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(Gizmodo)   Obama to NASA: "If you make contact with Martians, please tell me right away"   (gizmodo.com) divider line 164
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2012-08-13 05:07:34 PM

Coco LaFemme: Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


A) God made them (after all, Christianity teaches that He made everything in the universe...)
B) A resounding *shrug*
C) "That's pretty cool!"
D) God hates microbes (WBC Chapter Only)
 
2012-08-13 05:07:53 PM
FTFA Of course, discovering alien life would definitely change the course of the election

I doubt that Obama could get the Martians registered to vote in time.
 
2012-08-13 05:08:34 PM

CommieTaoist: Man, you people are so gullible!


Did you know that the word "gullible" is NOT in the dictionary?

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What Martians may look like.

/Seriously.
 
2012-08-13 05:08:35 PM

Sticky Hands: wildsnowllama: Cryoteck: This won't help get rid of that crazy conspiracy theory where Obama visited Mars as a "Chrononaut" using the CIA's "Jump room" in the 80's

I was told Obama had his own time machine. Are you telling me "he didn't build that?"

It's been around since at least Grover Cleveland.


Isn't it kind of frivolous to argue about when a time machine was invented?
 
2012-08-13 05:08:54 PM
He forgot to say 'again'.
 
2012-08-13 05:09:29 PM
Umm, there's a problem...

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2012-08-13 05:09:54 PM
Forget martians and microbes, we need to be looking for Prothean ruins!
 
2012-08-13 05:10:39 PM

ZAZ: ZAZ: Making contact with Martians is Hillary's job.

Diogenes: Because she's Secretary of State or because she's one of the Lizard People?

Mostly because she's Secretary of State, but also because her experience landing under sniper fire makes her the ideal official to face off against the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator.


Let's hope the martians aren't like the dogs that shoot bees out of their mouths when they bark. Hill doesn't do as well agains bees as she does snipers.
 
2012-08-13 05:11:04 PM
He'll simply ask if they're Muslims, and if they're not he'll lost interest, because he's more concerned with Islamic outreach than NASA.
 
2012-08-13 05:11:05 PM
I'm off to buy my cymbals from Riley
 
2012-08-13 05:14:56 PM

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


Well we already have the whole fossil record on Earth that makes no difference to them, so why would that change their minds?
 
2012-08-13 05:16:29 PM

Nem Wan: Hailing frequencies open.
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/fun fact: Nichelle Nichols recruited Sally Ride to NASA


From the documentary, Total Recall. Hmmm....

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2012-08-13 05:19:42 PM
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We have intelligence saying they have WMDs... they tried to buy redcake illudium q-36 from Nigeria!
 
2012-08-13 05:22:00 PM
From the comments ...

"Thank you for making sense in the face of thickness."

Allright wich one you farkers is it ?
 
2012-08-13 05:23:51 PM

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


That you are mistaken about the dating, but that there is nothing in the Bible that precludes the possibility of life on other planets and finding it so near Earth should be no surprise. Indeed, perhaps God put there knowing that we'd want to explore further when we found it.

/personally I think those that place the age of the Earth in the tens of thousands of years are the ones who are mistaken, but then I leave room for God in my 13 billion year old Universe
 
2012-08-13 05:24:15 PM
www.addictinginfo.org

Barry just wants to go home.
 
2012-08-13 05:26:05 PM
But he's already been to Mars.
 
2012-08-13 05:29:18 PM

Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.


I certainly hope not. If there is oil we'll go to war with china over mars.
 
2012-08-13 05:31:37 PM

Ceiling Moran: But he's already been to Mars.

Mars visitors Basiago and Stillings confirm Barack Obama traveled to Mars



By Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, MEd

Two former participants in the CIA's Mars visitation program of the early 1980's have confirmed that U.S. President Barack H. Obama was enrolled in their Mars training class in 1980 and was among the young Americans from the program who they later encountered on the Martian surface after reaching Mars via "jump room."

Andrew D. Basiago, 50, a lawyer in Washington State who served in DARPA's time travel program Project Pegasus in the 1970's, and fellow chrononaut William B. Stillings, 44, who was tapped by the Mars program for his technical genius, have publicly confirmed that Obama was enrolled in their Mars training class in 1980 and that each later encountered Obama during visits to rudimentary U.S. facilities on Mars that took place from 1981 to 1983.


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2012-08-13 05:32:16 PM

Nickninja: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

I certainly hope not. If there is oil we'll go to war with china over mars.


