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    In just 40 seconds Saudi Cleric destroys science with just a cup of water

    A Saudi cleric has rejected the fundamental truth that the Earth revolves around the sun in a mere 40 seconds, using only his words and a small plastic cup of water.

    In fairness, Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari, who was giving a lecture at United Arab Emirates University, was asked by a student whether the earth rotates or is stationary.





    Whether the student was setting up al-Khaibari for the onslaught of internet ridicule that deservedly followed or had just turned up to the wrong class is unclear, but either way the religious leader set out to answer the question in earnest.

    "First of all," the sheikh says, starting with the basics.

    "Where are we now?"

    "We go to Sharjah airport to travel to China by plane – clear?

    "Focus with me," he commands, picking up a small, sealed plastic container of water.

    "This is the Earth," he says, and goes on to make the devastating rhetorical point that if one tried to fly to China and the plane "stops still in the air, wouldn't China be coming towards it?"

    "True or not?"

    The sheikh goes on to explain that if the plane was travelling in the same direction that the earth is rotating in, the plane would never reach Chine, presumably leaving the unfortunate souls on board trapped in some kind of hellish temporal limbo.

    Making matters worse for the sheikh, the comments were made on February 15, which happens to be birthday of Galileo, the seminal Italian astronomer who was persecuted by the Catholic church for suggesting that the Earth revolves around the sun.


    Read more at Saudi cleric rejects belief that Earth rotates around the sun - 9news.com.au

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    Sounds reasonable....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari View Post
    The sheikh goes on to explain that if the plane was travelling in the same direction that the earth is rotating in, the plane would never reach Chine, presumably leaving the unfortunate souls on board trapped in some kind of hellish temporal limbo.
    Read more at Saudi cleric rejects belief that Earth rotates around the sun - 9news.com.au
    That explains fight MH370...it must be still up there trapped in time

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    Einstein was right: stupidity is infinite.

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    allah knows best. praise be to him.

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    A good reason why lecturers should ban video cameras from lecture theatres.

    Anyway, what's the real science? Could any TD members who are scientists (or even have GCSE or A Level passes) explain it to us?

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    Meanwhile, in the American heartland.........



    Christian Parent Thrown Off Mumsnet For Anti-Dinosaur Rant


    An over-protective mother has been banned from Mumsnet after a religiously fueled rant about dinosaurs.

    CADministry, a user on the popular online parenting forum, claimed to have burned her child's dino toy because of their "lack of family values" and their " non-existence from any serious scientific point of view".

    She then went on to tell Mumsnet users how she "disowned" her sister for buying the playthings.

    Recently my sister foolishly gave my two youngest some dinosaurs toys for Christmas. After telling her to get out of my house I burnt the dinosaurs. My children were delighted because they know that dinosaurs are evil. I am fortunate that my family has been very supportive, and has disowned my children’s former aunt.
    The user also begged her fellow mums to get dinosaurs taken off their school curriculum, claiming the lessons would cause children to become "bestially minded" and bite each other.

    Her poorly researched rant ended with a link to a Facebook Group, "Christians Against Dinosaurs", which apparently hopes to take the scientifically proven reptiles out of the classroom and replace them with good, wholesome bible stuff.

    Mumsnet is no stranger to weird threads, trolls and dodgy discussions. One post went viral when a woman appeared shocked that nobody else kept a "penis beaker" by their beds for a quick dunk after sex.

    They also took the opportunity to ruthlessly mock a man who offered to "drive anywhere, up to an hour" to have no-strings-attached sex with any users who were up for it.

    Weird place, that Mumsnet.




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    The dinosaurs never existed

    and here's the proof

    The dinosaurs never existed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Meanwhile, in the American heartland.........
    Funny but one of the biggest voices for creationism is Australian Ken Hamm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Meanwhile, in the American heartland.........
    Funny but one of the biggest voices for creationism is Australian Ken Hamm.
    Who lives and works amongst his target audience where.....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Sounds reasonable....
    He probably has a truck full of canaries and jumps up in the air just before the elevator stops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
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    Meanwhile, in the American heartland.........
    Funny but one of the biggest voices for creationism is Australian Ken Hamm.
    Who lives and works amongst his target audience where.....?

    I am the last one who will deny that America is full of right wing religious nitwits. Thankfully most of them do not live in my neck of the woods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
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    Meanwhile, in the American heartland.........
    Funny but one of the biggest voices for creationism is Australian Ken Hamm.
    Who lives and works amongst his target audience where.....?

