Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Professor Limbaugh Debunks Junk Earth Science (Creation/evolution linked to environmentalism)
Rush Limbaugh | August 10, 2005 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 09/06/2005 7:02:43 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 101-114 next last
To: cogitator

Rush doesn't seem to realize that in this instance, at least, he's no better than the dunderhead Hollywood types who peddle equally specious enviromental arguments (from the other side, of course). Similarly, someone like James Inhofe who denies the existence of climate change and other very real environmental dangers is no better than the Paul Ehrlichs or Stephen Schneiders who not only exaggerate actual problems, but deny the existence of known facts in economics and avoid (dare I say it?) nuanced policy solutions.


41 posted on 09/06/2005 9:15:06 AM PDT by RightWingAtheist (Creationism is not conservative!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: DaveLoneRanger

Add another dimwit to your ping list please....that's me.


42 posted on 09/06/2005 9:20:22 AM PDT by harbinger of doom (I need a crutch.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: DaveLoneRanger
...they basically exist as fund-raising organizations, and they use fear to raise money.

Everything I have ever needed to know about the environmental movement and other political agendas as well. They're a form of business, a way to make a living and usually a good one at that. If there was money, celebrity, political influence and prestige in taking the opposite position, they would take it.

43 posted on 09/06/2005 9:26:44 AM PDT by elbucko
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Right Wing Professor
Most 'environmnetalists' are indeed chicken-littles; there is a great deal of total b.s. talked by tree-hugging types, and he's right that many of these people really are ideologues who true goal is to make the rest of us live according to their particular notion of a harmonious life. But that doesn't mean that all environmental science is b.s.. Problem is, to tell the b.s. from the legitimate science, you really do need to know some science, and most people, on both sides of the issue, are not willing to do the hard work to learn science. So they toss idiotic slogans at each other, and when Rush does it, he's no better than the tree-huggers.

The voice of reason, lost in the wilderness.

Not everything can be analyzed as liberal or conservative. Some things are just facts. And most complex things simply can't be reduced to slogans.

44 posted on 09/06/2005 9:34:27 AM PDT by js1138 (Great is the power of steady misrepresentation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Right Wing Professor

Thanks for the info.


45 posted on 09/06/2005 9:35:56 AM PDT by buckeye27 (You can't spell Liberal without Libel)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: DaveLoneRanger

RUSH: I'm just going to tell you why I don't believe this stuff.
CALLER: Okay.

RUSH: I believe in Creation.

CALLER: Mmm-hmm.

RUSH: I believe in God.

This reminds me of an old story about one of Ronald Reagan's advisors. According to the liberal press, he once said we didn't need to worry about the environment because God was coming back soon, and this would happen before we destroyed the environment.

I don't know if the story is true or not, but Rush's dialog here is really scary. It's like a kid with matches and gasoline who has no fear because mommy always protects him.

By the way, does the word "dominion" mean anything to anyone? Does it imply any responsibility at all?

Thou hast given him dominion over the works of Thy hands;
Thou hast put all things under his feet.

46 posted on 09/06/2005 9:44:57 AM PDT by js1138 (Great is the power of steady misrepresentation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: js1138
This reminds me of an old story about one of Ronald Reagan's advisors. According to the liberal press, he once said we didn't need to worry about the environment because God was coming back soon, and this would happen before we destroyed the environment.

James G Watt, who was Secretary for the Interior for a couple of years.

Bill Moyers was forced to apologize publicly when he claimed that Watt made the statement "After the last tree is felled, Christ will come back". In fact, one of Watt's detractors said it, in a caricature of his views.

47 posted on 09/06/2005 10:10:27 AM PDT by Right Wing Professor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: js1138

Gen 1:26-28

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.



The term dominion can be simply meant as a type of stewardship of the earth.

"God gives mankind a second chance to use and preserve the resources He had so abundantly provided."


48 posted on 09/06/2005 10:11:13 AM PDT by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: Right Wing Professor
Sorry, guy, being conservative means you don't put your brain on hold for anyone, not even Rush Limbaugh

This is the question I have for all conservatives who have swallowed the leftist religion of evolution.

Why have you, intelligent people all, put your brains on hold in this one area of life?

If you would activate it, and use some very basic logic, you would see how ridiculous your pet theory is.

To quote the King of Siam...........tis a puzzlement.

49 posted on 09/06/2005 11:21:10 AM PDT by ohioWfan (If my people which are called by my name will humble themselves and pray......)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: ohioWfan
Why have you, intelligent people all, put your brains on hold in this one area of life?

We haven't. We're not the ones espousing blind faith in an ancient oral tradition of a tribe of goatherders.

