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Message 1 of 553 (603646)
02-06-2011 2:14 PM


A continuation of Humor V. Please be funny, or alert us to others being funny.

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Message 2 of 553 (603693)
02-06-2011 8:58 PM


new way to enforce speed limit

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Message 3 of 553 (603695)
02-06-2011 11:41 PM
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02-06-2011 8:58 PM


Re: new way to enforce speed limit
Wake up call!!

There is no better love between 2 people than mutual respect for each other WT Young, 2002
Who gave anyone the authority to call me an authority on anything. WT Young, 1969
Since Evolution is only ~90% correct it should be thrown out and replaced by Creation which has even a lower % of correctness. W T Young, 2008

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Message 4 of 553 (603697)
02-07-2011 3:24 AM
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Re: new way to enforce speed limit
"There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjectures out of such a trifling investment of facts." I am sure that nowhere in science is that more true than in that science, so-called, of 'evolution'." -Mark Twain, Life On The Mississippi

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Message 5 of 553 (603698)
02-07-2011 4:00 AM
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NASA scientists in 1996 proclaimed that the six ounce rock broken off from a Mars meteorite discovered in Antarctica in 1984, displayed evidence that suggests bacteria (ie...life) once existed on the fourth planet. The rock contained flecks of chemical compounds such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, iron sulfide, and magnetite. News around the world hailed the findings of August 7th 1996 to be the most important discovery in all of human history. However the excitement soon dwindled when the same chemicals were found in moon rocks where it is clear that life does not nor ever has existed.

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Message 6 of 553 (603699)
02-07-2011 4:13 AM
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02-07-2011 4:00 AM


The Orgueil meteorite hoax
In 1965, a fragment of the Orgueil meteorite, kept in a sealed glass jar in Montauban since its discovery, was found to have a seed capsule embedded in it, whilst the original glassy layer on the outside remained apparently undisturbed. Despite great initial excitement, the seed capsule was shown to be that of a European rush, glued into the fragment and camouflaged using coal dust. The outer "fusion layer" was in fact glue. Whilst the perpetrator is unknown, it is thought that the hoax was aimed at influencing 19th century debate on spontaneous generation by demonstrating the transformation of inorganic to biological matter.
Orgueil (meteorite) - Wikipedia
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Message 7 of 553 (603700)
02-07-2011 4:21 AM
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02-07-2011 3:24 AM


Quotes - You're Doing It Wrong
Er... JBR...
Your quote is bullshit.
There is a general tendency for a quote to end where the quotation marks end. Your quotation marks end in the middle of the "quote". That is a clue.
Twain said the first bit, but the second sentence is not his. You're just quoting the fool whose site you got the quote off.
If you would like a real Twain quote about evolution though, you are welcome to this one;
quote:
Adam is fading out. It is on account of Darwin and that crowd. I can see that he is not going to last much longer. - Mark Twain
Mutate and Survive

On two occasions I have been asked, — "Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?" ... I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question. - Charles Babbage

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Message 8 of 553 (603701)
02-07-2011 5:21 AM
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02-07-2011 4:13 AM


The Scopes trial
Anyone who has ever been involved in the Evolution vs Creation debate for very long, is familiar with the famous 1925 Scopes trial, where those mean o'l creationists nailed good little biology substitute teachers Scopes to a cross for teaching evolution to be true. Mr. Scopes was found guilty and fined $100 dollars for his crime, which was later overturned. But this trial has been the most cited act of "persecution" against evolutionists by creationist in history, and was probably the focal point for rallying sympathy to the evolutionary plight.
However one of the trials least known or discussed facts is what was one of Scopes biggest defending arguments during the trial. Scopes ACLU attorney " Clarence Darrow, put American politician William Jennings Bryan (who often defended Creationism) on the stand. Darrow then proceeded to ask Bryan if he realized that in his home state of Nebraska there had once lived a whole race of men a million years ago. Bryan said he didn't realize anything of the sort and he didn't believe it either. So Darrow then brought in Dr. Henry Fairfield Osborn of the American Museum of Natural History, the most respected palaeontologist in America at the time. He testified that just three years prior, in 1922, evidence of a whole race of men had been discovered to have lived in Nebraska a million years ago. Bryan was completely dumbfounded. And of course he was made to appear the fool.
This was published all over the world. Scientists referred to this evidence as Hesperopithecus haroldcookii, meaning "Western ape-man". Reconstructions and drawings of these ape-men appeared in text books everywhere. Of course by now many of you may have guessed that I am referring to the famous Nebraska man "oops" of scientific history. And yes scientists did finally discover the whole race of ape-men based on one tooth to be merely a pigs tooth. But that was of little consolation to the public humiliation and unrepairable damage to his reputation, that Bryan was made to endure. Oh well....oops!

