“Only a theory” redux

An Instagram from “bayanamills

h/t: Richard

24 Comments

  1. Posted February 9, 2012 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    I love Junku’s cats.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/junku/collections/72157600000894997/

  2. Steve
    Posted February 9, 2012 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    No see I thought gravity was the law.

    • orlando
      Posted February 9, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

      That is a christian meme. They prefer the term physical laws, because laws require law-givers, therefore god.

      • Steve
        Posted February 9, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

        Now I feel icky for having said that.

  3. Lauri Törmä
    Posted February 9, 2012 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    Hubble took a photo of Ceiling cat punching a teddy bear: http://i.imgur.com/D2LBc.jpg

  4. Pray Hard
    Posted February 9, 2012 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    Well, anyway, to Superman.

  5. Posted February 9, 2012 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    Reblogged this on Scientific Awakening and commented:
    Evolution is only a theory. Just like gravity.

  6. microraptor
    Posted February 9, 2012 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    One of my favorite rebuttals for “evolution is only a theory” is to tell the person making that statement to hold a bowling ball over one of their feet and let it go because gravity is only a theory.

    • Notagod
      Posted February 10, 2012 at 9:02 am | Permalink

      Maybe a bronzed jebus? Don’t worry, christians, grabity is just a theory and if jebus loves you.

  7. Posted February 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Gravity due to curvature of space is a theory, but if you dangle and wiggle a string that’s about three inches long, the cat will draw blood. Whatever that is, law, theory, fact…. I’d like to see you prove me wrong.

    • Posted February 10, 2012 at 8:11 am | Permalink

      Is it string theory perhaps?

      • Diane G.
        Posted February 13, 2012 at 12:07 am | Permalink

        Good one!

  8. Posted February 9, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    I laughed out loud again! I’m getting to do that so often around here that someone should invent an acronym for it.

    • Chris Booth
      Posted February 10, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

      I agree. I just laughed out loud at your post.

  9. dunstar
    Posted February 9, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Yes please also give equal time to the theory of Intelligent Falling

    • Dawn Oz
      Posted February 9, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

      Thank you for ‘intelligent falling’. I usually use gravity for the ‘just-theory’ discussions, (which is unjust).

  10. palefury
    Posted February 9, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    I always like Douglas Adams’ instructions on how to fly – “throw yourself at the ground and miss”

  11. daveau
    Posted February 9, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Hovercat?

    • Spirula
      Posted February 9, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

      Ascension cat.

  12. Posted February 9, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    Is the kitty falling, going up, or maintaining?

  13. Posted February 9, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Older readers may remember the “Physics of Cartoon Cats” article that appeared in the National Lampoon about 40 years ago. For example, a cat that has run off the edge of a cliff will not fall until it looks down.

    • Diane G.
      Posted February 10, 2012 at 4:02 am | Permalink

      Ah, there’s so much that still needs to be uploaded to the ‘net!

  14. Posted February 10, 2012 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    When the religious apologists say to me that evolution is still only a theory I reply by which dictionary definition are you quoting? I then continue with, let’s not forget that the bible is still only a story.
    However one might wish to consider theories and facts proof is the bottom line. Truth is not something that someone wrote down at one time or another. The path to truth is the continual testing of facts based on new information as it emerges. I can think of no proofs relating to religion. They proclaim faith as the bedrock of belief. Faith and belief without proof is scurrilous. In this 21st century and with all the proven scientific discoveries advanced civilisation still allows superstition to interfere in world affairs.

  15. E.A. Blair
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Don’t forget the BFAD.


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