Sort of like Spain and Great Britain and France went to war periodically over the New World?

You're new to Earth, aren't you? Why would it be a surprise?

/I welcome the Pirates of the Phobos
 
2012-08-13 05:34:05 PM

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


C.S. Lewis wrote a sci-fi trilogy exploring the possibility of intelligent life on other planets from a Christian POV. So, this is hardly an idea that no Christians have considered. Hugh Ross, who is a pretty famous Christian apologist and has a PhD in astrophysics, has said (IIRC) that eventual discovery of evidence of microbial life on Mars is likely, if only because Mars and Earth have exchanged millions of tons of material with one another.
 
2012-08-13 05:36:18 PM

MacEnvy: Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.

Well I think the first question after discovery is "do they share a common ancestor with extant or extinct terrestrial lifeforms?" If yes, not many adjustments to theology need to be made. If no, then it gets a lot more complicated.


No, they'll just say that Carbon-14 dating is a hoax, and strata aging is nothing more than a trick by Satan.
 
2012-08-13 05:40:42 PM
He'll probably just ask them for money.
 
2012-08-13 05:45:04 PM

Lsherm: Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.

There's evidence of million-year-old life on earth and it doesn't trip up the creationists, what makes you think changing the planet is going to make a difference?

God put it there and made it look old. End of argument.


I think creationists default to "Satan put it there to deceive everyone and to trick Christians into not believing in God."
 
2012-08-13 05:51:20 PM

Coco LaFemme: Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


I think you mean "fundamentalists."

Most Christians would be fine with this.

Heck, even CS Lewis wrote about it:

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2012-08-13 05:56:12 PM

CygnusDarius: Umm, there's a problem...

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Mars is the home of the adeptus mechanicus. Chaos wouldnt get close to mars.
 
2012-08-13 05:56:50 PM

UberDave: My guess is that they would simply restructure their faith around that little "problem"....you know, like every other time reality blew dogma out of the water.


Yes, because all Christians are fundamentalist nutjobs.

Hermeneutics versus Inerrancy.
 
2012-08-13 05:57:03 PM

Cryoteck: This won't help get rid of that crazy conspiracy theory where Obama visited Mars as a "Chrononaut" using the CIA's "Jump room" in the 80's


This right here. Obama should already know if there are Martians. He's just playing dumb.
 
2012-08-13 05:59:16 PM

mjg: anchor babies


Bring on the bikinis!

Oh wait, "anchor babies"...

Sorry, totally misread that as "anchor babes", was all geared up for a nautical-themed bikini thread.

/please, no babies in bikinis, not my style
 
2012-08-13 06:01:30 PM
estimated 300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars, so who knows

but they'd have to travel a good few light years, and, well, i figure they'd be a bit peckish if they came far traveling in such a small craft, but if they are as advanced as all that suggests, you'd think they'd work out there's no way that cow is fitting through that hole

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2012-08-13 06:01:59 PM

timujin: Yeah, that was fun. I got a call at 7:45am, just as I was getting in the shower, telling me that President Obama would be doing a video call with the MSL team and could I please make sure the TV servers are handling the load okay and don't crash... nothing like a timely "heads up."

/csb
//but, seriously, the most appropriate one I've ever posted
///nothing broke.


At least you got a call! I got the email announcement this morning when I woke up at 9:30. Would have liked to have at least watched the damned thing.
 
2012-08-13 06:04:01 PM

hdhale: Nickninja: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

I certainly hope not. If there is oil we'll go to war with china over mars.

Sort of like Spain and Great Britain and France went to war periodically over the New World?

You're new to Earth, aren't you? Why would it be a surprise?

/I welcome the Pirates of the Phobos


I never said it would be a surprise. If there's anything of value there beyond scientific understanding, war is a certainty.
 
2012-08-13 06:08:52 PM

Eagles409: If they do find life on Mars, I give it an hour before they're all registered to vote in Chicago.



and since they are so far ahead of homo sapians in evolutionary terms, they will no doubt vote Democrat. hell, a chimp knows enough to vote Democrat considering what the republicans (and their corporate owners) have done to this Nation since the 80's Reagan era.
 
2012-08-13 06:10:27 PM

Smeggy Smurf: He just wants to know where to start the next war



war?

that's the Republican domain of expertise.
 
2012-08-13 06:11:43 PM
Frankly, i think everyone should have the opportunity to have their very own personal UFO.
 
