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Title: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Java on June 27, 2012, 01:45:50 AM
(has this been posted?)

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/loch-ness-monster-real-dinosaur-biology-books-taught-louisiana-school-article-1.1102340

Oh my gosh, you guys! The Loch Ness Monster is rea- wait, never mind.

Is there no end to this type of stupidity in the south? I currently live in Mississippi and we are the most religious state AND the dumbest. Hand in hand. But this, teaching The Loch Ness Monster to disprove evolution, is just pushing it.

Anyone else have some other religion in school based comparisons that are equally or more baffling?
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: OldGit on June 27, 2012, 02:57:20 AM
This is almost beyond belief.  There are more nutters per square yard in the American bible belt than in Broadmoor prison.

Thanks for posting that, Java - I need a good laugh in the morning.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Asmodean on June 27, 2012, 05:31:01 AM
They need to be teaching about The Asmo to prove the existence of devils and demons, methink. Time to write a letter to someone, yes?  :D
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: OldGit on June 27, 2012, 06:02:17 AM
This Loch Ness Monster - do you suppose it might be some Asmo-like creature escaped from the fiords?
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on June 27, 2012, 06:06:38 AM
They need to be teaching about The Asmo to prove the existence of devils and demons, methink. Time to write a letter to someone, yes?  :D

All you need to do is claim that you don't evolve, and I'm pretty sure you'd be in.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Tank on June 27, 2012, 06:31:28 AM
This Loch Ness Monster - do you suppose it might be some Asmo-like creature escaped from the fiords?
Given it has a neck that's doubtful.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Asmodean on June 27, 2012, 07:15:18 AM
All you need to do is claim that you don't evolve, and I'm pretty sure you'd be in.
The Asmo is eternal. No generation shift means no evolution. We are golden!  ;D
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Ali on June 27, 2012, 08:08:10 AM
*facepalm*  I just...I can't....I don't..... *facepalm*

Also.


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Some Christian schools eligible for vouchers are also reportedly teaching “Bible-based math,” which doesn’t include modern theories

WTF is Bible-based math?

ETA:  People always say that "math is the universal language."  Does the idea that Christians have their own special math suggest that they can't even speak the universal language?
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: AnimatedDirt on June 27, 2012, 08:48:32 AM
*facepalm*  I just...I can't....I don't..... *facepalm*

Also.


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Some Christian schools eligible for vouchers are also reportedly teaching “Bible-based math,” which doesn’t include modern theories

WTF is Bible-based math?

ETA:  People always say that "math is the universal language."  Does the idea that Christians have their own special math suggest that they can't even speak the universal language?

I'm not necessarily crazy about it, but it seems it may just be 'normal' math but with bible activities through which to learn.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Ali on June 27, 2012, 08:55:08 AM
What are the "modern theories" they are leaving out?
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: AnimatedDirt on June 27, 2012, 08:59:47 AM
What are the "modern theories" they are leaving out?

The one's I've seen online are for kids from about preschool aged to maybe 7 or 8 yrs of age.  I'm sure there's A LOT of modern theories being left out at those ages.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: OldGit on June 27, 2012, 09:02:58 AM
Do they teach that pi = 3.0?

Quote from: 1 Kings 7.23
And he made the molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and the height thereof was five cubits; and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Ali on June 27, 2012, 09:14:24 AM
http://www.christianperspective.net/math/god-and-math/ (http://www.christianperspective.net/math/god-and-math/)  *raised eyebrow*

