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.
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)
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