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Old 01 October 2012, 09:14 PM
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Whalephant God's accuracy

Our Creator and Redeemer . . . and do we THINK about it???

Whether you believe or not, these are some pretty powerful facts...

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God's accuracy may be observed in the hatching of eggs:
-the eggs of the potato bug hatch in 7 days
-those of the canary in 14 days
-those of the barnyard hen in 21 days
-The eggs of ducks and geese hatch in 28 days
-those of the mallard in 35 days
-The eggs of the parrot and the ostrich hatch in 42 days
(Notice, they are all divisible by seven, the number of days in a week!)

God's wisdom is seen in the making of an elephant:
The four legs of this great beast all bend forward in the same direction. No other quadruped is so made. God planned that this animal would have a huge body, too large to live on two legs. For this reason He gave it four fulcrums so that it can rise from the ground easily.

-The horse rises from the ground on its two front legs first.
-A cow rises from the ground with its two hind legs first.

How wise the Lord is in all His works of creation!

God's wisdom is revealed in His arrangement of sections and segments, as well as in the number of grains:
-Each watermelon has an even number of stripes on the rind
-Each orange has an even number of segments
-Each ear of corn has an even number of rows
-Each stalk of wheat has an even number of grains
-Every bunch of bananas has on its lowest row an even number of bananas, and each row decreases by one, so that one row has an even number and the next row an odd number
-The waves of the sea roll in on shore twenty-six to the minute in all kinds of weather
-All grains are found in even numbers on the stalks
-and the Lord specified thirty fold, sixty fold, and a hundred fold all even numbers

God has caused the flowers to blossom at certain specified times during the day:
-Linnaeus, the great botanist, once said that if he had a conservatory containing the right kind of soil, moisture and temperature, he could tell the time of day or night by the flowers that were open and those that were closed!

The lives of each of you may be ordered by the Lord in a beautiful way for His glory, if you will only entrust Him with your life. If you try to regulate your own life, it will only be a mess and a failure.
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Old 01 October 2012, 09:21 PM
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Cows and horses can levitate? What is that about?

Also, how is the banana thing related to the other fruits? I mean, there was this "look at all the evens!" thing going and then bananas came along.

And the Lord specified thirty fold, sixty fold, and a hundred fold of what?

I really don't get this one at all.
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Old 01 October 2012, 09:27 PM
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Cows and horses can levitate? What is that about?
Apparently it would explain how one could pull a flaming chariot across the sky and the other can jump over the moon.

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Old 01 October 2012, 09:29 PM
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God's accuracy may be observed in the hatching of eggs:
-the eggs of the potato bug hatch in 7 days
-those of the canary in 14 days
-The eggs of the Cotumix (Japanese) Quail hatch in 17 days
-The eggs of the pigeon hatch in 17 days
-those of the barnyard hen in 21 days
-The eggs of the Chukar Partridge hatch in 23-34 days
-The eggs of the mallard hatch in 26.5-27 days

-The eggs of ducks and geese hatch in 28 days
-those of the mallard in 35 days
-The eggs of the parrot and the ostrich hatch in 42 days
-The eggs of the emu hatch in 42-50 days
(Notice, they are all divisible by seven (nah, not so much...), the number of days in a week!)

(Source - http://farmingfriends.com/incubation...of-birds-eggs/ )
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Old 01 October 2012, 10:10 PM
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Notice, all of the items in this list which I have specifically selected because they are divisible by seven are divisible by seven! MAGIC!
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Old 01 October 2012, 10:31 PM
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I'm pretty sure that when elephants get up from the ground, they don't just jump up with all four legs at once.

Numerology is wierd.
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Old 01 October 2012, 10:54 PM
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But none of it is even tied together in any way. Its a series of non-sequitors followed by "praise the lord".

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God in his majesty is great.
He made dirt brown and grass green, the sky blue and the sun yellow - what awesome planning!
Think about this - only the earth has a moon of such relative size!
Praise him!
Turtles!
Magnets!
Glory!
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Old 01 October 2012, 11:06 PM
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This feels like a spoof. Maybe I'm too optimistic, but the 30-fold etc. bit suggested that to me. And that everything here has a good, easy scientific explanation.
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Old 01 October 2012, 11:14 PM
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The waves of the sea roll in on shore twenty-six to the minute in all kinds of weather
Plus:

The Roman alphabet has 26 letters.
There are 26 miles in a marathon.
26 is the only positive integer that is one greater than a square and one less than a cube.
The atomic number of iron is 26.
Michigan was the 26th state to be admitted to the United States.

