10th October 2008

“When some of my science students got quite excited about evidence of the remains of Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat, I gave them the homework task of designing a boat 300 cubits long, which could house all six species of rhinoceros (male and female), 60 species of rodent, 2,000 species of snake etc. They also had to work out how the poor penguins managed to waddle up the entire length of Africa to make it to the boat on time.”

David Simmonds

8 Responses to “10th October 2008”

  1. Chris Says:

    Barack Obama’s Science Advisor, I hope.

  2. Rhos Says:

    Why did god favour our fishy friends during the flood? What did they do to get off so lightly?

  3. The Atheist Advocate Says:

    So now you need to post the results of the project. How many of your fundamentalist students found that god had done some magical, mystical thing to shrink the animals and allow penguins to fly?

  4. Moses Says:

    God was an inefficient homicidal maniac. He went to all the trouble doing various magic tricks to make the flood massacre happen, when all he had to do was ONE magic trick and kill only the evil people. Why can’t Christians see how absurd the whole flood story is?

  5. Chris Says:

    Well, obviously Noah only needed DNA samples from each animal and how much room could that have taken? Any God that could magic up enough water to inundate the whole world would have no problem at all recreating all the animals from small samples. Our God is an AWESOME god!!!

  6. The Atheist Advocate Says:

    The whole argument is easy for me, and boils down to one concept. If there were a god, any god, there would be irrefutable evidence. It could easily make itself known to the masses in myriad ways. This lack of contact is in itself, proof of non-existence. No god would allow it’s children to terrorize and destroy each other over who has the best religion. One word to the public and we would all have the same religion. Don’t hold your breath! 🙂

  7. ENTROPY Says:

    “If there were a god, any god, there would be irrefutable evidence.”

    Oh, but God requires faith… if he proved he existed, then you wouldn’t need faith. If you don’t need faith then God can’t exist… and *poof* he’d be gone.

    more on that in a minute…

    “No god would allow it’s children to terrorize and destroy each other over who has the best religion.”

    Unless God’s an asshole. And the Old Testament can certainly attest to that.

    On faith:

    It’s odd that “God”, and the requirement of belief (aka submission) without evidence is so… human;

    – Money only works because we have “faith” that the piece of paper is worth something.

    – Laws only work because we believe in the consequences. The stock market crashes because we believe our money isn’t safe.

    – We (allow my/our idiotic government(s) to) start wars because we believe we are in danger.

    – Priests can rape kids cause their congregations view them as holy… “and they could never do anything like that”.

    Rules of economics, justice, government, and (stupid) people in large groups are man made, yet behave (and affect us) in the same way that “God” does. If i were a betting man, I’d say… yup, God’s man-made too.

  8. ENTROPY Says:

    Oh, and the comment:

    “Oh, but God requires faith… if he proved he existed, then you wouldn’t need faith. If you don’t need faith then God can’t exist… and *poof* he’d be gone.”

    should be taken with a heaping spoonful of sarcasm.