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Transparent metal proved God of Bible

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by questfortruth, Dec 5, 2022.

  1. questfortruth

    questfortruth Well-Known Member

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    delete it, please.
     
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    What a stupid video. He wastes several minutes of your time before revealing, TA-DAH!, that the transparent droplet at the end of the reaction is NOT sodium at all, but NaOH - which we all know is transparent anyway.

    Metals are not transparent to visible light, except in very, very thin films in which the thickness is less than the "skin depth", the distance over which the electric vector of the radiation is largely damped out by oscillation of the conduction band electrons of the metal.
     
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    questfortruth Well-Known Member

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    I have not watched the video, I am sorry. Like always, I look at titles.
     
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    I'm curious though. How would the discovery or the engineering of a new property of a solid be evidence for God? The last 2000 years have been an increasingly fruitful series of discoveries. If your video example had been factual, how would it differ from those actual discoveries? How would finding out something you didn't know about some type of matter tell you more than something about that matter?

    Wouldn't a claim of God in something previously unknown be a form of an argument from ignorance?
     
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    I am a simple man. I saw title "transparent metal exists", and this reminded me of the "transparent" gold in Bible. My brain is wired this way.
     
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    See , my first thought was Scotty telling a 20th century man how to make transparent aluminum.
     
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    That's a rather shameless admission. Doesn't it destroy any credibility you may have had and of anything you link in the future?
     
  8. Subduction Zone

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    Thanks for saving me my time. I likewise thought of a clear oxide of a metal. And it was really a gem. Any clue as to the answer of my dad joke?

    At any rate metal oxides were known even back in the time of the writing of the Bible. They just did not know that they were metal oxides at that time.
     
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    That may be one reason that you are wrong 99% of the time, Your own sources will frequently refute your own claims when you only read titles. Or they will be so embarrassingly poor that you will wish that you could delete a thread.
     
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    Yes, but nothing of this has anything to do with the bible passage in question. It's from Revelation, which is basically dreamlike - an old man's acid trip. That bible passage speaks of gold but describes it using a Greek word meaning transparent or translucent, so we've no way of knowing what he thought he was describing. Lucy in the sky with diamonds.;)
     
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