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(Think Progress)   Congressman: Well, if humans are the cause of global warming, then how did dinosaurs go extinct? Checkmate   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 228
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2014-06-09 05:43:47 PM  
A Republican from Florida doesn't understand how science works. News at 11.
 
2014-06-09 05:49:08 PM  
As Calvin and Hobbes already explained, it was time traveling big game hunters.
 
2014-06-09 05:54:06 PM  
Okay. I'll admit it. I lulz'd.

/it was the checkmate
 
2014-06-09 05:57:21 PM  
Global warming killed the dinosaurs?  I thought it was a massive ice age.
 
2014-06-09 05:57:49 PM  
Or was it Foxtrot? I can't remember
 
2014-06-09 05:58:50 PM  

Aarontology: As Calvin and Hobbes already explained, it was time traveling big game hunters.


WEEP FOR THE DAMAGE THAT OBAMA'S TIME MACHINE HAS CAUSED! WEEEP!
 
2014-06-09 05:59:28 PM  
mimg.ugo.com

img.photobucket.com

Simpsons did it
 
2014-06-09 06:01:46 PM  
I was bored and playing on GIS. Found this and it gave me a giggle, so I thought I'd share.

thenakedlistener.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-06-09 06:03:46 PM  

hubiestubert: Aarontology: As Calvin and Hobbes already explained, it was time traveling big game hunters.

WEEP FOR THE DAMAGE THAT OBAMA'S TIME MACHINE HAS CAUSED! WEEEP!


NOW HOW WILL RAPTOR JESUS SAVE OUR SOULS AND HUNT THE WEAK?
 
2014-06-09 06:14:10 PM  
"Then why did the dinosaurs go extinct? Were there men that were causing - were there cars running around at that point that were causing global warming? No,"

I don't think I've ever actually yelled at the TV before, but I did when I heard this.
 
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2014-06-09 06:15:38 PM  
They evolved to believe in faith-based medicine.
 
2014-06-09 06:18:57 PM  

grumpfuff: A Republican from Florida doesn't understand how science works. News at 11.


I came here to comment about the same observations.
 
2014-06-09 06:19:40 PM  
"Then why did the dinosaurs go extinct? Were there men that were causing - were there cars running around at that point that were causing global warming? No,"

Duh, the dinosaurs went extinct because they were made of fossil fuels.
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2014-06-09 06:33:39 PM  
A liberal at Think Progress doesn't understand how science works. News at 11.
 
2014-06-09 06:33:41 PM  
His state will be one of the first to drown.
 
2014-06-09 06:36:10 PM  
I have a feeling that he not only doesn't know the answer to that question, but doesn't care. And that is the problem right there.
 
2014-06-09 06:40:32 PM  
This is how Poe's law came to be. When someone says this sort of thing you just assume they're joking.
 
2014-06-09 06:41:45 PM  
I know you're being snarky, subby, but the sad truth is that when snark begins to obscure an important truth, it ceases to be funny and begins to be sad. You see, the truth is that global warming  did kill the dinosaurs, but it was a different kind of global warming than what is killing us. You see,  ourglobal warming is caused by burning fossil fuels, which are called fossil fuels because -- and if you didn't know this before, it may stun you, but I really want to help you understand this cycle --  the fuel actually comes from dinosaur fossils. That's right. The dinosaurs died millions of years ago, and their bones turned into carbon, and some of that carbon turned into diamonds and the rest turned into oil.

But dinosaurs were cold-blooded, you might say.  Why would burning their fossils make it hot?

That's a good question, and the answer is because of geological pressure. See, the dinosaurs' fossils went underground after they died. Sometimes they were buried in landslides and things, and sometimes they drowned and the lake dried up and filled with dirt. Irregardless, once their bones got buried, all that dirt on top of them compressed them and made them warmer (this was also caused by the fossils being closer to the magma, which I'll explain in the next paragraph). This is why it gets hot when you burn them.

