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astropin
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Posted - 07/09/2009 :  10:19:57  Show Profile Send astropin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
http://unreasonablefaith.com/2009/07/07/az-senator-says-earth-is-6000-years-old/


I would rather face a cold reality than delude myself with comforting fantasies.

You are free to believe what you want to believe and I am free to ridicule you for it.

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Dude
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Posted - 07/09/2009 :  10:39:34   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeah, this one has been floating around the intertubes for a few days now.

She is an AZ state senator, not a US Senator from AZ. Not that she wouldn't fit right in with the US senate and house.... plenty of wingnuttery going on at the federal level too.


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-- Thomas Jefferson

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The handmaiden of desperation; the opiate of despair; the illegible signpost on the road to perdition. ~~ da filth
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Agita
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Posted - 07/09/2009 :  11:27:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Agita a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Someone needs to show her this...

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/science/treiman/greatdesert/workshop/greatunconf/

...not that it would do any good.
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astropin
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Posted - 07/10/2009 :  08:54:18   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send astropin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Not to mention that according to her the earth was formed 4,000 years AFTER the domestication of the dog.

I would rather face a cold reality than delude myself with comforting fantasies.

You are free to believe what you want to believe and I am free to ridicule you for it.

Atheism:
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Infinitus est numerus stultorum
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Maverick
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Posted - 07/11/2009 :  10:35:34   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Maverick a Private Message  Reply with Quote
And at least 39000 years after the first simple boats were made. (If I remember correctly.)

What kind of school does not teach at least the very basics of the history of the Earth? Or did she simply fail that badly, and then avoided reading books? I guess so. Just shows that you can be successful even when you're deeply ignorant. This is ignorance on a level I can barely imagine in this day and age, in the developed part of the world. It's astonishing and frightening.

"Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of this astonishing universe, and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy." -- Carl Sagan
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Agita
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Posted - 07/11/2009 :  10:57:14   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Agita a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Maverick

And at least 39000 years after the first simple boats were made. (If I remember correctly.)

What kind of school does not teach at least the very basics of the history of the Earth? Or did she simply fail that badly, and then avoided reading books? I guess so. Just shows that you can be successful even when you're deeply ignorant. This is ignorance on a level I can barely imagine in this day and age, in the developed part of the world. It's astonishing and frightening.


What's frightening is she's only one of very very many.
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