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(Great Falls Tribune)   NASA captures "hand of God" image in supernova remnant   (greatfallstribune.com) divider line 52
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2014-01-10 08:41:19 PM  
Left hand in darkness.
 
2014-01-10 08:43:12 PM  
Damnit... time to brace for another bout of religious Fwd:Fwd:Fwd: emails.
 
2014-01-10 08:43:29 PM  
The Trash Man seen leaving the vicinity.

/my life for you!
 
2014-01-10 08:44:42 PM  
i.imgur.com

It was the Simpsons time to shine, and they cocked it all up by giving God five fingers.
 
2014-01-10 08:45:22 PM  

carrion_luggage: The Trashcan Man seen leaving the vicinity.

/my life for you!


Cibola! Cibola! Bumpity-bumpity-bump!
 
2014-01-10 08:45:35 PM  
Expected Maradona.

/is disappointed
 
2014-01-10 08:47:51 PM  
Came here for a Diego Maradona joke. Leaving satisfied.

If you youngsters don't know who that is, say the name to an Englishman over the age of fifty or so. It's fun!
 
2014-01-10 08:48:14 PM  

carrion_luggage: The Trash Man seen leaving the vicinity.

/my life for you!


M - o - o - n.
 
2014-01-10 08:52:18 PM  
"Zammis four five"?
 
2014-01-10 08:54:29 PM  
They should call it the Hand of Pareidolia
 
2014-01-10 08:54:57 PM  
is the view obverse or reverse? Is it the left or right hand?

inquiring minds want to know
 
2014-01-10 08:55:51 PM  

snake_beater: Expected Maradona.

/is disappointed


This.

Nabb1: Came here for a Diego Maradona joke. Leaving satisfied.

If you youngsters don't know who that is, say the name to an Englishman over the age of fifty or so. It's fun!


Hahahaha! And this.
 
2014-01-10 08:56:33 PM  
A disembodied hand and eye floating in space...

I think God's millennia long absence might be attributable to His falling victim to a cosmic episode of Criminal Minds.
 
2014-01-10 08:56:36 PM  
Elric: As I look at you, Ambasador Mollari, I see a great hand reaching out of the stars. The hand is your hand. And I hear sound; the sounds of billions of people calling your name.
Ambassador Londo Mollari: My followers?
Elric: Your victims.
 
2014-01-10 09:05:59 PM  
Why is science stuff usually taken over by some religious shiat? "Hand of God", "God Particle", etc. Jesus F. Christ, just shut up about that nonsense.
 
2014-01-10 09:06:43 PM  
There's a B5 quote for almost any occasion.
 
2014-01-10 09:07:21 PM  

rocky_howard: Why is science stuff usually taken over by some religious shiat? "Hand of God", "God Particle", etc. Jesus F. Christ, just shut up about that nonsense.


It's just a figure of speech. Don't be so insecure.
 
2014-01-10 09:08:56 PM  

Delta1212: A disembodied hand and eye floating in space...

I think God's millennia long absence might be attributable to His falling victim to a cosmic episode of Criminal Minds.


Wait...God is Vecna?
 
2014-01-10 09:11:01 PM  
but that looks nothing like maradona
 
2014-01-10 09:14:37 PM  

houstondragon: Elric: As I look at you, Ambasador Mollari, I see a great hand reaching out of the stars. The hand is your hand. And I hear sound; the sounds of billions of people calling your name.
Ambassador Londo Mollari: My followers?
Elric: Your victims.


Running a-puck: There's a B5 quote for almost any occasion.


Indeed. I had thought of that, too (being a major B5 fan), but there was another pop culture reference from back then that also came to mind, and caused me to submit another story on this (to a more sciencey source) witha better headline ― one which referenced this:

static1.wikia.nocookie.net
comicbook.com

 
2014-01-10 09:16:57 PM  
FTFA:  We don't know if the hand shape is an optical illusion,

We don't?  As opposed to what.... an actual hand-shaped nebula?  Even aside from how ridiculous that is, it's a false-color image.  It wouldn't look anything like that in the visible spectrum.
 
2014-01-10 09:21:24 PM  
Oh, f'Gawd's sake...
i.dailymail.co.uk
HERE'S your Hand of God.
 
2014-01-10 09:31:10 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: is the view obverse or reverse? Is it the left or right hand?

inquiring minds want to know


The curvature of the fingers shows it could only be a left hand. The left hand is the sinful one, it points to the path of self-interest and power instead of obedience. God wouldn't show us His left hand, so this can only be the hand of Satan. In space! O_O
 
2014-01-10 09:35:38 PM  

Nabb1: Came here for a Diego Maradona joke. Leaving satisfied.

