myths and downright lies

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cyghost (November 17, 2010, 09:53:01 AM):
That should be framed and nailed to the wall :D

Have you a blog or website where you post (other) such writings?
Brian (November 17, 2010, 09:56:15 AM):
agreed...with your permission could I use it?
Hermes (November 17, 2010, 11:07:07 AM):
Mefiante's well reasoned response to the original drivel is like casting pearls to the swine. Beyond the irrational arguments in the OP, it is also clear that the author goes out of his way to vilify his fictional professor, attributing condescending references such as "son", "young fella" etc to his speech before his heroic student knight unsheathes his shining sword. The gullible might applaud, but in fact his hero and villain turn out to be equally stupid. Not recommended for a prize in philosophy, science or literature.
BoogieMonster (November 17, 2010, 12:07:44 PM):
To be fair, the evil professor outwits our heroic student before the student can even mount his steed. In making his "observable" argument he can already dismiss the student's bad arguments...

Therefore, to draw parallels between physical phenomena that are well understood like heat, light and electromagnetism, and some amorphous, indefinable, ineffable hypothetical deity is seriously to overstep the line of plausibility.

I find it laughable that the student's rebuttal uses these in spite of the fact that these are all provable, observable, directly verifiable phenomena. His god is not, not even same ballpark.

If I were the professor I might've pointed this out at the end and called the student an obvious dumbass for not realising that everything he says I can't prove, I can, through direct observation. In fact he should listen more closely, because it was stated up front:

Professor : Science says you have 5 Senses you use to Identify and Observe the World around you.

Things I can observe with my 5 senses:
heat, cold
light, dark
electricity (unpleasant in high doses)
The professors brain (hand me an axe)

The professor is not the smartest, but he's still completely bashes this students' theories in with a single sentence, stated pre-maturely.
Mefiante (November 17, 2010, 13:26:50 PM):
agreed...with your permission could I use it?
Yes, certainly you may. In any case, it’s in the public domain already merely by being published here. Still, it’s polite of you to ask. :-*



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