GIP!

Nov. 17th, 2008 12:12 am
elleflies: (Dinos: Compromised Christian)
I don't make too many of my own icons. Mainly because I'm never pleased.

This one is special though *g*

[livejournal.com profile] raelala has delighted these past few days in sending me all kinds of pictures of the Creation Museum in Kentucky and asking questions like "If dinosaurs were on THE ARK then why did they go extinct?"

She does this knowing that Creationism is the one topic that will have me foaming at the mouth within moments and leaves me cursing at my computer whilst making strangling motions.

Anyways, we found out from this lovely little site (gag) that I'm what's considered a "Compromised Christian" as I believe such silly little things like the earth is 4.5 billion years old and that dinosaurs went extinct some 65 million years ago. You know, such LUDICROUS ideas. For real LULZ (or in my case RAGE) read this article: Dinosaurs and the Bible. It's truly mind boggling.

So yes, I'm going to be proud of my "Compromised Christian" status if this is the kind of bullshit being promoted.
As a complete and total geek who actually buys and read books on physics (yes, really) I find the video at the link below to be completely and totally awesome

Street Corner Science with Leon Lederman

I would like more of that puh-lease.
I finally bit the bullet and started weeding through all my Museum photos (Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, George C. Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits and the American Museum of Natural History). Being the anal retentive person who can't load a photo without obsessively tagging it and providing whatever info I can find on it, it's involved quite a bit of research.

ANYHOW. I was going through one of my books on Dinosaurs (one of them... my god I am a dork) and found a passage that made me laugh:

"Paleontologist James Farlow made an inspired calculation of Tyrannosaurus' needs based on a scene from the film Jurassic Park, in which the predator ate a lawyer. Assuming a Tyrannosaurus weighs 4.5 tons and a lawyer weighs 150 pounds, he estimated it would take 292 legal advisers a year to keep the predator fed."

Hee! All meat consumption estimates should be put in terms of how many lawyers it takes to keep an animal fed.

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