If you youngsters don't know who that is, say the name to an Englishman over the age of fifty or so. It's fun!


Greatest footballer of all time. OF ALL TIME!
 
2014-01-10 09:39:18 PM  
What the hands of god might look like:
slivki.tritiumnet.org
 
2014-01-10 09:56:52 PM  
i1207.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-10 09:57:57 PM  
thenarratorspodcast.com
 
2014-01-10 10:02:27 PM  
They've made a huge mistake.  It's actually the hand of Gob.
 
2014-01-10 10:15:38 PM  

rocky_howard: Why is science stuff usually taken over by some religious shiat? "Hand of God", "God Particle", etc. Jesus F. Christ, just shut up about that nonsense.



Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.  Andromeda, Cassiopea, Centaurus, Hercules, Hydra, Pegasus, Perseus.  Titanium, Vanadium, Cobalt, Niobium, Palladium, Cerium, Prometheum, Iridium, Thorium.
 
2014-01-10 10:16:11 PM  
The Face of God is just the Coalsack.
 
2014-01-10 10:21:24 PM  
Great, now all we need is an Eye and Mote . . .


Ambitwistor: The Face of God is just the Coalsack.


Dammit.
 
2014-01-10 10:36:07 PM  

rocky_howard: Why is science stuff usually taken over by some religious shiat? "Hand of God", "God Particle", etc. Jesus F. Christ, just shut up about that nonsense.


The God Particle was originally nicknamed the Goddamn Particle because it was so difficult to detect, but an overzealous reporter misheard or misinterpreted the scientist who said it.
 
2014-01-10 10:37:10 PM  
Manos - The Hand of Fate has been discovered!
 
2014-01-10 10:50:51 PM  

Delta1212: A disembodied hand and eye floating in space...

I think God's millennia long absence might be attributable to His falling victim to a cosmic episode of Criminal Minds.


Or he's Vecna.
 
2014-01-10 11:18:51 PM  
 

COMALite J: houstondragon: Elric: As I look at you, Ambasador Mollari, I see a great hand reaching out of the stars. The hand is your hand. And I hear sound; the sounds of billions of people calling your name.
Ambassador Londo Mollari: My followers?
Elric: Your victims.

Running a-puck: There's a B5 quote for almost any occasion.

Indeed. I had thought of that, too (being a major B5 fan), but there was another pop culture reference from back then that also came to mind, and caused me to submit another story on this (to a more sciencey source) witha better headline ― one which referenced this:[static1.wikia.nocookie.net image 298x345]
[comicbook.com image 443x523]


Pfft, screw the Kree god. The F4 met the(ir) one true god...

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-01-10 11:26:47 PM  

Sugarbombs: They've made a huge mistake.  It's actually the hand of Gob.


Oh, so it's just a trick.

//sorry, "illusion".
 
2014-01-10 11:45:59 PM  

rocky_howard: Why is science stuff usually taken over by some religious shiat? "Hand of God", "God Particle", etc. Jesus F. Christ, just shut up about that nonsense.


Relax.  In this context I think it just means awesome or expresses strong emotion.  For example, I don't think god-mode as a game cheat code is religious, nor is hitting something like the angry fist of said same.  Many daily instances of people yelling out the word, such as when angry, or in the porn videos I watch, or proper names such as in your post, aren't religious invocations.  I didn't think Thor or the Avengers were religious movies.  :)

I'm an agnostic who strongly espouses separation of church and state.  But I think getting to the point where the mere mention of a word which sounds religious-like causes you anger and hateful feelings might mean you need a little introspection concerning your own brand of fundamentalism.
 
2014-01-10 11:47:27 PM  
because it resembles a thing, it must be of that thing, right?
 
2014-01-10 11:59:58 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: rocky_howard: Why is science stuff usually taken over by some religious shiat? "Hand of God", "God Particle", etc. Jesus F. Christ, just shut up about that nonsense.

Relax.  In this context I think it just means awesome or expresses strong emotion.  For example, I don't think god-mode as a game cheat code is religious, nor is hitting something like the angry fist of said same.  Many daily instances of people yelling out the word, such as when angry, or in the porn videos I watch, or proper names such as in your post, aren't religious invocations.  I didn't think Thor or the Avengers were religious movies.  :)

I'm an agnostic who strongly espouses separation of church and state.  But I think getting to the point where the mere mention of a word which sounds religious-like causes you anger and hateful feelings might mean you need a little introspection concerning your own brand of fundamentalism.


