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FOX News Reports ACTUAL SCIENCE! Creationists Go Out Of Their Ever-Loving MINDS! (With Screenshots)

Since Monday, the scientific community has been celebrating the discovery of what seems to be “smoking gun” evidence of the Big Bang. In a discovery that is touted as being on par with that of the Higgs boson in 2012, scientists now have found the first direct evidence of the Big Bang.

About 14 billion years ago, when the Big Bang created our universe, it produced gravitational waves and, of course expanded at about the same rate at which advertisers are fleeing Rush Limbaugh.
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Data from the BICEP project, which deployed a special telescope in the south pole between 2005-2008 previously said that reading “strongly hinted” at inflation, but were “not sufficient to rule out other models of the early universe.” Something was missing.

If you guessed that it is the detection of the gravity wave background–something that could only result from inflation–you are correct!

As noted by  Joelle Renstrom of Giant Freakin’ Robot,

“The gravitational waves resulting from the expansion are still rippling across the universe, but were thought too weak to detect. However, the BICEP telescope was able to capture images of those gravitational waves from nearly 400,000 years after they began to spread through the universe, back when there were no stars or planets. The existence of the gravitational waves proves gravity’s quantum nature, and they also prove Einstein(specifically his theory of relativity) right — again. It will be interesting to see how physicists react to this, given that they’ve never quite been able to reconcile Einstein’s theory with quantum physics. Apparently the strength of the detected signals may lead toward new physics theories altogether. “

This is exciting news! In fact, it was so exciting that FOX News actually reported it!

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Wow, FOX! First Cosmos, and now this? You didn’t even try to censor anything (lookin’ at YOU, Oklahoma FOX affiliate KOKH-TV!)

The rage experienced by FOX News viewers can best be expressed through interpretive dance.

Now that you have some idea what we’re working with, let’s see what the mindless masses had to say about it:

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YOU BUILT THIS, FOX! Remember that.

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  • RD

    Well! The Bible and Science are NOT incompatible. The open-minded may consider these:

    1. “The earth hangs on nothing” – Job 27:6.
    2. “The Lord sits enthroned above the circle of the earth” – Isaiah 40:22 (the earth would look like a circle from out in space).
    3. Isaiah 55:10 – this sounds like the hydrologic cycle to me.
    4. The Bible mentioned a cosmologic Big Bang thousands of years ago in Genesis 1:1 – in fact, when the evidence pointed to a Big Bang, some scientists didn’t like it because it seemed supportive of what the Bible says in Genesis 1:1.

    Some Christians believe in Old Earth, some believe in Young Earth. I like what Astronomer Hugh Ross says – check out http://www.reasons.org.

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  • Bryan Smith

    Bronze age thinking is what holds us all back. Seek knowledge and be inquisitive. Open your mind and move forward.

  • http://gravatar.com/alsanbalaur alsanbalaur

    As a priest once told me – EVERYTHING in Genesis is, at best, a parable, a metaphor. This is because it was written by uneducated, limited tribesmen 4,000 or more years ago, the late Bronze Age. They had no way of knowing reality outside a few miles around them.
    Why cannot these knee-jerk bible thumpers understand that knowledge, the brain their so-called “God” gave them, progresses, adds to what it knows, and that millenia old folk-tales are no longer valid?

  • Evanescence

    Thank you for leaving their names intact. This way people who know them but don’t usually get to see their idiocy (as they tend to hide it except when among their own kind) can realize what mental rejects they are. If they were proud enough to post their opinion using Facebook, they deserve all the scorn they will get when people read what they have to say.

  • radpat_USA

    ……..and doubt where Fox finds justification for its’ existence?

  • I’m hungry so I’m eating chicken

    Also… organized religion really does not giveGod credit. Yay god cares if I masterbate .. Really? Find the answers on your own. Because NO ONE has an authority or knowledge of this being who permeates and defines our universe and reality.

  • I’m hungry so I’m eating chicken

    Oh god… Let’s think about the concept of god for a second. An all powerul being who stands outside and within everything in existence. Think about that. Now… I am agnostic.. And here’s the reason why. This being… This force… is outside our comprehension. Therefore… this being is unprovable and unknowable. Meaning the atheists who completely disregard God are believing there is no god. Science is fact, and it helps us understand the universe… but god is outside of that. So please… dont claim that god doesn’t exist. It sounds arrogant. Be open to the unknown. We are still a young society. Just keep an open mind. Science is truth… God is belief. But there’s nothing proving god doesn’t exist. And from a scientific perspective… That means there’s a possibility.

  • Britni

    Christianity: the belief that some cosmic jewish zombie will make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him that you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force that is present in humanity because a rib~woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree….. yep big bang sounds like a fuddy duddy story doesnt it… christianity must be the only true answer…. yay for zombies!

  • Your Opinion Sucks

    You people just don’t get it. The big bang WAS “God creating a Universe”. Remove your head from your buttocks.

    • https://plus.google.com/+BillCumming Bill Cumming

      Which god?

      • meamoi

        Whichever one that Y.O.S. doesn’t believe in. Because that’d be horribly biased of them, and of course they wouldn’t sink that far.

      • Brian

        Probably whatever region of the world he’s from. Likely Jahova or Allah, but I’d high five him if he was original and went with Thor or Ra or even The Flying Spahgetti Monster.
        Ramen.