If you would activate it, and use some very basic logic, you would see how ridiculous your pet theory is.

Of course! The way I've been looking at biology, day in and day out, for the last 35 years, is wrong! Yup. Thanks for pointing out I wasn't using basic logic. I knew I was forgetting something, and that was it.

And they accuse us of being arrogant!

50 posted on 09/06/2005 11:30:20 AM PDT by Right Wing Professor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]

To: Right Wing Professor
Bill Moyers was forced to apologize publicly when he claimed that Watt made the statement "After the last tree is felled, Christ will come back". In fact, one of Watt's detractors said it, in a caricature of his views.

That just goes to show that if you sling enough feces, some of it sticks.

It does not, however, change my opinion of what Rush said.

There are true loonies who believe a few nuclear bombs could change the earth's orbit. Rush makes fun of them, and rightly so.

It is, however, possible to make the environment of the earth less friendly to humans, just as it is possible to let your kitchen fill up with garbage.

51 posted on 09/06/2005 11:44:17 AM PDT by js1138 (Great is the power of steady misrepresentation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: Right Wing Professor
He's a Congressman.

Patrick ("Patches") Kennedy;

"In 2000, Kennedy was accused of pushing a security guard at LAX. City prosecutors ultimately decided not to bring criminal charges against him and he paid an undisclosed civil settlement to the alleged victim almost two years later. In 1986 Patrick was hospitalized for cocaine abuse."
-- from Wickpedia
52 posted on 09/06/2005 12:01:49 PM PDT by longshadow
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Right Wing Professor
I knew I was forgetting something, and that was it.

Actually, it IS what you're forgetting.

Too bad you can't take a few steps back from your Ivory Tower mentality and intellectual seclusion, and see how illogical and irrational your belief system is.

Love, a goatherder who cares about you.

53 posted on 09/06/2005 12:18:18 PM PDT by ohioWfan (If my people which are called by my name will humble themselves and pray......)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 50 | View Replies]

To: ohioWfan

just like those illogical and irrational chemists and their illogical and irrational periodic table belief system


54 posted on 09/06/2005 12:43:45 PM PDT by bobdsmith
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 53 | View Replies]

To: DaveLoneRanger

>then we've got to try to make guesses as to we were all spermazoid, promozoics.

"Promozoics?"

Uhhh...


55 posted on 09/06/2005 12:51:35 PM PDT by orionblamblam ("You're the poster boy for what ID would turn out if it were taught in our schools." VadeRetro)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ohioWfan
Too bad you can't take a few steps back from your Ivory Tower mentality and intellectual seclusion, and see how illogical and irrational your belief system is.

Yeah, and those drug companies that study microbial evolution in order to get new pharmaceuticals should get with the real world.

One of us certainly is detached from it.

56 posted on 09/06/2005 12:53:00 PM PDT by Right Wing Professor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 53 | View Replies]

To: PatrickHenry
The Great Rushbo has spoken. And we all know how impressive his academic and scientific credentials, especially those in the fields of biology and climatology, truly are.

I guess we just need to pack up our marbles and go home.

57 posted on 09/06/2005 12:58:22 PM PDT by Junior (Just because the voices in your head tell you to do things doesn't mean you have to listen to them)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Right Wing Professor; bobdsmith
The problem is not with the details you study. The problem is with the fantastical, imaginative and miraculous conclusions you draw based on those details.

They defy logic. (Not to mention scientific reality).

And prof...........why is it that you are allowed to name-call and use disgusting condesencion toward us, but you are offended when we respond with a tiny bit of your own medicine to you?

Engage your mind, and answer without insult or sarcasm, please.

(If you don't realize you're doing it, check out my post, and your post that I responded to. Goose? Gander??)

58 posted on 09/06/2005 1:01:53 PM PDT by ohioWfan (If my people which are called by my name will humble themselves and pray......)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 56 | View Replies]

To: ohioWfan
The problem is with the fantastical, imaginative and miraculous conclusions you draw based on those details.

Please specify. You mean conclusions like the earth was created on October 23, 4004 BC, at nine in the morning?

And prof...........why is it that you are allowed to name-call and use disgusting condesencion toward us, but you are offended when we respond with a tiny bit of your own medicine to you?

I'm not offended. I relish the opportunity to fight fire with fire, and am not encumbered by the hypocritical need to tell someone I really love them after I've insulted the heck out of them.

59 posted on 09/06/2005 1:09:57 PM PDT by Right Wing Professor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 58 | View Replies]

To: Right Wing Professor

Why is there always a prime between a number greater than two and the total of that number multiplied by two?


60 posted on 09/06/2005 1:20:04 PM PDT by durasell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 59 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 101-114 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson