Bill O’Reilly explains the universe

February 6, 2011 | By | 7 Replies More

Bill O’Reilly famously “explained” the existence of “God” by pointing out that the tides go in and out. More recently, someone pointed out to Bill that the moon causes the tides. Here’s O’Reilly’s comeback, in classic know-it-all voice. How is it that the Earth has a moon and Mars doesn’t. Except that Mars does have a moon. Two, actually.

It must be fun, invigorating, to argue without evidence. It must feel so freeing, so powerful.

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Category: Astronomy, ignorance

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Tim Hogan says:

    "Just because Billo is an asshat doesn't mean there is no God." Tim Hogan

  2. Ben says:

    "Just because Billo is an asshat doesn’t mean there is no God, however it does suggest that God is a douchbag."

    -Ben

  3. Tim, It does mean there is no god as O'Reilly imagines it.

  4. TheThinkingMan says:

    His book, "Pinheads and Patriots" was actually an auto-biography.

    This guy is retarded.

    And the saddest thing of all is at LEAST half of this country actually believes the things he does, with absolute adherence.

  5. It is still on YouTube and worth seeing—Al Franken's great take-down of O'Reilly at the Book Expo in LA in 2003.

  6. Tim Hogan says:

    Naaah, God is an optimist. God thought free will was a good thing but, asshats like O'Reilly disprove God's belief. I still think there's hope for Billo.

  7. Dan Klarmann says:

    Here's the best take-down of this idiocy I've yet seen: Science > Bill O'Reilly

    Who better than a Cosmologist to suggest that, maybe We Do Know?

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