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(NPR)   Scientists find water believed to be over 1.5 billion years old hidden in Canadian bedrock, say it could hold ancient bacteria and life. This will end well   (npr.org ) divider line
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DGS [TotalFark]
2013-05-16 08:18:08 AM  
Silly subby, the earth isn't that old. Read the bible and learn something.
 
2013-05-16 08:20:17 AM  
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Make it so.
 
2013-05-16 08:20:30 AM  

DGS: Silly subby, the earth isn't that old. Read the bible and learn something.


I grok it brother.
 
2013-05-16 08:25:04 AM  
something something The Thing something something Andromeda Strain
 
2013-05-16 08:27:19 AM  

Kentucky Fried Children: something something The Thing something something Andromeda Strain


i184.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-16 08:27:23 AM  
cut to the chase, do I get to ride on genetically engineered dinosaurs or not?
 
2013-05-16 08:29:13 AM  
Imagine drinking it? Your body will have 1.5 billion year old atoms in it!
 
2013-05-16 08:29:22 AM  
Blech! This water tastes all shoggothy.
 
2013-05-16 08:30:04 AM  
Scary tag?
They've been mining and puddling around this water for years at mines in Timmins.
It's just recently they did some testing and realized the "age" of the water.
How about a "Ho-hum." tag?
 
2013-05-16 08:30:24 AM  
The backscatter effect has been bringing things up from way down around here for a long time...
 
2013-05-16 08:30:26 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Imagine drinking it? Your body will have 1.5 billion year old atoms in it!


uchiblogo.uchicago.edu
 
2013-05-16 08:32:25 AM  
I wouldn't worry to much Subby just give what ever comes out a case of beer, it'll be fine.
 
2013-05-16 08:33:41 AM  
Bedrock you say? Prolly Fred Flinstone's pi$$.
 
2013-05-16 08:33:55 AM  
It used to be a virus.. and now it's a lawyer...
 
2013-05-16 08:34:24 AM  
They have a lot of evolutionary catching up to do. And to think of all the missed episodes of the Kroll show they never got to see... just deprived archaebacteria.
 
2013-05-16 08:36:03 AM  
That is some leisurely evaporatin'.
 
2013-05-16 08:37:24 AM  
I realize that life tends to find a way, but I'd be awfully surprised to find anything alive down there.  What energy source could life possibly have there?
 
2013-05-16 08:38:10 AM  
It was those morons from Gold Rush again wasn't it.
 
2013-05-16 08:39:34 AM  

nekom: I realize that life tends to find a way, but I'd be awfully surprised to find anything alive down there.  What energy source could life possibly have there?


Neutrinos.
/Look, I'm kidding!
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-05-16 08:40:28 AM  
That's from the era where the tree of life has its root in a big question mark. It would be interesting to sequence the DNA so biologists can stop arguing over which came first, the bacteria-bacteria or the archaea-bacteria.
 
2013-05-16 08:44:44 AM  

ZAZ: It would be interesting to sequence the DNA


Of water?
 
2013-05-16 08:44:47 AM  
It's the secret to Tim Horton's coffee.
 
2013-05-16 08:45:56 AM  

ZAZ: That's from the era where the tree of life has its root in a big question mark. It would be interesting to sequence the DNA so biologists can stop arguing over which came first, the bacteria-bacteria or the archaea-bacteria.


I wondered how in the heck they could bring samples up with no contamination
 
2013-05-16 08:46:06 AM  

Allen. The end.: The backscatter effect has been bringing things up from way down around here for a long time...


Damn Swedes
 
2013-05-16 08:48:41 AM  

spickus: Allen. The end.: The backscatter effect has been bringing things up from way down around here for a long time...

Damn Swedes


They're Norwegian!
 
2013-05-16 08:56:08 AM  
You know, there's a lot of good bacteria too.
Maybe it'll help us digest stuff better.
 
2013-05-16 08:59:14 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: You know, there's a lot of good bacteria too.
Maybe it'll help us digest stuff better.


Or make our wimmenfolk more regular.
 
2013-05-16 09:13:34 AM  
So they defrosted my grandparents' freezer?
 
2013-05-16 09:17:48 AM  
Cthullu Water.
 
2013-05-16 09:46:23 AM  
Apparently, few 'scientists' watch science fiction films ...
 
2013-05-16 09:47:04 AM  
Ancient Canadian water?

'To seek the sacred river Alph
To walk the caves of ice
To break my fast on honeydew
And drink the milk of Paradise...'
 
2013-05-16 09:47:12 AM  
 
2013-05-16 09:53:16 AM  
Alright, I see "The Thing," "Andromeda Strain," and H.P. Lovecraft references. Leaving satisfied.
 
2013-05-16 10:21:08 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Imagine drinking it? Your body will have 1.5 billion year old atoms in it!


I'm sure there are rich idiots who will pay through the nose for it.
 
2013-05-16 10:22:26 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: ZAZ: It would be interesting to sequence the DNA

Of water?


No, no, the ugly bags of mostly water.
 
2013-05-16 10:22:47 AM  

WhippingBoy: Rev. Skarekroe: You know, there's a lot of good bacteria too.
Maybe it'll help us digest stuff better.

Or make our wimmenfolk more regular.


Then can smile in photographs with a spoon in their hand while an ethnic friend looks on.
 
2013-05-16 10:35:15 AM  
Scientists find atlatl believed to be over 15 thousand years old hidden in French cave, say it could hold the key to ancient weapons. This will end well.
 
2013-05-16 10:38:57 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Imagine drinking it? Your body will have 1.5 billion year old atoms in it!


I'll sell you some water that has atoms that are even older than 1.5 billion years.  I've got plenty of it.
 
2013-05-16 10:51:34 AM  

DGS: Silly subby, the earth isn't that old. Read the bible and learn something.


