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Starman
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Sweden
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Posted - 04/12/2005 :  01:10:28  Show Profile Send Starman a Private Message
From a 'childrens activity' place mat in a small diner in Tennessee:
quote:
if yoU coUld get near him yoU
coUld very easily pUll of the arm of
the T-Rex. He woUld die becaUse
he woUld bleed to death.
...
Scientists have theorized
that yhe T-rex coUld
probably breathe fire
Well the source of this fun fact is of course our IRS dodging friend from Pensacola, Florida
Story on The Pandas Thumb

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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
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Posted - 04/12/2005 :  01:45:03   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
Yes, I read about that silliness. But that 'tear off the arm to kill T. rex" and fire breathing like mythical dragons really is something was put forth by Hovind. I don't know if he's still using it today, but wouldn't be at all suprised if he was. What is suprising, and not a little discourging, is that so many otherwise intelligent people listen to the fool.

Heh, nowhere does he explain exactly how getting to the arm to tear it off was done, what with the fire-breathing, and as high off the ground as they were, and all those teeth -- oh, wait, in those days there be giants! They wore armored, asbestos suits, and, and, and... Hovind is a prime candidate for Bedlam.




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Starman
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Sweden
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Posted - 04/12/2005 :  01:52:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Starman a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by filthy
What is suprising, and not a little discourging, is that so many otherwise intelligent people listen to the fool.
Somewhere you have to draw the line for the world intelligent. People who listen to and buy Hovind's crap are well below that line.

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filthy
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Posted - 04/12/2005 :  02:16:55   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Starman

quote:
Originally posted by filthy
What is suprising, and not a little discourging, is that so many otherwise intelligent people listen to the fool.
Somewhere you have to draw the line for the world intelligent. People who listen to and buy Hovind's crap are well below that line.

Perhaps, but I've known many of these people, and still do, and they are damned good farmers, mechanics, machinests, carpenters, fabricators, and so forth. They are devoted to their families and take good care of them. You can't do that and be entirely stupid. Their weakness is that they were taught their superstitions through their generations and continue to pass them along to their prodgeny. Hovind has the gift of gab, and they listen to him because he sounds like their fathers.

All rednecks have red necks, but not all of us subscribe to foolishness.


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"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


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Starman
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Sweden
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Posted - 04/12/2005 :  02:32:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Starman a Private Message
Well, there are many aspects of intelligence and otherwise intelligent people sometimes does really stupid things.
Believing dr dino is a really stupid thing. He is a classic snake oil salesman.


I wish I could see Kent try his arm pulling technique on a hungry T-Rex . Fire breathing or not.
As we are short on T-rexes maybe a pissed of Ostrich would do? They have kind of similar front limbs.
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tomk80
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Netherlands
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Posted - 04/12/2005 :  05:06:20   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit tomk80's Homepage Send tomk80 a Private Message
I laughed so hard when I looked at the scans of those placemats that I've decided to put them up as my desktop-wallpaper for the time being

Tom

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tkster
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USA
193 Posts

Posted - 04/12/2005 :  05:15:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send tkster a Private Message
I love it, I fucking love it. Killing a T-Rex by pulling off it's arm off. I only wish the T-Rex's were still alive to see all the lawsuits Hovind would be facing for saying such nonsense.

God, that's just absolutely fucking hilarious.

tk
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Valiant Dancer
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USA
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Posted - 04/12/2005 :  06:25:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Starman

From a 'childrens activity' place mat in a small diner in Tennessee:
quote:
if yoU coUld get near him yoU
coUld very easily pUll of the arm of
the T-Rex. He woUld die becaUse
he woUld bleed to death.
...
Scientists have theorized
that yhe T-rex coUld
probably breathe fire
Well the source of this fun fact is of course our IRS dodging friend from Pensacola, Florida
Story on The Pandas Thumb



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Dave W.
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USA
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Posted - 04/12/2005 :  06:31:38   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
Someone, I forget whom, has a standing offer open to Hovind, so that Hovind will be able to demonstrate this technique on a live alligator (or crocodile, I forget). One would think that their forelegs are smaller (and so more weakly-attached) than a T. rex's. I'd pay a lot of money for a ticket to see Hovind try.

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