Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Bobbo on Science: The Wonders of Ignorance!

Hey Bobbo,

Sorry I haven't written in a while. I haven't been able to listen to your show for quite some time, but today I made time. I know you've missed me, because of all the plaintive e-mail you've sent, asking me if I'm okay. Your caring is touching. It's very Christian of you.

Anyway, in listening to todays show, I heard you explain that because the story of Genesis lists the order in which God created the objects in the universe, that theistic evolution is wrong. You also said that science and the book of Genesis are compatible.

Um, what?

Here's the thing Bobbo: Science doesn't care what the Bible says about creation. Mainly because the Bible is not, and never was, a treatise on science.

But I understand why you think they're compatible. You don't understand science!

It's strange, Bobbo. In all your blathering about science I've never heard you once explain the scientific method!

And you know something? I don't think you can. So here's my challenge to you Bobbo: Explain, in detail, the scientific method. And once you've expounded on the step-by-step process that is the scientific method, explain your design for a scientific experiment that demonstrates the existence of God.

I bet you can't.

Your in Dawkins,

Irl

3 comments:

Hanna House said...

If you were listening to the entire segment you would know that it was pertaining to what was said by Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes, the Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, on whether it was OK for Christians to believe in aliens. He was simply arguing from the stand point of whether or not the bible leaves room for Christians to believe God possibly created life on other planets, and mentioning the order of creation was part of that argument.

I've been reading your blog for some time and I just thought you should know that you would have a lot more credibility if you would tell the whole story, use exact quotes, and do some research. I take no issue with opposing points of view as long as they are intellectually honest. Your arguments are simply laid out in a very sloppy manner.

Irl Hudnutt said...

Hanna,

I can tell you are a hardcore Bobboist because you used the term "intellectually honest." Bobbo loves to accuse people of being intellectually dishonest. Truthfully, I don't think he (or you) know what it means.

Anyway, I did listen to the entire segment. It was so full of inanity and benightedness that I only picked out the most egregious example.

We both know that Bobbo has stated, on more than one occasion, that science proves the Bible true.

That, simply stated, is completely ignorant.

But since you think I need to "do some research," why don't you demonstrate your brilliance by explaining how the scientific method can be used to prove the creation story.

You can't.

But feel free stop by anytime!

Irl

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