Coincidence? I think not!
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Old 01 October 2012, 11:46 PM
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And I'm 26! And I just "happened" to post right after snopes by "chance"?

Think about that!
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Old 02 October 2012, 12:03 AM
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And, of course, it isn't true. The frequency of waves changes depending on a number of factors, chiefly among them the wind speed.
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Old 02 October 2012, 02:08 AM
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And yet no mention at all of the golden ratio (also known as the divine proportion). While it's occurrence in nature may be overstated, it at least has more reason to be romanticized (or at least had a better historical pedigree)than this bit of numerical cherry picking.

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Old 02 October 2012, 02:40 AM
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Brian Dunning did an excellent piece recently on golden ratio truth and nonsense (he also mentions some of the theory behind why Fibonacci numbers appear in nature in some circumstances). I can't believe textbooks still claim many of the things that have been proven untrue about Phi, the claims about the pyramid, parthenon, biology, etc. Pretty much all of them are false. Another place where you can find more info on the origins of this mathematical urban legend is in Strength in Numbers by Sherman K. Stein.
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I am reminded of the Kirk Cameron video about the Banana being proof of intelligent design. Oh boy was that brain draining.
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Old 02 October 2012, 03:56 AM
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Ah, but don't you get it? Only egg-laying animals that hatch within units that are perfectly divisible by seven days were created by God. All of the ones Pinecone had posted are agents of Satan. See, Pinecone even posted those animals in red. That's due to Satan's influence.

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Old 02 October 2012, 04:05 AM
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The mother of one of my close friends in middle school/high school wrote romance novels for a living (well, her husband supported the family, but in fairness, she had been published a few times...) but her dream was to write Christian literature. She knew I wanted to be a writer, too, so she showed me one of her short stories once, and it was a lot like this. Did you know that, if the moon were a different size or distance from earth, we would have more or fewer eclipses than we do? Praise Jesus!
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Old 02 October 2012, 05:11 AM
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Fact: the crocoduck does not exist.

Coincidence? I think not.

Praise The Flying Spaghetti Monster.
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Old 02 October 2012, 08:56 AM
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Apparently it would explain how one could pull a flaming chariot across the sky and the other can jump over the moon.

~Psihala
My late uncle who was a mathematician did his PhD thesis on the math behind the cow jumping over the moon.....
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Old 02 October 2012, 10:06 AM
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-Every bunch of bananas has on its lowest row an even number of bananas, and each row decreases by one, so that one row has an even number and the next row an odd number
- and the numbers itself are created in such a way that an even number follows an odd number, and an odd number follows an even number
- and the even numbers are higher than the odd numbers, showing that even is better than odd
- and for every odd number there is an even number that is higher.
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God's wisdom is seen in the making of an elephant:
The four legs of this great beast all bend forward in the same direction. No other quadruped is so made. God planned that this animal would have a huge body, too large to live on two legs. For this reason He gave it four fulcrums so that it can rise from the ground easily.

-The horse rises from the ground on its two front legs first.
-A cow rises from the ground with its two hind legs first.
The video below shows (starting at about 0:37) that
a) an elephant rises on it's front legs first, and
b) the front legs don't bend forward like the hind legs. It's the wrist that bends forward, the elbow does bent backwards as it does with most (all?) quadrupeds.


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Once there was a man who was known far and wide for his ability to curse. Everyone in his community was sick of his cussing. "NFBSK this and NFBSK that". So, they asked the local priest to talk to him. It so happenned that the man was going on a hunting trip, and the priest tagged along with him

As they were walking along, the man spotted a bunny. He took aim, shot... and missed
Man: "Oh NFBSK, I missed!"
Priest: "Son, you shouldn't curse so much. God is watching"
Next, they saw a deer. The man took aim, shot.. and missed
Man: "Jesus, I missed!"
Man: "Sorry, Father"
Priest: "Son, please do not take the Lord's name in vain. If you curse again, God will surely smite you right where you stand"
Man: "Sorry, Father"
Next they saw a bear. Aim, shoot, miss
Man:"Oh NFBSK, I missed"
Priest: "Son, I warn..."
The skies opened up and a bolt of lightning shot out of the sky incinerating the priest on the spot. THe man was shocked. Then a loud booming voice from the sky said "Oh NFBSK, I missed"
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