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(Popular Science)   The last dinosaur died in 1927: The gospel according to Creationists   (popsci.com) divider line 280
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2012-09-19 03:48:03 PM  
Oh snap.
 
2012-09-19 03:52:34 PM  
No, they are still around dictating our biological and internet policies. Some of them, however, have evolved into birds, particularly of the war hawk variety.
 
2012-09-19 03:53:37 PM  
These people are leagally retarded and vote.
there should be a law against them being allowed to vote, breed, own guns, drive cars.
Let's get on that.
 
2012-09-19 04:07:57 PM  
No, it was earlier this year.

ionetheurbandaily.files.wordpress.com
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-09-19 04:16:05 PM  
So Jesus rode a trilobite?
 
2012-09-19 04:17:53 PM  
Awesome.
 
2012-09-19 04:18:12 PM  
Hopefully the next episode of "Boardwalk Empire" will show Nucky using Velociraptors to guard his liquor warehouses.
 
2012-09-19 04:19:41 PM  
OK, I hate to stick up for creationists here, but this isn't what they believe at all. What this thing does is take the scientific theory of the timeline and processes of the creation of the earth through the present--a theory that the creationists reject--and overlay it against their "the earth is 6000 years old" nonsense.

Yes, if someone believed that the geologic events and timeline of the earth played out exactly as scientists say it did, but their only disagreement was that it occurred over the course of only 6000 years rather than over the course of the 4.5 billion years as scientists say it took, then they would believe that dinosaurs lasted until the 20th Century. Which would be interesting, if there was anybody who believed that, but there isn't.

Creationists believe enough wacky stuff without misstating their beliefs. Stop it.
 
2012-09-19 04:22:01 PM  
I understand the point that compressing actual geologic time into a 6000 year chronology results in obvious counter-factuals, but I don't really care for this technique. The creationists think that the geologic column was laid down over the course of a year, and they don't believe that stratigraphy is correlated with age at all. Creationists don't attempt to cram real geological history into a short time frame; they simply make up a whole new imaginary geological history instead.

Anti-evolutionists believe incredibly stupid, self-evidently and obviously false things; there is no need to distort what they believe in order to mock them. Telling the truth about what they believe is sufficient.
 
2012-09-19 04:23:32 PM  

Cyberluddite: OK, I hate to stick up for creationists here, but this isn't what they believe at all. What this thing does is take the scientific theory of the timeline and processes of the creation of the earth through the present--a theory that the creationists reject--and overlay it against their "the earth is 6000 years old" nonsense.

Yes, if someone believed that the geologic events and timeline of the earth played out exactly as scientists say it did, but their only disagreement was that it occurred over the course of only 6000 years rather than over the course of the 4.5 billion years as scientists say it took, then they would believe that dinosaurs lasted until the 20th Century. Which would be interesting, if there was anybody who believed that, but there isn't.

Creationists believe enough wacky stuff without misstating their beliefs. Stop it.


Thank you, I was trying to say the same thing, but you said it better.
 
2012-09-19 04:25:34 PM  

FloydA: I understand the point that compressing actual geologic time into a 6000 year chronology results in obvious counter-factuals, but I don't really care for this technique. The creationists think that the geologic column was laid down over the course of a year, and they don't believe that stratigraphy is correlated with age at all. Creationists don't attempt to cram real geological history into a short time frame; they simply make up a whole new imaginary geological history instead.

Anti-evolutionists believe incredibly stupid, self-evidently and obviously false things; there is no need to distort what they believe in order to mock them. Telling the truth about what they believe is sufficient.


Spoilsport. This makes us laugh at them even more.
 
2012-09-19 04:30:53 PM  
Actually, the last Dinah Saur lived right here... on No Bikini Atoll
beanyandcecil.com
 
2012-09-19 04:36:07 PM  
You really ought not make fun of the mentally handicapped.
 
CDP [TotalFark]
2012-09-19 04:38:33 PM  
the coelacanth. In 1938 this one-and-a-half-metre-long (five-foot) fish was caught in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa. From fossils, scientists had declared it extinct for about the same time period as the dinosaurs, but it was actually quite well known to the Madagascan fishermen, who had been catching it for centuries.

Very recently, a live tree was discovered, in an Australian wilderness, which was previously unknown except for its 'dinosaur age' fossils.4 Evolutionists must explain not only why such organisms as these documented finds have survived unchanged through millions of years of mutations and changing environments and predators, but why none of their fossils are found in the rock layers representing the alleged millions of years between then and the present.

The puzzle is solved, however, when the millions of years are seen as fiction, and the fossils are seen largely as the result of the global Flood described in the Bible. Although many creatures have become extinct in the thousands of years since the Flood, it is far less surprising for creationists than evolutionists when some of them, known only from the fossil record, turn up alive and well.

Link

i132.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-19 04:39:58 PM  
Why do people keep saying dinosaurs are extinct?

sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-09-19 04:40:22 PM  
Wrong. They were still around in 1958.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-09-19 04:43:05 PM  
i208.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-19 04:44:52 PM  
Dinosaurs never existed, it's all a hoax put together by greedy scientist to steel grant money away from curing polio
 
2012-09-19 04:45:12 PM  

icallhimgamblor: Wrong. They were still around in 1958.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 295x422]


Jesus farking tapdancing christ I remember that book... That cover no less.

