Humor in Science and Theology

[I removed the Pontius Puddle strips I had posted here, since I noticed there is a fee for their use on web sites. You can Google the comic to see them on the official site.]

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I like it! I’m going to share that with my son. My wife got a kick out of it. For some reason, it doesn’t down load unless I click on it–but great illustration of how need drives character.

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Just google ‘Pontius Puddle’ and then click on the ‘Images for Pontius Puddle’ link … and then peruse to heart’s content. I downloaded it from there.

[I removed the Pontius Puddle strips I had posted here, since I noticed there is a fee for their use on web sites. You can Google the comic to see them on the official site.]

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Anyone who has ever seriously considered Quantum Mechanics, General Relativity, and what happens to the ice-cream that slips down the outside of a Minkowski Cone, will realise that the present cannot be a precise instant because of the quantum uncertainties involved in measuring any distances of 10^-43 light-seconds or less.

Within that distance things – even time – get smudged; for, as I like to phrase it, our Creator, who keeps all things in being, is a bit short-sighted, hence things get a bit fuzzy close up; very precisely fuzzy, though, so we can calculate from Heisenberg’s mis-named Uncertainty Principle the precise strength of reading glasses He needs; opthalmologist Dr Richard Dawkins has now come up with a figure of precisely +3.14159265358979323846 dioptres, suggests He has been drinking so much He’s permanently pi-eyed, (which explains the platypus) and advises Him not to take up watch­making.

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Ahhh – so they are very strong bifocals, then!

Just because it combines thoughts from the Andy Stanley/Old Testament posts, theodicy,the YEC perspective, the multiverse, and geniological Adam ideas:

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One perspective on pain and suffering from Princess Bride; it doesn’t capture the entire picture, but does make one think:

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Circulating on facebook …

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Is it bad that I am hung up on the fact that God can’t spell “of course”?

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Translation error. I’m certain it was inerrant in the original autograph!

funny I hadn’t ever noticed that even after multiple readings.

[maybe it’s the British pronunciaion.]

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Our discussion of climate change reminded me of this one:

BetterWorld

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Saw this posted on Facebook. Layers of meaning.

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Not sure I’m “getting” very many of those layers, but the situational humor and picture alone make it fun too.

Reminds me of a couple of far sides that I bet are plastered on anthropology professor doors - speaking of having fun with evolutionary misconceptions!

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Nah they’re evolving too. A broad backside will surely make sitting on branches more comfortable.

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Yeah I hate places like that which think they’re too good for average guys like me.

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Oh well, one less item for my to-do list.

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At a debate I attended, Eugenie Scott, a physical anthropologist, invited everybody to get up and stretch. She said, “It’s too bad ischial callosities dropped out of the human line.”

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One less thing women feel pressured to enhance with plastic surgery. And we have memory foam now, so no big loss.

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