Did you guys know that if god wasn't busy holding it together up there, 1+1 might not = 2.  What is, at it's essence, counting, apparently works because god created it and keeps it faithful.  I can't figure out what would happen if god wasn't holding it together for us.  1+1 could = 3. but does that mean that we just use the word 3 to convey the concept of 2, or does it mean that an extra thing popped up as a function of being added, but even if that were the case, wouldn't we just add another 1 anyway and call it 3?   ???
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: OldGit on June 27, 2012, 09:20:18 AM
^ This explains how the trinity can exist:  1+1+1=1, if god says so.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Asmodean on June 27, 2012, 09:37:45 AM
What are the "modern theories" they are leaving out?
Gravity. The Asmo has always claimed it to be modernist bullshit.  :D
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: OldGit on June 27, 2012, 09:44:36 AM
^ Well, obviously.  We know that we stay on the ground because the FSM's noodly appendages pull us.  Surely no-one would argue with that?
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Asmodean on June 27, 2012, 09:51:31 AM
Is blasphemy to any Asmoist.  >:( The Clay, you see, it sucks things down towards it.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: OldGit on June 27, 2012, 09:53:26 AM
^ Blasphemy!  BURN THE HERETIC!
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Asmodean on June 27, 2012, 09:54:14 AM
^ Blasphemy!  BURN THE HERETIC!
CUBE HIS MEATBALLS!  >:(
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Ali on June 27, 2012, 09:54:19 AM
Is blasphemy to any Asmoist.  >:( The Clay, you see, it sucks things down towards it.

*Nods solemnly*  And your feet get stuck in it, thereby preventing you from being thrown off the face of the planet and hurled into outer space.  Unless Asmo, in his infinite wisdom and evil, ever decides to let go.....*ominous music*
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Asmodean on June 27, 2012, 09:55:10 AM
Is blasphemy to any Asmoist.  >:( The Clay, you see, it sucks things down towards it.

*Nods solemnly*  And your feet get stuck in it, thereby preventing you from being thrown off the face of the planet and hurled into outer space.  Unless Asmo, in his infinite wisdom and evil, ever decides to let go.....*ominous music*
See? A bit prosaic, but almost straight from The Book(tm).  :D
Title: Creationism: Loch Ness Monster Seen As Real Dinosaur in Biology Books
Post by: Amicale on June 27, 2012, 12:01:38 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/loch-ness-monster-real-dinosaur-biology-books-taught-louisiana-school-article-1.1102340

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Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana school

The startling claim about Nessie’s authenticity is reportedly made to bolster creationism within the textbook. The Loch Ness Monster is described as a type of dinosaur, and if dinosaurs and man co-exist, then presumably there would be holes in the scientific argument for evolution.

The Scottish legend of the Loch Ness Monster is suggested as truth in a biology book that a private Christian school in Louisiana is using in its curriculum.

But that’s only part of the outrage from critics: Students who are eligible for taxpayer-funded vouchers will be allowed to attend Eternity Christian Academy in Westlake for the 2012-13 school year, according to reports.

The startling claim about Nessie’s authenticity is made to bolster creationism within the textbook, the Scotsman newspaper reported Monday. The Loch Ness Monster is described as a type of dinosaur, and if dinosaurs and man co-exist, then presumably there would be holes in the scientific argument for evolution.

The textbook, produced by Accelerated Christian Education, features a passage about the Loch Ness Monster in the Biology 1099 edition, Scotland’s The Herald reported.

“Are dinosaurs alive today? Scientists are becoming more convinced of their existence,” the textbook reads, according to the newspaper.
 

Read the rest at the link, if you'd like to - it goes on for a bit.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Java on June 27, 2012, 12:35:18 PM
*facepalm*  I just...I can't....I don't..... *facepalm*

Also.


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Some Christian schools eligible for vouchers are also reportedly teaching “Bible-based math,” which doesn’t include modern theories

WTF is Bible-based math?

ETA:  People always say that "math is the universal language."  Does the idea that Christians have their own special math suggest that they can't even speak the universal language?

My theory was this:

If God has 200 fish and there are 200 starving children, but 20 footballers pray for fish, how many fish are left over if God gives each foot ball player 10 fish?
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: OldGit on June 27, 2012, 12:39:50 PM
Quote from: Matthew 14.20-21
And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.
And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.

If jebus controls the arithmetic. he can stretch the rations out.

Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Asmodean on June 27, 2012, 12:44:39 PM
My theory was this:

If God has 200 fish and there are 200 starving children, but 20 footballers pray for fish, how many fish are left over if God gives each foot ball player 10 fish?
Flaw: Why would a footballer be praying for a stinking fish?  ???
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Stevil on June 27, 2012, 03:31:51 PM
The universe was made in 1 day
earth took 5 days

Noah lived for 950 years
Adam for 930 years


Bible math, you make assertions and people believe it.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: markmcdaniel on June 27, 2012, 04:01:23 PM
According to biblical math Darwinist are now allowed to claim the non existence of the Yeti, Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and Champy as proof for evolution.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 27, 2012, 05:33:22 PM
To hell with all the maths, I'm writing that god works in mysterious ways in my maths test tomorrow!  >:( Surely that's the answer to beat all answers?

