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Creationist Says Big Bang Theory ‘Bad Science’ Because It Contradicts The Bible

September 11, 2013

Paul Taylor and Eric Hovind welcome guest David Rives as they discuss whether the Big Bang is ‘good science’. Rives flat-out lies, misrepresents science, falls back on his beliefs as ‘authoritative’, and ultimately falls back on a god of the gaps argument.

He obviously has no idea what the scientific method is, how it operates, or how to determine between actual science or pseudoscience.

Let’s help:

Scientific Method

Unsurprisingly, Mr. Rives academic credentials are hard to find, even on his own webpage, and not only is he here to sweep away ‘secular’ mainstream universities and scientists with the stunning power of his ignorance, but apparently people like Dr. Robert Cargill can stop their archaeological exploits or any work with the Dead Sea Scrolls, as Mr. Rives is here to explain what they really mean as well.

When I see someone lie and misrepresent science–actually, fundamentally mistake what the scientific method really is–this comes to mind:

Science Package Deal

It’s the same method, friends. Until you understand this, you don’t understand.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Don permalink
    September 11, 2013 11:27 pm

    Two critiques of the chart:
    1) “Limited claims of usefulness” on the left? Not on the grant applications!
    2) Sometimes, you can replace “‘Ball-park’ measurement” on the right with “The error bars on the last data point are just outside of the null result,” which means there _could_ be something there, and a lot of scientific effort gets expended in what is ultimately a waste of time when it is determined that more/better data shows that nothing interesting is going on.

  2. Pancratius permalink
    September 13, 2013 9:10 am

    I don’t get this guy. I watched the entire show this is taken from, and Rives at one point in the show goes into “gravity induced time dilation” God super magic mode to account for starlight being only 6000 years old, and then a little later on tells us that “with the fastest craft we have at our disposal, it would take hundreds of thousands of years” to reach a certain nebula. Now, obviously the second statement is correct, but how does Rives not see the inherent contradiction? Does time dilation magic only work in the past? If the light from the stars took 6000 years to get to us due to time dilation magic, wouldn’t the same magic make the theoretical seed ship reach the Crab nebula or the Pegasus nebula in just under 6000 years, rather than hundreds of thousands of years? Why is it that creationists like Rives have no problem imagining greatly prolonged ages unto the future, but not unto the past? I don’t get this guy.

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