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(Popular Science)   The last dinosaur died in 1927: The gospel according to Creationists   ( divider line
    More: Silly, creation myths, gospels, creationists, electronic publishing, human knowledge, Geologic Time Scale For Creationists, Adam and Eve, James Ussher  
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2012-09-19 03:52:34 PM  
7 votes:
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 05:08:19 PM  
6 votes:
2012-09-19 04:18:12 PM  
6 votes:
Hopefully the next episode of "Boardwalk Empire" will show Nucky using Velociraptors to guard his liquor warehouses.
2012-09-19 04:07:57 PM  
6 votes:
No, it was earlier this year.
2012-09-19 04:58:03 PM  
5 votes:
I love that even Dr Pepper is trolling these people.

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

Surprised this hasn't made a Fark headline yet.
2012-09-19 04:40:22 PM  
5 votes:
Wrong. They were still around in 1958.
2012-09-19 04:54:02 PM  
4 votes:


2012-09-19 04:44:52 PM  
4 votes:
Dinosaurs never existed, it's all a hoax put together by greedy scientist to steel grant money away from curing polio
2012-09-19 04:43:05 PM  
4 votes:
2012-09-19 04:39:58 PM  
4 votes:
Why do people keep saying dinosaurs are extinct?
2012-09-19 05:12:33 PM  
3 votes:
I know the educationalists beliefs were misrepresented or whatever, but this is still obligatory:
2012-09-19 05:05:26 PM  
3 votes:

Graphic in TFA reminded me of this
2012-09-19 04:58:24 PM  
3 votes:
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 04:57:39 PM  
3 votes:
He didn't "die", he was MURDERED!
CDP [TotalFark]
2012-09-19 04:38:33 PM  
3 votes:
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.

2012-09-19 05:43:15 PM  
2 votes:

Amos Quito: He didn't "die", he was MURDERED!

He was legally executed by the legal government, and even the bible says to respect governmental authority, as people in power were put there by god.

I live with my mom
2012-09-19 05:16:39 PM  
2 votes: 

I NEED this as a poster.
2012-09-19 05:11:51 PM  
2 votes:
Dinosaurs walk the earth today. These are the people who still use paper for their information.
2012-09-19 05:10:31 PM  
2 votes:
Dinosaurs are a myth. Like gravity, or the Sun.
2012-09-19 04:57:21 PM  
2 votes:

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 04:56:12 PM  
2 votes:

"Father,forgive them,for they know not what they do."
2012-09-19 04:54:22 PM  
2 votes:

icallhimgamblor: Wrong. They were still around in 1958.

[ 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.

/"He's our friend and a whole lot more!"
//Always seems like an odd line
2012-09-19 04:54:14 PM  
2 votes:

vpb: So Jesus rode a trilobite?

Possibly, although Jerusalem might have been underwater at that time. That might present a problem.
2012-09-19 04:52:59 PM  
2 votes:

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 04:48:38 PM  
2 votes:

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 04:48:15 PM  
2 votes:
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 04:45:12 PM  
2 votes:

icallhimgamblor: Wrong. They were still around in 1958.

[ image 295x422]

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

/to Amazon!
2012-09-19 04:36:07 PM  
2 votes:
You really ought not make fun of the mentally handicapped.
2012-09-19 04:30:53 PM  
2 votes:
Actually, the last Dinah Saur lived right here... on No Bikini Atoll
2012-09-19 11:21:48 PM  
1 vote:
Anyone with a brain knows that dinosaurs never existed. The devil and his demon helper elves planted those fossils to try to trick us and test our faith. Duh, guys.
2012-09-19 09:11:19 PM  
1 vote:

Fano: EVERYBODY PANIC: skullkrusher: BeesNuts: skullkrusher: YixilTesiphon: NO ONE MURDERED BECAUSE OF THIS THREAD

yet. It's still a possibility, both sides are bad, worship Ahura Mazda.

You misspelled "Acura".


Zoroastrians worship a crappy import

Zoroastrianism is at its core the best religion/philosophy ever: Think good thoughts, say good words, do good deeds. What's not to like? Like all other things, a lot of crap was heaped up on top of this core ideal until it was unrecognizable.

/returning to my sacred fire to sulk.

And don't you have to walk to Paradise across a bridge whose size is determined by your life's deeds? Like if you are wicked it's as wide as a toothpick and if you are good it's a four lane highway?

I intend to drive my Camaro...

2012-09-19 08:58:45 PM  
1 vote:

Amos Quito: He didn't "die", he was MURDERED!

More like suicide by cop.
2012-09-19 08:21:04 PM  
1 vote:

Begoggle: Sarcastic jokes like the article don't work when only 5% of readers are smart enough to get it.

Wacky science gags like creation science don't work. Full stop. I think this is what you meant to say. (Note to Americans, a full stop is what you call a period. What the rest of the English speaking world calls a period is either an amount of time, or menstruation, neither of which have anything to do with grammar. Also 'fall' is 'autumn'.)
2012-09-19 07:57:58 PM  
1 vote:

Lizard_SF: Hey! How come there's a Silurian era, but no Dalek era or Cybermen era? What's up with that?

