You Can't Explain That
Bill O'Reilly says you can't explain the tides. You can't explain that!
- Date Discovered: 01/2011
- Discovered On: Old media
Bill O'Reilly stated on his show:
O'Reilly: I'll tell you why religion's not a scam. In my opinion, all right? Tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. You can't explain that. You can explain why the tide goes in...
Silverman: Tide goes in, tide goes out...?
O'Reilly: Yeah, see, the water -- the tide comes in and it goes out, Mr. Silverman. It always goes in...
Silverman: Maybe it's Thor up on Mount Olympus who's making the tides go in and out...
O'Reilly: No no, but you can't explain that... you can't explain it...
On January 4, 2011, Dave Silverman, president of "American Atheists", appeared on The O'Reilly Factor. O'Reilly claimed that tidal cycles prove the existence of God.
- O'Reilly is known for being stupid.
- Tides are caused by the gravity of the moon and sun, along with rotation of the Earth.