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2013-07-18 01:24:09 PM

nekom: While I of course don't believe that 2 of every living creature once lived on a boat, it is interesting that so many ancient tales speak of a great flood.  Everywhere from Gilgamesh to the old stories of Native Americans.  Could it be that an asteroid caused a mega-tsunami seen around the world?  Or maybe it's just that every culture had experienced some pretty gnarly floods at one point in time.


Yeah. That would be about 10,000 years ago when the glacial ice melted back into water and flooded the now-submerged US continental shelf and created features like Long Island Sound, the Chesapeake Bay and the like. That kind of thing went on globally and it's really no surprise that stories of it live on in myth and legend and oral history.
 
2013-07-18 01:25:39 PM
/She has Jesus in her eyes.
 
2013-07-18 01:27:33 PM
FTFA "Keep in mind that the Bible did not say two of every species, but rather two of every kind. That means that one feline kind, rather than every species of feline, would have been taken aboard the ark."

Then wouldn't that imply that the diversity of each "kind" of animal is a result of natural selection, which is one of the basic mechanisms of evolution? Also, if we all came from Noah's son's, wouldn't the inbreeding have made us retarded long before now? Hmmm. Maybe we were once a race of supermen, and now we get ass cancer and heart attacks because we are the product of inbreeding.
 
2013-07-18 01:29:43 PM
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2013-07-18 01:33:44 PM
 
2013-07-18 01:37:38 PM

grokca: Disgruntled Goat: If the world flooded, where did the water recede to?

Oo! Oo! I know this one. It was explained to me by a fundy.
It seems that after the flood god lifted the excess water off of the Earth and put it into space.
Here's where it get good.
He went on to explain that this water is the dark matter that we keep searching for.
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2013-07-18 01:38:43 PM

TimSTP: [imageshack.us image 400x438]


Awesome.
 
2013-07-18 01:47:42 PM
My personal favorite is Ricky Gervais' (NSFW) version of the story.
 
2013-07-18 01:56:24 PM
Erika Eleniak? No? Nevermind.
 
2013-07-18 01:56:29 PM

FuryOfFirestorm: That's another thing I don't get about the whole Noah's Ark myth: why have Noah make the ark when God can just snap his fingers and BLAM! Instant ark!


The God of the Old Testement is constantly demanding people do things (build a temple, take your son to the top of a mountain and kill him, build an ark) to prove their faith in him.  It's pretty messed up, and colors Judaism in an odd way.
 
2013-07-18 02:08:22 PM

Dwight_Yeast: FuryOfFirestorm: That's another thing I don't get about the whole Noah's Ark myth: why have Noah make the ark when God can just snap his fingers and BLAM! Instant ark!

The God of the Old Testement is constantly demanding people do things (build a temple, take your son to the top of a mountain and kill him, build an ark) to prove their faith in him.  It's pretty messed up, and colors Judaism in an odd way.


Nowadays, if you try to sacrifice your son to prove your faith in God, your wife calls the police and has you committed. Heathen b*tch.
 
2013-07-18 02:11:19 PM

impaler: Conservative humor:

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Wait, that was a pro-Bible comic? I thought it was saying that science can "evolve" when new information comes out while the Bible is stubbornly rigid even when we learn through science that most of it is bunk.

Conservative humor indeed.
 
2013-07-18 02:18:03 PM

Mugato: impaler: Conservative humor:

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Wait, that was a pro-Bible comic? I thought it was saying that science can "evolve" when new information comes out while the Bible is stubbornly rigid even when we learn through science that most of it is bunk.

Conservative humor indeed.


thats what i thought too :( i don't know whether to feel dumb for not getting the joke or superior for realizing it was stupid.
 
2013-07-18 02:23:53 PM

Beeblebrox: fu-pa fu-pa fu-pa...


Ding!
 
2013-07-18 02:27:43 PM

impaler: Conservative humor:

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and they shiat on their own argument by pointing out that the scientific community adjusts their view based on new information rather than clinging to old knowledge.
 
2013-07-18 02:29:31 PM

Mugato: impaler: Conservative humor:

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Wait, that was a pro-Bible comic? I thought it was saying that science can "evolve" when new information comes out while the Bible is stubbornly rigid even when we learn through science that most of it is bunk.

Conservative humor indeed.


Ah, but the argument is that the Bible hasn't changed in forever, therefor it's the most true. They don't get the whole "we leaned something new today" thing.
 
2013-07-18 02:30:11 PM

ColSanders: Beeblebrox: fu-pa fu-pa fu-pa...

Ding!


What?!
 
2013-07-18 02:31:43 PM

FuryOfFirestorm: error 303: b2theory: Mugato: The animals thing aside, it'd be pretty hard to flood the entire world except one mountain in only 40 days of rain. The grand canyon alone would be impossible to fill. Waterworld was not a documentary.

That's your only issue with the flood? How about the fact that there isn't enough water on the planet to make such a thing happen. There isn't enough moisture in the atmosphere to raise the oceans by 2 inches let alone hundreds to thousands of feet.

"There was 4,000 years ago" or "You can't put constraints on God" are the obvious retorts.

That's the main problem when trying to reason with people who treat the Bible like historically and scientifically accurate text - any holes in their argument is easily patched by saying "GOD DID IT!"


Or The Simpsons.
 
2013-07-18 02:42:17 PM

Ed Grubermann: Mugato: impaler: Conservative humor:

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Wait, that was a pro-Bible comic? I thought it was saying that science can "evolve" when new information comes out while the Bible is stubbornly rigid even when we learn through science that most of it is bunk.

Conservative humor indeed.

