Thursday, August 18, 2005

On 'Intelligent Falling'


Kudos to the ever tongue-in-cheek Onion Magazine for their satirically insightful article "Evangelical Scientists Refute Gravity with New 'Intelligent Falling' Theory." Here's a quote:
Things fall not because they are acted upon by some gravitational force, but because a higher intelligence, 'God' if you will, is pushing them down," said Gabriel Burdett, who holds degrees in education, applied Scripture, and physics from Oral Roberts University.

Burdett added: "Gravity -- which is taught to our children as a law -- is founded on great gaps in understanding. The laws predict the mutual force between all bodies of mass, but they cannot explain that force. Isaac Newton himself said, 'I suspect that my theories may all depend upon a force for which philosophers have searched all of nature in vain.' Of course, he is alluding to a higher power."

1 comment:

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