I would think that this has been covered before. However , what about the things in the Bible that talk about the earth being round,
The word they use is round not sphere, which are two different words in Hebrew. And the Greeks knew it was a sphere quite early.
There is even scientific truths in the Bible that would be impossible to know back when it was written a brief list of Atoms (Hebrews 11:3, written 2000 years ago),
1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
Nothing about atoms here. Only about how god created the universe out of “something” that you can’t see. Where is the decription of atoms, how they work? Why nothing more than a vague claim for Christians to claim is a mention of an atom? And we can see atoms now, which would make the bible wrong. Also the idea of an atom, as invisible thing that cannot be divided, is quite old: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atom#Atomism
and not unique to the bible.
Blood is the source of life and health (Leviticus 17:11),
simple observation will tell you this. You bleed out, you die. They killed a lot of animals to this god in this way to know it quite well.
Ocean floor contains deep valleys and mountains (2 Samuel 22:16; Jonah 2:6),
Why not think that there was valley and mountains under the sea if you see them around you? Also is all of what is claimed in 2 Samuel, literally true? For instance
14 The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.
15 He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy, with great bolts of lightning he routed them. 16 The valleys of the sea were exposed and the foundations of the earth laid bare
at the rebuke of the LORD, at the blast of breath from his nostrils.
This is an example of Christians picking and choosing what is literal and what isn’t in their bible.
round earth (Isaiah 40:22) ,
22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
As above, it says circle, not sphere. And can you spread the heavens above a sphere? You might about to wrap it about but the analogy fails here.
Second Law of Thermodynamics the Law of Increasing Entropy (Isaiah 51:6; Psalm 102:25,26; and Hebrews 1:11)
6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, look at the earth beneath; the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment and its inhabitants die like flies.
But my salvation will last forever, my righteousness will never fail.
Again, simple observation, and no mention of entropy.
24 So I said: “Do not take me away, my God, in the midst of my days; your years go on through all generations. 25 In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth,
and the heavens are the work of your hands. 26 They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded. 27 But you remain the same, and your years will never end.
Same here. And Hebrews simply repeat the same thing. And not one word about entropy, which if this god knew about it, why didn’t he just say it? The usual Christian answer to this is that humans needed to learn up to that, but an omnipotent god could have made them understand.
Each star is different (1 Corinthians 15:41)
39 Not all flesh is the same: People have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another and fish another. 40 There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another. 41 The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.
This fails in quite few ways, and shows well how Christians cherry pick. Man and mammals have the same flesh. We all share DNA, if you really want to make up how the bible knows anything. And “splendor” what does that mean exactly? One is prettier than the other? They have different types of beauty? We know that stars are quite similar, in how they are made, how they live and how they die.
Light moves (Job 38:19,20)
19 “What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside? 20 Can you take them to their places? Do you know the paths to their dwellings? 21 Surely you know, for you were already born! You have lived so many years!
Hmm light has a “path”. A path would indicate it goes a certain way every time. Does it do this? Doesn’t seem to. I see that light supposedly “lives” somewhere and darkness is a separate thing. OH and here’s where there are supposedly warehouses for snow and hail
22 “Have you entered the storehouses of the snow or seen the storehouses of the hail,
and supposedly this god is responsible for lightning bolts. No, we know what does that. Again God fails to use this opportunity to actually teach humans something.
Winds blow in cyclones (Ecclesiastes 1:6)
Observation gets one thing right for a certain location (does the southern hemisphere not exist?)and one thing utterly wrong.
5 The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises. 6 The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course.
the sun “hurries no where” and God could have taught humans that geocentrism was wrong how many thousands of years ago, kept various people alive who were burned as heretics?
Ocean contains springs (Job 38:16).
13 that it might take the earth by the edges and shake the wicked out of it? 14 The earth takes shape like clay under a seal; its features stand out like those of a garment. 15 The wicked are denied their light, and their upraised arm is broken. 16 “Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep?
Job is always good for showing how Christians try to accept something and ignore others. God is a great ass here with his boasting, which said now, would ring quite hollow. Here we see that the earth is assumed to be flat (having edges and being as flat as a clay seal, along with spring of the sea (not in the sea) which could mean either by being generous, and that without appropriate gear, of course no human has walked in the depths of the sea, again, more simple observation.
Job 38:35 written 3,500 years ago said that light can be sent, and then manifest itself in speech but did you know that radio waves move at the speed of light? (Science in the Bible, 2008)
34 “Can you raise your voice to the clouds and cover yourself with a flood of water? 35 Do you send the lightning bolts on their way? Do they report to you, ‘Here we are’? 36 Who gives the ibis wisdom[f] or gives the rooster understanding?[g]
Riley, do you accept this nonsense? This seems to indicate that lightning bolts talk to this god. Well we know what lightning bolts are and they don’t talk. WE also know that ibises are birds not very bright, and neither are roosters who will crow at pretty damn near anything.
Like I said I would think that this has been discussed before. Just would like to know your thoughts on it.
My thought are that Christians pick and choose to support their nonsense. They are so desperate for evidence of their god that they make up such pathetic nonsense as this. I could also tell you from the bible that bats are birds, that somehow you can catch the cooties from a menstruating woman, that light can exist without a source, that magic floods can leave no evident, that one can indeed build a tower high enough to get to this god, etc, etc. And most Christians will try to claim that those don’t count in just hwo wonderful their bible is with science. The fact is that it isn’t. It’s full of nonsense from xenophobic ignorant men.