Ah, but the argument is that the Bible hasn't changed in forever, therefor it's the most true. They don't get the whole "we leaned something new today" thing.


That's why I still haven't updated my encyclopedia collection after 1991. All those new encyclopedias changed "USSR" to "Former Soviet Republic", which totally invalidates the whole thing! George H.W. Bush is still President, dammit!
 
2013-07-18 02:52:38 PM
So let's say I use Kickstarter to fund my independent movie.  I raise $500,000.  I take $495,000 as a writer/director's fee, and spend $5,000 making a crappy movie.  I pay all of my income taxes like a good boy.

Have I broken any laws?
 
2013-07-18 03:02:23 PM

See You Next Tuesday: Fireproof: HAMMERTOE: For the same reason that the story of Jesus parallels the story of Horus so closely.

EH? I just did a quick scan of the Horus entry in Wiki, and they don't sound alike at all.

/Lemme guess, Bill Maher told you.

Yes, because Maher is the only atheist in the world.


Actually, I was referring to Religulous, which the Wiki article I linked to mentions was wrong about the similarities between Jesus and Horus.
 
2013-07-18 03:08:36 PM
Since there are so many glaciers on the mountain, any large object like a huge boat would have been swept down the mountainside long before now.
 
2013-07-18 03:16:30 PM
Wait.....I thought they already found it...

www.arkdiscovery.com
 
2013-07-18 03:29:31 PM

nekom: Mugato:
Or maybe most civilizations were built near water and at some point in all their histories there was a flood of some sort.

That's probably the case, civilizations certainly did revolve around water, and in a time before locks and dams I'm sure floods were even worse than they are today.  I've also heard it suggested that perhaps the Mediterranean sea was once empty, and the strait of Gibralter breached, but I don't think any serious scientists believe that.


A better candidate is the Black Sea. The water level varies a great deal and there are large areas that flood or are exposed as the level changes.
 
2013-07-18 03:33:07 PM

Ed Grubermann: Mugato: impaler: Conservative humor:

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Wait, that was a pro-Bible comic? I thought it was saying that science can "evolve" when new information comes out while the Bible is stubbornly rigid even when we learn through science that most of it is bunk.

Conservative humor indeed.

Ah, but the argument is that the Bible hasn't changed in forever, therefor it's the most true. They don't get the whole "we leaned something new today" thing.



There's a thread around here about irony. I believe using a computer to draw and publish your comic strip about how science is gay qualifies.
 
2013-07-18 04:26:31 PM
god is just pretend...

I thought we all knew that...
 
2013-07-18 04:39:27 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: Yeah. That would be about 10,000 years ago when the glacial ice melted back into water and flooded the now-submerged US continental shelf and created features like Long Island Sound, the Chesapeake Bay and the like. That kind of thing went on globally and it's really no surprise that stories of it live on in myth and legend and oral history.


Did the Ice Age glaciers melt quickly enough that any person would live long enough to notice?
 
2013-07-18 04:39:34 PM

Mugato: There's a thread around here about irony. I believe using a computer to draw and publish your comic strip about how science is gay qualifies.


Alan Turing, widely considered to be the father of computer science, was gay - so 'not ironic.'
 
2013-07-18 04:40:49 PM

nekom: While I of course don't believe that 2 of every living creature once lived on a boat, it is interesting that so many ancient tales speak of a great flood.  Everywhere from Gilgamesh to the old stories of Native Americans.  Could it be that an asteroid caused a mega-tsunami seen around the world?  Or maybe it's just that every culture had experienced some pretty gnarly floods at one point in time.


Maybe you are too young or not an American to remember the summer of 1993 and the flooding that occurred all along the Mississippi. Those levees that were built to withstand a 100 year flood around St. Louis only managed to avoid being lost because the Army Core of Engineers blew up levees further south of the city relieving the pressure.

Now imagine a flood like that and you are a primitive culture with no flood control and no science. Of course you are going to remember that flood in stories, that and every other "Great" flood. Not there was no mega-tsunami, you are just fortunate to live in a time where we can almost completely control water.
 
2013-07-18 04:44:09 PM

Jethro74: My personal favorite is Ricky Gervais' (NSFW) version of the story.


Thanks for that. One of my favorite bits of his.Love the part where he compares god to a pissed off gay guy.
 
2013-07-18 05:18:32 PM

Old enough to know better: Since there are so many glaciers on the mountain, any large object like a huge boat would have been swept down the mountainside long before now.


Also since the mountain is so steep and treacherous it begs the question of how some of the more center-of-balance-challenged animals made it down in one piece...

/ looking at you 15,000 lb elephant in the room
 
2013-07-18 07:23:57 PM

Beerguy: Wait.....I thought they already found it...

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You can pretty much drive right up to that: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=39+26+26+N,+44+14+05+E&hl=en&ll=39.440 4 35,44.236193&spn=0.02837,0.063772&sll=42.036922,-71.683501&sspn=3.4922 4,8.162842&t=h&z=15
 
2013-07-19 01:02:27 AM
I remember her first Playboy appearance, before Baywatch, or Motley Crue.  Cute blonde, and I thought I remembered something about her owning a limo service in Vegas.
 
2013-07-19 07:31:19 AM
She was banging  Nikki Sixx. No thanks.
 
2013-07-19 07:35:07 AM

abhorrent1: She was banging  Nikki Sixx. No thanks.



Only because he died and came back to life.
 
2013-07-19 01:26:46 PM

Shryke: SpectroBoy: [diagoras.files.wordpress.com image 800x600]

The smartest person to ever live was deeply religious. Figure that.


No, I am not!
 
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