Come on guys, help me out here. I'm starting to panic. I'm beginning to lose my faith that 1+1=2. :(
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: jumbojak on June 28, 2012, 01:55:07 PM
^ Well, obviously.  We know that we stay on the ground because the FSM's noodly appendages pull us.  Surely no-one would argue with that?

You must be an Ultra-Orthodox Pastafarian. We reformists have realised the FSM pushes us down by the work of his omnipresent noodley appendage. And its one apoendage, we dont want to seem polytheistic do we? Do you wear full pirate garb?
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: markmcdaniel on June 28, 2012, 10:19:23 PM
http://www.christianperspective.net/math/god-and-math/ (http://www.christianperspective.net/math/god-and-math/)  *raised eyebrow*

Did you guys know that if god wasn't busy holding it together up there, 1+1 might not = 2.  What is, at it's essence, counting, apparently works because god created it and keeps it faithful.  I can't figure out what would happen if god wasn't holding it together for us.  1+1 could = 3. but does that mean that we just use the word 3 to convey the concept of 2, or does it mean that an extra thing popped up as a function of being added, but even if that were the case, wouldn't we just add another 1 anyway and call it 3?   ???
This actually explains a lot. Like why God does not answer all of those prayers for world peace or take the time to keep some of his priest in line.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: OldGit on June 29, 2012, 01:33:16 AM
Quote from: jumbojak
Do you wear full pirate garb?

No, not even on Fridays.  But I am indeed a fundamentalist Pastafarian gravity-denier.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Sweetdeath on July 04, 2012, 09:02:03 PM
*facepalm*  I just...I can't....I don't..... *facepalm*

Also.


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Some Christian schools eligible for vouchers are also reportedly teaching “Bible-based math,” which doesn’t include modern theories

WTF is Bible-based math?

ETA:  People always say that "math is the universal language."  Does the idea that Christians have their own special math suggest that they can't even speak the universal language?

What the crap is bible based math??


2x2 every animal = ??? solve for x?

Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Dobermonster on July 04, 2012, 09:26:55 PM
*facepalm*  I just...I can't....I don't..... *facepalm*

Also.


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Some Christian schools eligible for vouchers are also reportedly teaching “Bible-based math,” which doesn’t include modern theories

WTF is Bible-based math?

ETA:  People always say that "math is the universal language."  Does the idea that Christians have their own special math suggest that they can't even speak the universal language?

What the crap is bible based math??


2x2 every animal = ??? solve for x?



Noah took in clean beasts by sevens and unclean beasts by twos.
x= unclean beasts
y = clean beasts

2x + 7y = 22,000,000,000

Solve for x and y.

Bonus question: If each animal produced 0.5 kg of fecal matter daily, and Noah et al could spend 4 hours a day shoveling at 20kg/hr, how long would it take for the massive volume of shit to exceed the maximum capacity of the Ark? Students may cross-reference with Genesis.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Sweetdeath on July 04, 2012, 09:51:46 PM
*facepalm*  I just...I can't....I don't..... *facepalm*

Also.


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Some Christian schools eligible for vouchers are also reportedly teaching “Bible-based math,” which doesn’t include modern theories

WTF is Bible-based math?

ETA:  People always say that "math is the universal language."  Does the idea that Christians have their own special math suggest that they can't even speak the universal language?

What the crap is bible based math??


2x2 every animal = ??? solve for x?



Noah took in clean beasts by sevens and unclean beasts by twos.
x= unclean beasts
y = clean beasts

2x + 7y = 22,000,000,000

Solve for x and y.

Bonus question: If each animal produced 0.5 kg of fecal matter daily, and Noah et al could spend 4 hours a day shoveling at 20kg/hr, how long would it take for the massive volume of shit to exceed the maximum capacity of the Ark? Students may cross-reference with Genesis.

Haha, I wish someone would ACTUALLY attempt to solve this.  ;D

(Not me, I suck at math.)
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Asmodean on July 04, 2012, 10:17:15 PM
Haha, I wish someone would ACTUALLY attempt to solve this.  ;D

(Not me, I suck at math.)
Let The Asmo see what He can do, The Gray Math style.  8)

Quote from: Dobermonster
Noah took in clean beasts by sevens and unclean beasts by twos.
x= unclean beasts
y = clean beasts

2x + 7y = 22,000,000,000

Solve for x and y.

Bonus question: If each animal produced 0.5 kg of fecal matter daily, and Noah et al could spend 4 hours a day shoveling at 20kg/hr, how long would it take for the massive volume of shit to exceed the maximum capacity of the Ark? Students may cross-reference with Genesis.
1.

x=(22E9-7y)/2
y=(22E9-2x)/7

x and y are free variables. Recommend starting with y with regard to whole numbers. (Every even is cleanly divisible by two, but only every seventh is cleanly divisible by seven)

2. The rate of 20 kg/h is pathetic, even for an ancient old fart with a beard.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Dobermonster on July 04, 2012, 10:30:41 PM
Haha, I wish someone would ACTUALLY attempt to solve this.  ;D

(Not me, I suck at math.)
Let The Asmo see what He can do, The Gray Math style.  8)

1.

x=(22E9-7y)/2
y=(22E9-2x)/7

x and y are free variables. Recommend starting with y with regard to whole numbers. (Every even is cleanly divisible by two, but only every seventh is cleanly divisible by seven)

2. The rate of 20 kg/h is pathetic, even for an ancient old fart with a beard.



Noah took in clean beasts by sevens and unclean beasts by twos.
x= unclean beasts
y = clean beasts

x+y= 6,000,000,000
2x + 7y = 22,000,000,000

Solve for x and y.

Bonus question: If each animal produced 0.5 kg of fecal matter daily, and Noah et al could spend 4 hours a day shoveling at 240kg/hr, how long would it take for the massive volume of shit to exceed the maximum capacity of the Ark? Students may cross-reference with Genesis.


Is better? Noah's buff. :D

[correction pending . . . consulting KJV in progress]

Bonus question: If each animal produced 0.5 kg of fecal matter daily, and Noah et al could spend 4 hours a day shoveling at 1500kg/hr, how long would it take for the massive volume of shit to exceed the maximum capacity of the Ark? Students may cross-reference with Genesis.

Ok, so this now reflects that 8 people are working. However, Noah and his wife are over 600 hundred years old, so . . . come on, the dude's not going to be a power pooper scooper.
[/consulting]
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Stevil on July 05, 2012, 01:56:54 AM
How volatile is the clean/unclean attribute?
Can unclean animal make a clean animal become unclean?
If so with all them uncleans on the boat if they aren't carefully segregated, before long all the animals will be unclean, including the humans.

It will be a very, very, very stinky boat ride.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 05, 2012, 02:24:48 AM
The logistics of any of god's workers defy comprehension.

Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Stevil on July 05, 2012, 03:26:21 AM
An interesting point that Kevin Krady made in one of his posts on WhyWontGodHealAmputees, was with regards to the environment that Noah was in when he build his boat and gathered the animals.
People were so savage, so evil that god had no option but to kill them all.
But given this environment, Noah roamed around, gathering materials for his jolly big boat, he travelled the world and collected animals and all this took him many years (was it a 100 or so?). Nobody tried to stop him, nobody stole his animals or his boat or his material, nobody vandalised his boat, nobody troubled him? Apparently businesses were still able to operate, to produce the wood and nails and material Noah needed for his boat.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 05, 2012, 08:45:22 AM
An interesting point that Kevin Krady made in one of his posts on WhyWontGodHealAmputees, was with regards to the environment that Noah was in when he build his boat and gathered the animals.
People were so savage, so evil that god had no option but to kill them all.
But given this environment, Noah roamed around, gathering materials for his jolly big boat, he travelled the world and collected animals and all this took him many years (was it a 100 or so?). Nobody tried to stop him, nobody stole his animals or his boat or his material, nobody vandalised his boat, nobody troubled him? Apparently businesses were still able to operate, to produce the wood and nails and material Noah needed for his boat.