        • Ceri Cat

          Considering that Allah, the God of Judaic tradition, and the Christian God are all the same entity?

          Actually I find it amusing when they condemn any God but their own as false, it goes against their own dogma. No where does their God say others were false merely he was jealous and they weren’t allowed to worship anyone else.

          Exodus 20:2-6 ESV

          “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.”

          If there is a god out there I’m more in line with thinking it’d be Loki lie-smith or some other mischief maker.

          • https://plus.google.com/115149963916466062056 Terance Schmidt

            Fundamentalists don’t like to admit it, but any serious student of the Bible will tell you that the early Israelites were Henotheists (believe in many gods, worship only one). It’s not till later on that they begin to deny the existence of other gods.

          • Ceri Cat

            Terance I know it well. History is one of the things I’m most passionate about, particularly how myth & legend affects development of cultures, you can’t afford to skip religion in that consideration.

    • Ceri Cat

      He really shouldn’t have lit the match then.

  • https://plus.google.com/+BillCumming Bill Cumming

    Fox “news” are well trained in the ways of keeping the “sheep” distracted.

    They actually DO post relevant scientific stories from time to time (as well as any made up Anti Christian story they can get their hands on!) to keep their Christian republican conservative base riled up and distracted from other less successful stories.

    Also it gives them an air of credibility when they are (rightly) accused of being a “Propaganda arm of the Christian GOP” they can point to this story and others like it and say “Hey! See we are posting secular scientific news! so there!”

  • https://www.facebook.com/alsarg72 Alan Sargent

    Hilarious idiocy! Classic religion. Keep it up!

  • Bob K

    I’m amazed that that many people allowed their names to be published so that all who know them are able to see how stupid they are. Their argument should simply be that the big bang was God’s way of creating the universe. Although why (s)he wouldn’t have just snapped its fingers and had the universe already formed, stable and populated is beyond me. But I’m not God. However I do have better sense than the fundamentalist versions of God. ;o)

    • Ray

      All their friends are probably of the same opinion.

    • http://gravatar.com/lordbrucegiles Billy D

      Well, the best reconciliation I have ever heard came from a Church of God minister. He said he had no problem with evolution or the Big Bang because it could be we are designed to work that way but that God created the Earth as mature the same as he did Adam and Eve. Humans still need a sperm and an egg to reproduce, but God made Adam and Eve as adults so that they could fend for themselves in the world. I had to give it to the guy. He believed in religion without rejecting science, and you really couldn’t argue with him because there is no way to prove or disprove what he said. You either believe or don’t.

  • Michael Doyle Jr

    Apparently gravity isn’t real it’s just a “theory”, it’s time for people to wake up and take personal responsibility for what we have become, we are the most intelligent beings out there and our survival depends on us not some “savior” you think that’s coming to our rescue…. Learn the history of the bible you claim as the “truth” and how misguided you are, and then turn your attention to matters that do concern you, like taking care of the planet, learning to live amongst different people cause the earth isn’t getting bigger, and learning to live so we aren’t destroying the only place we’ve yet to find that can sustain life because right now we, as a species, appear no better than parasites and our host is getting worn thin

    • Tom

      Not sure if you gravity comment is sarcasm or not, but I’ll clarify that a theory, in the scientific sense of the word, is “a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world that is acquired through the scientific method, and repeatedly confirmed through observation and experimentation”.

      In other words, it is supported by a massive amount of evidence and is constantly being reinforced by more and more evidence that arises. This applies to the Big Bang, Gravity, Evolution by Natural Selection, etc.

  • Brad

    As an intelligent being here is what I know: All of us humans know “jack squat” about what happened billions of years ago. Scientists thought the world was flat and it took thousands of years and actually circumnavigating the globe to prove them wrong. When someone builds a time machine, travels back in time 14 billion years and stands on this giant single mass and films it blowing up…. then I will stop laughing at all the guesses. Science and religion ARE just guessing at something they have a zero percent chance of being right about. Also, if one of them was right it doesn’t make the other wrong… they could both be right… but they are not. It would be like scientists analyzing my excrement and trying to determine what I had for lunch on a random date 5 years ago. Evidence shmevidence. You cannot know what cannot be known. Even real scientists know that these are all theories that are in all likelihood severely flawed. It’s only the idiot media that broadcast them as facts. Besides that, suppose there was a big bang… that didn’t create the universe, the “stuff” was already there. If anything it changed the universe.

    • shhhh

      you’re a moron.

      • https://plus.google.com/106123987600689310907 Kevin Gallagher

        All of my this.

      • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000907279043 John Baker

        A most accurate observation, my good man. Brad is indeed a clueless imbecile.

    • https://www.facebook.com/alsarg72 Alan Sargent

      Please tell us about your acetic academic credentials.

      • https://www.facebook.com/alsarg72 Alan Sargent

        acetic was just my phone.

        • http://gravatar.com/alsanbalaur alsanbalaur

          I was wondering how academic credentials could contain vinegar..

    • Bob K

      No, scientists didn’t think the world was flat, the unwashed masses and the churches did. Centuries before Christ the Egyptian scientists not only said the world was round, they calculated it’s actual circumference to within a mile.

      • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000907279043 John Baker

        Actually, that was a Greek named Eratosthenes. I’m not sure what the ancient Egyptians believed about the world, but the Greeks knew it was round 5,000 years ago.

        Contrary to what many teabilly types apparently believe, Columbus didn’t undertake his famous voyage to prove the world was round. That was common knowledge by Columbus’s day. He was actually looking for a shorter trade route to India – and thought at first that he’d found it. That’s why the Caribbean islands are known today as the West Indies.

    • https://plus.google.com/+BillCumming Bill Cumming

      Do you think we should tell Brad we all ready *have* lots of time machines, of sorts, to see back 13+ billion years?

      One is called the “Hubble Space Telescope”, and it has seen what the universe was like billions of years ago!

      Another is the “Plank Space Telescope” that has Microwave / infra-red images of the universe only a few hundred thousand years AFTER the big bang event!

      Every day we are seeing further and further into our past and getting closer to seeing the moments just after the Big Bang.

      • Dead Phelps

        I have two time machines of my own. Most people do.

        They’re called eyes. Every time a person looks at the stars, they are seeing light that was emitted in the past; in many cases, the distant past.

        The Andromeda galaxy, which is visible with the naked eye, is 2.5 million light years (14,696,249,500,000,000,000 miles) from Earth. The light we see from the Andromeda galaxy left there 2.5 million years ago.

        And with bigger and more specific telescopes, we are able to see farther into space and, therefore, further into the past. All the denial in the world can’t change the facts, the reality of science.

        And the best part about science? It’s true whether you believe in it or not.

    • Will

      No they didn’t think the world was flat, the church would literally kill those who disagreed, as Gallieo said, he knew the earth was round from the shadow cast on the moon during a lunar eclipse.

  • Brad

    As an intelligent being here is what I know: All of us humans know “jack squat” about what happened billions of years ago. Scientists thought the world was flat and it took thousands of years and actually circumnavigating the globe to prove them wrong. When someone builds a time machine, travels back in time 14 billion years and stands on this giant single mass and films it blowing up…. then I will stop laughing at all the guesses. Science and religion is just guessing at something they have a zero percent chance of being right about. Also, if one of them was right it doesn’t make the other wrong… they could both be right… but they are not. It would be like scientists analyzing my excrement and trying to determine what I had for lunch on a random date 5 years ago. Evidence shmevidence. You cannot know what cannot be known. Even real scientists know that these are all theories that are in all likelihood severely flawed. It’s only the idiot media that broadcast them as facts. Besides that, suppose there was a big bang… that didn’t create the universe, the “stuff” was already there. If anything it changed the universe.

    • Michael

      Your inability to understand it does not make it less of a fact, it just means that you need to learn more or take it on faith.

    • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000907279043 John Baker

      Your inability to grasp science is not a problem for science. Much as you might wish it were otherwise, the world does not revolve around your ignorance.

  • House

    Scientific proof, that pretty much sums it up. To say that the Big Bang is impossible is just showing how limited your view of existence is. Science has always triumphed is converting new theories into old beliefs but I think this discovery takes the cake.

    For examples of past discoveries just look at Galileo, Einstein, Tesla, Watts, Columbus, ect. They were all thought of by religious fundamentalists of their time that they were severely crazy and their thoughts and theories were all bogus. Most of their theories are is use today and they are all thought of as great men.

  • https://www.facebook.com/ethansdad54 Dana Everhart

    I was waiting to see ‘DUHHHH’…..I guess it is in the interpretation…

  • Rin

    Evolutionary theory. Is not. The same as. The Big Bang.

    Goodness’ sake. I don’t have the energy for any more of a complaint than that.

    Warning: here be fools and fundies!

  • Nikki

    Why are all the Christians here making this about god? Why are they being so defensive? It’s about the big bang. Not god. Not one scientists in this report said a thing about “god”. So what is the problem exactly? Why so mad?

    Btw, calling a scientist dumb, sounds very ignorant. Especially when coming from the lower educated portion of society.

  • As real as I can see.

    Where do they find these religious idiots

    • Ray

      In jesusland of course!

  • Eric Rawlins

    I love it. Basically, all these comments boil down to, “I don’t care what the facts are, I believe what I was brainwashed to believe (based on a much-doctored collection of the misogynistic, superstitious dogma of Bronze Age goat herders) and the rest of you are all sinners.” This “Jesus” person is supposed to have said “my kingdom is coming soon, the hour is at hand.” Isn’t there a statute of limitations on the word “soon”? Like, less than over two thousand years? If the hour ever were “at hand”, that was seventeen million, three hundred and fifty three thousand, five hundred and sixty hands ago. And still they believe…..

    • http://gravatar.com/lordbrucegiles Billy D

      Look up the Welsh phrase “now, in a minute.”

  • Joanna

    Yall idiots are aware that the buble was written by man Kind right?

    America calling themselve the super power are nö further in their heads than muslims livibg in the desert that have never Seen a Computer.

    Remembrr when u guYs Belived the Earth is flat?

  • rob mah

    Wow how amazing all you lot have shown is your lack of understanding. By believing in some god you’ve shown ignorance is bliss. Well done

  • Stiff Squirrel

    Treaty of Tripoli

    Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen [Muslims],—and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan [Muslim] nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Tripoli

  • https://www.facebook.com/RodHaney Rod Haney

    Wow,,, and people wonder why the USA continues to fall behind in the world.
    I guess these are the same people that would rather watch that idiotic honey boo boo show than something actually educational.

  • Melissa

    I just want to correct their grammar.

    • https://www.facebook.com/zach.ditulio Zach Di Tulio

      i, no write ?? …. just kidding. I was thinking the same thing while reading through these.

