Sunday, May 03, 2009
This is a joke, right?
I've finally decided that this is a monstrously clever practical joke. Anything else is just scary.
P.S. I love Mr. Ball's first set of axioms (1-7), for which 1-6 are actually quite unobjectionable, whereupon number 7 takes a spectacular leap into utter illogic. Seriously, read 1-6 carefully, and shrug your shoulders and admit that, sure, you can accept them. Then try to figure out where 7 came from.
P.P.S. Actually, no, I take it back. Number 1 is utterly retarded.
AFTERSMIRK: The best part of watching buffoons like Ball torture apologetics is the ease with which they invent, out of whole cloth, spanking new metaphysical concepts. Take axiom 1, which refers to "a reality beyond our finite, material cause-and-effect universe," which is just all kinds of awesome given that Ball tosses off the idea of such a thing as an axiom.
These are the people who are never satisfied with the amount of evidence for biological evolution, but will glibly assume the existence of a divine being "outside of space and time," whatever that could possibly mean and for which they have no actual evidence whatsoever.
One should remind Ball why they call it "apologetics": Because whenever you're about to defend it, you have to preface every statement with, "I'm sorry that this is going to sound unspeakably stupid but ...". And it just goes downhill from there.