Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I haven't laughed so hard in years...

The picture of the guy in chainmail chucking rocks at a therapod is just made of win.

If you actually believe there were tyrannosaurs roaming loose in Europe or the Near East in historical times, please send me your debit card number and PIN code, because I need them for a very important research project.



(H/T to Nathan Brindle.)

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is so 'wrong on so many levels', both within it's own unreality and in the world as it is.

However, I'd give a fiver to see what happens to the crusader-type, after he gets the big toothy lizard's attention.

Then, you might say that evolution works,after all.

J t R

Rio Arriba said...

Could we be witnessing the discovery of tinned food?

Anonymous said...

if you click to the original post, I found the very Caucasian Cro-Magnon amusing.

-SayUncle

Sigboy said...

I went on a field trip to that 'park' in first or second grade. Trust me this is a more entertaining experience.

Anonymous said...

It's ok, fellow Lambs.

The armed thugs drew a crowd and laughed and hooted and mercilessly mocked Christ before they killed Him too.


Mark 13:20

13And they cried out again, Crucify him.

14Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.

15And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.

16And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band.

17And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,

18And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!

19And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.

20And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.

Hypnagogue said...

I'm thinking .458 SOCOM with monolithic solids. And you'll need a nightvision scope with a bright IR illuminator to spotlight their eyes, cause these babies are invisible.

Tam said...

Anon 10:51,

I am having difficulty seeing what that has to do with the tariff on Tetley in Taipei.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 10:51, nobody's mocking Jesus, just a certain subset of His followers.

It's a cheesy roadside attraction, fercryinoutloud. What did you expect?

BobG said...

I guess the knight is supposed to be St George and the dragon?

DirtCrashr said...

If they're allowed to teach the pseudo science of anthropogenic Global Warming then why not this ridiculous junk? In 1930's Germany the kids were taught the "Fire and Ice" version of asteroidal planetary evolution, complete with giants. A bit like Global Warming only in reverse and with a bigger hockey stick.

Anonymous said...

Didn't you listen to Coast to Coast this morning at 3:00AM?

This morning's guest had a book on reptiloids who live in underground cities. Plus there are the space reptiles that control the royal family of England.

(Yeah, I forgot to take my Melatonin and 5HTP last night),

Shootin' Buddy

Rob K said...

I saw that knight and immediately thought "he needs the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch"

CastoCreations said...

Wow...just wow. I've been raised a Christian my entire life and nowhere was I taught this crap. These crazies give Christianity a bad name.

Nathan Brindle said...

SB -- that wasn't David Icke, was it? Did he mention the Freemasons and the Illuminati, too?

wv: dedorkst. I suspect that dedorking takes place with a cluebat...which David Icke needs applied pretty badly.

Anonymous said...

"SB -- that wasn't David Icke, was it?"

Do not believe so. He spoke without a British accent. He was likely North American, Midwest by his speech pattern and intonation.

The guest was pimping a new book and talked about the reptile people that live in underground caverns in the American South.

Tam alerted me to Mr. Icke's theories at the last gun show. I stood there and blinked in disbelief, but then I know better than to disbelieve her. :-)

Shootin' Buddy

LabRat said...

Oh, my personal favorite has *got* to be the ape footprint next to the human footprint with the arrow helpfully pointing to the human footprint.

WHY THANK YOU, HELPFUL EXHIBIT!

Joanna said...

I'm with Anon 11:03 and Casto: These guys fall into the "Shut up, shut up, you're making us look like idiots!" category. I've noticed that their type tends to understand neither science nor their own faith well enough to argue about either.

LauraB said...

Rob, that was a spit-take. Thanks ever so much.

WV: waxed - how does it KNOW?!

John A said...

Fun.

Oh, try this next time you meet a Creationist: "So, you're convinced God is not intelligent enough to design a system like evolution?"

- - -
Somewhat off-topic, about human-dinosaur coexistence, I agree with the speculation in a documentary I saw a while back. The "ancient" peoples, Egytian/Greek/Chinese/etc, msut occasionally have encountered huge bones: it was fairly logical for them to explain them as belonging to giants, dragons, and so on, and only a small stretch to believe them to be fairly recent. Urban legends of an early time.

Joanna said...

I'm a creationist (small c) in the sense that I believe God created the universe; I also believe the hard science that says the universe is at least 15 billion years old. The point is that I don't know how that reconciles with Genesis Chapter One -- and I'm secure enough in my faith to handle that with ease. It'll get explained someday, just like everything else I don't understand just yet. Frankly, the only thing I can say I know for sure is that I don't know squat.

Anonymous said...

Joanna, I've always figured that maybe a "day" to God is billions of years, for us. So, I just don't worry about it...

But believing in this Creationism stuff isn't any different from believing in Obamanomics and $$$. Same sort of mythos, untouched by any reality.

Art

kbarrett said...

Looks like someone is having problems in Un'goro Crater.

Next time bring an Epic Mace. Or a Thorium Rifle.

Anonymous said...

If our host, Tamara, is willing I would be honored to have a civilized debate proving that both Evolution and Creation are based on faith. And specifically there is no legitimate science which supports Darwin's general THEORY of evolution (evolution of the species).

To be productive, I'd just ask we keep the ad hominem attacks out of the equation. If y'all are so confident what you learned in public education is right, why not debate me? What could it hurt?

Tam said...

1) No. I am simply not interested. If you wish to present your arguments for Young Earth Creationism, Blogger is free. I promise I will provide a link to your new blog for those interested to follow.

2) I'm sorry, but what I understand of various current theories of evolution has precisely doodly-squat to do with my education in either public or parochial (3rd, 8th, and half of 9th grade) schools.

