Pathetic....and how do they explain simple one celled amoebas? Or magnetic forces....ohh...silly me...they are blessed with sheer ignorance and stupidity.
Sunday's WT...funny, but sad for Dubs...
The "Bible" claims are childish and possibly were plagiarized from the Babylonians or the Greeks, who had far more knowledge of the cosmos. Around or before the time the last books of the Bible were written and revised, Eratosthenes already had measured the circumference and the tilt of the axis of the Earth quite accurately.
Eratosthenes (lived c 276 - 195 BCE)
He is best known for being the first person to calculate the circumference of the Earth, which he did by applying a measuring system using stadia, a standard unit of measure during that time period. His calculation was remarkably accurate. He was also the first to calculate the tilt of the Earth's axis (again with remarkable accuracy). Additionally, he may have accurately calculated the distance from the Earth to the Sun and invented the leap day. He created the first map of the world, incorporating parallels and meridians based on the available geographic knowledge of his era.
If an object with mass requires support, then Earth requires support.
The Earth cannot "hang upon nothing."
If you read an ancient text that said, "What goes up, must come down.", would that be a scientific explanation of gravity?
Sorry Bible, the sun's gravity isn't nothing.
You would think the guy who created gravity would talk about it.
Oh shoot, I'll try to defend the indefensible.....
I think the point is, it would be hard to convince someone that the earth "hangs upon nothing".
Their argument is, to a primitive goat-herder, it would seem self-evident that anything with "mass" (as if the goat-herder would understand the concept) must be "supported".
If a tiny ball requires "support", how much more so the gigantic earth?
So it would be a "hard sell" for a writer to tell the goat-herder that the earth "hangs upon nothing", when it is so obvious that nothing else in the world "with mass" is "hanging upon nothing".
So the fact that the writer if Job chose to describe this difficult point, even though counter-intuitive to goat-herders, is evidence that he (the writer) was privy to some sort of "inside information" - a divine revelation that the earth "hangs on nothing".
WT writers are often very clumsy in their efforts.
The earth does in fact have support. It is called gravity and centrifugal force. When the two are in balance, a body can go in orbit endlessly and be suspended "on nothing". You can try that with a ball that has a string (that does the job of gravity, which is not sufficient to support a ball on nothing in the presence of earth's own gravity). When you twirl the ball, it goes in circles and is supported by that string. At some point, the string is merely preventing the ball from flying out, not supporting it.
Why would we need a LIE-ble to say that, when ancient people under Satan knew that long before that damnation book was ever written? And how would that prove the accuracy of the whole book, even if it was the first anyone knew that fact? You just state one truth, and that is supposed to back up all the lies written for YOUR enslavement and damnation?
The earth does in fact have support. It is called gravity and centrifugal force