How many times have I heard THAT statement from easily-lead Christian friends who believe everything their Sunday evangelist tells them? Sure. Don’t bother opening a book or anything. That’s be WAY too hard.

Anyhoo… for the benefit of those of you who have friends or family like that, here’s the latest in my series of packaged up responses.

When someone says "But there’s no evidence to support the Big Bang Theory!", you can say:

"Oh yeah, well you better tell that to the Nobel Prize committee, cuz they just awarded the Noble Prize in physics to the guy who proved it", Astrophysicist George Smoot of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. I love the story about Smoot getting notified:

When a member of the Nobel Prize committee called Smoot a little before 3 a.m. Tuesday morning on his unlisted cell phone number, he assumed it was a hoax.

"How did you get my phone number?" was the first thing he asked.

He later discovered the Nobel Prize committee had awakened a neighbor with a listed number who gave them Smoot’s number.

After he hung up with the very serious man with a genuine-sounding Swedish accent, Smoot went online to make sure it was true.

After refreshing the page on the Nobel Prize Web site a couple times, there it was: Smoot and his colleague John Mather of NASA had won the Nobel Prize in physics "for their discovery of the blackbody form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation."