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Watch: Bill O'Reilly Confronts all the Pinheads Who Attacked Him for Not Knowing How the Tides Work


You may recall back in January Bill O'Reilly had an argument with an atheist. O'Reilly argued that the tides, which are, of course, explained by the gravitational force of the sun and the moon combined with the Earth's rotation, have no explanation except for God.

O'Reilly responds to his mockers in this clip.

"How'd the moon get there? How'd the moon get there?" 


Well, this way, actually.

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  1. The Pinhead on Pinheads.

    All I can say is 'wow'.

    Posted by: Taylor Siluwé | Feb 3, 2011 9:02:32 AM

  2. Mars and Venus don't have moons, and do not orbit around the sun???????????????? about 1 billion years the Earth will have the same fate as will be a dead planet. That is of course if global warming...something else you don't believe in...doesn't do it sooner!

    Posted by: The Iron Orchard | Feb 3, 2011 9:02:48 AM

  3. I would try explaining it from the big bang theory to present day but he would think I was talking about porn

    Posted by: mrbill | Feb 3, 2011 9:04:21 AM

  4. Luck? How about millions of years of evolution...

    Plus, yeah, we are lucky that earth has the perfect conditions for life as we know it. Other planets don't have life like we do due to where they are located in relation to the sun and what their atmospheres are like. But that's why earth developed life in the first place- it's right for life.

    Also, is he admitting that it's easier to just believe in a deity than to try and find real, scientific explanations for everything?

    I believe in God and do agree that something must have created the first particles for all of this to happen, but he is really making himself look simple-minded.

    Posted by: EH | Feb 3, 2011 9:08:33 AM

  5. "It takes more faith to not believe, and to think that this is all luck... than to believe in a deity" ~ Bill O'Reilly

    For once I actually agree with Bill O'Reilly. But for some reason, I don't think he understands why such faith in science and facts and the method of testing our reality, as compared to the caprice exhibited so often by those of faith, is important.

    Posted by: madbiologist | Feb 3, 2011 9:09:23 AM

  6. maybe we should all start sending him grade school science books? I mean, like, by the thousands of copies.

    Posted by: Vincent-louis Apruzzese | Feb 3, 2011 9:12:01 AM

  7. And to think that such an ignorant bigot has so much money and air space at his disposal. But hey, he represents quite a big part of the population.

    Posted by: Lexxvs | Feb 3, 2011 9:23:22 AM

  8. Mars has two moons, so god must like Mars twice as much. And we should all be really, really jealous of Jupiter which has scads of moons. And Saturn got rings out of the deal, yet all god gives us is one airless moon? God, you're so unfair!

    Seriously, he's playing a character like Colbert, right?

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Feb 3, 2011 9:23:28 AM

  9. We are currently living in the Dark Ages.

    Posted by: Eddie | Feb 3, 2011 9:26:46 AM

  10. I love Gabe Delahey from's stance on Bill O'Reilly: he's being a jerk and a liar (because he obviously doesn't think that, in this wide an unexplained universe, the ultimate argument for the existence of God is the TIDES).

    Posted by: Kuhnsy | Feb 3, 2011 9:28:48 AM

  11. Somebody please call astronomer Neil DeGrasse Tyson or physicist Prof. Michio Kaku and see if they can school this idiot on how the moon "got there".

    Posted by: Arjuna | Feb 3, 2011 9:36:57 AM

  12. We need a flashmob to "moon" O'Reilly. Does anyone know his itinerary?

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Feb 3, 2011 9:42:43 AM

  13. He should quit while he's behind.

    Posted by: anon | Feb 3, 2011 9:55:02 AM

  14. I believe if you check the archives I said he would make EXACTLY that argument.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Feb 3, 2011 10:03:49 AM

  15. He just out-Colberted Colbert. I didn't think it was possible!

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Feb 3, 2011 10:05:52 AM

  16. EH, it's actually a bit simple minded to believe that it would take a "God" to create the first simple particles rather than simply believing, as physics teaches us, that everything that exists today has always existed in one form or another. Matter and energy are neither created nor destroyed but change forms. It's difficult to get our minds around INFINITY, future AND PAST but "simple minded" people don't even try but instead resort to putting a "beginning" somewhere where a "god" created "simple particles" that evolved to where we are today. Yes simple particles evolved, but only from complex particles that devolved, from simple particles that evolved...

    The big bang was not the beginning of time, it was the beginning of THIS universe as we know it but the Big Bang resulted from a previous universe that collapsed just as ours will billions or trillions of years from now. There have been infinite universes as there will continue to be. There have been an infinite number of earth-like planets with life and there will continue to be. It's almost impossible for any of us to get our heads around that. I guess we're all simple minded to one degree or another.

    Incidentally, Buddhism teaches this version of "creation", more appropriately "recreation".

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Feb 3, 2011 10:19:36 AM

  17. How did Bill O'Reilly get there. How did it get there? How did such a babbling idiot get there? One answer explains that: a universe of randomness and no God.

    Posted by: Philo | Feb 3, 2011 10:35:54 AM

  18. "It takes more faith to not believe, and to think that this is all luck... than to believe in a deity" ~ Bill O'Reilly

    Um. Evolution is the exact opposite of luck. Dumbass.

    Posted by: JLS | Feb 3, 2011 10:38:25 AM

  19. He's like a little kid asking "Why?" incessantly. Eventually someone is going to have to say "I don't really know." and that's when he'll shout "God!"

    Posted by: Matt | Feb 3, 2011 10:41:31 AM

  20. Has O'Reilly ever been anti-gay? Not to my knowledge. He's actually pretty even-handed on his show when I've seen it. He's no Beck or Limbaugh.

    Anyway, it's just a silly talking head cable show. I don't understand the obsession some have with O'Reilly, Beck, Limbaugh,Olbermann,Matthews, etc., You should be far more concerned with what those with real power in government and big business are doing. In effect, you allow these real powerful entities to hide behind their media shills.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 3, 2011 10:43:03 AM

  21. And this guy has the most viewers on cable channels. Makes me wonder what kind of people would like to waste their time wathcing this guy for an hour a day! This less than two minutes was enough.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Feb 3, 2011 10:46:47 AM

  22. @matt26,

    Cable audiences in general, and TV in general, have low audience numbers in America. The VAST majority of Americans aren't watching Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow, Anderson Cooper, O'Reilly, Beck, etc., In fact, cable subscriptions are in steady decline. All polling shows, when asked which would they prefer, cable tv or internet access, Americans [and probably others] always say internet.

    The mainstream media model is dying, even on cable tv.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 3, 2011 10:58:00 AM

  23. Looks like Bill needs to watch The Science Channel for a few hours...

    Posted by: Sam | Feb 3, 2011 11:03:16 AM

  24. Billo needed to go to more science classes and fewer church meetings.

    Posted by: db | Feb 3, 2011 11:56:50 AM

  25. Where did God come from?

    Why does/did every region of the world have a different creed?

    Why is there a Christian/Muslim/Jewish God, who are basically all the same, and why didn't God deal with the plurality?

    Why is the Christian God any better than Zeus?

    And no it does not take more "faith" to "believe" in science. Science is knowledge, while all religions are merely believes dating back from a time when the knowledge we have today was not available.

    Posted by: FMB | Feb 3, 2011 12:11:12 PM

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