They be hating the Doctor. Besides, dinosaurs belong on a spaceship
2012-09-19 07:54:21 PM  
1 vote:
Hey! How come there's a Silurian era, but no Dalek era or Cybermen era? What's up with that?
2012-09-19 07:45:47 PM  
1 vote:
"Life uh, it uh, finds a, a way. "
2012-09-19 06:54:50 PM  
1 vote:

Matthew Keene: [ image 371x557]

Oh don't do that, this is going to be Fark and the Burqasauri tomorrow if you-
2012-09-19 06:23:51 PM  
1 vote:
2012-09-19 06:21:44 PM  
1 vote:

Fark Rye For Many Whores: [ image 235x274]
Not da virgin! 

/bad pun
//not obscure right?
///not obscure

Gotta love me.
2012-09-19 06:05:12 PM  
1 vote:
in this thread we watch the butt hurt concern trolls troll the butt hurt loki trolls who are trolling the butt hurt derp trolls who are trolling the butt hurt concern trolls, all of which are members of the same Idiot Brigade

in a little play we call "dance puppets dance", where the hatetheists circle jerk while pulling the strings on the marionette 

and it never gets old, eva
2012-09-19 06:01:08 PM  
1 vote:



Wait 'til the fundies read it.

And no ones translated the article to american english yet :)
2012-09-19 05:52:57 PM  
1 vote:

gilgigamesh: vegasj: LoL

I just watched some Richard Dawkins' documentary on YT the other day about Darwin.

He was talking to some bible thumper in the UK who believed the earth was only about 600 yrs old or so.

Wait six hundred years? That can't be right. There are trees still alive today that are older than that. Hell, there are cathedrals in the UK much older than that. Stonehenge would be about 8 times older than the earth.

How do YOU know? I bet you're not older than 60 and can't attest to anything older than that, not empirically. Someone TOLD you a tree was older then 600 years. Do you believe everything you're told?
2012-09-19 05:50:33 PM  
1 vote:

JesseL: Why do people keep saying dinosaurs are extinct?

This--and that one is a very cute dinosaur. :D

Me, I've had a mess of these tiny little velociraptor-kin in my yard as of late:

Cute as well, though not as much if you're trying to provide housing for more native and bluer-in-colour dinosaurs like this one:

And thankfully not as loud (even in crowds) as these dinosaurs:

(The guinea fowl, otherwise known as Nature's own burglar alarm and really surprisingly loud. Neighbours who used to raise Herefords used to have 'em to keep ticks down on the property, and they'd frequently end up in our yard :D)
2012-09-19 05:36:10 PM  
1 vote:
The last dinosaur hasn't died yet. I hear them singing outside my window every morning.
2012-09-19 05:27:46 PM  
1 vote:
This is funny because the "young earth" hypothesis was proposed by a medieval Catholic priest.
The hypothesis was picked up by Protestants in the early 20th C.
The Catholic Church doesn't use it, but accepts the approx 13 billion year old earth.
Young Earth Creationists are Derp.

as well as runing with "in God we trust" and "God" in the pledge, from back in the prehistory of 1965
2012-09-19 05:27:11 PM  
1 vote:
Being too stupid to build an asteroid defense system killed the dinosaurs.

History has a way of repeating itself for those who don't learn from it.

Also, history has a way of repeating itself for those who don't learn from it.

Furthermore, history has a way of repeating itself for those who don't learn from it.

Solution: Build said defense system and terraform other planets.

Wait, what was the article about again?
2012-09-19 05:26:08 PM  
1 vote:


If a creationist pointed to this chart and said, "We don't believe dinosaurs went extinct in 1927. That's crazy, and you are misrepresenting my belief that God put dinosaur bones in the ground to trick us", well...

I don't know how I'd respond to that.

Yeah, that's a tough one.


But most people beleive that they ate too many donuts and just...

That's what people say, but I know the real truth!
2012-09-19 05:23:23 PM  
1 vote:
2012-09-19 05:21:41 PM  
1 vote:
So, the Flintstones was a documentary, am I reading this right?
2012-09-19 05:15:14 PM  
1 vote:
Prohibition killed the dinosaurs.
2012-09-19 05:08:24 PM  
1 vote:

2012-09-19 05:00:55 PM  
1 vote:


2012-09-19 05:00:51 PM  
1 vote:

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.

/This is my THESIS, man!
2012-09-19 04:59:00 PM  
1 vote:
Just dropped in to post the obligatory chicken photo (it's a Portland thing); seen it was already done. Leaving satisfied.
2012-09-19 04:52:20 PM  
1 vote:
Those are infographics like "Anal Sluts" is a sex-ed film.
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-09-19 04:16:05 PM  
1 vote:
So Jesus rode a trilobite?
2012-09-19 03:48:03 PM  
1 vote:
Oh snap.
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