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My cousin thinks humans lived with dinosaurs.
#71
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Originally Posted by Waaaaaaaalt View Post
 

Ehh I just looked through the youtube channel it has to be fake. This video is kind of great.



I was so shy talking to girls when I was single - I should have got a film crew together and asked girls about their favorite dinosaurs.  It's working like magic for this guy.  Jesus, "What's your favorite dinosaur?" would have probably been a better ice breaker than anything I ever came up with - if I could go back in time I'd just commit to that and approach any girl who was between a a 4 and an 8.5. The first three girls (could have been more, I had to shut it off) are smoking hot and flirting with this guy, and he's more interested in getting footage for his documentary about how dinosaurs never existed.  Plus he's "undercover" in a knitted Slayer sweater with skulls and pentagrams that has to be one of the coolest things I've seen in my life.  I don't have a concluding sentence to this paragraph - nothing cheerful to say.

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#72

Did anyone else have to block a conservative podcast on Twitter today for sending a link of Richard Weikart talking about his anti-evolution, Nazi snare against Charles Darwin?



Just me?



Bueller?

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#73

 I never read that, but I did read Pat Buchanan's column about the role that Darwin's theory of evolution played in the Holocaust. His "logic" is that since evolution says where all animals, so we can act them and live without morals. First off evolution explains that humans evolved from apes, to be more exact share a common ancestor with chimpanzees. The theory has nothing to do with how humans behave. Hitler wrote in Mien Kamph that the Christian God would be on his side. Most Nazis where Catholic or Lutheran.  Also the Catholic Church looked the other way during the Holocaust and the Catholic Bank did business with Nazi Germany. Personally I think that since Buchanan is a Nazi sympathizer he wants to pass the buck to Darwin instead of placing all the blame in Hitler where it belongs.

I've got good news and I've got bad news. The bad news is that I have lost my way. The good news is that I'm way ahead of schedule.
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#74

hmmm, maybe there's something to this whole Jesus/dinosaur thing...?? : D



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#75

I just want to know if you guys still have that Creationism Musem. To hell with Empire State Building, if I ever get my visitior's visa I want to saddle up on a rideable triceratops model. You don't get such wordly attractions in Europe.

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#76

Here is the next best thing.


https://youtu.be/zdFVAUCM6X4



https://youtu.be/hXi0AKQM9_E



https://youtu.be/eRwMVmgYKsY

I've got good news and I've got bad news. The bad news is that I have lost my way. The good news is that I'm way ahead of schedule.
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#77

Something that could only happen to me:



I accidentally walked into a creationist museum once.  I was working in southwest Michigan briefly a few years ago, and there was an antique store about 15 minutes away from my jobsite.  The store had a few antique trucks parked in front, and my Dad - being the antique truck enthusiast that he is - simply had to stop in.  He struck up a conversation with the owner who then allowed the two of us to go into his not-yet-finished museum for free.  I was surprised to hear there was some sort of museum on the premises (it was a decently big place, but the idea was far from my mind), but his offer was interesting.  The first thing I saw when walking in?  Jesus talking to a dinosaur.



After the quick run through this place, the owner came up to Dad and I and asked us plenty of questions about our faiths.



It will always be one of the more surreal moments of my life.

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#78

 While Pittsburgh isn't known for culture, more for the Steelers and putting french fries on sandwiches, it does have the world renowned Dinosaur Hall at The Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

I've got good news and I've got bad news. The bad news is that I have lost my way. The good news is that I'm way ahead of schedule.
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#79
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Originally Posted by VTRan View Post
 

IIRC, some here gave me shit for doing this in the past....



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Just had a couple of young women come to my door and try and sell me their biblical time share....

After giving them a minute to pimp their wares, I asked them the simple (IMO?!) 'Colbert' test question about the thing they are proselytizing.



"Can you name the 10 Commandments?"

<blank stare>

Her: "umm.....murder is one?"

Me: "pro or against....because you know, the god in that book you're holding kills a lot of people...a lot..."

Her: <blank stare>

Me: "thanks...maybe you should go and familiarize yourself a bit more with that book in your hand before you go around and try and sell it to people....you know, it also couldn't hurt to read up on Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and some of the other world religions.
Have a nice day."



