Friday, January 7, 2011

Bill O'Reilly on the unknowable mysteries. (Such as the tides.)

Bill O'Reilly on Science: You Can't Explain the Tides - O'Reilly flubs science in debate with man behind atheist billboards:
Silverman looked stunned. “Tide goes in, tide goes out?” he stuttered. O’Reilly pressed on. “The water, the tide—it comes in and it goes out. It always goes in, then it goes out. … You can’t explain that. You can’t explain it.” Of course, Raw Story points out, people who passed high school science might tell you that tides are caused by the gravitational pull of the moon as it orbits the earth. But Silverman had a better response: “Maybe it’s Thor up on Mount Olympus who’s making the tides go in and out.”
O'Reilly-speak: "You can't explain it," means, "People have tried to explain it to me, I didn't get it, they tried again, I still didn't get it, so I started yelling at them."

But why would Silverman put Thor on Mount Olympus?
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