He tried to go to heaven to buy it pronto, but they wouldn't accept his currency, apparently. Had to start from scratch.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: OldGit on July 05, 2012, 10:10:26 AM
Maybe there's something in the old saw: 'Noah was an amateur; the Titanic was built by professionals.'
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Sweetdeath on July 05, 2012, 08:44:30 PM
The logistics of any of god's workers defy comprehension.




Nothing febreeze can't handle!!  ;D
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Dobermonster on July 05, 2012, 09:30:50 PM
The thing I don't get about creationists is . . . they scrounge for this meager, speculative, pinhead of logic, float it in a vat of irrational deductive reasoning, and call it 'evidence', when testable statements are provided in the bible. Apparently the 'sons of God' came down to earth and procreated with humans, so God had to send the flood and cull their gigantic offspring. I want to see some giant angel DNA, dammit. I bet it thparkles.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Ihateyoumike on July 06, 2012, 01:59:14 AM
Chef's dad:
Say, would you crackers like to hear about the time we saw the Loch Ness monster?

Stan:
No, that's okay

Chef's dad:
Ooh! It must've been about seven, eight years ago. Me and the little lady was out on this boat you see, all alone at night, when all of a sudden this huge creature, this giant crustacean from the paleolithic era, comes out of the water

Chef's mom:
We was so scared, Lord have mercy, I jumped up in the boat and I said "Thomas, what on earth is that creature?!"

Chef's dad:
It stood above us looking down with these big red eyes...

Chef's mom:
Oh it was so scary!

Chef's dad:
And I yelled, I said "What do you want from us monster?!" And the monster bent down and said "I need about treefiddy"

[silence]

Kyle:
What's treefiddy?

Chef's dad:
Three dollars and fifty cents

Chef's mom:
Treefiddy

Stan:
He wanted money?

Chef's dad:
That's right. I said "I ain't giving you no treefiddy you goddam Loch Ness monster! Get your own goddam money!"

Chef's mom:
I gave him a dollar

Chef's dad:
She gave him a dollar

Chef's mom:
I thought he'd go away if I gave him a dollar

Chef's dad:
Well of course he's not gonna go away! You gave him a dollar, he's gonna assume you got more

(Sorry, couldn't resist)
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Buddy on July 06, 2012, 04:36:47 AM
That stupid story is all over Reddit.   :D
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on July 06, 2012, 07:07:14 AM
Bahahaha, South Park!
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Sweetdeath on July 06, 2012, 06:52:32 PM
The thing I don't get about creationists is . . . they scrounge for this meager, speculative, pinhead of logic, float it in a vat of irrational deductive reasoning, and call it 'evidence', when testable statements are provided in the bible. Apparently the 'sons of God' came down to earth and procreated with humans, so God had to send the flood and cull their gigantic offspring. I want to see some giant angel DNA, dammit. I bet it thparkles.

I love the logic of angel + human = GIANT ANGEL CYCLOPS EVANGELION

I don't GET it. XD
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Ali on July 07, 2012, 07:25:56 AM
The thing I don't get about creationists is . . . they scrounge for this meager, speculative, pinhead of logic, float it in a vat of irrational deductive reasoning, and call it 'evidence', when testable statements are provided in the bible. Apparently the 'sons of God' came down to earth and procreated with humans, so God had to send the flood and cull their gigantic offspring. I want to see some giant angel DNA, dammit. I bet it thparkles.

I love the logic of angel + human = GIANT ANGEL CYCLOPS EVANGELION

I don't GET it. XD

There was logic in that equation?   ;D
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: OldGit on July 07, 2012, 11:12:38 AM
What are you on about, all of you?  My poor old head is confused. :'(
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Dobermonster on July 07, 2012, 11:22:22 AM
What are you on about, all of you?  My poor old head is confused. :'(

Genesis 6:1-6
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

It also occurs to me that this passage subverts the idea of Yahweh being infallible and omniscient.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: OldGit on July 07, 2012, 11:28:42 AM
^ Yes, I know that was how the thread started, but the last two pages have gone all ... um ... confusing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu7vySQbgXI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu7vySQbgXI)
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Sweetdeath on July 07, 2012, 11:39:29 AM
What are you on about, all of you?  My poor old head is confused. :'(

Genesis 6:1-6
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

It also occurs to me that this passage subverts the idea of Yahweh being infallible and omniscient.

