Rosenhouse’ has a new post on Intelligent Design predictions. I’ve seen these “predictions” before and found them laughable. The original post was written by Denyse O’Leary (shiver) at her blog. Once upon a time, I spent about a month commenting on the UncommonDescent blog. I found her posts to be incredibly irritating for her tendency to pontificate on things she clearly knew nothing about – not to mention her tendency to censor my comments. (I’m not sure if there were any of my comments that she didn’t censor. Which is ironic considering ID’s latest tactic to to claim evolutionists are censoring them and preventing open discussion.)
I recently had the misfortune of hearing her voice on a podcast. Ugh. There’s no way I could listen to that.
Well, there is a way to test claims about God. Ask him! Lots of people claim to have personal relationships with God (although, oddly, he never seems to return their calls). Some even claim that they have discussions with God – and God answers back. Hey, if that isn’t proof of God, I don’t know what is. Kinda reminds me of Carlton Pearson‘s transition from fundamentalist to liberal Christian. See, one day, he was watching TV, and he started having a conversation with God about how terrible it was that anyone goes to hell. God told him that everyone goes to heaven. The fundamentalists called him a heretic, because that contradicted the Bible. And, besides, they talk to God too, and God totally told them that Carlton was wrong. Isn’t it great when God plays tricks by giving two different Christians two totally different teachings?
Well, we can actually test the whole “God is omniscient” claim. (See, religion is testable, just like science!) I’ll ask a question, pray for an answer, and then write it down. If God is omniscient, he should know the answer to every question. Since I’m not quite sure how to grade the test, I think I’ll consult the greatest repository of knowledge known to man: Google.
Question #1: What is the square root of 5938? (Rounded to the nearest tenth.)
Question #2: Who is the leader of Uzbekistan?
Question #3: What day of the week was January 1, 1980?
Question #1: What is the square root of 5938? 77.0584194 (thanks google, but I only needed it to the nearest tenth. Google is such an overachiever.)
Question #2: Who is the leader of Uzbekistan? Google lead me to wikipedia which says President “Islom Karimov” and Prime Minister “Shavkat Mirziyoyev”. (Either would be fine for credit.)
Question #3: What day of the week was January 1, 1980? According to the first link on google, it was a Tuesday.
Unfortunately, God didn’t answer any of the questions at all, which means they all get marked as a zero. Oh well. I hope God never ends up on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”, he’d totally blow it. Remember: if you have a question, don’t go to the “omniscient” guy (he scored a zero!), go to google!