about how old the earth is?


    there is no scientific debate about the age of the earth.
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    Oct 06, 2012 3:42 PM GMT
    musclmed saidI bet most of the Senate thinks that the earth is billions of years old.

    Somehow they still have not in 3 years passed a budget ( which is in the job description)

    This is a convenient distraction from the inconvenient truth. We have been in a 4 year waiting pattern and now we are at a economic cliff because of it.

    You cannot blame it on the House of Representatives. They have passed a budget.

    The Democratic Senate ( Harry Reid) does not even bring it up for negotiation.

    WTF does this have to do with the Earth age discussion this is about?
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    Oct 06, 2012 3:43 PM GMT
    See, the scariest part is not that these morons are elected...it's that their mindset and world think is actually commonplace. Look at some of the responses here. Doubting the age of the earth. WTF did you fail 4th grade? The fucking dinosaurs haven't been around for tens of thousands of years. CLEARLY the earth is older than 4 - 9 grand!

    The neocons were smart. They started with public school boards and radio. They gutted education - no sex ed, no real science, cancel the arts programs, inject religion where you can - and now we have Clear Channel, Infinity, Fox News, etc etc. That good ole Plan for a New American Century you know.

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    Oct 06, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    Google told me 4.54 billion years.

    And Google is always right.

    Unless it's Google voice.

    Then it's all wrong.





    ...I really hate Google voice.