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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Most of the people most of the time

Posted by: Hammer / 1:26 PM

Smartie proves that Mark Twain adage.

I'm just hoping that the questions, as polled, helped drive anyone who believes in a higher power to answer that "living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time." If your only choices are the book of Genesis and Origin of Species, I can understand why church-goes would pick Genesis over Darwin. You never know when God might be listening.

Point is, I suspect that if you polled all the people who believed in the Bible, you'd find large minorities who reject certain stories, whether it's the Garden of Eden, the flood, or the Tower of Babel.


"Right. What's a cubit?"
Personally I've always had a little trouble with the whole ark thing. Did all the marine life need to be saved or did Noah just let them swim? All that fresh water pouring down on them must have wreaked havoc on all those salt water critters. And at what point did he send all the marsupials off in a lifeboat to make landfall on a different continent? And what about the bugs? They had to fit somewhere. There are more than 350,000 known species of beetles alone. If all species have always existed in their present form 350,000 now means 350,000 then as well. If they average half an inch long a line of 350,000 pairs would be almost 3 miles long. That would take a long time to march onto a boat. Maybe Noah picked them up by hand. If he picked them up at a rate of one a second working day and night he could have been done in only 8 days. Then it's on to the ants!

BTW, if you're thinking "fool some of the people all of the time" that's not Twain, it's Lincoln, tho I have no idea if he was the first to say it.

By Blogger Jambo, at 2:44 PM  

Dammit. Twain. Lincoln. Whatever. Lincoln was funnier. I'm convinced the hat was just a prop.

By Blogger Hammer, at 3:01 PM

By Anonymous tard patch, at 5:47 PM  

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