    • https://www.facebook.com/gnewborn Gabriel Newborn

      Correcting grammar can be satisfying–I actually do it professionally. However, in a thread like this, it feels like a worn out red herring, an ad hominem attack that does as little to further the argument as the circular arguments made by the religious fundamentalists you are attempting to insult.

  • Siara Delyn

    I find this pathetic. I’m a person of (some) faith myself, but I don’t refute cause and effect.

    I’d be interested in knowing the average IQ of these commenters. I remember the 1960’s and hippies who “decided” to believe all sorts of bizarre stuff. This is exactly the same thing but with hard right, fascist politics.

    If an anthropomorphic God is up there he’s saying, “Use your brains– that’s why I gave them to you”. I have NO respect for people who reject proven science.

    • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000907279043 John Baker

      You could probably add all of their IQs together and still put the result on a football jersey. These are people who come from households where the dog is the smartest member of the family.

  • Louis Siffer

    Jesus USA Guns

  • Not real

    Wow god does not exist peopleThat big guy in the sky was made up to keep people in line way back when and also by people who didn’t understand what was going on around them it just to make you feel better about your sorry lives

    • Bob K

      I don’t really care whether or not God exists. I will still treat people kindly until they prove thry don’t deserve it and in real life will just ignore them. On line, when they make ignorant statements I will refute them with whatever level of vitriol they deserve, since online I cannot have a face to face discussion with them to make a point.

      People who are true believers in religion and treat others with love and understanding have my total respect, those who use religion as a weapon against others have my undying enmity and disgust.

  • https://www.facebook.com/lisa.ezeamii Lisa Vader Ezeamii

    I don’t understand or respect the small minds on both sides of this issue. Science and God are not incompatible. I believe the Big Bang IS Intelligent Design. Is proving someone else wrong really more important than taking in new information?

    • Peter D

      Well put. I concur wholeheartedly.

    • https://www.facebook.com/adam.ryan.75873 Sean Ryan

      I dont respect those that make assumptions with all the facts. that is what you have done.

    • spunky4723

      My sentiments exactly

    • mark collins

      No, in Fact the folks studying this stuff just want keep discovering stuff having their minds periodically blown. Perhaps some get à bit pissy when when mindlessly pissed on…

    • Josh

      Exactly, if anything, it’s more evidence there is an explanation for both within the study of each.

    • http://gravatar.com/xenubarb xenubarb

      When I stop laughing at your assertion that the Big Bang IS “intelligent design” I will try to address the million things that are wrong with this. If I don’t die of laughter first…

    • meamoi

      Logic and the idea of an all-creator God ARE incompatible, however. Because if you have a Creator God creating the universe, you’re forced to ask “Where did that Creator God come from?” Something had to create that creator God, or else why would it exist? And if that Creator God existed, and the universe is defined as all things that exist, doesn’t that mean that the universe still exists? So you’re still left, even with a Creator God, asking where did the universe come from? The ONLY answer that doesn’t end with something that needs created is “It came from nothing.” And in high energy physics, we’ve shown that something CAN come from nothing. Effectively, 0 can be ripped apart into -1 and 1, and given the opportunity, will do so naturally. (By the way, for those science oriented people reading, the law of conservation of matter and energy doesn’t say matter and energy can’t be destroyed, it just says the total amount of matter/energy in the universe doesn’t change. -1 + 1 still = 0)

      • Will

        They are not incompatible. Not in the least. I’m agnostic, but if God created the laws of physics, and he knew what would happen all he would need to do is hit the switch (the big bang) and it would come out like he designed without need for interference. Just like if you make a cake, you put together the ingredients put it in an oven and hit the button.

        BTW, I’m an Astrophysicist and I’ve yet to see anything that proved or disproved God.

    • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=640269872 Peter Taylor

      Sorry but religion and science are non overlapping magisteria

      • Will

        Since when do you speak for either?

  • Jonathan

    So, those scientists with Doctorate degrees from esteemed universities are no match for the wisdom of your Bronze-Age goat herders, huh?

    • Not real

      LMFAO awsome.

    • LogicMan

      Ha! HAHAHA! Best thing I’ve read all night. Kudos Sir.

    • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005747711763 Max Freeman

      That’s one great comment right there. Yoinking for future use :)

  • Celia Harris

    Having an imaginary friend is not an explanation of the origin of the universe, even if you share your imaginary friend with a great many people. The scientists are on the right track, the god botherers are not. End of.

  • http://gravatar.com/prosemo Prosemo

    Intelligent Design Is Neither.

  • https://www.facebook.com/edward.sutherland.56 Edward Sutherland

    Wait until they find out that ALL science as we know it was first used to help prove the bible. so, they literally created this.

    • http://gravatar.com/alsanbalaur alsanbalaur

      True, scientific inquiry began as an attempt to prove the Bible, but when it failed to do so, but it DID prove other things about the universe, the church and science went their separate ways.

  • http://notagoodideasherlock.wordpress.com alyssamwbc

    Wow… I didn’t know whether to laugh or shake my head at those comments. The worst thing that can happen to a country is for religion to take precedence over science and facts. All you have to do is look at the middle east to understand that. I’m encouraged by the steady rising of people throughout the world who are neither ashamed nor frightened to be free thinking, logical individuals, and who will hopefully lead our world into a more enlightened and forward thinking future. Let myths be myths, and facts be facts.