He sounds like an idiot who made  a mistake (gasp, a mistake) and wont admit it.
But god is sooo perfect.  ::)
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Ali on July 07, 2012, 11:45:01 AM
^ Yes, I know that was how the thread started, but the last two pages have gone all ... um ... confusing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu7vySQbgXI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu7vySQbgXI)

There, there.  *Makes Git a cup of tea*  *Shows him again how to use the remote control*
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Amicale on July 07, 2012, 02:59:13 PM
^ Yes, I know that was how the thread started, but the last two pages have gone all ... um ... confusing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu7vySQbgXI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu7vySQbgXI)

There, there.  *Makes Git a cup of tea*  *Shows him again how to use the remote control*

From personal experience, I happen to know that the tea always goes over well, but no matter how many times I've shown my grandparents how to use their remote control, they never quite remember. "Come over and fix our TV, it's broken again!" "Why, what's the matter with it?" "There's a black box in the middle of the screen!" "You accidentally turned closed caption on again, grandma." "What button's that?? How'd I do that??" "Be right over...."

... and this conversation happened after them doing this for about the 10th time in a couple months...  :D

So, I just make her tea, "fix her TV", and rinse, lather and repeat.  ;D
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Dobermonster on July 07, 2012, 07:03:05 PM
^ Yes, I know that was how the thread started, but the last two pages have gone all ... um ... confusing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu7vySQbgXI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu7vySQbgXI)

There, there.  *Makes Git a cup of tea*  *Shows him again how to use the remote control*

From personal experience, I happen to know that the tea always goes over well, but no matter how many times I've shown my grandparents how to use their remote control, they never quite remember. "Come over and fix our TV, it's broken again!" "Why, what's the matter with it?" "There's a black box in the middle of the screen!" "You accidentally turned closed caption on again, grandma." "What button's that?? How'd I do that??" "Be right over...."

... and this conversation happened after them doing this for about the 10th time in a couple months...  :D

So, I just make her tea, "fix her TV", and rinse, lather and repeat.  ;D

LOL

Reminds me of when my parents asked me to explain  - over the phone -  to their elderly friends how to operate their first computer. Apparently I fail at describing what symbol is on the 'power' button.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Buddy on July 07, 2012, 08:38:33 PM
What exactly is the right way to explain what a power symbol is?
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 07, 2012, 08:43:28 PM
Try:

Press everything button until you find the one that works.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Sweetdeath on July 07, 2012, 10:01:27 PM
Try:

Press everything button until you find the one that works.
When i was 13, i volunteered to teach adults how to use computers!
Yes, 13. I was seriously showing grown ups that you don't PUT the mouse on the monitor to move the cursor. Oy x__x;;;
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: OldGit on July 08, 2012, 01:23:51 AM
Referring to a 'mouse' is very confusing to old people.  They might try to use a real mouse, and get bitten.  We should call the computer version an 'Asmo'. ;)
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Tank on July 08, 2012, 03:01:47 AM
Referring to a 'mouse' is very confusing to old people.  They might try to use a real mouse, and get bitten.  We should call the computer version an 'Asmo'. ;)
Yes but then which way around would he face in your hand? If he faced towards your wrist the scroll wheel would be in his butt crack and you'd be click 'left buttock' or 'right buttock'. If he faced the other way you'd be continually poking him in the eyes and using his lips as the scroll device; which means he'd probably bite you. Thus I don't think Asmo would make a suitable mouse replacement.