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Message 9 of 553 (603702)
02-07-2011 5:53 AM
Reply to: Message 8 by Just being real
02-07-2011 5:21 AM


Re: The Scopes trial
JBR, why do you keep posting things that aren't true?
Osborn did not testify at Scopes. Nebraska Man was not mentioned at the the Scopes trial. The image of Nebraska Man was not published all over the world. It was not presented in textbooks, only in a single magazine.
When Modulous said that this thread was a place for you to "be funny", I don't think this is quite what he had in mind. Your posts here today are the wrong kind of funny. We are after funny-on-purpose, AKA wit. Your posts are certainly laughable, but that's not quite the same thing.
Fortunately, there is a thread just for you. Scientific vs Creationist Frauds and Hoaxes is exactly the place for you to create hoaxes and propagate bizarre falsehoods. Why not take your nonsense there, so that it can be demolished in an on-topic fashion? Thank you.
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On two occasions I have been asked, — "Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?" ... I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question. - Charles Babbage

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Message 10 of 553 (603704)
02-07-2011 7:03 AM
Reply to: Message 9 by Granny Magda
02-07-2011 5:53 AM


Re: The Scopes trial
Osborn did not testify at Scopes. Nebraska Man was not mentioned at the the Scopes trial.
I stand corrected everyone. Osborn did not testify in the trial about Nebraska man. It was actually during the proceedings leading up to the trial that Osborn and Bryan had an ongoing public debate in the News. And it was there in this debate that Osborn presented his Nebraska man evidence and publicly humiliated Bryan. Please see Bryan Vs Osborn. On the eve of the actual trial Osborn suddenly went silent about his Nebraska man. Again I say...oops!
The image of Nebraska Man was not published all over the world. It was not presented in textbooks, only in a single magazine.
Well I'm having trouble confirming or debunking this claim so if you could prove this I would appreciate it. BTW thanks for the heads up about the Osborn / Scopes error.
When Modulous said that this thread was a place for you to "be funny", I don't think this is quite what he had in mind. Your posts here today are the wrong kind of funny. We are after funny-on-purpose, AKA wit. Your posts are certainly laughable, but that's not quite the same thing.
I see. So what you are really saying here is that while it is very entertaining to laugh at creationists mistakes, its not very funny when its an evolutionary boo-boo?
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Message 11 of 553 (603708)
02-07-2011 8:29 AM
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02-07-2011 7:03 AM


Re: The Scopes trial
Just being real writes:
I see. So what you are really saying here is that while it is very entertaining to laugh at creationists mistakes, its not very funny when its an evolutionary boo-boo?
No. What Granny is saying is that this thread is meant to present funnies, jokes, wit, cartoons, stories. Or in short, as the title suggests, overall humour.
This thread is not about "boo-boo's" from one side or the other. That's what the thread Granny refeered to (the hoax thread) is for.

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Message 12 of 553 (603712)
02-07-2011 10:21 AM
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02-07-2011 7:03 AM


Re: The Scopes trial
If creationists want to prove that we didn't descend from apes, maybe they should stop dragging their knuckles on the ground.

"I'm Rory Bellows, I tell you! And I got a lot of corroborating evidence... over here... by the throttle!"

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Message 13 of 553 (603714)
02-07-2011 10:38 AM
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02-07-2011 3:24 AM


humour
If you thought that D. James Kennedy was funny you should have just linked to his page, and quoted what was funny in one post rather than copy/pasting clumsily from it over several posts without proper attribution. The proper Twain quote is rather funny, incidentally.
Everyone else - please resist the SIWOTI urge, and post your jokes, funny videos and other sources of humour. Thanks.
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Message 14 of 553 (603807)
02-07-2011 6:25 PM


Truths for Mature Humans
Some genuine lulz in here:

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Message 15 of 553 (603809)
02-07-2011 6:43 PM



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