Talk:Tides come in, tides go out. You can't explain that.

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An error, and a call for deletion

First of all, the interview was with David Silverman, not Richard Dawkins.

Secondly, this seems like a transient topic, not something of lasting interest. I suggest moving the content of this page to Argument from ignorance. --Arensb 17:23, 4 March 2011 (CST)


no it was with richard dawkins. the david silverman interview was one of the "other encounters" that i mentioned.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FARDDcdFaQ
0:48
and ive been encountering this more and more over the past few years. unless the meme status kills the argument, in which case it would stand as a satirical argument against the god of the gaps (like epilepsy), it will always be relevant.
--Conor147 20:53, 4 March 2011 (CST)
I think the point is that it's not an official apologetic.. just something he came up with off the cuff. It's fine as an example of god-of-the-gaps. This wiki would be huge if we had a separate page for every random comment someone made on the air.
jt 06:18, 5 March 2011 (CST)
i agree its not a unique argument and is just a popular example of the god-of-the-gaps, however its not "random" or "off the cuff". i hear it all the time on youtube and on forums, and its bills front line argument for the existence of a god when debating an atheist. its definitely gaining popularity, both with people that watch fox news, and with atheists that parody the argument. but i see the point that it is not a unique type of argument in itself.
--Conor147 09:04, 5 March 2011 (CST)
Do you mean about the tides specifically, or the application of the argument from ignorance / god of the gaps? If it's an application, it's a good one for those pages.
--jt 09:53, 5 March 2011 (CST)
yes, its an application. if it becomes more popular and needs to be accessed easier, it can always be moved back. so if someone wants to move it, thats probably the best thing to do. i would do it, but im not really acquainted with the formatting etc.
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