Quote# 126450

Now, God has a sense of humor. Believe me, He does. Just do some studying of the Platypus in Australia. I believe that this creature was created simply to make evillusionists' heads spin. That one creature has features from many animals. For example, it has milk glands, fur, leathery eggs, echo-location ability, a duckbill, webbed feet, poison spurs, etc. As Ken Ham from AnswersInGenesis.org says, "If you want a transitional form, this creature is just about everything!" God must be laughing at the confusion this creature causes the myth of evillusion.


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Newfaceofrev

It's a monotreme, really not that hard to explain.

4/19/2017 12:27:41 AM

The Reptilian Jew

It doesn't actually have echolocation. And it's simply an extremely basal mammal with many early synapsid traits, it isn't hard to explain. Monotremes' place in mammals' evolutionary tree is still vague, but they definitely aren't some kind of mammal-bird-reptile hybrid.

4/19/2017 12:29:47 AM

Swede

That's not how transitional forms work, dearie.

But yes, I do agree; if god exists, he or she definitely has a sense of humor. A dark sense of humor...

4/19/2017 12:36:32 AM

rubber chicken

God's sense of humour hasn't progressed beyond the plastic dog turd and knock knock jokes.

4/19/2017 12:43:48 AM

Kanzenkankaku

Aside from holding up Ken Hambone as some kind of idol, this is a really meh quote. My dad is a moderate Christian and he cracks this line every so often.

4/19/2017 12:47:52 AM



I'm sure he does have a sense of humour should he exist. He has to deal with idiots like you spreading all kinds of misinformation and lies, show off your ignorance, etc.





I hope you don't use medicine or vaccinations as they are based on evolution.

4/19/2017 2:06:42 AM

Pharaoh Bastethotep

So how does it fit into the cretinist assertion that life was created as distinct "kinds"?

(Also, the similarity of the platypus's bill towards that of a duck is superficial, being a flexible leathery sensor organ partially supported by bones , not maxillary bony structures covered by a hard keratinous sheath.)

4/19/2017 2:31:20 AM

The Angry Dybbuk

Why do they keeping telling the same joke over and over? This is the umpteenth iteration of the same old tune: 'God has a sense of humour; look at the platypus.'

Personally I think the corpse flower and animals that rely in part on photosynthesis for survival are way more interesting.

4/19/2017 4:32:16 AM

Mister Spak

God is laughing at the confusion of creationists trying to figure out what "kind" the platypus is, and their panic at trying to explain away an obviously transitional animal.

4/19/2017 4:42:50 AM

Shepard Solus

Hate to break it to you, buddy (no I don't), but we already know where monotremes fit into the picture. They are the most recognisably distinct general "stage" between early reptilian species and more modern bird & mammal species. The platypus & echidnas are special not for their differences from the majority of modern dominant categories of animal life as for their managing to survive the fading away of their own once fairly widespread category. In short, they don't break the theory of evolution; they reinforce it like little else can. You just did the equivalent of trying to disprove the development path of modern firearms by pointing to a musket and saying "Well where does that fit into modern firearm development, huh!?"

@The Reptilian Jew:
I think he meant the echidna's primitive electrolocation. Not that he'd know the difference.

4/19/2017 4:57:33 AM



@The Angry Dybbuk



Whenever I hear corpse flower I always hear Chris Hayes compare it to Sarah Palin's political career. I must say it was fucking awesome!

4/19/2017 5:26:48 AM

Indicible

Right, because nothing says "sense of humour" as the slaughter of children (Egypt, Jericho and other cities in Palestine).

4/19/2017 5:44:28 AM

creativerealms

Rounds like God was trying to deceive us. Deceit is the same as lying right?

4/19/2017 5:51:43 AM

Doubting Thomas

The obvious explanation is that God was smoking pot the day he created the platypus.

4/19/2017 6:23:18 AM

Mister Spak

@Doubting Thomas

That proves the bible is true because genesis says god created plants before animals.

4/19/2017 6:48:47 AM

Kanna

If you want to know anything at all about evolution, don't get it wrong by asking someone else as ignorant as you are. If you DON'T want to know anything about evolution but just want to mock it, trust me, it just tells all the rest of us what an ignorant fool you are.

4/19/2017 6:50:25 AM

Cookie Overlord

So God is a deceiver ?
Enjoy your stay in Hell, heretic !

4/19/2017 8:33:23 AM

Pharaoh Bastethotep

@Shepard Solus:
The platypus has electrolocation as well, although the echidna's is more remarkable because it uses it in non-conductive air instead of conductive water like everyone else.

4/19/2017 8:44:15 AM

John

And on the seventh day he farted.

4/19/2017 9:06:12 AM

breakerslion

Or maybe his son created it when he was little, like little kids used to make their dads crappy clay ashtrays here on Earth.

"Here dad, I made you this."

"Oh! Thanks Jesus! That's awesome!" (I guess I have to keep it around now.)

How's that for a joke, Hammy?

4/19/2017 9:36:23 AM

Shepard Solus

@Pharaoh Bastethotep
Huh. Didn't know they had it, too.

4/19/2017 4:46:48 PM

Canadiest

This is part of their reverse strategies. Years ago they would insist we should see creatures that are mixes of the large groups of animals if evolution is true, when presented with the Platypus, the standout among many, they shut up,,,for a few years, then came back saying biologist were completely baffled by the beast but they know it was Gods way of outing them as fools.

Like:
How could there be badly functioning, troublesome parts of an organism if evolution were true?
How could there be evil or morals if we were just an evolving animal?

No their arguments don't make sense to us, we know evolution never claimed to be perfection or a known level of achievement to be reached, that's the claims of religions. Their flocks buy these backward argument because it's all they have.

4/19/2017 4:59:56 PM

Titania

Cute little fellas, anyway.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/p/platypus/#/platypus.JPG

4/20/2017 3:54:27 PM

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