    • Jeff Ridout

      Totally agree. Religion has no place in the operations of a government nor our education and scientific systems.

      • https://www.facebook.com/michael.will.3323 Michael Will

        Totally disagree.

        “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” -John Adams
        “Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed the conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?” -Thomas Jefferson
        “We have staked the future of American civilization upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.” -James Madison
        “Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” -John Jay
        “Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.” -Samuel Adams
        “I am constrained to express my adoration of the Supreme Being, the Author of my existence, in full belief of His Providential goodness and His forgiving mercy revealed to the world through Jesus Christ, through whom I hope for never ending happiness in a future state.” -Robert Treat Paine
        “The highest glory of the American Revolution was this – that it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.” -John Quincy Adams
        “It should therefore be among the first objects of those who wish well to the national prosperity to encourage and support the principles of religion and morality, and early to place the youth under the forming hand of society, that by instruction they may be molded to the love of virtue and good order.” -Abraham Baldwin

        Of course, these old.white, rich men can’t pretend to debate you in the arena of logic so I am sure they had no clue what they were talking about…

        And on that note:
        “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” -John Adams

        • AJ

          http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Tripoli
          The US was not founded on Christian beliefs. It was how ever meant to allow all people equal rights and at the time there was a ton descrimination towards new/different Christian/religious views. This is why religion is mentioned by a lot of the founding fathers but you are also forgetting they are the ones who stressed the separation of church and state being crucial to a governments success.

        • http://notagoodideasherlock.wordpress.com alyssamwbc

          “During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution.”
          – James Madison, General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia (1785)

          “There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.”
          – George Washington, address to Congress (1790)

          “Christian establishments tend to great ignorance and corruption, all of which facilitate the execution of mischievous projects.”
          – James Madison, letter to William Bradford, Jr. (1774)

          “ Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, and imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch toward uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one-half the world fools and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth.“
          – Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, 1781-82

          “Because religious belief, or non-belief, is such an important part of every person’s life, freedom of religion affects every individual. Religious institutions that use government power in support of themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths, or of no faith, undermine all our civil rights. Moreover, state support of an established religion tends to make the clergy unresponsive to their own people, and leads to corruption within religion itself. Erecting the “wall of separation between church and state,” therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society.”
          – Thomas Jefferson, to the Virginia Baptists (1808)

          Shall we continue?

        • zack

          Dude the founding fathers were slave owning biggots, with wooden teeth. Lol who cares what they have to say. The constitution is nothing more then a prop now a days used for drunk rednecks to scream about.

          • http://gravatar.com/alsanbalaur alsanbalaur

            And if our Founding Fathers were so flawed, how much more so were those ancient tribesmen who wrote the Bible.
            And if our Constitution is nothing but a rag for drunk rednecks to scream about, how come EVERY law passed in America is still held up to the Constitution as a test of validity?
            As for the “wooden teeth”, only George Washington is commonly discussed as having false teeth, and they were not wood. Some sets DID have wooden bases, but the teeth were made of ivory or bone (Some of each) What about him having to endure the torture of holding spring loaded false teeth in at all times makes his views on the nation any less valid? (Not all the Founding Fathers owned slaves, BTW, just enough to prevent a super majority that would allow the Continental Congress to ban slavery)

    • Not real

      Ya I totally agree with you we need to make people realize that god does not exist so we can move forward to a brighter future.

  • Mario

    Why do facts and reality scare fundies so much? Is it really that hard to accept that The Bible is a fairytale and that maybe, just maybe there are no gods?

  • S.A.Werner

    If “God” is almighty, and all powerful… why did he feel a need to “rest” on day 7? To an almighty, all powerful, infinite being, wouldn’t that concept be non-existent?

    • W. Russell

      Also, hasn’t he been resting ever since. What has he created lately? So he rested on the 7th day and the 8th and the 9th ….and today too.

      • Frankly

        Nope. He now spends all his downtime answering prayers and helping sports teams win.

        • Fred Flintstone

          I’ve always wondered about praying for a certain team, whether in sports, or during military action. Was ‘god’ a Seahawks fan this year? Or, if as the fundies claim, ‘god’ created us all, then both sides in a battle are praying to the same being, so how does he decide which side is about to bite the big one?

          • meamoi

            God rested on the 7th day so he eat. If you’ve ever read the bible, God/Jesus makes multiple references to people being his flock. Sacrifices were almost always sheep, and the priest symbolically ate the sheep. Revelations says in 3:16 that “Because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spew you out of my mouth.” He also compares people with wheat to be harvested.

            God. Eats. People.
            They are his source of nutrition. There’s way too many references to this in the bible to ignore it. He rested because he finally had a food supply. He had made people.

      • http://twitter.com/LTope Larry Tope (@LTope)

        He’s made a few brief appearances on toast.

    • Ick of the East

      “Rest” in this sense means to stop. “The feather came to rest on my shoulder”.
      It doesn’t mean that the feather was tired.
      (Don’t worry, I’m a damned infidel evil-lutionist too. But this is not a great argument)

  • Catherine Rawa

    The Big Bang Theory was postulated first by a Roman Catholic.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Lema%C3%AEtre

    • Luciferisgood

      Ah then that makes god real.
      You just proved to everyone that god is real because a scientific discovery was made by a priest.
      Indisputable.

