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Apologia 19: Bill O’Reilly and Mermaids
April 29, 2012, 8:50 pm
Filed under: Apologioi

From: Christopher Ames
Sent: Sat 4/28/2012 10:37 PM
To: Curt Ames []
Subject: RE: MD20

Hey, you’ve got a Ken Ham too!

Not much of a debater, though.

No, I did not know that Bill O’Reilly recently claimed that tides don’t work: he’s a guy who speaks oft outside his discipline (not sure what his discipline would be), and seldom to the satisfaction of those who are inclined to disagree with anything that happens to fly out of his mouth. So I’m not surprised, but I’d be interested if he had heard a more plausible model to account for tides. I seem to remember learning a particular theory or another about that around that time as well, but then I heard a lot of things in 4th grade, some of which I have discarded, such as that I comes before E in “neighbor.”

I guess if someone falsifies the idea that the sun and/or moon tugs on the oceans with tiny rubber bands (lengthy ones at that) we’ll be back to square one. Perhaps it’s mermaid upheavals: no one has yet disproven the existence of mermaids, and perhaps their exercise routines near the shores of land masses coincide with lunar position.

But I can’t say for sure: I can only conjecture.


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