/to Amazon!
 
2012-09-19 04:47:03 PM  
Well that was a stupid article.
 
2012-09-19 04:48:15 PM  
Is it wrong that the song

"Denver, the last dinosaur. He's my friend and so much more"

popped into my head?
 
2012-09-19 04:48:17 PM  

Cyberluddite: OK, I hate to stick up for creationists here, but this isn't what they believe at all. What this thing does is take the scientific theory of the timeline and processes of the creation of the earth through the present--a theory that the creationists reject--and overlay it against their "the earth is 6000 years old" nonsense.

Yes, if someone believed that the geologic events and timeline of the earth played out exactly as scientists say it did, but their only disagreement was that it occurred over the course of only 6000 years rather than over the course of the 4.5 billion years as scientists say it took, then they would believe that dinosaurs lasted until the 20th Century. Which would be interesting, if there was anybody who believed that, but there isn't.

Creationists believe enough wacky stuff without misstating their beliefs. Stop it.


I wonder why the article isn't credited to any one person... just says popsci staff. Probably was just meant to flame.
 
2012-09-19 04:48:38 PM  

FloydA: I understand the point that compressing actual geologic time into a 6000 year chronology results in obvious counter-factuals, but I don't really care for this technique. The creationists think


Hold on a sec, I think I see your mistake.
 
2012-09-19 04:49:08 PM  
Hopefully any uproar about this article is based in people's inherent desire to bash creationists, and not any credit to the author of this sensational nonsense itself.
 
2012-09-19 04:51:43 PM  

NallTWD: icallhimgamblor: Wrong. They were still around in 1958.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 295x422]

Jesus farking tapdancing christ I remember that book... That cover no less.

/to Amazon!


Same here! That and The Fire Cat are the first books I clearly remember reading on my own. Took Danny and the Dinosaur EVERYWHERE.
 
2012-09-19 04:52:20 PM  
Those are infographics like "Anal Sluts" is a sex-ed film.
 
2012-09-19 04:52:57 PM  

FloydA: I understand the point that compressing actual geologic time into a 6000 year chronology results in obvious counter-factuals, but I don't really care for this technique. The creationists think that the geologic column was laid down over the course of a year, and they don't believe that stratigraphy is correlated with age at all. Creationists don't attempt to cram real geological history into a short time frame; they simply make up a whole new imaginary geological history instead.

Anti-evolutionists believe incredibly stupid, self-evidently and obviously false things; there is no need to distort what they believe in order to mock them. Telling the truth about what they believe is sufficient.



Ok, so when do they think dinosaurs existed, and when did they go extinct?
 
While I think the infographic is fun, I'm willing to hear what they really think.  So serious question, not snark.
 
2012-09-19 04:52:59 PM  

vudukungfu: These people are leagally retarded and vote.
there should be a law against them being allowed to vote, breed, own guns, drive cars.
Let's get on that.


Your proclamation would carry a bit more weight, had you not misspelled legally.

Or are we to assume you are also not fit for voting?
 
2012-09-19 04:53:16 PM  
Sorry no. I'm as stalwart a defender of evolution science as you will ever meet.

You can't create a chart yourself to mock creationists. That's as bad as the creationists making things up about what evolutionists say and then attacking that nice straw man. Was that chart actually made by a creationist? If not then stop it.
 
2012-09-19 04:53:40 PM  
This is all hilarious right up until the moment you realize that home-schooled kids are being dosed up with a 4000 year old world as literal truth right this very minute in the living rooms of quite a few religious households. You can be cynical and state as a positive that ignorance will forever lock these kids out of meaningful social involvement or influence (except for the kids of the rich ones of course) but it doesn't change the fact that these poor children are essentially having thier brains bound like an ancient Chinese woman's foot in a world where knowledge is the last measure of potential for success and prosperity. I feel bad for these kids; critical thinking will rescue to many of them far too late.
 
2012-09-19 04:54:01 PM  

FloydA: I understand the point that compressing actual geologic time into a 6000 year chronology results in obvious counter-factuals, but I don't really care for this technique. The creationists think that the geologic column was laid down over the course of a year, and they don't believe that stratigraphy is correlated with age at all. Creationists don't attempt to cram real geological history into a short time frame; they simply make up a whole new imaginary geological history instead.

Anti-evolutionists believe incredibly stupid, self-evidently and obviously false things; there is no need to distort what they believe in order to mock them. Telling the truth about what they believe is sufficient.


There may be no need for it, but it's fun. This is a clever chart made to entertain, not to distort anything. Lighten up.

You're acting like there can be a reasonable debate, and perhaps some mutual understanding, arguing two opposing viewpoints. The fact is, thinking the entire geologic record was laid down in a few years or a few days or whatever is crazypants. It is an argument derived backwards from a conclusion made by illiterate shepherds back in the Bronze Age. There can be no debate with people who insist on interpreting facts so that they support such a ridiculous conclusion; any more than you can argue reasonably with someone who believes reality is a time cube or that the earth is a disc on the back of a cosmic turtle.

