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The birds define where the face of the 2-heavens starts because some birds can’t fly.
Apparently at that time there were some birds that could fly on the edge of what God defines as outer space. I’m not sure if there are still birds that do this during migratory flights or not. Does anybody know?

The Welders Wife, CSE blogs 69 Comments [1/29/2008 10:32:28 PM]
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No, wait, I know what she's talking about...

However, no matter how often you play Ace Combat, the Arkbird is never a real biological bird. It is a spaceship.

1/30/2008 1:24:01 AM

Omni Noodle

If you believe in sky fairies, it doesn't take a big leap of idiocy to believe in space birds.

1/30/2008 1:31:52 AM


I think The Welder's Wife thinks that Meta-Ridley from Metroid Prime is a bird (to heck with flying on the edge of space, he could fly through space!). I don't even know where to begin correcting that viewpoint.

1/30/2008 1:33:10 AM


There are bar-headed geese that can fly over the Himalayas. They have evolved a modified hemoglobin that has mutated to allow a higher affinity for oxygen than we earth-bound vertebrates have. Our (postpartum) hemoglobin is carefully balanced for our normal oxygen level between the ability to grab oxygen in our lungs and release it again into our tissue (fetal hemoglobin has much more affinity for oxygen because it has to "steal" it from the mother's hemoglobin).

The mutation was identified and inserted into the DNA sequence for human hemoglobin, which in turn was inserted into e. coli in order to generate the modified human hemoglobin. The resultant human hemoglobin was found to have a much higher affinity for oxygen. Thus, the bar-headed goose is yet another piece of evidence for evolution.


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1/30/2008 1:48:00 AM


John: Nice!

1/30/2008 1:59:13 AM


The birds define where the face of the 2-heavens starts because some birds can’t fly.
Yes, I think this chick needs a dose of Trilby. Who wants to hold the rifle and teddy bear?

1/30/2008 2:07:10 AM

Sideshow Bob

Wait what the hell are you...

Oh. Right. CSE. Never mind, it's business as usual.

1/30/2008 2:14:03 AM

Jake Steel

what the hell are you talking about?

1/30/2008 2:42:03 AM


@John: And a possible application for transhuman engineering assuming science ever gets to that point before the fundies drag us back into the Stone Age with them.

1/30/2008 2:52:45 AM


Are you retarded?

1/30/2008 4:09:04 AM


where the face of the 2-heavens starts
Nod and smile, everyone, our favorite fundie new-age space-aliens-built-the-pyramids crystal-healing tinfoil-hat non-sequitur dinosaurs-are-actually-invisible-dragons-mentioned-in-the-book-of-cyril nutjob is baaaaack!

1/30/2008 4:10:22 AM

Septic Sceptic

The birds define where the face of the 2-heavens starts because some birds can’t fly.

Without a thought for my own mental stability, I tried thinking this part through. As I read it, she's saying that flightless birds gather where one heaven ends, and another begins.

Behold the penguins! Sacred guardians of the gate to the Second Heaven!

And thus was the world's most fucked-up fantasy novel written...

1/30/2008 4:24:15 AM


Not as bad as it could have been...

1/30/2008 4:45:38 AM


Even if for just a moment I were to agree that God even exists, what would give you the slightest idea of what God would define as outer space?

No bird does now nor ever has flown anywhere near what reasonable people define as outer space, short of those that may have been taken in man-made vehicles, that is.

1/30/2008 5:09:01 AM

Reverend Davidius

Is it possible to put to words how stupid this person is?

1/30/2008 5:10:54 AM


WTF? Award 2nded.

1/30/2008 6:31:44 AM

Brian X

This has never happened. In fact I doubt there's been a bird even above the Himalaya treeline.

1/30/2008 6:41:09 AM


Anonymous Asshole takes it for the gold! Priceless!

1/30/2008 6:57:33 AM

Zoony The Lazoon

Just when you think that humanity has reached the nadir of wilful asinine stupidity..... along comes The Welders Wife.

1/30/2008 6:58:05 AM


@Cyborg, I never could get beyond a certain level in that game. I only met the Arkbird once....

1/30/2008 7:02:26 AM


@Septic Sceptic:

Expanding on your thought, perhaps she's attempting to reconcile her black-and-white "fundyvision" with reality? In this case, the b&w "All birds can fly" with the reality that some can't, resulting in the strange assertion that all birds can in fact fly, it's simply that the ones that can't fly merely fly in a different "heaven"?

Then again, maybe she's just got an inoperable brain tumor that makes her say weird shit. I dunno.

1/30/2008 8:50:36 AM


I do feel sorry for the Welder.

1/30/2008 9:23:15 AM

Mr Smith

Apparently at that time there were some birds that could fly on the edge of what God defines as outer space.

What does god define as outer space? Chapter and verse please :)

1/30/2008 9:27:49 AM


@Shibori, Solomon Grundy
In about 1967 my girlfriend and I, and a bunch of young American tourists in St James's Park, watched as a Pelican swam over to a family of geese and promptly gobbled up three baby goslings. Two of the young Americans, outraged, leapt into the lake but were too young so save the little birds. I even wrote to the London Evening Standard about it. The park authorities said the Pelicans were well-fed and wouldn't do such a thing, but they did.

Which proves nothing, except that creatures prey off other creatures. Which fits in, I suppose, with the concept of evolution.

1/30/2008 11:40:06 AM

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