Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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This informative video discusses the banana and why it is a creationist’s nightmare. Conclusion: gawd wishes humans to masturbate, so get beating, everybody! [10:16]

Comments

  1. #1 Bob O'H
    May 18, 2009

    How appropriate. may is National Masturbation Month in the US.

    I was told this by a German, BTW. Just in case you were wondering how I knew.

  2. #2 anon
    May 18, 2009

    I’ve eaten many a raw potato in my time. Obviously I am still alive, and I’ve never even gotten sick from it. So while they may contain some sort of toxin, it’s obviously not present in a quantity sufficient to cause harm.

  3. #3 Hotus
    May 18, 2009

    Bob O’H,

    It is green potatoes eaten raw or under cooked that have the high concentrations of the toxin. It is an evolutionary trait to prevent certain predators from eating too much of the tubers. It is not so much lethal as it is to deter predators.

    That video is awesome! Puts old Ray to shame! Not that he needed too much help though!

  4. #4 JAC
    May 18, 2009

    I split my sides watching that guy try to split open a pineapple without a knife. Great find.

  5. #5 Kevin
    May 18, 2009

    I hate over faithful Christians and atheists alike,they both get in the way of true unbiased science. Evolution is shit and you cant prove creation?

  6. #6 Bob O'H
    May 19, 2009

    anon – what god do you worship? You obviously belong to the One True Faith.

  7. #7 Anonymous
    May 19, 2009

    Dude, I’ve literally never once heard the argument that God exists because of bananas from a theist. This is likely something an atheist made up to make themselves feel superior. Even if it’s not, so fucking what? I hate people who so rigidly believe that science and religion are mutually exclusive; that you’re either a “nutjob fundie” or Richard Dawkins (who really doesn’t know half his shit, btw). To me science is a study of God’s creation. Who’s to say that we weren’t created to evolve? But by the same token. Believing that God did it doesn’t mean that I don’t want to find out how. Hardened atheists can be far more closed minded than the most stalwart religious person.

  8. #8 Jaziel
    May 19, 2009

    Dude, you literally need to chill the fuck out. There is a video on youtube that is titled “Banana – The Athiests Nightmare” in which 2 men link the attributes of a banana to it being proof that god created it. The video featured here is simply a rebuttal. No one is denouncing your faith and the fact that you are so quick to assume that the original video was made up by an athiest shows how close minded you really are. If you were open to suggestion you might look up the original and see how pathetic their explanation is (as the author of this video points out). On a related note, if God really did create the banana with us in mind, then logic would dictate that he did the same with brain parasites and genetic disorders. Awesome god you have there.

  9. #9 Creationist's Nightmare
    May 2, 2010

    Bananas are mostly nasty. They taste gritty and starchy, they have seeds and they’re very hard to peel. It’s only good for cooking and even then it is barely tolerable.

    What the original video was talking about is the modern banana that has been cultivated for thousands of years and through artificial selection has gone from a banana to a freak of nature that is easy to eat and actually taste good, we call that the modern banana. Anyone who ever grew modern bananas will know that God didn’t make the modern banana because the modern banana is incapable of reproducing. It can’t reproduce because it has no seeds. The only way to grow more banana trees is by cutting the roots of an existing banana tree and planting them elsewhere. If you want to make your own banana tree you have to cut-off a part of the root from an existing banana tree, carry it to new fertile soil, dig a hole, put the root down, cover up with soil, water rigorously. Since the banana tree can not cut its own roots let alone do the rest of the steps necessary for it to propagate, it is beyond doubt that bananas are man made creatures created through artificial selection, through evolution.

    In fact, the modern banana is one of the best examples of evolution, not creation. God didn’t make the modern banana. If God made the modern bananas, they would have gone extinct immediately after one generation and there would be no more delicious bananas. The fact that you can enjoy bananas today is proof that bananas were not created by God.