2a) FWIW, I gave a beautiful presentation defending Young Earth Creationism, complete with all the professional materials that could be provided to me, in the fifth grade. Most arguments in favor of YEC are harmed more by their proponents' ignorance of their opponents' viewpoints than by anything else.

Anonymous said...

Tam,

Thanks for giving my offer some consideration.

Anonymous said...

All Right. Now lissen up,ya tootly-fruitly dammed-gum, my way or no way, intolerant sum-bitches, crazoid believers and disbelievers in invisible friends with magical powers.

Listen carefully: humans wrote and preserved every dang word of the beliefs which you wish to impose upon all of everything.

Same with the Hind-oos, the Jains, the Ritual Cannibal practitioners, and witchdoctors of every stripe. That includes them there Zen fellas, Buddha, and the whole rich and wonderful slop jar of Hinduism, the remaining Stone Age shaman followers, including the Wiccans, and whatsoever else one may wish to worship .

Frankly, who gives a rat's butt who or what you believe in, so long as it does not mandated to extend over me or those who do not believe as you do. Or, require ritual human sacrifice?

I can believe that the universe[s] are strung together on some sort of cosmic wiring and energy, and could even posit a commonality to the physics of such. But even that is speculation, albeit with numbers and repeatable observations.

I'm happy for the civilizing aspects of Western Christian Civilization. It's the recognition of the individual as having religious free will, worth and accountability is prolly the bedrock of our present political system, train wreck that it presently is.

But I get damned tired of having that history choked down my throat just cause ya' flippin' believe it's y'r duty to slay the unbelieving pagan dragons in someone's holy name. Ya got-y a Fatwah for that Light Saber, sonny?

And, BTW, i was offered a full ride to college and seminary, if I would just have been pleased to put my unasked for share of Mana to the service of believers. Yeah, I had it. But I did't use it. Dangerous damned stuff, period.

For true, such belief-power exists in some unquantifiable form -- somewhere in the historical electrons that define human awareness. Our shamans and medicine men, for good or evil, reportedly had a sorta grasp on it. In a way, the Tibetan Buddhists seemed to have the near, but not quite physics of all that fuzzy stuff figured as well as anyone.

But that's it. "Near,and not quite physics." I'll add that some of the greatest, bravest, most patriotic folks I know and respect are good and devout Christians. The best adults I knew of my childhood were very Christian folk.

But, historically, it's only a step from innocence to Inquisition, when True Believers get in the political saddle. Or haven't you noticed places in the world where Religion is currently a blot upon the human record?

Weela, f'r what hit's worth, you keep y'r version of religion. Unless, of course, you wish to do as the Revolutionary Christ prescribed: give away and share y'r earthly possessions with those less fortunate; take in and care for humanity's outcasts, forgive them ten times ten when they commence to show the behavior of outcasts around y'r stone fire ring, and take no heed of tommorow, for it will be provided for by faith.

Ever see the movie Francis [of Assisi] starring Mickey Rourke? Those filthy, vermin ridden boil-soiled, starved believers who were serving the poor certainly look a Helluva lot different than some multi-million dollar religious corporation, don't they?

Nothing personal. Go thou and do likewise.

John the Red
at the West End of Lake Eire,
sparking off some holy fire for secular use. Payable upon receipt into eternity, of course.

reflectoscope said...

I find humour in the suggestion that people evolved such swell armour, but not any better weapon than a rock.

Jim

Anonymous said...

We'd see less of this if physics hadn't gone over to mysticism, and if TV weathermen weren't preaching their own gospel of domination.

Current scientists are every bit as given to leaps of faith as young-earthers are. Doesn't make either side right, of course.

Human co-existence with now-fossilized large reptiles was portrayed in living color by Raquel Welch, who, along with putting the concept across with considerably more fervor, was a favorite, and acquaintance, of Ayn Rand.

I'd go on, but really, in a case like this, there just isn't any higher argument than an appeal to Raquel Welch.

Leave...Raquel...alone

Jim Sullivan said...

That knight needs at least a +2 Long Sword (preferably a Holy Avenger) and Chain Mail +1 with Shield of Draconic Revulsion, otherwise he's screwed. Me, I'd have my brigade of elven archers light the T-rex up with arrows before I'd attack.

That's how I roll...

J.R.Shirley said...

Yeah, that was my favorite/most ludicrous part, too.

Tam said...

Anon.,

Oh, I'll be happy to discuss "science as religion" with you (via email) so long as the direction we're taking isn't that of using tu quoque arguments to prove that ancient Egyptians forgot to draw pictures of velociraptors disembarking from a gopherwood cruise ship.

DirtCrashr said...

What about Hindu theories of evolution? A "day" to Brahma is one-million three hundred twenty thousand years. And there's that turtle...and the demons with seven heads, and the flying monkeys dammit.

tanksoldier said...

Just because some fringe creationists think dinosaurs and homo sapiens co-existed doesn't mean that they all do, any more than every gun owner wears overalls and drinks beer at the range.

...and, for the record, I'm NOT a creationist.

Justin said...

I'll believe there's something to Creationism and/or Intelligent Design when one of the adherents to these "sciences" actually cures a disease, or develops a therapeutic medical treatment.

Medical science has been using guidelines based on evolutionary theory to develop medical treatments for decades. Because of this, we all live healthier, happier, and longer lives.

Fundamentally, I have no interest in the debate between traditional biological science and creationists. In many cases, I do not possess the understanding or technical knowledge to fully understand biology.

But results are easy to point to. So, Creationism, I ask you thusly:

Where's the beef?