It's odd how people think it's reasonable to argue against other people's beliefs by stating beliefs of their own.
It reminds me of the classic George Carlin rountine in which he pointed out how people think "your stuff is "crap" but my "crap" is stuff".
I'm with ray here. Nobody knows how the Moon was formed, and anyone who says they do is merely stating their belief in a certain theory as if it were a fact. Certainly there are more plausible and less plausible theories, but none are certain. Hence, why people should have a more open-mind about the subject and honestly admit that the subject is one of many "known unknowns" in the world of science...
"Your beliefs are just beliefs but my beliefs are truth - just because I say so." - is how the argument goes. Same argument made by religion.
Absolutely agree. Hence, why I try to avoid getting into arguments with theistic creationists (who devoutly believe in the Young Earth theory) as well as atheistic creationists (who devoutly believe in the Big Bang theory). Both are more dogmas than fact, and hence, the reason why they are more alike than they are different. Especially in their adherence to antiquated ideas and traditions, which ultimately blind them to new ideas and better theories... I mean, seriously, anyone who thinks their "side" has every single answer to everything and the other "side" is wrong about every single thing is utterly ridiculous. Period. (That said, however, I should probably follow my own advice by extending that same sentiment to individuals blindly arguing on the side of orthodox Egyptology, as it has proved to be something of an exercise in futility, despite being mildly entertaining for the first few posts...)
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