Someone recommended godandscience.org which is horrendously bad at talking about science (and nukes almost all non-believers from their forums even though they claim not to), and I wanted to show the person who rec’d it a quick example of how wrong they get science so I looked up a random article on their site, one rationalizing the biblical flood. It did so by claiming the flood wasn’t global (which would defeat the point which was to kill everything, even I know that). And cited as “proof” passages in the bible referring to the promise god made AFTER the flood not to flood the whole world again (so dishonest). Anyway, this one caught my eye for it’s sheer scientific backwardness, and I thought I would share:
“Do you not fear Me?’ declares the Lord. ‘Do you not tremble in My presence? For I have placed the sand as a boundary for the sea, An eternal decree, so it cannot cross over it. Though the waves toss, yet they cannot prevail; Though they roar, yet they cannot cross over it.” (Jeremiah 5:22)
The sand isn’t a boundary for the sea, there is no physical property of sand that it stops water, it doesn’t stop water since tsunamis and hurricaines tend not to give two shits about a little sand in their wake, and my personal favorite, the sand is a by-product of the waves, the waves cause it, the sand doesn’t do squat to the waves. This is like the bible saying god made drool as a boundary to stop wolves from ripping your throat out.
So yeah. This is just something I came across, it’s apparently not hard to find scientific inaccuracies in the bible if even articles rationalizing other inaccuracies are riddled with them..