  • https://www.facebook.com/gary.carlisle.58 Gary Carlisle

    We all know the bible was not only written by men, but by many different men in different time periods. Therefore, it only stands to reason that It cannot be based on anything other that the imaginations and personal views.If that is not enough ,we all know that men are fallible and are prone to exaggeration or if you will embellishment. Only the weakest of people will take a book written by men and believe to be the absolute truth. I truly feel sorry for anyone that takes it as a personal attack ,when some of the best minds .on this planet discover important things that will affect the future and the wellbeing of out planet. The bible is a very good guide on how to be a good person the ten commandments and all. The saddest part for me is that the majority of those that profess to be Christians do not follow the fundamental teachings . i.e.. judge not lest the be judged, treat others as you would be treated, need I say more????

    • Brian Truman

      I like the comments that say “something can’t be created from nothing”, and then say that god MADE everything in his image. If god had to make everything, then that means at some point there actually was nothing. Therefore, still, something came from nothing. Why is a cluster**** of matter getting us here any less likely than a magical being who can read your thoughts doing it?

  • Alex Higgins

    ‘I talked yesterday with a priest friend and I said, “Roger, tell me the truth. How does the Catholic Church reconcile Genesis versus Big Bang?” ‘

    What’s so surreal about this – and the predictable FOX News fundamentalist reaction – is that the scientist who first proposed the Big Bang Theory *was a Catholic priest*. Fr Georges Lemaitre. He was a bona fide priest and scientist and was the one who eventually won a suspicious Einstein round to the idea. Why does nobody know this?

  • Rafa

    The important thing to notice here is not the outrage of the crazies, but the fact that they’re being exposed to the scientific evidence somehow, meaning it gives hope that if at least 1 in every 100 of the ignorant mass feels convinced that they were brought up by religious bigots/blindfolded people, that we can at some point in history ( 100-500 years from now maybe) be eradicated from this intelligent design nonsense, and progress scientifically and not be stuck in the dark ages and all this mysticism.

  • Ciarathedog

    Creationists will neither comprehend nor embrace this science. We need to leave them the hell alone and let them wallow in their ignorance.

    • christine

      can we take away science from them, then, since that’s how they want it? no medication, no technology, no vaccinations. I think they’d change their minds pretty quickly about the role of science in their “faith-based” lives.

  • kyle

    Oh god is real? The earth is flat too right?

    • thomson

      the difference scientists and explorers had the balls to update findings based upon fact

  • http://gravatar.com/lfarren2012 Lawrence

    I believe in the Big Bang Theory God said Let It Be and bang it was!

  • http://irishconnell.wordpress.com irishconnell

    I wish I lived in a bubble and walked around all day with rose colored glasses. I feel sorry for left and right zealots, no imagination.

  • Rev. John Hawkins

    In my faith experience as a Christian (Lutheran by denomination, Pastor by profession) I have no problem reconciling this scientific information. The how is not important nor is the where, when, or why in my faith understanding of creation. Only the Who is important to my faith. And as far as that goes with the Big Bang Scientific Process of Beginnings, the Who (my Christian understanding of God) just clapped his hands together and thus *BANG*!

    • Bob r

      I totally agree with you. As a matter of fact, you said exactly what I was going to put here about the hand clap. :)

    • Max

      Thats the problem. “The how is not important nor is the where, when, or why in my faith understanding of creation.”

      The whole point that makes science fact (and the truth) is that scientists have examined the how, what, where, when and why of available information to deduce a rational and reasonable answer. Which is why you have an overwhelming support for this discovery.

      If scientists said they made a discovery based on evidence they could not firmly and reasonably stand behind, then do you really think that they’d have as much support for the big bang theory as they currently do?

      • Will

        As an Astrophysicist, no we don’t know how. We have proof of the Big Bang, but have absolutely no idea what caused it. I have seen nothing that proves or disproves God’s existence. To be honest I would rather leave God out of any science discussion by EITHER side of this issue. It does us no good. People who say science disproves God, must have information that most of us don’t.

      • Will

        Oh and BTW, stop using the term “Scientific Fact” like it’s a thing. it is not. Comments like that create the illusion that a theory is just that a theory. A Scientific Theory is pretty much an accepted fact by the community, there are no scientific facts. Just facts.

    • God

      God, The almighty, Creator of life and the universe as we know it…. Has Hands? And claps them to perform magic? ‘I Dream of Jeanie’ is more plausible then this. He just so happens to look just like a fucking human being? How ARROGANT must you be to delude yourself that the creator of “everything” looks JUST LIKE YOU.
      I’m sorry, you are fucking insane and detrimental to the health and potential to the minds of children today. Please keep your religious dick in your pants. It is child abuse.

      Any country and any body can replicate science, with identical results, regardless of who they are or what they believe. Religion differers based on location due to personal opinion, US has Christianity, Middle-east has the Muslim faith. Jesus is the youngest of the “gods”. You ONLY believe because YOU WERE TOLD TO!
      Religion may have been invented with positive intentions, but it is now exploited by Men, with dicks, to control everyone and women. You only have to read the Bible or Quran to see how blatant the abuse is against certain peoples.

      • rickray1

        I couldn’t agree more !

        LETTER FROM GOD

        Dear Evangelical Christians:

        GOD HERE.

