Drew Zahn typed the WND article, “‘Fireballs’ to Shred Through Earth’s Atmosphere” to let readers know about the annual Perseid meteor shower. This is when Earth passes through a debris trail left by the comet Swift-Tuttle, and it’s usually one of the year’s best showers, for those who can see it, producing upwards of 100 meteors an hour.
Unfortunately, it was cloudy where I was, but I got a single crappy shot from the day before peak, on Sunday.
The article itself is innocuous. This post is to show how ridiculous some of the commenters are.
With 23 up-votes and only 1 down, “sam m” wrote the highest-rated comment: “mother nature? no. THE GOD OF THE BIBLE !” When “Jessie Armentrout” tried to respond, she got 4 up-votes and 7 down-votes for her trouble: “Neither. It is just comet debris burning up in the atmosphere.”
The second-highest post is by “touchstonemt” with 14 up and 1 down: “”Science” is merely mankind’s attempt to figure out how God does things.”
Fifth in line is “Fenderman52″ with”Enjoy the show folks, we have about two years before Planet X gets close enough to flip us over on our side and wipe out about 95% of Earth’s population. Velikovsky was right.” (For more on Velikovsky, see Episode 46 of my podcast, “Immanuel Velikovsky’s “Worlds in Collision.””)