Now, obviously, the dinosaurs didn't cause their global warming by burning fossil fuels. It would be stupid to even suggest that, because back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, there weren't any fossils yet. They hadn't died off! No, what happened to the dinosaurs had more to do with  geology than anything else. You see, what you have to understand is that the earth was younger back then, only a few thousand years old. And, like all young things (children, puppies, etc.), it wasn't completely stable. Its crust hadn't hardened all the way. Did you know the earth has a crust? It does -- it has a very thin surface of rocks and dirt and grass that we walk on, but underneath that is a boiling mass of magma, which is like rocks except on fire. So back in the days of the dinosaurs, the earth's crust was very brittle, sort of like a pie that's been baking for a while, where the crust looks crispy, but is really very thin and prone to cracking.

So, imagine it...you've got a young, brittle, fragile earth with a very thin crust, and lots of dinosaurs that keep getting bigger and bigger. Huge, in fact -- I mean, they went from little amphibians  that weren't much bigger than chickens to brontosauruses and t-rexes. So what do you think happened when all those huge beasts started stomping around on the earth's brittle crust?

That's right --  geological events. You've heard of them -- earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions. And whenever one of these would happen, the dinosaurs would get scared, which ironically would make them run even faster, which in turn caused even  moregeological disruptions -- what scientists call a "feedback loop." So basically the dinosaurs stomped and stampeded around enough that the whole world started erupting, which put lots of smoke and lava into the air, which caused it to get very hot. In other words, global warming. ]

As an example of proof supporting this, here's an artist's rendition of the earliest stages of that massive disaster:  http://www.zmescience.com/science/geology/volcanic-eruption-triassic- e xtinction-22032013/#!WMNdK .

So here we are, then, with the irony of the repetitive nature of history staring us in the face. The dinosaurs caused their own extinction by getting too big, and then failing to recognize that it was their own panicked reaction to the effects that was pushing them into oblivion. And now there's us, all these years later, and we're bringing about our own extinction by becoming too big (as a society) and failing to act in time.  And we're doing it all by burning the very species that went extinct originally. That's irony, subby. That's deep, dirty irony. You don't need snark to make it any more poignant than it is.
 
2014-06-09 06:47:01 PM  

jokideo.com

 
2014-06-09 06:47:33 PM  
Oh good grief.
 
2014-06-09 06:50:37 PM  
People die naturally, I guess that means murder is impossible.
 
2014-06-09 06:50:53 PM  
s2.hubimg.com
 
2014-06-09 06:51:20 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I know you're being snarky, subby, but the sad truth is that when snark begins to obscure an important truth, it ceases to be funny and begins to be sad. You see, the truth is that global warming  did kill the dinosaurs, but it was a different kind of global warming than what is killing us. You see,  ourglobal warming is caused by burning fossil fuels, which are called fossil fuels because -- and if you didn't know this before, it may stun you, but I really want to help you understand this cycle --  the fuel actually comes from dinosaur fossils. That's right. The dinosaurs died millions of years ago, and their bones turned into carbon, and some of that carbon turned into diamonds and the rest turned into oil.

But dinosaurs were cold-blooded, you might say.  Why would burning their fossils make it hot?

That's a good question, and the answer is because of geological pressure. See, the dinosaurs' fossils went underground after they died. Sometimes they were buried in landslides and things, and sometimes they drowned and the lake dried up and filled with dirt. Irregardless, once their bones got buried, all that dirt on top of them compressed them and made them warmer (this was also caused by the fossils being closer to the magma, which I'll explain in the next paragraph). This is why it gets hot when you burn them.

Now, obviously, the dinosaurs didn't cause their global warming by burning fossil fuels. It would be stupid to even suggest that, because back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, there weren't any fossils yet. They hadn't died off! No, what happened to the dinosaurs had more to do with  geology than anything else. You see, what you have to understand is that the earth was younger back then, only a few thousand years old. And, like all young things (children, puppies, etc.), it wasn't completely stable. Its crust hadn't hardened all the way. Did you know the earth has a crust? It does -- it has a very thin surface of rocks and dirt and grass that we walk on, but underneath that is a boiling mass of magma, which is like rocks except on fire. So back in the days of the dinosaurs, the earth's crust was very brittle, sort of like a pie that's been baking for a while, where the crust looks crispy, but is really very thin and prone to cracking.

