The next edition of the Tangled Bank will be at Science Made Cool on Wednesday — it’s time to send in those links!
I sent in My Divine Submissions…Now Worship Me!
I’m sorry, God. Now you need to pray to Diane Kelly, and hope she accepts them.
How’s it feel to be the supplicant now?
What happened to the article on Michael Reiss?
I wanted to point to the followup, here:
GRR! The LORD supplicates to no one! She will accept My Link or she will be smoten!
The Onion reports:
‘Evolutionists Flock to Darwin-Shaped Wall Stain’
And the LORD spoke unto Diane, saying, “OH, SNAP”.
Wait – which God are you? the God of Abraham ? Thor ? Bast?
By the expression of Holy Wrath you seem to be rather Thor-like or maybe Zuess-ish ?
DLC – I am the God who blessed Abraham, The Lord Almighty. There are no other gods, there is only ME. I created the entire universe and continue to create everything that appears in it: your parents, you, your dog, your shoes, the toothpaste you use, and even new Froot Loops cereal straws from Kellogs.
Worship Me or burn forever.
#8: According to Satan’s FAQ, you’re a real sychophant.
Isn’t God just so cute when he’s defending his territory?
Good God. Here’s a treat!
That’s “smitten”. Just because you’re the creator of the universe doesn’t mean you get to play fast’n’loose with grammar.
Hush, Emmet. Whatever God does is right, because it is He who does it, so that’s how that word is spelt. (It’s a good thing He chose to vary the spelling of an archaic word nobody uses anymore, rather than, say, ‘the’.)
(Why yes, you *do* get ludicrous and demented consequences if you carry this theory through to its logical conclusions, just as you do with e.g. Divine Command-inspired ethics and morality.)
Ah, but what about YOUR spelling, Nix?
Spelt (Triticum spelta) is a hexaploid species of wheat.
Spelled the past tense of “to spell”
Alas, Ra, you have fallen afoul of the Bierce-Hartmann-McKean-Skitt Law of Prescriptivist Retaliation.
You either need a colon after the word “Spelled”, so as to indicate that what follows is a definition, or the verb “is” so as to make what you wrote a complete sentence. You also ought to have a period so as to complete the sentence.
While it is not required, good form would indicate that the genus species “Triticum spelta” should be italicized.
In some parts of the world, “spelt” is regarded as the traditional form and “spelled” is regarded as an Americanism.
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