Every now and then a topic comes up on twitter that you’re “less than prepared for”. I had one of those days yesterday, so I did a little research in case I have another rainy day. So this dude, (@Supreme_King78) henceforth known as “the king of the gravity canard” had a three part argument prepared. His first assertion is that the existence of gravity hasn’t definitively been proven. Second, accepting the current research on gravity is a “faith based” belief, and finally, attempts to close the analogy by saying that where “belief” in gravity and “belief” in the science surrounding it, ipso facto, one can reliably have “faith in the existence of god in spite of the fact god’s existence hasn’t been proven.
Should anyone reading this have to deal with this gentleman, you need to also be aware of the other tactics used to flummox his opponents. He will flood (about 20 inside a min) your mentions/TL with repeat tweets. He refuses to engage in any area other than his “gravity canard.” He will also try to put the onus of refutation on the debator, and refuses to substantiate any of his claims with anything other than the bible.
Here’s what I could find on the latest theories about gravity.
http://theory.uwinnipeg.ca/mod_tech/node60.html Covers Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation flaws, and Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.
If anyone has any better or newer information, links to info, or thoughts on the subject, I’d be very glad to hear them.
An update: I guess I need to debunk the following webpage: http://worldview3.50webs.com/scientmethod.html
More to follow-