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Let me see you take Hydrogen, and oxygen to make water?

God can. But the smartest man ever to live can't.


JRS, Topix Evolution Debate 138 Comments [4/17/2010 6:15:35 AM]
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Colonel Boris

Oh, you fail.

Did it just the other week, actually. Makes a lovely, loud bang when you poke a balloon of H2/O2 with a taper on the end of a stick.

edit: here's a video of us lot gooning around for the benefit of first years:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FjtwHpzXZQ&feature=PlayList&p=B7EE55E20732E836&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=3 (I'm off camera, luckily for you lot).

4/17/2010 6:17:11 AM

TGRwulf

So basically your argument for the existence of god is that water exists? That's a really weak argument there buddy.

Also, why is hydrogen capitalized and oxygen isn't?

4/17/2010 6:20:06 AM

Swede

The Universe has not ended yet, there might come smarter men in a century or two.
What about the smartest woman?

Oh, and we need your god to come down to Earth and show us his experiment, we also need his article for the peer-reviewing.

4/17/2010 6:22:55 AM

Doubting Thomas

You fundies are really reaching now, aren't you? Guess you don't realize that you have to prove that God exists and actually brings hydrogen & oxygen together instead of it being a naturally occurring process.

And I can do it. All I have to do is pull a cold beer out of the fridge and sit outside on a hot summer day. The hydrogen & oxygen combine on the outside of the bottle.

4/17/2010 6:27:23 AM

Graveluster

Chemical reactions happen all the time. Cell respiration can take hydrogen and oxygen and make water. You do it all the time.

4/17/2010 6:29:57 AM



Fuel cell, bitch. Helped to power the Saturn V rocket to take man to the moon.

But you probably don't believe that happend either.

4/17/2010 6:35:39 AM

aaa

Obviously, you failed chemistry in high school.

4/17/2010 6:37:52 AM



Would be glad to. Because I like boom. :D

4/17/2010 6:47:08 AM

solomongrundy

High School? I was about eleven when we covered the hydrogen balloon/taper-on-a-stick thing in chemistry class.

4/17/2010 6:52:51 AM

geologymajor

You missed chemistry class didn't you?

4/17/2010 6:57:08 AM

publius

Actually the way to do this is simply to burn hydrogen in a controlled way. Even in the driest of air the oxygen is pulled out of the air and forms water vapor and hydrogen peroxide which will condense into a glass held above the flame in about equal parts. Exposing the solution to light breaks down the peroxide into more water and oxygen.

4/17/2010 7:00:39 AM

Semi-Christian

@publius:
By this person's logic you must be God.

4/17/2010 7:02:15 AM

VodkaZombie

So, everyone with a propane grill is God now?

4/17/2010 7:07:10 AM



I made water when I was 13. Fuck yeah high school chemistry.

Me: 1
God: 0

4/17/2010 7:09:00 AM

VodkaZombie

So, everyone with a propane grill is God now?

4/17/2010 7:17:47 AM

Smilodon

Actually people do it all the time in school as a science experiment. Vist sometime, it might interest you.

4/17/2010 7:25:01 AM

the dog

Take some hydrogen

add some oxygen

the result will be H2O

and I do not think I am smarter than the smartest person ever

but you are possibly the dumbest jackass ever

4/17/2010 7:28:04 AM

DZG

Four Words : Space Shuttle Main Engines

From : http://science.howstuffworks.com/space-shuttle1.htm

"The main engines provide the remainder of the thrust (29 percent) to lift the shuttle off the pad and into orbit.

The engines burn liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen, which are stored in the external fuel tank (ET), at a ratio of 6:1. They draw liquid hydrogen and oxygen from the ET at an amazing rate, equivalent to emptying a family swimming pool every 10 seconds! The fuel is partially burned in a pre-chamber to produce high pressure, hot gases that drive the turbo-pumps (fuel pumps). The fuel is then fully burned in the main combustion chamber and the exhaust gases (water vapor) leave the nozzle at approximately 6,000 mph (10,000 km/h). Each engine can generate between 375,000 and 470,000 lb (1,668,083 to 2,090,664 N) of thrust; the rate of thrust can be controlled from 65 percent to 109 percent maximum thrust. The engines are mounted on gimbals (round bearings) that control the direction of the exhaust, which controls the forward direction of the rocket. "

4/17/2010 7:30:12 AM

ArmandT

I know this is horrible thing to do, but this is what I thought of immediately upon reading this quote:

4/17/2010 7:50:01 AM

Nathan

Read the remainder of the thread. It is ignorance on a level that has not been seen ever before.

4/17/2010 7:54:36 AM

Imroy

"God can. But the smartest man ever to live can't."

Antoine Lavoisier did it over two centuries ago. And he wasn't even the first to do it. His contribution (working with his wife) was to split water and recombine it (and other reversible reactions) with such precision that he was able to show that matter was not created nor destroyed in chemical reactions. Thus, the law of conservation of matter.

Try paying more attention in science class. This stuff's actually very interesting. At least, it is if you value knowledge.

4/17/2010 7:57:03 AM

Berny

I'm guessing this fucking genius here never took high school science classes? We did that in the ninth grade when we electrolysed water, let the gases inflate a balloon and then ignited it. Bingo! Water.
Some people are too fucking dense for words.

EDIT: I went and had a look at the thread. No matter how many times it is explained to him, this retard doesn't get it and thinks there is something magical to the combination of H2 and O2 to make water. Terminally stupid this one.

4/17/2010 7:58:24 AM

JonnyTruant

What, he didn't have a lighter? Hydrogen and oxygen burn with water as the output. When the Hindenburg went up in flames, the remains were charred debris and a water-soaked field.

Hmm... your argument is weak. Do your side a favor and shut up.

4/17/2010 8:11:00 AM

Agnostic Jew

This is what happens when you home school.

4/17/2010 8:12:26 AM

Dexter

Basic chemistry. The dumbest moron on earth can.

4/17/2010 8:14:49 AM
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