So, imagine it...you've got a young, brittle, fragile earth with a very thin crust, and lots of dinosaurs that keep getting bigger and bigger. Huge, in fact -- I mean, they went from little amphibians  that weren't much bigger than chickens to brontosauruses and t-rexes. So what do you think happened when all those huge beasts started stomping around on the earth's brittle crust?

That's right --  geological events. You've heard of them -- earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions. And whenever one of these would happen, the dinosaurs would get scared, which ironically would make them run even faster, which in turn caused even  moregeological disruptions -- what scientists call a "feedback loop." So basically the dinosaurs stomped and stampeded around enough that the whole world started erupting, which put lots of smoke and lava into the air, which caused it to get very hot. In other words, global warming. ]

As an example of proof supporting this, here's an artist's rendition of the earliest stages of that massive disaster:  http://www.zmescience.com/science/geology/volcanic-eruption-triassic- e xtinction-22032013/#!WMNdK .

So here we are, then, with the irony of the repetitive nature of history staring us in the face. The dinosaurs caused their own extinction by getting too big, and then failing to recognize that it was their own panicked reaction to the effects that was pushing them into oblivion. And now there's us, all these years later, and we're bringing about our own extinction by becoming too big (as a society) and failing to act in time.  And we're doing it all by burning the very species that went extinct originally. That's irony, subby. That's deep, dirty irony. You don't need snark to make it any more poignant than it is.


That was beautiful.

/bonus points for using irregardless
 
2014-06-09 06:54:49 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: His state will be one of the first to drown.


Along with Mexico City.
 
2014-06-09 06:56:38 PM  
Mass shootings due to lax mental health laws?
 
2014-06-09 06:58:15 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Along with Mexico City.


heeee
 
2014-06-09 06:59:15 PM  
iconicionic.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-06-09 07:00:12 PM  
Well, at least he admits dinosaurs existed. That's progress, I guess.
 
2014-06-09 07:01:45 PM  
"Congressman there were no dinosaurs. They are fakes put there by Satan to lead us to sin! Check mate on you, you Pagan!"
 
2014-06-09 07:02:09 PM  

Aarontology: As Calvin and Hobbes already explained, it was time traveling big game hunters.


That might explain the T Rex in the F15.
 
2014-06-09 07:02:12 PM  
What a maroon.
 
2014-06-09 07:07:27 PM  

The GOP, ladies and gentlemen. The GOP.

 
2014-06-09 07:08:32 PM  
they got tired of carrying Jebus on their backs
 
2014-06-09 07:09:19 PM  

SkinnyHead: A liberal at Think Progress doesn't understand how science works. News at 11


Do you really believe the crap you post or you some kind of troll performance art?
 
2014-06-09 07:09:44 PM  
We can invent fire but we still can't figure out what happen to those dinosaurs. Good job, science.
 
2014-06-09 07:18:03 PM  
Congressman, if your mother was pure and chaste, how are you here?
 
2014-06-09 07:19:00 PM  
Hey we had fires and things burning down BEFORE man could make fires -> Obviously all the people in prison for arson should be set free!
 
2014-06-09 07:21:28 PM  
At least he admitted dinosaurs were real. That's a step forward from thinking fossils were planted there by the devil.
 
2014-06-09 07:21:35 PM  
"While no scientist disputes that the climate has changed in the past, the issue is that heat-trapping greenhouse gases are forcing it to change faster and differently than it would without them.

The argument is, essentially, a non-sequitur."

Only if you're a dipshiat who doesn't know what a non sequitur is.

Now, before the Fark Butthurt Brigade decides that I'm a fundie climate change denier, and before certain trolls/morons on here rally to my cause, allow me to state that I believe that we are affecting our climate. I just don't like it when people lob words or phrases they know nothing about and consider themselves smart.

