The bible says over and over again that The Earth Is Flat! This is in spite of the fact that Aristotle (who died in 322 BC), correctly referred to the Earth’s shadow on the Moon as demonstrating that the Earth is a sphere. After Aristotle, Eratosthenes (276 BC – 195 BC) accurately determined the circumference of the Earth using geometry. The work of both men was widely known long before the New Testament was written, but like the Old Testament, it too is a flat Earth book.
Nevertheless, creationists like Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else, somehow ignore the bible and insist that the Earth is a sphere. We can’t figure out why he and his organization ignore the bible in this instance, but they do. An example of this can be found today at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), ol’ Hambo’s creationist ministry.
Their article is titled More Evidence That the Earth Is a Globe, and it was written by Danny R. Faulkner. This is AIG’s bio page for him. Here are some excerpts from his article, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
I recently blogged about … a proof of the earth’s sphericity written about by Pliny the Elder in the first century AD. Pliny noted that as ships sail away, they disappear hull first, with progressively more of the ships disappearing from their bottoms. Conversely, the mast of an approaching ship appears first, with the deck, and finally the hull appearing last. In one of my earliest articles about the flat-earth movement, I presented some photographs that I took of a ship disappearing hull first as it sailed away. Unfortunately, I live far from a large body of water, so it isn’t very often that I can take these kinds of photographs.
This is shocking behavior, because we know from the bible that the world is flat. Nevertheless, Danny seems determined to prove otherwise. He says:
In late April, I had an opportunity to take these sorts of photos once again when I visited my sister in south Florida for a few days. Early one afternoon, I went to Hollywood Beach, where I observed several ships and boats as they sailed toward or away from me. I share photographs of two here.
There are fuzzy pictures included with Danny’s article. He talks about air temperature, water temperature, the possibility of temperature inversions, and refraction. Then he claims:
[C]onditions this day were ideal for testing for the earth’s curvature.
Danny is working hard to convince himself that the bible is wrong. Why? Anyway, after describing his fuzzy photographs he tells us:
As I said, I rarely can make these observations, but when I do, I always get results that are consistent with the earth being a globe. [Gasp!] Why do flat-earthers always seem to find contrary results?
It’s because flat-earthers know The Truth™! Danny continues:
But even when flat-earthers find evidence that the earth is a globe, in their bias they often fail to see the evidence. … Those heavily invested in the belief that the earth is flat will not entertain evidence that contradicts their belief.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Hey Danny — we call that “creationist’s syndrome.” And now we come to the end:
Such blindness to the truth makes it difficult to carry on intelligent conversations with flat-earthers, which is why I have never debated a flat-earther and probably never will.
What is going on here? Danny works for a creationist outfit like AIG, which steadfastly denies all evidence of evolution. Yet when it comes to the shape of the Earth, which is clearly described in the bible as being flat, everything flip-flops. We can’t figure it out. Can you, dear reader?
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