Creationist Wisdom #143: Thermonuclear Dynamics

WE present to you, dear reader, a letter-to-the-editor titled No basis in ‘truth’, which appears in the TimesDaily, published in Florence, Alabama. We’ll copy most of today’s letter, omitting the writer’s name and city, adding some bold for emphasis and our Curmudgeonly commentary between the paragraphs. Here we go:

Rodney Osbirn’s recent letter titled “Telling the Truth” states biblical truth is impossible and then cites his own version of unsupported facts to validate his personal wishes.

Here’s a link to Rodney’s letter: Telling the truth? This is a sample of what he said to provoke today’s response:

I was taught that the entire Bible is the word of God. But, if anyone reads the Bible with open eyes and is honest, they must admit there are things that cannot have been. And, I believe in God. A literal interpretation is impossible to justify with the facts. We know now the dinosaurs and man didn’t co-exist. We know the earth, moon, sun, water, plants and animals evolved at different paces. Exactly the reason to reject a literal translation.

And, contrary to what some folks say, I don’t expect to burn in a lake of fire for telling the truth.

That is the blasphemy which today’s letter-writer has come forward to refute. Let’s see how he does it:

His “we know” comments have no basis in truth and have proved false to any open mind not needing to twist or overlook proven facts. Tracks of dinosaurs with human footprints within them are reportedly solidified in rock in the Granbury area of Texas – an impossibility unless man and dinosaurs existed at the same time.

Wham! Bam! Socko! This is great stuff. We continue:

Also, how is it possible for rock, supposedly several million years older than man, to have a man-made hammer imbedded in it, something reportedly documented by non-Christian scientists? Contrary to much rhetoric, evolution has not been proved in any circumstance.

Wow! A hammer in a rock! Here’s more:

I’m reminded of a cartoon in which an evolutionist states, “there is no proof of evolution, but it had to have happened!”

Yeah, that one’s a real creationist knee-slapper. Moving along:

Evolution of heavenly bodies is contrary to both accepted laws of thermonuclear dynamics. All scientists accept the concept our universe is expanding and all have agreed on the expansion rate.

The letter-writer doesn’t merely invoke the Second Law of Thermodynamics — as creationists often do — he says that our current understanding of cosmology is “contrary to both accepted laws of thermonuclear dynamics.” Both laws! Thermonuclear dynamics! Here’s another excerpt:

Evolutionists say the plants and animals of the earth took millions of years to evolve; yet calculating the expansion rate backwards indicates the earth has to be less than a million years old or the sun would have been so close the earth’s surface would have fried.

That that, evolutionists! The universe has been expanding for less than a million years. And now we come to the end of today’s letter:

Since no one, to date, has factually disproved the Bible’s literacy, maybe Mr. Osbirn should be worried about that literal lake of fire.

[Writer's name and city can be seen in the original.]

We hope Rodney gets the message before it’s too late.

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21 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #143: Thermonuclear Dynamics

  1. You know, somebody suckered in by that latest hoax about dinosaur + human tracks being found in Granbury, will not be dissuaded by any amount of evidence nor any quantity and quality of reason.

  2. Ah, yes, the well-known dual laws of thermonuclear dynamics. At last evolution’s greatest weakness has been exposed!

  3. The writer clearly proves the law of irreducible stupidity.

  4. Carson says:

    At last evolution’s greatest weakness has been exposed!

    Don’t complain. We had a good long run for 150 years. It had to end sometime.

  5. Oh, The Two Laws of Thermonuclear Dynamics! As my professors failed to mention “both of them” in the physics classes I took in college, I really had to search on Google.
    The search string was “laws of thermonuclear dynamics”. First answer says:

    Einstein prooved to us that Newton’s laws of thermonuclear dynamics are accurate .

    I guess that’s what happens when you don’t have a clue what you’re talking about, but you mix sciency-sounding terms in a nonsensical technobabble… into which gullible ignorants buy anyway.

  6. @Carson:
    I thoght the banana was evolution’s greatest weakness.

    Oh, wait… the banana is the atheist’s nightmare. Right. Silly me, to make such a blunder!

  7. Armand K. says:

    Oh, The Two Laws of Thermonuclear Dynamics!

    Yeah, those two laws. Thought you could get away with it, didn’t you? But now the word is out!

    Hey, that newspaper allows for comments, but there aren’t any yet after that letter. That’s okay. Let the guy enjoy his moment in the sunshine.

  8. Hey, that newspaper allows for comments, but there aren’t any yet after that letter.

    Nah, I’ll pass. I’ve already got a headache, thank you very much — currently hoping it’ll pass after two pills and a triple espresso. I prefer making fun of teh intelijent in a more friendly environment.

  9. Don’t laugh, you heathens!

    The field of Thermonuclear Dynamics is growing so fast you could say it’s mushrooming.

  10. waldteufel

    It’s always amazing to me how much stupid an addlepated creationist moron can stuff into one little screed.

  11. Doc Bill says:

    The field of Thermonuclear Dynamics is growing so fast you could say it’s mushrooming.

    Curmudgeon University now offers a PhD in TND. It costs $62.50, plus applicable sales tax.

  12. So long as I get a certificate suitable for framing and the authority to marry people on boats I’m in!

  13. SC, “Hey, that newspaper allows for comments, but there aren’t any yet after that letter.”

    I looked at 20 letters to the editor and none of them have comments, including Mr Osbirn’s letter that this author is responding to. Seems strange, especially since they seem to have pretty active readers’ forums. Maybe the comment system doesn’t work? I’m not interested enough to bother registering at the site to test it out.

  14. The field of Thermonuclear Dynamics is growing so fast you could say it’s mushrooming.

    I thought it was Big-Banging.

  15. The writer clearly proves the law of irreducible stupidity.

    Ed,

    You owe me a keyboard.

  16. Damn! He sure stood up to us experts!!!!!

    I had no idea that entropy was really called the Two Laws of Thermonuclear Dynamics (TM) (R).

    Silly me!

  17. Also….

    “Evolutionists say the plants and animals of the earth took millions of years to evolve; yet calculating the expansion rate backwards indicates the earth has to be less than a million years old or the sun would have been so close the earth’s surface would have fried.”

    LOLWHUT??? What in the heck is he talking about??? I guess all my chem classes at Columbia really did leave my brain addled (and we were just joking in a hyperbolic way at the time! Who knew it was true?)

  18. “Since no one, to date, has factually disproved the Bible’s literacy [...]”

    Wait, the Bible could read and write this whole time? You’d think it could, you know, tackle a scientific journal or two and maybe put out a revision of itself. It probably just got caught up in those Harry Potter books.

  19. Colin quotes the letter:

    “Since no one, to date, has factually disproved the Bible’s literacy [...]”

    Darn, I missed that one.

  20. The last time I looked, there were still no comments at the newspaper’s website about this letter to the editor, but there also seemed to be some sort of error message connected with comments section suggesting a malfunction somewhere. Darn… I was looking forward to seeing posters of the rational sort go to town with “thermonuclear dynamics”…

  21. retiredsciguy

    The Literalist writes,
    “Also, how is it possible for rock, supposedly several million years older than man, to have a man-made hammer imbedded in it…?”

    How is it possible? Hell, there’s whole houses imbedded in lava flows in Hawaii, Iceland, Italy, etc., etc.

    When I taught 7th-grade Earth Science, many a student asked, “Why do we have to know this stuff?”
    Knowing what I know now, I should have answered, “So you don’t make yourself look totally stupid when you sign your name to a Letter to the Editor.”