    I am the last one who will deny that America is full of right wing religious nitwits. Thankfully most of them do not live in my neck of the woods.

    I like the evangalists on TV.

    "Now folks, as you know, we have important work to do in Africa, the Lords work! (Amen!) Now to help us do the Lords work we are asking you to give, give so that we may do the Lords work! (Amen!) Now you may not be aware, but Africa is far away! So far it is on another continent and to be able to reach out across that distance and do the Lords work (Amen) we need to urgently purchase this G5 Executive jet" So think of the Lords work in Africa while you give!(Amen!)
    Can we get another Amen there! (AMEN!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Lords work (Amen) we need to urgently purchase this G5 Executive jet
    I am sure boon mee sent some money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Meanwhile, in the American heartland.........
    Funny but one of the biggest voices for creationism is Australian Ken Hamm.
    Who lives and works amongst his target audience where.....?

    I am the last one who will deny that America is full of right wing religious nitwits. Thankfully most of them do not live in my neck of the woods.

    I like the evangalists on TV.

    "Now folks, as you know, we have important work to do in Africa, the Lords work! (Amen!) Now to help us do the Lords work we are asking you to give, give so that we may do the Lords work! (Amen!) Now you may not be aware, but Africa is far away! So far it is on another continent and to be able to reach out across that distance and do the Lords work (Amen) we need to urgently purchase this G5 Executive jet" So think of the Lords work in Africa while you give!(Amen!)
    Can we get another Amen there! (AMEN!)
    Whereas apparently the Muslim proselytizers can just keep their helicopter aloft until Africa comes to them- or could if the Earth were actually "rotating" on an "axis."

    For some reason this reminds me of a test a NY detective once told me (with a straight face) that they would give on the spot to determine if a suspect were, uh, intellectually challenged: "Which is closer, the Moon or Europe?" "Well, I can see the Moon. . ."
    “You can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her think.” Dorothy Parker

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    Quote Originally Posted by boloa View Post
    The dinosaurs never existed
    Yeah, pretty obvious to any rational person.
    Since the earth is only 6000 years old, how could anything have lived on it before then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    The sheikh goes on to explain that if the plane was travelling in the same direction that the earth is rotating in, the plane would never reach Chine, presumably leaving the unfortunate souls on board trapped in some kind of hellish temporal limbo.
    If it was flying from Sharjah to China it would be flying in the same direction that the earth is rotating.

    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    "This is the Earth," he says, and goes on to make the devastating rhetorical point that if one tried to fly to China and the plane "stops still in the air, wouldn't China be coming towards it?"
    Could be a clumsy attempt at a description of the idea of all motion being relative but you would have to be flying west to Riyadh (at 1500 Km/h) not east to China for the plane to be thought of as stationary above a spinning earth.

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    The world rotates at 1675 km/h and the top speed of a 747 is 988 km/h !! ...I'm suprised anyone gets anywhere these days if you fly the wrong way


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    Be careful when jumping. If you can jump high enough you could clear a couple of miles on every jump.
    Maybe thats how wonder woman traveled when the invisible jet was in the shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
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    Meanwhile, in the American heartland.........
    Funny but one of the biggest voices for creationism is Australian Ken Hamm.
    Who lives and works amongst his target audience where.....?
    Doesn't matter. All English-speaking brothers are of an homogenous character anyway. One and the same mindset.

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    ^ Derp.


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    Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari
    Talking from Uranus, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beazalbob69 View Post
    Be careful when jumping. If you can jump high enough you could clear a couple of miles on every jump.
    That's if the earth was moving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Meanwhile, in the American heartland.........


    Pa-raise to be Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeezus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    Doesn't matter. All English-speaking brothers are of an homogenous character anyway. One and the same mindset.
    You could be onto something here Meme.

    English could be the root of all evil!

    I have been studying the Cyrillic alphabet recently and it is a much more honest alphabet. You basically get whet you see. There are no compound consonant special sounds like 'sh'. Each sound has its own consonant symbol. Also there are no sneaky irregular pronunciations; some vowels do change a bit when they are stressed however they do it in a regular way. Even the language structure is more honest. There is no smarmy polite language structures like 'do you think you could pass me the salt please'. The only way to say it is 'Give salt please'

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