An Absolute Nonsense

     In an attempt to deny “absolute truth”, a rather silly post by rather evangelical atheists managed to provide a list of non-sequiturs and patent ridiculousness.

     This means one thing: A fisking is in order!

A fisking! A fisking!

     For the sake of argument, the accuracy of the “facts” will not be bothered to be gone over, simply their laughable use.

“…you can see less than 1% of the electomagnetic spectrum and hear less than 1% of the acoustic spectrum.”

     So what?

“As you read this, you are traveling at 220 kilometers per second across the galaxy.”

     Monty Python said it better.

“90% of calls in your body carry their own microbial DNA and are no ‘you'”.

     On a cell by cell basis, this seems a bit high percentage of the human biome. But then I guess they are assuming that we will take it on faith that this statement is an absolute truth

“The atoms in your body are 99.9999999999999999% empty space and none of them are the ones you were born with, but they all originated in the belly of a star.”

     1st, That’s not how wave functions work; 2nd, again, a suggestion of belief via faith… at least you can enjoy Caesar’s last breath; 3rd, not all nuclei originate via fusion reactions (something something 1H something).

“Human beings have 36 chromosomes, 2 less than the common potato.”

     Some human beings, due to various medical conditions, have more or sometimes less. Palm trees, IIRC, also have 36 chromosomes.

“The existence of the rainbow depends on the conical photoreceptors in your eyes; to animals without cones, the rainbow does not exist. So you don’t just look at a rainbow, you create it.”

     Um, no. Something does not exist just because we haven’t perceived it yet. That some critter can’t see a rainbow does not mean that the rainbow does not exist, only that it can no perceive the existence of an objective phenomena.

     To suggest that something only exists just because one perceives it is magical thinking.

“This is pretty amazing, especially considering that all the beautiful colors you see represent less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum.”

     Wait, if something doesn’t exist if you don’t perceive it, than how can 99% of the spectrum even exist if you don’t see it???

“This is pretty amazing, especially considering that all the beautiful colors you see represent less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum.”

     So, the disproval as an absolute truth of absolute truths is based on non sequiturs, misunderstandings, and facts so mis-used as to be unworthy of verification?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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