Of course, the author may have learned literary devices from Alanis Morissette.
 
2014-06-09 07:21:39 PM  

the_celt: Pocket Ninja: I know you're being snarky, subby, but the sad truth is that when snark begins to obscure an important truth, it ceases to be funny and begins to be sad. You see, the truth is that global warming  did kill the dinosaurs, but it was a different kind of global warming than what is killing us. You see,  ourglobal warming is caused by burning fossil fuels, which are called fossil fuels because -- and if you didn't know this before, it may stun you, but I really want to help you understand this cycle --  the fuel actually comes from dinosaur fossils. That's right. The dinosaurs died millions of years ago, and their bones turned into carbon, and some of that carbon turned into diamonds and the rest turned into oil.

But dinosaurs were cold-blooded, you might say.  Why would burning their fossils make it hot?

That's a good question, and the answer is because of geological pressure. See, the dinosaurs' fossils went underground after they died. Sometimes they were buried in landslides and things, and sometimes they drowned and the lake dried up and filled with dirt. Irregardless, once their bones got buried, all that dirt on top of them compressed them and made them warmer (this was also caused by the fossils being closer to the magma, which I'll explain in the next paragraph). This is why it gets hot when you burn them.

Now, obviously, the dinosaurs didn't cause their global warming by burning fossil fuels. It would be stupid to even suggest that, because back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, there weren't any fossils yet. They hadn't died off! No, what happened to the dinosaurs had more to do with  geology than anything else. You see, what you have to understand is that the earth was younger back then, only a few thousand years old. And, like all young things (children, puppies, etc.), it wasn't completely stable. Its crust hadn't hardened all the way. Did you know the earth has a crust? It does -- it has a very thin surface of rocks and dirt and grass that ...


I had to read that in the voice of the film narrator in the first Jurrasic Park movie.
 
2014-06-09 07:21:45 PM  
img2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-06-09 07:21:54 PM  
I knew before I clicked the link that this would be from a state that borders the Gulf of Mexico.  Un-farking-believable.
 
2014-06-09 07:25:10 PM  
Is the answer lack of access to affordable health care?
 
2014-06-09 07:25:56 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-09 07:28:34 PM  
And for us to say that it is a settled argument right now I think, again, is a foolish argument to make, because there are scientists on both sides of the issue that say that's it's not settled.

Yeah and there are probably even  two or threeclimatologists on the side that doesn't agree in man made climate change. It's not like that list is made up of people who are geologists and chemists, only.
 
2014-06-09 07:28:51 PM  
FTA
"The United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change is a massive global effort to compile and analyze climate research by scientists and experts around the world. It found that there is a 95 percent likelihood that human activities drove 74 percent of the observed global warming since 1950."

Bullshiat.
 
2014-06-09 07:29:05 PM  
Jesus was one hungry motherfarker after he was resurrected.

That is where the dinos went.
 
2014-06-09 07:30:02 PM  

fusillade762: Well, at least he admits dinosaurs existed. That's progress, I guess.


He just thinks they missed the ark and the fossil record shows that they were too stupid to get to the highest ground possible, unlike the humans (which australopithecus and homo erectus really are, just old, decrepit, and short humans...at least when they're not just apes and nothing like humans)...
 
2014-06-09 07:30:09 PM  

RedVentrue: FTA
"The United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change is a massive global effort to compile and analyze climate research by scientists and experts around the world. It found that there is a 95 percent likelihood that human activities drove 74 percent of the observed global warming since 1950."

Bullshiat.


That doesn't help.
 
2014-06-09 07:31:52 PM  

RedVentrue: FTA
"The United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change is a massive global effort to compile and analyze climate research by scientists and experts around the world. It found that there is a 95 percent likelihood that human activities drove 74 percent of the observed global warming since 1950."

Bullshiat.


What a great and concise proof that there is no such thing as Climate Change, you have changed my mind.
 
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