        First, I do NOT exist ! The concept of a 13.7 billion year old being, capable of creating the entire Universe and its billions of galaxies, monitoring simultaneously the thoughts and actions of the 7 billion human beings on this planet is ludicrous. GROW A BRAIN !

        Second, if I did exist, I would have left you a book that is a lot more consistent, timeless and independently verifiable than the collection of Iron Age Middle Eastern mythology you call the Bible. Hell, I bet you cannot tell me one thing about any of its authors, their credibility or their possible ulterior motives, yet you cite them for the most extraordinary of claims.

        Thirdly, when I sent my “son” (whatever that means, given that I am god and do not mate) to Earth, he would have visited the Chinese, Japanese, Europeans, Russians, sub-Saharan Africans, Australian Aboriginals, Mongolians, Polynesians, Micronesians, Indonesians and native Americans, not just a few Jews. He would also have exhibited a knowledge of something outside of the Iron Age Middle East.

        Fourthly, I would not spend my time hiding, refusing to give any tangible evidence of my existence, and then punish those who are smart enough to draw the natural conclusion that I do not exist by burning them forever. That would make no sense to me, given that I am the one who withheld evidence of my existence in the first place.

        Fifth, I would not care who you do or how you “do it.” I really wouldn’t. This would be of no interest to me, given that I can create Universes. Oh, the egos !

        Sixth, I would have smited all evangelicals and fundamentalists long before this. You people drive me nuts. You are so small minded and yet you speak with such false authority. Many of you still believe in the talking snake nonsense from Genesis. I would kill all of you for that alone and burn you for an afternoon (burning forever is way too barbaric for me to even contemplate.)

        Seventh, the whole idea of members of one species on one planet surviving their own physical deaths to “be with me” is utter, mind-numbing nonsense. Grow up ! You will die. Get over it. I did. Hell, at least you had a life. I never even existed in the first place.

        Eighth, I do not read your minds, or “hear your prayers” as you euphemistically call it. There are 7 billion of you. Even if only 10% prayed once a day, that is 7 billion prayers. This works out at 8 thousand prayers a second—every second of every day. Meanwhile, I have to process the 100 thousand of you who die every day between heaven and hell. Dwell on the sheer absurdity of that for a moment.

        Finally, the only reason you even consider believing in me is because of where you were born. Had you been born in India, you would likely believe in the Hindu gods, if born in Tibet, you would be a Buddhist. Every culture that has ever existed has had its own god(s) and they always seem to favor that particular culture, its hopes, dreams and prejudices. Do you think WE all exist? If not, why only your god?
        Look, let’s be honest with ourselves. There is NO GOD. Believing in me was fine when you thought the world was young, flat and simple. Now we know how enormous, old and complex the Universe is.

        MOVE ON – GET OVER ME ! I DID !

        GOD
        AUTHOR: INVISIBLE – UNKNOWN

  • Psykoduck

    When Fox panders to ignorance and incites anti-scientific rhetoric, what do they expect the response to be when they report actual science? Fox tries to have it both ways. I’m amazed so many of those comments refer to trusting scientific evidence as “blind faith”, then turn around and pretend their beliefs are backed up by facts- from the bible.They question what evidence science has…well that whole news piece IS evidence. What evidence is there that the bible is true? None. It’s fine to have beliefs, especially if they give you something good in your life. But don’t close your eyes to facts and evidence. That’s just ignorance.

  • http://bluerosesphotography.wordpress.com bluerosesphotography

    Four things:

    1) For me, Genesis is true — not literally true, but metaphorically true, the way all great STORIES are true. All creation stories are TRUE. They are true in that they truly reflect the mind set of the culture that created them.

    2) I am not stupid. I love science. I respect science. I love the idea that the Big Bang Theory could possibly be proven. It is one of the most exciting possibilities I can imagine.

    3) Nonetheless, the discovery does not shake in any way my belief in the divinity of the universe. Indeed, all those incredible pictures that the Hubble Telescope is returning to us — those reflect the magnificence of that divinity. I cannot comprehend how anyone can look at those pictures and not see the Divine in them, as they are divinely amazing and beautiful and magnificent. For the same reason that I cannot stand on top of the highest peaks in the Sierra Nevada (as I have in my younger years) and survey the magnificence below, and not see God and commune with all that is holy. (“Arise and drink your bliss! For everything that lives is holy.” — William Blake)

    4) God is a fiction. God is the most wonderful, the truest of all fiction. We come to know God through our imaginations. Rationalists are incapable of comprehending how what is imagined can still be true. They live in the see-touch world, and “see all things through the narrow chinks of their caverns.” While rationalism has a place, when it takes over and assumes itself to be the only means of comprehending truth, it destroys the Imagination — the faculty that unifies rather than divides, the faculty that is able to understand that while we all appear to be separate, underneath it all there is a great life force that unifies. Rationalism sees the world from a worm’s eye view. Worms have value. But their perspective is highly limited.

    Once upon a time I was married to a rationalist, a behaviorist social scientist. He told me not to “let my imagination run away with me.” Fortunately, I did not listen!

    Art yields the truest of truths. When the Artist looks at the massive expanse of the galaxies, the Artist sees God (or whatever other name one wants to give to the ineffable — that which lies well beyond human understanding).

    The Big Bang Theory yields wonderful worlds for the Imagination!

    • jammy

      What the hell are you going on about?

      • Sparkelr

        Just because you don’t get it doesn’t mean there is no “it” to get. We were all born with different proportions of the perceptive abilities. No need to be so rude about it, jammie.

        • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000907279043 John Baker

          And just because you think you do “get it” doesn’t mean there is an “it” to get.

    • https://www.facebook.com/lisa.ezeamii Lisa Vader Ezeamii

      Beautiful! Funny how people who only believe in what their senses tell them can’t see that narrowing their beliefs to the “objectively verifiable” is an act of faith. No one has yet proven that anything we sense is really happening. All we know is what our brain tells us. (Yes, think Matrix.)

    • Exnj

      bluerose… that’s wonderful. You put into words things this a catholic raised atheist spent many hours pondering. A post like yours makes the hundreds others read worth it.

  • Tim

    i still say both can coexist. The bbt simply explains the how…

    • jkgbhnbhn

      no, just no….

    • Nicholas Ki

      You’re right Tim, both can exist. The theory does not disprove the existence of god unless you’re a fundamentalist who reads the bible like a work of nonfiction that you pick and choose advice from. However, that statement is a far cry from trying to justify teaching theology in the same context as science in our schools.

    • Ick of the East

      You are assuming that there is a “why”.
      Why?
      Probably because it is comforting to think that you are here for a reason.
      But there isn’t the slightest evidence for this.

  • http://gravatar.com/lordbrucegiles Billy D

    I love the one that says to keep your opinions while they keep their faith. It’s kind of like using the word theory when referring to scientific theory. I don’t believe they understand what opinions or scientific theories are. Where’s Inigo Montoya when you need him?

  • https://www.facebook.com/robert.e.gray1 Robert E. Gray Jr.

    Isn’t it ironic that the most lame brain comments on this discovery come from a Fox News Facebook page?

    • Ceri Cat

      Nope. Nothing even close to irony in that. It’s far from coincidental that their target audience would comment like that. And it was probably what we all expected.

      “Irony, sarcasm, satire indicate mockery of something or someone. The essential feature of irony is the indirect presentation of a contradiction between an action or expression and the context in which it occurs. In the figure of speech, emphasis is placed on the opposition between the literal and intended meaning of a statement; one thing is said and its opposite implied, as in the comment, “Beautiful weather, isn’t it?” made when it is raining or nasty. Ironic literature exploits, in addition to the rhetorical figure, such devices as character development, situation, and plot to stress the paradoxical nature of reality or the contrast between an ideal and actual condition, set of circumstances, etc., frequently in such a way as to stress the absurdity present in the contradiction between substance and form. Irony differs from sarcasm in greater subtlety and wit. In sarcasm ridicule or mockery is used harshly, often crudely and contemptuously, for destructive purposes. It may be used in an indirect manner, and have the form of irony, as in “What a fine musician you turned out to be!” or it may be used in the form of a direct statement, “You couldn’t play one piece correctly if you had two assistants.” The distinctive quality of sarcasm is present in the spoken word and manifested chiefly by vocal inflection, whereas satire and irony arising originally as literary and rhetorical forms, are exhibited in the organization or structuring of either language or literary material. Satire usually implies the use of irony or sarcasm for censorious or critical purposes and is often directed at public figures or institutions, conventional behavior, political situations, etc.”

      http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/irony

  • https://www.facebook.com/marykaye.waterson Mary Kaye

    The stupid, it burns.

    • Max

      You’re my hero.

  • Ceri Cat

    Of course this sort of reporting could be the death of Fox News as the viewers desert for “factual non-liberal” media like Rush Limbaugh with the death of Fox as a “credible” source.

  • http://jade4142.wordpress.com jade4142

    As a very happy atheist I almost itch to respond to some of those posts. They bring out the teacher in me. But I will not engage in warfare with the unarmed. I will only say, happy news and wow! Fox might have to go off the air after announcing the truth.

    • http://jade4142.wordpress.com jade4142

      I talked yesterday with a priest friend and I said, “Roger, tell me the truth. How does the Catholic Church reconcile Genesis versus Big Bang?” He laughed his gentle laugh and said, “Well, we’ve come a bit farther than most think. We know that science must be respected; it cannot be dismissed.” I said, “Oh be careful my friend. You’re almost saying that Genesis is the creation myth of your faith and science has the right answer.” He said, “My friend, I must admit that I am not almost saying that. Every faith has a creation myth, but science explains the rest.” I was rather astonished, but then I’m going to wait to hear the reaction of the Pope to this. He’s a pretty progressive thinking guy.

      • Gareth Phillips

        the BBT was originally posited by a catholic priest, Monseigneur Georges Lemaître, you don’t need to check your brain at the door to believe in a creator, Science demonstrates the HOW, faith aims to demonstrate the why.

        • http://gravatar.com/docblasto docblasto

          Thank you for pointing out the origins of the Big Bang. Of all the world religions, the Catholic church is the *last* one to be criticized for its view of Big Bang cosmology, and I cringe a bit at Jade’s farcical “conversation” with his/her priest friend.

          I also believe that it’s *possible* for people to reconcile faith and science, in the same way that I reconcile my belief that cows are cute, and still eat burgers. Both require cognitive dissonance, and I think that any scientifically-minded person who claims to wholly believe the Christian bible (or any other religious text) would be guilty of the same hypocrisy.

          The inconsistencies between observable reality and biblical claims are so numerous and egregious that I’m of the opinion that skepticism, consistently and honestly applied, leads *by necessity* to an atheistic viewpoint.

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