When a couple of young women come to proselytize to you, you don't argue with them, you convert.


What a fail.

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#80
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Originally Posted by Nick Nunziata View Post
 

Like really believes it. And is raising a child. Scary.


Who cares? We're still living with lizards, and apparently the cavemen weren't living with another type of lizards, though they were living with huge elephants.


This, the moon landing, and peripheral topics like that, simply don't matter all that much unless it's your profession.

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#81
ABut, but, IGrande, didn't you listen to Bill Nye? How are we ever going to have enough qualified engineers if we don't enforce rigid orthodoxy of thought on topics that have nothing to do with engineering?
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#82

Haha, did he say something to that effect?


All I've really seen of Nye was that stoner impression and that famous bit from the Ken Ham debate.

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#83
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But, but, IGrande, didn't you listen to Bill Nye? How are we ever going to have enough qualified engineers if we don't enforce rigid orthodoxy of thought on topics that have nothing to do with engineering?


Although if you think the earth is 6000yrs old and the 'fruits of the earth' were given to man by god to do as thou wilt, you are probably going to vote the wrong way on climate questions and whole bunch of things really.

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#84

I don't know much about that topic so I might be wrong, but I'd think having the correct opinion on climate change would be achieved by looking at the different camps in science and if one of them might be more biased or less thorough than the other?


Plus I know as much as that the side that "denies" it isn't creationist.

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#85

All it takes is a pre concieved notion of what's right to dismiss the most accurate and unbiased information we have.  And if you think already that the earth couldn't even have a 100,000 year old climate record of one sort or another the contest is already over.  One side demolishes the other on thoroughness and detail.  It's not even a contest.  Yet the dissent is more than significant.  It's huge in fact (although it seems to have had its day for the most part, in the wider world at least)


It is true that the side that promotes climate change doubt in detail isn't necessarily creationist, but when you get things like, if memory serves, the entire republican primary expressing "doubt" about evolution and climate change together, it suggests it's popular enough as a vague notion that a strict identification isn't necessary.


People aren't required to think through the implications of their own thoughts, of course.  But I suspect that if Nye's sentiment had it's way, it might be more common than it is.  Call me a giddy optimist.

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#86
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Originally Posted by lGrande Anhoop View Post
 


When a couple of young women come to proselytize to you, you don't argue with them, you convert.


What a fail.



Perhaps you find willful ignorance attractive...I don't.

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#87

I'd wager most of the interest in the denial is financial, or ideological, rather than religious - the libertarian right thinks the left wants to use this for more government control, and it's obviously in corporate interests to ignore this issue.


Plus it's just human nature to desire this to be untrue.



Religiousity could swing in either way - it'd be entirely possible for some messianic cult to spread that would insist the climate change is the end times and CANNOT BE STOPPED AT ALL. So I don't see any direct connection between creationism and climate change denial - people rejecting mainstream science in the first place, aren't bound to accept one of the sides in a debate that goes on within mainstream science.


What you said about the republican party, however, does make sense - as it's important to consider the biases of either side, though the scientists much more than the people who cite science.

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#88
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Originally Posted by VTRan View Post
 


Perhaps you find willful ignorance attractive...I don't.


You got it all backwards, man - the attraction has to induce said willfulness Wink

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#89
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Originally Posted by lGrande Anhoop View Post
 

You got it all backwards, man - the attraction has to induce said willfulness Wink


Yeah.....



Grow up.

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#90

I just did! And so should have you...

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#91
A[quote name="Muzman" url="/community/t/151857/my-cousin-thinks-humans-lived-with-dinosaurs/50#post_3978426"]Although if you think the earth is 6000yrs old and the 'fruits of the earth' were given to man by god to do as thou wilt, you are probably going to vote the wrong way on climate questions and whole bunch of things really.[/quote]
Oh, naturally. Everybody knows you can't trust nonconformists to think correctly on any issue! (And also no human being is capable of compartmentalizing and displaying different patterns of thought in different areas of life!)
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#92

Look, I'd lend you a pitchfork or two to help with that Wicker Man looking thing you're erecting.  I would!  But this mob came by and borrowed every last one.  Said they were going to some rally Glen Beck or Alex Jones or some guy tweeted about.  The UN conference on stem cells being the mark of global Jewish socialism or something.


