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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2016, 12:50:53 PM »


I'm not going to fiddle with your post, but I think you need to take away the virgule ("slash") at the end of that address and put ".jpg" in its place.  ;)


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That flat earth/sun video made me slightly nauseous.  :bleh:
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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2016, 01:15:31 PM »
 :sadnod:

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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2016, 04:37:17 PM »


I'm not going to fiddle with your post, but I think you need to take away the virgule ("slash") at the end of that address and put ".jpg" in its place.  ;)


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That flat earth/sun video made me slightly nauseous.  :bleh:

I think I got it. I have a hard time with previews and editing for some reason. I think it's my server.

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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2016, 04:56:58 PM »
I'm just a student of the game that they taught me.


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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #34 on: December 13, 2016, 06:34:40 PM »
Oh, it's real

If you rightfully have zero desire to wade through that steaming pile of horseshit, the jist is that some dude who is off his rocker but happens to hold a PhD said some bizarre stuff and was roundly shouted down by every other scientist everywhere, but not before creationists got a hold of it and started going "SEE WE TOLD YOU IT MAKES NO SENSE!"

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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #35 on: December 13, 2016, 07:19:08 PM »
For one, chimps and pigs cannot physically have offspring.
But, uh...well there it is.
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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #36 on: December 13, 2016, 07:19:20 PM »
Hmm, that meme is different than the image I found associated with the original address. Just for interest, here's the one I found:





As for McCarthy's idea, despite the fact that he's a geneticist, he's apparently been unable to produce any genetic evidence supporting it. Instead he relies exclusively on morphological similarities between pigs and humans, i.e. some physical characteristics are shared by humans and pigs. He claims that the reason there's no genetic evidence is because "humans are probably the result of multiple generations of backcrossing to chimpanzees, which in nucleotide sequence data comparisons would effectively mask any contribution from pig" (source). His, eh, outré hypothesis hasn't got any traction with scientists who study human origins, as Pasta Chick said (though not in so many words  ;)).
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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #37 on: December 14, 2016, 09:39:47 AM »
the above pictures of creationists remind me of this bit here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTOla3TyfqQ
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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #38 on: December 14, 2016, 12:34:39 PM »
Oh, it's real

If you rightfully have zero desire to wade through that steaming pile of horseshit, the jist is that some dude who is off his rocker but happens to hold a PhD said some bizarre stuff and was roundly shouted down by every other scientist everywhere, but not before creationists got a hold of it and started going "SEE WE TOLD YOU IT MAKES NO SENSE!"

Oh my sweet cheesus, what a steaming pile of bull's manure.
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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #39 on: December 14, 2016, 12:40:36 PM »
:sadshake:

Steaming. :sadnod: Probably infectious and certainly toxic too. :sadnod:

Also,
Quote from: link above
All I can say is that I'm beginning to get very, very tired of so-called “scientists” and their groupies thinking and talking like religious fanatics, and of existing “acceptable” scientific theories increasingly taking on the stained patina of dogma. McCarthy appears to have the credentials; why don't those who disagree with his “outlandish” conclusions answer him with scientific rigor, rather than ad hominem?

I'd answer a child with no credentials whatsoever with scientific rigor unless that child was completely full of shit.

For the vast majority (At least where I'm from) of the generally intelligent, credentials mean little - the quality of one's work means a lot. A Ph.D by itself means little more than that you were at one form of school or another for a really, really long time - if that. They give those things out to honour people too, or so I've read. Three letters and a dot don't make you a competent scientist any more than the titular M.D makes you a competent surgeon.
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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #40 on: December 14, 2016, 05:15:33 PM »
I admit, I did "wade in" a bit. McCarthy's tactic of sprinkling comments from his cheerleaders in the midst of the exposition of his hypothesis was almost as unpleasant as the design of the site. I left off when he tried to use the mythical "cabbit" (cat-rabbit hybrid) as support for his idea. His attitude of "well, people give a number of reasons why it's not possible, but there are other people who swear it's happened" is disingenuous given the fact that the naysayers are scientists and some of the most vociferous pro-"cabbit" people are selling the supposed hybrids. :eyebrow:
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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #41 on: December 14, 2016, 06:25:52 PM »
By the power of The Asmo, behold The Crocoduck!

...I can see the similarities they see in the existing species, but... Common ancestry does not constitute hybridization.

Mammals do share large chunks of their genetic makeup. We even share a fair bit of it with like... Pine trees. Doesn't mean that you can stick your penis into a hole in a tree and produce an ent.
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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #42 on: December 14, 2016, 06:51:57 PM »
Mammals do share large chunks of their genetic makeup. We even share a fair bit of it with like... Pine trees. Doesn't mean that you can stick your penis into a hole in a tree and produce an ent.

Which is a damn shame. I feel like we could use an army of Ents about now.

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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #43 on: December 14, 2016, 07:09:01 PM »
With big rocks. Those come from sticking penises in the ground, or so I hear.  :sadnod:
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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2016, 07:49:35 PM »
With big rocks. Those come from sticking penises in the ground, or so I hear.  :sadnod:

Fuck the world!
But, uh...well there it is.
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