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22-10-2015, 10:36 AM
RE: Skunks on Noah's Ark.
Apparently this "god" fella thinks he's an automotive engineer -- because he does stupid, complicated shit for no other reason than to justify his existence....

Any competent engineer would have simply tossed all the undesirable people off into space.

It'd have been a fuck of a lot simpler.

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22-10-2015, 10:46 AM
RE: Skunks on Noah's Ark.
(22-10-2015 10:36 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Apparently this "god" fella thinks he's an automotive engineer -- because he does stupid, complicated shit for no other reason than to justify his existence....

Any competent engineer would have simply tossed all the undesirable people off into space.

It'd have been a fuck of a lot simpler.

I think the story falls apart at that level, it doesn't make sense because of the methodology used. Why not reprogram the "wicked" people to be "righteous" like Noah? If you're intending to kill them, there is no free will argument to be made for such an action. Reprogramming and giving them another chance gives them another chance to make the right choices. Body count-zero!

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22-10-2015, 10:49 AM
RE: Skunks on Noah's Ark.
(22-10-2015 04:19 AM)Shadow Fox Wrote:  I just thought about this one. It was almost like an Epiphany really. I mean...WHOA!

How did they keep the skunks from...like..I don't even..

Forget about the smell of poop! The instant a one of those lions makes a peep or one of noah's family members walks up to the skunks a little too fast and scares them.

OMG!!!!!! The other animals would fucking Riot and stampede!

I think the other smells would drown it out, but like someone else said, it's just a story in a storybook.

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22-10-2015, 10:56 AM
RE: Skunks on Noah's Ark.
Here's a list of Parasitic Animals. Tape worms, ticks, leeches, Vampire Bats...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:P...ic_animals

"Yeeh but yahsee. Back then there weren't as many animals. A kind for a kind. One kind ah Cat. One Kind of Dog. One Kind oh bird. It's really quiet simple if yah think bout it. Gawd watched over Noah and his famliy, and he made it so all the animals were nice to one and nudder, yahsee?"

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22-10-2015, 10:56 AM (This post was last modified: 22-10-2015 11:01 AM by RocketSurgeon76.)
RE: Skunks on Noah's Ark.
(22-10-2015 10:36 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Apparently this "god" fella thinks he's an automotive engineer -- because he does stupid, complicated shit for no other reason than to justify his existence....

Any competent engineer would have simply tossed all the undesirable people off into space.

It'd have been a fuck of a lot simpler.

Well if we're going that route, he can just "stop the sun in the sky" like he did for Joshua:

Joshua 10:12-14 (NIV) Wrote:On the day the Lord gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the Lord in the presence of Israel:

“Sun, stand still over Gibeon,
and you, moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.”
13 So the sun stood still,
and the moon stopped,
till the nation avenged itself onb its enemies,
as it is written in the Book of Jashar.

The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. 14 There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the Lord listened to a human being. Surely the Lord was fighting for Israel!

Since the earth rotates at 1670 kilometers/hour (1037 mph), and stopping the sun actually means stopping the spin of the earth, God could have just done that, and let angular momentum/inertia take its course.

Imagine if all of a sudden you found yourself flying at 1037mph towards the east!

Edit to Add: Source = http://image.gsfc.nasa.gov/poetry/ask/a10840.html

Israel is at 31 degrees N latitude, so the speed would have been slightly slower, cos(31) x 1037 = 948.59 mph

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22-10-2015, 12:08 PM
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(22-10-2015 10:27 AM)Reltzik Wrote:  For bonus points, explain why the California oak, having served host to some of these gall wasps on the voyage and no doubt producing a goodly number of acorns, did not manage to colonize the region around Mt. Arafat, but instead managed to somehow spring up halfway around the world in the similar environment of California.

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22-10-2015, 12:15 PM
RE: Skunks on Noah's Ark.
Just reason #463 that the Ark story is complete nonsense

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22-10-2015, 12:15 PM
RE: Skunks on Noah's Ark.
I got a more important question, how'd they keep any meat in there without having an over-sized fridge ?
we all know a lot of animals are obligate carnivores and can't eat rice and beans so we obviously can't expect many meat eaters to survive living in that claustrophobic prison
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22-10-2015, 12:28 PM
RE: Skunks on Noah's Ark.
(22-10-2015 12:15 PM)Ace Wrote:  I got a more important question, how'd they keep any meat in there without having an over-sized fridge ?
we all know a lot of animals are obligate carnivores and can't eat rice and beans so we obviously can't expect many meat eaters to survive living in that claustrophobic prison

A common apologetic for that is that there were no carnivores until after the flood. Before that the bible says that all things that grow were given as food and meat eating isn't mentioned until after the flood.

Leaving aside how inane that is, it doesn't explain how the herbivores survived long enough to repopulate the earth once the carnivores starting hunting them. They would have been slaughtered quickly. None of it explains what they all ate after the flood until the first crops could start to grow again.

The fact that anybody believes such nonsense is just incredible. The story is just impossible at every turn. Even trying to claim that god magicked away all the problems just makes god look stupid for thinking it made sense to go through all that rather than just wiping out the people directly.

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22-10-2015, 12:58 PM
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