Of course it is.  For humans a day is 24 hours.  Who's to say how long a day is for God?  Even though I am a Christian, I maintain an open mind and question everything.  If you choose to respond, hopefully it will be a well reasoned response and not the usual denigrating whargarble displayed on Fark.
 
2013-05-16 11:22:14 AM  

FTDA: DGS: Silly subby, the earth isn't that old. Read the bible and learn something.

Of course it is.  For humans a day is 24 hours.  Who's to say how long a day is for God?  Even though I am a Christian, I maintain an open mind and question everything.  If you choose to respond, hopefully it will be a well reasoned response and not the usual denigrating whargarble displayed on Fark.


We really need to figure out how long a God day is so that we can take that amount of time to honor and worship Him with a God-length day of rest. I could use a break.
 
2013-05-16 11:38:59 AM  
My god, they've done it!  The bastards have finally done it!  They've revived a bacteria that metabolizes so slowly it only divides once every ten thousand years!  Do they even understand the power they're dealing with?  Damn you!  Damn you all to hell!
 
2013-05-16 11:41:26 AM  

Some Texan: FTDA: DGS: Silly subby, the earth isn't that old. Read the bible and learn something.

Of course it is.  For humans a day is 24 hours.  Who's to say how long a day is for God?  Even though I am a Christian, I maintain an open mind and question everything.  If you choose to respond, hopefully it will be a well reasoned response and not the usual denigrating whargarble displayed on Fark.

We really need to figure out how long a God day is so that we can take that amount of time to honor and worship Him with a God-length day of rest. I could use a break.


I'll second that motion.  A nice long siesta would hit the spot!
 
2013-05-16 11:43:05 AM  

Kentucky Fried Children: something something The Thing something something Andromeda Strain


The Canadian-Andromeda Strain will be wonderfully adapted to life in Canuck bedrock and rather poorly adapted to life in  animals as compared to strains that spent millions of years specializing in being pathogens in animals.

/Yes I know you where not serious, but there are enough people out there that need to be told this.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2013-05-16 11:56:45 AM  

FTDA: DGS: Silly subby, the earth isn't that old. Read the bible and learn something.

Of course it is.  For humans a day is 24 hours.  Who's to say how long a day is for God?  Even though I am a Christian, I maintain an open mind and question everything.  If you choose to respond, hopefully it will be a well reasoned response and not the usual denigrating whargarble displayed on Fark.


I have no idea how long a day is for god. That's to say, in my estimation, that it already assumes one exists, and such a position is not one I adhere to. Should you choose to believe, you're welcome to ponder that to your heart's contentment. I won't be giving it any thought until I feel it is anything but a moot point.

These days, when I think of scientific discovery, I can't help but be reminded of this.
 
2013-05-16 12:21:48 PM  
I'm glad your response was calm and reasonable.  Like you I choose to let others believe or not believe as they see fit.  Life's too short and time too precious to lock horns in that debate.  Thanks for the link, it gave me a much needed laugh to liven up my day.
 
2013-05-16 12:41:15 PM  
Don't fret.

Prehistoric monsters almost always head for Tokyo, occasionally New York, London or Washington, and maybe once in a month of Sundays, they'll attack the Golden Gate bridge, but mostly they head instinctively for Tokyo.

I guess is was some sort of breeding grounds for them aeons ago. Their prehistoric brains are in sync with the magnetic poles as they were when the monster as laid down and this guides them to attack Japan.

There's no telling where a 2.5 billion year old monster might go, but all in all I'm pretty damn sure it isn't here because, as Donald Rumsfeld would put it, we aren't rich in targets in Canada, and the same is true of 99% of the USA's land area.

Besides, there is one hero who will save us if worst comes to worst:

25.media.tumblr.com

You can get that on a t-shirt. Here's a link:

http://www.reddit.com/r/MST3K/comments/vntwz/made_this_rowsdower_shi rt _from_a_stencil_i_found/
 
2013-05-16 12:55:08 PM  

FTDA: DGS: Silly subby, the earth isn't that old. Read the bible and learn something.

Of course it is.  For humans a day is 24 hours.  Who's to say how long a day is for God?  Even though I am a Christian, I maintain an open mind and question everything.  If you choose to respond, hopefully it will be a well reasoned response and not the usual denigrating whargarble displayed on Fark.


God would say that you done got trolled...
 
2013-05-16 02:40:04 PM  

FTDA: DGS: Silly subby, the earth isn't that old. Read the bible and learn something.

Of course it is.  For humans a day is 24 hours.  Who's to say how long a day is for God?  Even though I am a Christian, I maintain an open mind and question everything.  If you choose to respond, hopefully it will be a well reasoned response and not the usual denigrating whargarble displayed on Fark.


imageshack.us
 
2013-05-16 03:05:34 PM  

Some Texan: FTDA: DGS: Silly subby, the earth isn't that old. Read the bible and learn something.

Of course it is.  For humans a day is 24 hours.  Who's to say how long a day is for God?  Even though I am a Christian, I maintain an open mind and question everything.  If you choose to respond, hopefully it will be a well reasoned response and not the usual denigrating whargarble displayed on Fark.

We really need to figure out how long a God day is so that we can take that amount of time to honor and worship Him with a God-length day of rest. I could use a break.


I'll go ask Galactus and get back to you.
 
2013-05-16 05:15:39 PM  

ReverendJynxed: FTDA: DGS: Silly subby, the earth isn't that old. Read the bible and learn something.

Of course it is.  For humans a day is 24 hours.  Who's to say how long a day is for God?  Even though I am a Christian, I maintain an open mind and question everything.  If you choose to respond, hopefully it will be a well reasoned response and not the usual denigrating whargarble displayed on Fark.

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Quite serious.
 
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