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  • Originally posted by Greg Jennings View Post
    Look up oblong if you don't know what it means.
    I'd always associated the word as an adjective applied to square, or as a synonym for "rectangle" as a noun.

    Your link here provides information from a scientist who agreed with me, and the author of your link disputed that. Who authored your article here?
    The point is: There is no significant difference between a billiard ball and the Earth when it comes to sphericity. To call the Earth egg-shaped would be as silly as calling a basketball "cucumber-shaped."

    The only use for the terms "egg-shaped" and "pear-shaped" is to describe physical processes that affect the Earth slightly. The Earth is a sphere. To say otherwise is to be unnecessarily pedantic or downright wrong.
    Where is the evidence for a global flood?
    E≈mc2
    "the best maths don't need no stinkin' numbers"

    "The waters under the 'expanse' were under the crust."
    -Bob B.

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    • Originally posted by Stripe View Post
      I'd always associated the word as an adjective applied to square, or as a synonym for "rectangle" as a noun.
      lol

      Originally posted by Stripe View Post
      The point is: There is no significant difference between a billiard ball and the Earth when it comes to sphericity. To call the Earth egg-shaped would be as silly as calling a basketball "cucumber-shaped."

      The only use for the terms "egg-shaped" and "pear-shaped" is to describe physical processes that affect the Earth slightly. The Earth is a sphere.
      Believe it or not, we're on the same page here mostly. I just happen to think that the Koran correctly describing such a phenomenon that could not be possibly observed at the time of its authoring is quite astounding. And if you want to talk about any holy book containing scientifically relevant data, that's about as good as it gets. Yet obviously you wouldn't ever give the Koran the time of day because you grew up a Christian and not a Muslim

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      • Originally posted by Greg Jennings View Post
        Your point is taken. I have faith that scientists aren't deliberately trying to deceive the whole world, but I don't think that's a radical opinion
        As a common sense, no one is willing to die for his own lie. Nor did the direct disciples of Jesus.

        This comes to the second part. That is, how we will be able to validate the witnessing.

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        • Originally posted by Greg Jennings View Post
          Believe it or not, we're on the same page here mostly. I just happen to think that the Koran correctly describing such a phenomenon that could not be possibly observed at the time of its authoring is quite astounding. And if you want to talk about any holy book containing scientifically relevant data, that's about as good as it gets. Yet obviously you wouldn't ever give the Koran the time of day because you grew up a Christian and not a Muslim
          The Koran doesn't say anything more than the Bible about the shape of the Earth.
          Where is the evidence for a global flood?
          E≈mc2
          "the best maths don't need no stinkin' numbers"

          "The waters under the 'expanse' were under the crust."
          -Bob B.

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          • Originally posted by Stripe View Post
            The Koran doesn't say anything more than the Bible about the shape of the Earth.
            i think the koran refers to the shape of the earth as being "like a bow-tie"


            silly mooslims

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            • Originally posted by ok doser View Post
              i think the koran refers to the shape of the earth as being "like a bow-tie"


              silly mooslims
              They think they're Full Metal Alchemists -

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                • Originally posted by Stripe View Post
                  The Koran doesn't say anything more than the Bible about the shape of the Earth.
                  Sure it doesn't. You keep on spouting that and eventually it might be true, right?

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                  • Originally posted by Greg Jennings View Post
                    Sure it doesn't. You keep on spouting that and eventually it might be true, right?
                    Greg..... you are being silly.
                    If you think the Qu'ran is correct about the earth being egg shaped, then post a NASA pic along with the verse from the Qu'ran. I suspect you are using a modified Qu'ran...1970's ... and round Muslim chicken eggs?
                    Without Genesis, absolutely nothing makes sense in all of Scripture.

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                    • Originally posted by 6days View Post
                      Greg..... you are being silly.
                      If you think the Qu'ran is correct about the earth being egg shaped, then post a NASA pic along with the verse from the Qu'ran. I suspect you are using a modified Qu'ran...1970's ... and round Muslim chicken eggs?
                      Stripe and I went over it 6days. He correctly said that, at times, due to certain conditions either the Earth's northern or Southern Hemisphere bulges, causing an egg or pear shape. The link I provided twice in the past three pages has a statement from NASA about it. Take a look if you like.


                      That being said, upon further review of Surah 79:30, I don't see much reason to conclude that it means "egg-shaped." It seems kind of like the Catholic Bible edit of Isaiah 40:22 you provided a few pages back that put "globe" in place of "circle." Both "globe" in the Catholic Bible and "egg-shaped" in the version of the Quran's Sura 79 I found seem like fanciful interpretations by people trying to proclaim that their holy book is more right.

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                      • Originally posted by Greg Jennings View Post
                        Stripe and I went over it 6days. He correctly said that, at times, due to certain conditions either the Earth's northern or Southern Hemisphere bulges, causing an egg or pear shape. The link I provided twice in the past three pages has a statement from NASA about it. Take a look if you like.
                        So You agreed that the earth is egg shape but looks like a billiard ball?
                        Originally posted by Greg J
                        That being said, upon further review of Surah 79:30, I don't see much reason to conclude that it means "egg-shaped."


                        Side point you have mentioned a couple times about the Qu'ran and Bible being equal. It simply ain't so since the Qu'ran contradicts itself and the Bible.
                        God's Word is inerrant without contradiction.
                        Without Genesis, absolutely nothing makes sense in all of Scripture.

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                        • Originally posted by 6days View Post
                          So You agreed that the earth is egg shape but looks like a billiard ball?
                          Just read the link 6days. Just for once, read the link.

                          Originally posted by 6days View Post
                          Side point you have mentioned a couple times about the Qu'ran and Bible being equal. It simply ain't so since the Qu'ran contradicts itself and the Bible.
                          God's Word is inerrant without contradiction.
                          Were you born into a Christian family?

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                          • Originally posted by 6days View Post
                            So You agreed that the earth is egg shape but looks like a billiard ball?
                            You bunch of Dodoheads!! (and I mean that in the nicest of ways)

                            The earth is not at all like an egg!!

                            An egg is pointy at one end only and large at the other.

                            Religion is man's attempt to make himself acceptable to God. Christianity is God making man acceptable to Himself.

                            It is true that Trump does not fit modern Republican principles, but that is because modern Republican principles have strayed far from conservatism. genuineoriginal

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                            • Originally posted by Greg Jennings View Post
                              Sure it doesn't.
                              Where is the evidence for a global flood?
                              E≈mc2
                              "the best maths don't need no stinkin' numbers"

                              "The waters under the 'expanse' were under the crust."
                              -Bob B.

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                              • Originally posted by George Affleck View Post
                                You bunch of Dodoheads!! (and I mean that in the nicest of ways)

                                The earth is not at all like an egg!!

                                An egg is pointy at one end only and large at the other.

                                Color the background black with little yellow dots. Paint the egg blue. Next...with brown paint draw the shape of North and Soth America.
                                Now...under the pic post the verse from the Qu'ran that says the earth is egg shaped.
                                Last edited by 6days; October 10th, 2015, 01:41 PM.
                                Without Genesis, absolutely nothing makes sense in all of Scripture.

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