So why didn't you get the irony, then?

I don't really care either way, just making a funny. But it does have some element of truth. Religious idiots love to take these at face value and use it as "proof" for their God.

GilRuiz1: rocky_howard: Why is science stuff usually taken over by some religious shiat? "Hand of God", "God Particle", etc. Jesus F. Christ, just shut up about that nonsense.


Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.  Andromeda, Cassiopea, Centaurus, Hercules, Hydra, Pegasus, Perseus.  Titanium, Vanadium, Cobalt, Niobium, Palladium, Cerium, Prometheum, Iridium, Thorium.


Yeah, but we all realize those guys were fictional. The Big G? Not so much.
 
2014-01-11 12:08:40 AM  
Just to push you down, just to hold you down...
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-11 12:09:44 AM  
i.imgur.com

Hand of the Kerbish god.  Looking to smite the booster spendthrifts where they stand.

/got nothin'
 
2014-01-11 12:21:03 AM  

New Farkin User Name: rocky_howard: Why is science stuff usually taken over by some religious shiat? "Hand of God", "God Particle", etc. Jesus F. Christ, just shut up about that nonsense.

The God Particle was originally nicknamed the Goddamn Particle because it was so difficult to detect, but an overzealous reporter misheard or misinterpreted the scientist who said it.


actually, it was originally called "the Flying Spaghetti Monster Particle", but someone realized how farking stupid that sounded.
 
2014-01-11 01:03:50 AM  
Hand of God?  They found that a long time ago in a nebula:
apod.nasa.gov
 
2014-01-11 02:52:10 AM  
God only has three fingers?
 
2014-01-11 02:54:55 AM  

Boojum2k: Left hand in darkness.


Ursula is smiling.
 
2014-01-11 03:06:28 AM  

Professor Science: Hand of God?  They found that a long time ago in a nebula:
[apod.nasa.gov image 650x483]


I was hoping someone would remember this.
 
2014-01-11 03:34:03 AM  
God...if existing...why is a "hand" needed?


Otherwise, great photo...matches the "Eye of God"
Just think about the size of these things.  (from our perspective...and measurement)
 
2014-01-11 05:37:32 AM  

Cyno01: COMALite J: houstondragon: Elric: As I look at you, Ambasador Mollari, I see a great hand reaching out of the stars. The hand is your hand. And I hear sound; the sounds of billions of people calling your name.
Ambassador Londo Mollari: My followers?
Elric: Your victims.

Running a-puck: There's a B5 quote for almost any occasion.

Indeed. I had thought of that, too (being a major B5 fan), but there was another pop culture reference from back then that also came to mind, and caused me to submit another story on this (to a more sciencey source) witha better headline ― one which referenced this:[static1.wikia.nocookie.net image 298x345]
[comicbook.com image 443x523]

Pfft, screw the Kree god. The F4 met the(ir) one true god...

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x479]


Krona isn't Kree. He's not even from Marvel Comics. He's a renegade Oan Guardian of the Universe in the DC "Green Lantern" comics. He was also one of the two main villains in the Marvel/DC Avengers/JLA crossover.

Not everyone with blue skin is Kree.

As for the FF, the idea of characters meeting their writers/artists isn't all that unique nor new. She-Hulk used to converse with John Byrne a lot (it was played for laughs), Peter David gifted Rick Jones with a left-over side-effect of his Billy Batson-like association with the late Captain Mar-Vel and his "Cosmic Awareness," but in Rick's case it anagramed one letter of the first word to become "Comics Awareness" ― also played for laughs. Buddy "Animal Man" Baker slowly discovered his true nature as a comic book character, culminating in meeting Grant Morrison, which was played much more seriously. Concrete met his creator (also a serious albeit "imaginary" story), and so on and so on.
 
2014-01-11 09:31:16 AM  
Yes it's a three-fingered Jesus holy balls I'm convinced well I guess I'll just abandon my standards of verifiable repeatability because there's this picture that kinda looks like a hand and a fat cow was talking about it but I muted sound as soon as they started playing an ad.  Seriously, if all you have is a still pic and a fat cow yapping on about your still pic, why would I listen to your ad?
 
2014-01-11 09:47:38 AM  
reminded me-of the FSM
 
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