I'm fresh out, is the point.

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#93

This thread got weird.

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#94
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Originally Posted by Jacob Singer View Post
 

This thread got weird.



 Weirdmageddon...



I am seeing a parallel to our recent visitation to a certain other 'individual'....coincidence?




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#95
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 Weirdmageddon...



I am seeing a parallel to our recent visitation to a certain other 'individual'....coincidence?







I would totally join the Church of Bill Cipher actually.

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#96

A 'fun' read...



Dinosaurs, the Bible and a Glendive museum


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Among the foundational ideas of the Glendive museum:



•The Bible is an accurate, literal history of the world. The world is about 6,000-6,400 years old and a six-day divine creation.



•The flood of the Bible’s book of Genesis, the Noah’s Ark flood, split the continents apart with water called from the deep and set off a worldwide cataclysm that buried the creatures that would become fossils in one mass event. The long flood, ensuing volcanic eruptions and an ice age radically changed the planet.



•Dinosaurs and humans lived at the same time. Dinosaurs were on the ark.



•Life can not be traced back as branches to a trunk. God created “kinds,” like dog kind from whence sprung dogs, wolves, coyotes. Humans and primates don’t come from the same “kind.” Neanderthals, Cro-Magnon and humans are all of “humankind,” which came from Adam and Eve.



The amount of willful ignorance on display should be amusing...but I am exasperated?!

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#97
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Quote:Dinosaurs and humans lived at the same time. Dinosaurs were on the ark.
Still cooler than mainstream science's version. Bet there's no stupid fucking feathers on them either.
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#98

I only now thought about posting this....  : )


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Now there’s a theory that dinosaurs were wiped out in Noah’s flood



Folks who identify as “creation scientists” have no problem with the notion that dinosaurs once roamed the Earth. They just think the beasts lived alongside humans on a planet that’s only about 6,000 years old.



Their extinction theory? The dinos were wiped out 4,000 years ago in the worldwide flood described in Genesis.



This is the version of history on display at the Ark Encounter, a $100 million theme park in Williamstown, Ky., that features a reproduction of Noah’s boat. And it’s the subject of “We Believe in Dinosaurs,” an upcoming documentary that is fundraising through Indiegogo.



The secular team behind the film — including Morgan Spurlock of “Super Size Me” fame — believes in evolution and promises to tell viewers “the story of the unsettling and uniquely American conflict between science and religion.” They have three years of footage of the building of the new ark, the protests against it and interviews with individuals on both sides of the issue. Two of the big names in the film are Ark Encounter leader Ken Ham and science educator Bill Nye, who squared off in a high-profile debate about evolution in 2014.


<cont>



...and Ken Ham didn't take to kindly to this info.


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“Hey Washington Post, we at Ark Encounter have NEVER said Dinosaurs were wiped out during Flood — get your facts right,” he wrote. “I challenge Washington Post to show ONE instance where Ark Encounter supposedly says Dinos died out during Flood!”



In fact, Ham is correct — one of the Ark Encounter’s main selling points as a tourist attraction are the fake dinosaurs that people encounter as they tour it. The dinosaurs are in the museum because Ham believes Noah brought them with him to rescue them from God’s wrath.


http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/get-your...noahs-ark/

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#99
AWoof. These people vote.
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A[quote name="Bradito" url="/community/t/151857/my-cousin-thinks-humans-lived-with-dinosaurs/50#post_4201192"]Woof. These people vote.[/quote]
I'd trust their judgement sooner than I'd trust those benighted souls who try to pretend that feathered dinosaurs are actually cooler than non-feathered ones.
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ANo actual forward-thinking person believes dinosaurs had feathers. That's heresy.
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ARight on.
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AWoof.
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Screw you guys. Imagine this...





...only 3 stories tall, ambulatory, with massive teeth to boot.

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AJacob thinks the fat kid from Jurassic Park was right.
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