2012-08-13 06:14:39 PM
Panic is a sudden sensation of fear which is so strong as to dominate or prevent reason and logical thinking, replacing it with overwhelming feelings of anxiety and frantic agitation consistent with an animalistic fight-or-flight reaction. Panic may occur singularly in individuals or manifest suddenly in large groups as mass panic (closely related to herd behavior).

The word panic derives from the Greek πανικός, "pertaining to shepherd god Pan", who took amusement from frightening herds of goats and sheep into sudden bursts of uncontrollable fear. The ancient Greeks credited the battle of Marathon's victory to Pan, using his name for the frenzied, frantic fear exhibited by the fleeing enemy soldiers.


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2012-08-13 06:16:06 PM

Mishno: ZAZ: ZAZ: Making contact with Martians is Hillary's job.

Diogenes: Because she's Secretary of State or because she's one of the Lizard People?

Mostly because she's Secretary of State, but also because her experience landing under sniper fire makes her the ideal official to face off against the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator.

Let's hope the martians aren't like the dogs that shoot bees out of their mouths when they bark. Hill doesn't do as well agains bees as she does snipers.


Obama just wants that Martian bee weaponry so he can keep whitey from colonizing Mars!

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2012-08-13 06:21:01 PM
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Do you wanna see 'em? We call it the freak-show!

/welcome to earf
 
2012-08-13 06:21:52 PM

CygnusDarius: problem


++++Adeptus Mechanicus reminder: Warp travel without the protection of a Gellar Field is unadvised. All praise to the Omnissiah.++++
 
2012-08-13 06:25:15 PM

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


Hm.

If they were scientiststical people, they would probably start wondering if these were really MARTIAN microbes or just something transported to Mars by the rover, because everyone knows there is no life anywhere but Earth.

But being antiscience people, they'll just attack the science as being faulty, bad, wrong, and making Jeezus cry.
 
2012-08-13 06:29:55 PM
I rarely see derp in the threads of science blogs but wtf are Gizmodo readers on? God having a wife? Mistresses? I thought it was some kind of joke but they seem to really misunderstand the very long tradition of Catholic natural philosophers discussing life on other planets. One example: Galileo received funding from Catholic sources when he suggested the moons of Jupiter could be related to God having other people living on Jupiter (and therefore humans should communicate with them).

The Vatican was the original funder for the search for alien life, and the reasons were theological, political, and scientific.
 
2012-08-13 06:30:50 PM

Diogenes: Meh. Probably wants to grant them amnesty.


Maybe you have that backwards

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2012-08-13 06:34:22 PM

I alone am best: CygnusDarius: Umm, there's a problem...

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Mars is the home of the adeptus mechanicus. Chaos wouldnt get close to mars.


Horus Heresy?.
 
2012-08-13 06:34:47 PM

Diogenes: Meh. Probably wants to grant them amnesty.

 
2012-08-13 06:43:46 PM

Linux_Yes: Smeggy Smurf: He just wants to know where to start the next war


war?

that's the Republican domain of expertise.


WW1 - WIlson (D)
WW2 - Roosevelt (D)
Korea - Truman (D)
Vietnam - Johnson (D)

Compare those to the recent spat of brushfire wars under both Bushes and I'm going ot say the Democrats have been the bloodthirsty bastards last century. Now Fartbongo is sitting on the verge of getting us involved in Iran. He's already gotten us into Libya.
 
2012-08-13 06:46:19 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Now Fartbongo is sitting on the verge of getting us involved in Iran.



Not to mention Moochelle.
 
2012-08-13 06:50:43 PM
Don't worry, Mr. President, we have Slim Whitman ready to be piped in at a moment's notice.
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2012-08-13 06:55:17 PM
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2012-08-13 07:00:35 PM

brantgoose: Don't keep it a secret and make me look like a fool like you did with Jimmy Carter.


Considering the damage the Obama administration has done to NASA, I doubt seriously that anything big will be announced before Nov.
 
2012-08-13 07:11:24 PM
So President Obama got on the horn with NASA's Curiosity team today and gave a nice little shout out to everyone's favorite geek -- "I understand there's a special mohawk guy that's working on the mission. I in the past thought about getting a mohawk myself."

@stefanjbecket promptly threw down a challenge: "Is someone going to shop the president with a mohawk or do I have to do everything around here"

@Darth was ON IT.


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