Re: Evidence for "Big Bang Theory"

Patti Rebecca King (
Mon, 8 May 1995 18:16:24 -0500

On 8 May 1995, Yasha Hartberg wrote:

> In article <3olrq8$>, (DANIEL
> C. VOELS) wrote:
> > If you take a Rolex apart piece by piece, then put all the pieces into
> > a box and shake it up... (sure, you can try this at home) and shake and
> > shake and shake... it will never, ever randomly "fall into place" to once
> > again be a watch. Would you not agree? And you guys _really_ believe
> > that something as sophisticated as a human being could have just "sprung"
> > up out of some primordial soup with no intervention from something?
> Well, first I would ask you to explain what the evolution of humans has to
> do at all with the Big Bang. Second I feel I have to point out the
> inherent weaknesses with your argument against evolution. Namely, your
> analogy is only appropriate if Rolex watches reproduce themselves. Since
> they don't, you haven't made a useful comparison. Additionally, evolution
> depends on intervention from a little something called natural selection.

The Big Bang supposedly was the key to the formation of the, since i assume humans werent here before the universe, it
must have led to the formation of all life, including humans, and all
processes, including evolution. As far as reproduction goes, the Big
Bang is also the supposed origin of lots of things that cant reproduce
themselves, systems of planets and stars and other matter, that are
actually similar to the workings of the aforementioned watch...

> > Yeah. Right. Please excuse me, I'm going to go sit outside and wait for
> > a nice cloud to rain tacos and hamburgers on me. This _is_ possible as
> > well, no?
> Well, no. But do feel free to spend your time as you wish. The Great
> Pumpkin should arrive in October so perhaps you'd better mark it on your
> calendar.

*pauses to wonder if you think the great pumpkin put the universe together*
> > I think you guys should move on to another topic. Nobody really gives a
> > good d*** what anyone else thinks. You can't change other people and they
> > can't change you. Why not just drop it? Life is entirely too short to
> > waste it arguing with brick walls.
> And thank you for your insightful addition to this thread. It is at least
> clear that YOU don't care enough what others think to spend even the least
> amount of time to understand what they are talking about.

Nobody else in this arguement seems to be doing it either..that was the

> Yasha Hartberg
> Texas A&M University
> "The most beautiful thing in Tokyo is McDonald's." Andy Warhol