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    Warning: Gravity is “Only a Theory”

    Oooooph! I'd like a Nickel for every Religionist who says 'Evolution is merely a theory'. Not knowing Science does Not use 'Theory' for mere Conjecture but for a well documented set of facts.
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    Warning: Gravity is "Only a Theory" by Ellery Schempp
    All physics textbooks should include this warning label:

    “This textbook contains material on Gravity. Universal Gravity is a theory, Not a fact, regarding the natural law of attraction. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully, and critically considered.”

    The Universal Theory of Gravity is often taught in schools as a “fact,” when in fact it is not even a good theory.

    First of all, no one has measured gravity for every atom and every star. It is simply a religious belief that it is “universal.” Secondly, school textbooks routinely make false statements. For example, “the moon goes around the earth.” If the theory of gravity were true, it would show that the sun's gravitational force on the moon is much stronger than the earth's gravitational force on the moon, so the moon would go around the sun. Anybody can look up at night and see the obvious gaps in gravity theory.

    The existence of tides is often taken as a proof of gravity, but this is logically flawed. Because if the moon's “gravity” were responsible for a bulge underneath it, then how can anyone explain a high tide on the opposite side of the earth at the same time? Anyone can observe that there are 2 -- not 1 -- high tides every day. It is far more likely that tides were given us by an Intelligent Creator long ago and they have been with us ever since. In any case, two high tides falsifies gravity.
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    It is not even clear why we need a theory of gravity -- there is not a single mention in the Bible, and the patriotic founding fathers never referred to it.

    Finally, the mere name “Universal Theory of Gravity” or “Theory of Universal Gravity” (the secularists like to use confusing language) has a distinctly Socialist ring to it. The core idea of “to each according to his weight, from each according to his mass” is Communist. There is no reason that gravity should apply to the just and the unjust equally, and the saved should have relief from such “universalism.” If we have Universal Gravity now, then Universal health care will be sure to follow. It is this kind of Universalism that saps a nation's moral fiber.

    Overall, the Theory of Universal Gravity is just not an attractive theory. It is based on borderline evidence, has many serious gaps in what it claims to explain, is clearly wrong in important respects, and has social and moral deficiencies. If taught in the public schools, by mis-directed “educators,” it has to be balanced with alternative, more attractive theories with genuine gravamen and spiritual gravitas.
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    Re: Warning: Gravity is “Only a Theory”

    Evangelical Scientists Refute Gravity With New 'Intelligent Falling' Theory
    August 17, 2005 | ISSUE 41•33
    Evangelical Scientists Refute Gravity With New 'Intelligent Falling' Theory | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

    "Intelligent Falling"... "Evangelical Physics'.
    No more far fatched than "ID" or other fertilizer regularly posted here by God-ists.

    KANSAS CITY, KS—As the debate over the teaching of evolution in public schools continues, a new controversy over the science curriculum arose Monday in this embattled Midwestern state. Scientists from the Evangelical Center For Faith-Based Reasoning are now asserting that the long-held "Theory of Gravity" is flawed, and they have responded to it with a new theory of Intelligent Falling.

    Things fall not because they are acted upon by some gravitational force, but because a higher intelligence, 'God' if you will, is pushing them down,"
    said Gabriel Burdett, who holds degrees in education, applied Scripture, and physics from Oral Roberts University.

    Burdett added: "Gravity—which is taught to our children as a law—is founded on great gaps in understanding. The laws predict the mutual force between all bodies of mass, but they cannot explain that force. Isaac Newton himself said, 'I suspect that my theories may all depend upon a force for which philosophers have searched all of nature in vain.' Of course, he is alluding to a higher power."

    Founded in 1987, the ECFR is the world's leading institution of evangelical physics, a branch of physics based on literal interpretation of the Bible.

    According to the ECFR paper published simultaneously this week in the International Journal Of Science and the adolescent magazine God's Word For Teens!, there are many phenomena that cannot be explained by secular gravity alone, including such mysteries as how Angels fly, how Jesus ascended into Heaven, and how Satan fell when cast out of Paradise.

    The ECFR, in conjunction with the Christian Coalition and other Christian conservative action groups, is calling for public-school curriculums to give equal time to the Intelligent Falling theory. They insist they are not asking that the theory of gravity be banned from schools, but only that students be offered both sides of the issue "so they can make an informed decision.".....
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    Re: Warning: Gravity is “Only a Theory”

    well, no. many times there is but one high tide per day, and the behavior of the tides is affected by the moon.

    wtf is ellery schempp?

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    Re: Warning: Gravity is “Only a Theory”

    Yup, gravity is only a theory. Anyone who makes the argument that "evolution is only a theory" is just showing their blatant ignorance of science, which probably explains why they believe such absurd things to begin with.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Warning: Gravity is “Only a Theory”

    I'm scared now that I'm going to fall off the earth and drift aimlessly into space!

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    Re: Warning: Gravity is “Only a Theory”

    ohh c'mon.. How can anyone believe in the theory of gravity when it cannot even explain where matter came from?

    Damn Gravitationists. can't you see the gaps? clearly it is a false theory.
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    Re: Warning: Gravity is “Only a Theory”

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    Re: Warning: Gravity is “Only a Theory”

    There are no absolue truths. A theory is fact until it is proven to be erronous.

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    Re: Warning: Gravity is “Only a Theory”

    Intelligent Falling Theory?

    Let's do a little mind experiment here. Pick any twenty people out of a crowd. Have them (just a mind game folks) place their heads on a guillotine and then remove the stop. I guarantee that all twenty will have their head removed from their torso. Do this as many times as you wish with varying numbers. The gory results will always be the same.

    This suggests some interesting interpretations of Intelligent Falling Theory.

    1) Since God “pushes” the blade, God inexplicably always desires the guillotine deaths of whomever you select. The exact person, place, time, and method. Fascinating.

    2) Or, one is somehow able to read the mind of God. Clairvoyance at its best.

    3) God is forced to murder in order to preserve theory integrity. Chilling.

    4) One can force God to do his/her bidding under the auspices of IFT. Spooky action at a distance.

    5) Umm. God rested on the Sabbath. Lazy physics.

    6) I imagine piss and poop also need God's guiding hand

    This could be fun. Anyone else?

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