Velikovsky is the sort of scientist Bob likes

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ThePhy

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In BEL013 of the year 2002 (Jan 18), titled “Bad Brother-in-Law”, at 7:50 into the show, Bob said:
Velikovsky would write books that showed that the major events in the Old Testament were historical, that they really happened.
This statement is another of a long line showing how willing Bob is to pass on pseudo--scientific nonsense if it supports his theology. Velikovsky had the ability to weave together myth and bad science into a story that caught the attention of many in the public. The impact that Velikovsky had on the public with his books finally prompted a seminar in which his views were examined by experts. Close detailed examination showed his amalgam was of unrelated myths, legends, and information from ancient records, both religious and secular, with seriously misapplied scientific principles. Velikovsky has been documented as a scientific fraud for decades now, but that doesn’t matter to Mr. Truthful man-of-God Enyart.
 

Zakath

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Nah, there's got to be some additional context ther, Phy!

Even Enyart's not out there far enough to support Velikovsky! :shocked:
 

ThePhy

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Zakath and Velikovsky

Zakath and Velikovsky

From Zakath:
Even Enyart's not out there far enough to support Velikovsky!
Oh yeah? If you want to patch up your schism with Mr. Enyart and get on his good side, just espouse some pseudo-scientific claptrap that support his beliefs. For example, say that the subneutrino oscillations of relativistically accelerated tachyons proves that evolution is nonsense. He will love you for it, and pass it on to all his followers as another proof that evolution is bogus, and will glory that the information came from a previous unbeliever.
 

Zakath

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Re: Zakath and Velikovsky

Re: Zakath and Velikovsky

Originally posted by ThePhy
From Zakath:Oh yeah? If you want to patch up your schism with Mr. Enyart and get on his good side, just espouse some pseudo-scientific claptrap that support his beliefs.
Not interested, sorry. My differences with Enyart go far deeper than his pseudosicence.

"subneutrino oscillations of relativistically accelerated tachyons ", eh? I like the sound of that... I've seen a number of media hounds like St. Bob the Broadcaster swallow such codswallop over the years and live to regret it... though many of them never did recover their audience share... :think:
 

Nathon Detroit

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Re: Zakath and Velikovsky

Re: Zakath and Velikovsky

Originally posted by ThePhy

From Zakath:Oh yeah? If you want to patch up your schism with Mr. Enyart and get on his good side, just espouse some pseudo-scientific claptrap that support his beliefs. For example, say that the subneutrino oscillations of relativistically accelerated tachyons proves that evolution is nonsense. He will love you for it, and pass it on to all his followers as another proof that evolution is bogus, and will glory that the information came from a previous unbeliever.
"claptrap"????

"claptrap"???????

You really hardly ever hear "claptrap".

One time I heard the Colorado ACLU director use "claptrap" about 9 times as he was getting crushed by Bob in a live TV debate.

Kinda makes you wonder doesn't it?
 
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