*just considered orienting Asmo on his back and decided not to describe the inverted reversed control set up!*
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on July 08, 2012, 05:25:52 AM
Hahaha! "double click left butt cheek"
Hmmm, I'm working on a couple of user guides right now. I wonder if I could work this in there...
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Tank on July 08, 2012, 05:38:06 AM
Hahaha! "double click left butt cheek"
Hmmm, I'm working on a couple of user guides right now. I wonder if I could work this in there...
What a spanking good idea!
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 08, 2012, 06:13:02 AM
Yes but then which way around would he face in your hand? If he faced towards your wrist the scroll wheel would be in his butt crack and you'd be click 'left buttock' or 'right buttock'. If he faced the other way you'd be continually poking him in the eyes and using his lips as the scroll device; which means he'd probably bite you. Thus I don't think Asmo would make a suitable mouse replacement.

Funny how we take these things for granted, it seems so obvious to me how to use a mouse, if teaching another people the first thing I'd assume is that they also knew how to use it properly.

This one guy mentioned something that I think is very true, computers are one of the many things that younger generations know more about than older generations. It seems odd to some and the reverse of the natural order of things. I was already older than the age that people are exposed to PC these days when my father got his first PC -  I was around 10 or 11 - but he didn't let anyone really use it. People of my age are like the first or last of a "transitional species" :P
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Sweetdeath on July 08, 2012, 11:03:31 AM
Referring to a 'mouse' is very confusing to old people.  They might try to use a real mouse, and get bitten.  We should call the computer version an 'Asmo'. ;)
Yes but then which way around would he face in your hand? If he faced towards your wrist the scroll wheel would be in his butt crack and you'd be click 'left buttock' or 'right buttock'. If he faced the other way you'd be continually poking him in the eyes and using his lips as the scroll device; which means he'd probably bite you. Thus I don't think Asmo would make a suitable mouse replacement.

*just considered orienting Asmo on his back and decided not to describe the inverted reversed control set up!*

I almost want to put googly eyes on my mouse now.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on July 22, 2012, 06:47:02 PM
I just want everyone to know that the Loch Ness Monster really does exist, for what it's worth.  I have a Polaris pool cleaner in my swimming pool, and we have named her "Nessie."  She travels around the pool sucking up dirt and bugs, has a long tail, and terrifies my grandchildren.  They demand that I take Nessie out of the pool before they go swimming.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: markmcdaniel on July 22, 2012, 07:44:57 PM
I just want everyone to know that the Loch Ness Monster really does exist, for what it's worth.  I have a Polaris pool cleaner in my swimming pool, and we have named her "Nessie."  She travels around the pool sucking up dirt and bugs, has a long tail, and terrifies my grandchildren.  They demand that I take Nessie out of the pool before they go swimming.
Perhaps if you rename it Champy it will all get better.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: OldGit on July 23, 2012, 05:14:23 AM
Quote from: Bruce
They demand that I take Nessie out of the pool before they go swimming.

Quite right!  It might be the gobble-up monster.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: Amicale on July 23, 2012, 06:52:47 AM
I just want everyone to know that the Loch Ness Monster really does exist, for what it's worth.  I have a Polaris pool cleaner in my swimming pool, and we have named her "Nessie."  She travels around the pool sucking up dirt and bugs, has a long tail, and terrifies my grandchildren.  They demand that I take Nessie out of the pool before they go swimming.

 :D Cute! And I don't blame them at all. My kiddo isn't fond of pool cleaners, either. She has reasonably long hair for her age, and loves wearing frilly bathing suits, so she's always worried that the pool cleaner will detach itself from the bottom of the pool and hunt her down and in her words "suck me up and eat me for dinner!"
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 23, 2012, 11:40:24 AM
LOL

I used to love messing with the pool cleaner when I was young. My parents had to protect it from me, and not me from it. ;D
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: markmcdaniel on July 23, 2012, 01:40:06 PM
LOL

I used to love messing with the pool cleaner when I was young. My parents had to protect it from me, and not me from it. ;D
This would explain a lot. No wonder that the other pool cleaners feel the need to terrorize other kids. Its the low self esteem.
Title: Re: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 25, 2012, 01:51:57 AM
LOL

I used to love messing with the pool cleaner when I was young. My parents had to protect it from me, and not me from it. ;D
This would explain a lot. No wonder that the other pool cleaners feel the need to terrorize other kids. Its the low self esteem.

Could be, but this isn't necessarily the case. Some pool cleaners found a good ally in me when it came to terrorising other kids. ;)