Derision and ridicule is the only way to respond to nonsense. I think this chart fits that method nicely.
 
2012-09-19 04:54:02 PM  
i.imgur.com

R.I.P. SLEESTAKS
 
2012-09-19 04:54:14 PM  

vpb: So Jesus rode a trilobite?


Possibly, although Jerusalem might have been underwater at that time. That might present a problem.
 
2012-09-19 04:54:22 PM  

icallhimgamblor: Wrong. They were still around in 1958.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 295x422]


I have it on good authority that the last known dinosaur was a contemporary of those of us around in the late-80's. 

imthatold.com

/"He's our friend and a whole lot more!"
//Always seems like an odd line
 
2012-09-19 04:54:40 PM  

NallTWD: Jesus farking tapdancing christ I remember that book... That cover no less.


You can get it as an audiobook from Audible for 99 cents. I have it.
 
2012-09-19 04:54:58 PM  
Insane people are insane.
 
2012-09-19 04:55:02 PM  
What about Ogo Pogo?
 
2012-09-19 04:55:23 PM  

cwolf20: Is it wrong that the song

"Denver, the last dinosaur. He's my friend and so much more"

popped into my head?


Dammit, spent too long fighting with a different image.
 
2012-09-19 04:56:12 PM  
th77.photobucket.com

"Father,forgive them,for they know not what they do."
 
2012-09-19 04:57:21 PM  

Watchtower's Fiction Editor: This is all hilarious right up until the moment you realize that home-schooled kids are being dosed up with a 4000 year old world as literal truth right this very minute in the living rooms of quite a few religious households. You can be cynical and state as a positive that ignorance will forever lock these kids out of meaningful social involvement or influence (except for the kids of the rich ones of course) but it doesn't change the fact that these poor children are essentially having thier brains bound like an ancient Chinese woman's foot in a world where knowledge is the last measure of potential for success and prosperity. I feel bad for these kids; critical thinking will rescue to many of them far too late.


4000? That's just silly! How can it be the year 5773 on the Jewish calendar if the world is only 4000 years old?
 
2012-09-19 04:57:39 PM  
He didn't "die", he was MURDERED!
 
2012-09-19 04:57:48 PM  

Watchtower's Fiction Editor: This is all hilarious right up until the moment you realize that home-schooled kids are being dosed up with a 4000 year old world as literal truth right this very minute in the living rooms of quite a few religious households. You can be cynical and state as a positive that ignorance will forever lock these kids out of meaningful social involvement or influence (except for the kids of the rich ones of course) but it doesn't change the fact that these poor children are essentially having thier brains bound like an ancient Chinese woman's foot in a world where knowledge is the last measure of potential for success and prosperity. I feel bad for these kids; critical thinking will rescue to many of them far too late.


That was all hilarious right up until the moment I realized that a fraction of a fraction of 1% of the creationists I know lend themselves to this feeble attempt to bash them without citation. Shooting at an easy target is not impressive.
 
2012-09-19 04:58:00 PM  

downstairs: Ok, so when do they think dinosaurs existed, and when did they go extinct?
 
While I think the infographic is fun, I'm willing to hear what they really think.  So serious question, not snark.


My understanding is that they think dinosaurs made it on to Noah's Ark, but went extinct at some point after that. So figure 4,500 years ago; give or take.

I don't know their explanation for what killed the dinosaurs however. That I would like to know.
 
2012-09-19 04:58:03 PM  
I love that even Dr Pepper is trolling these people.

timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com

Creationists Boycott Dr. Pepper over "Evolution of Flavor" Facebook Ad

Surprised this hasn't made a Fark headline yet.
 
2012-09-19 04:58:24 PM  
I remember growing up hearing old accounts of my Swedish ancestors establishing themselves as farmers in Kansas...and fighting the T-Rex. My poor great-great-great-great granddad got eaten by one. But if you were lucky enough to kill one instead...good eats. That's what I hear anyway.
 
2012-09-19 04:59:00 PM  
Just dropped in to post the obligatory chicken photo (it's a Portland thing); seen it was already done. Leaving satisfied.
 
2012-09-19 05:00:51 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Well that was a stupid article.


Fascinatingly, this purposely inflammatory article about creationism has resulted in consummate internet agreement that this article is, in fact, stupid as fark.

It's like a Chinese Puzzle Box of internet culture. In trying to generate argument about a touchy subject, Pop Sci (of all publications) have managed only to unite the very people they wanted at each other's throats.

img542.imageshack.us

/This is my THESIS, man!
 
2012-09-19 05:00:55 PM  
NO ONE MURDERED BECAUSE OF THIS THREAD
 
2012-09-19 05:01:20 PM  

fusillade762: I love that even Dr Pepper is trolling these people.

[timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com image 600x400]

Creationists Boycott Dr. Pepper over "Evolution of Flavor" Facebook Ad

Surprised this hasn't made a Fark headline yet.


It did. Link
 
2012-09-19 05:01:33 PM  
Honestly -- if you were trying to create comically wacky out-of-touch characters for a movie, I don't think you could do any better.
 
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