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Atheists, where did the fish in the Great Lakes come from?
You all say that million of years ago, a bunch of glaciers cruised through and dug gigantic holes in the area between Canada and the Midwestern united states. These holes eventually filled up with rain and became the Great Lakes.

My question to you is, where did the fish come from? If they really just sort of happened, how did the lakes get filled up with fish? When it rains here in my neck of the woods, we usually get some pretty big mud puddles, but those puddles never get filled up with fish.

Isn't it much more plausible to say that large holes formed during Noah's Flood, and that after the Flood waters went down, the holes remained filled up with water and voila, the Great Lakes? That would explain why the fish are there, because they would have already been there during the Flood. When the water went down, and the Lakes stayed there, the fish just stayed in the lakes.

Soldier for Salvation, Yahoo Answers 68 Comments [2/27/2009 8:28:16 AM]
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NotThere

Actually, it's the creationist explantion that says everything was created instantly by magic. Why don't these fundies ever seem to realize that?

2/28/2009 12:51:53 AM

Darwin's Lil' Girl

...You've heard of things called rivers, right...? Specifically the St. Lawrence River? Which leads into the Great Lakes? From the sea? And that all the Great Lakes are connected? And that some fish can live in both fresh and sea water? And that water fowl can carry fish eggs to new rivers? And that the same thing can occaisonally happen with boats? And that fish can be carried in the ballast water of boats? Admittedly the boats were recent, but it's one more reason not to think they were put there deliberately.

Addendum: NotThere - because magic doesn't exist, silly. But of course God did it because God can do anything. But no, not with magic, because magic doesn't exist.

2/28/2009 2:43:36 AM

a mind far far away

If I'm not mistaken, there are several rivers that feed into the Great Lakes via the Atlantic. So I would imagine that they just came from the Atlantic. But that's too easy.

2/28/2009 5:44:04 AM

Elm

I may have my science wrong but isn't there a desalinization of the two water types near the river's exit/entrance, somehow salt water gets pushed to the bottom while the freshwater flows to the top. Either way there is a natural process that prevents salt water from getting into freshwater bodies.

2/28/2009 5:56:52 AM

Doug

I expect that the fish came from that big thing called the ocean which is connected to the Great Lakes.

2/28/2009 7:49:13 AM

Lioness

Because I know you aren't that smart, I'm going to use pictures to help explain how this works.

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This is Fishy. You recognize him, don't you? He lives in the ocean.

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What's this? Fishy has come to a place where water is flowing out of the Big Land.

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Fishy has decided to swim up this stream of water.

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Oh my! Fishy has found another large body of water. It's not the ocean, it's a lake! Fishy likes it here. He's going to stay.

THE END

2/28/2009 8:11:21 AM

solomongrundy

When someone describes Noah's Ark and the Great Flood as 'plausible' it's not worth debating with them. Sorry, but they're not capable of understanding logic or indeed any form of rational thought. You might as well argue with your cat.

Cue the defensive comments from catlovers...



2/28/2009 9:03:11 AM

FMG

You obviously don't have eels... They get into puddles.

Your some sort of Idiot. Noah's Flood was described as rain. Rain does not erode once it covers the ground. Do you think when it rains at sea it magically causes erosion?

There are rivers between the great lakes and they are big enough to support a fairly varied amount of life. Most rivers also link up to each other so have a fair amount of interchange between fish.

A good example of "evilution" is Chichlids in lakes in Africa which have been separated from each other for so long that they have speciated.

2/28/2009 11:46:14 AM

Bahramthered

This has got to be the single dumbest "proof" I've ever heard. This level of stupidity requires a new word... Stupid just dosn't fit. This is beyond anything...

2/28/2009 12:41:06 PM

John_in_Oz

Before you convince me your flood is an acceptable explanation for the presence of fish, you'll have to come up with an explanation for the absence of your floodwater.
Where did that world-covering pile of water vanish to?

2/28/2009 12:44:33 PM

Average Guy

NO.

2/28/2009 2:29:10 PM

B-Bub

The great lord Satan put them in these lakes.

2/28/2009 4:40:43 PM

Reverend Jeremiah

God broke out his shovel during "the flood" and began to dig the great lakes. When he was finished, he turned around and millions of fish came shooting out of his ass into those ptoholes he dug.

So yeah, Darwin was definitely wrong.

2/28/2009 6:33:59 PM



The great lakes have rivers, or they'd keep filling up more and more when it rained.

4/3/2009 11:57:58 PM

Christine

but...there were only two fish on the ark. *confused*

4/5/2009 2:10:21 AM

BloodFoxTK

uh......fish?
what? i blacked out for a second due to the stupidity.
did i miss something?

1/14/2011 8:20:13 PM

Justanotheratheist

I always assumed they came from eggs.

1/15/2011 1:11:18 AM

Swede

From rivers leading between the oceans and the Great Lakes?

It didn't just sort of happen, it was a natural process that took hundreds of thousands of years.

If you check really really close, you'll find that those mud puddles have life in them too. Just very small life, as they are very small "lakes".

How did they form during Noah's Flood? To where did all the water go down?

The "whole world" that was flooded was the world that people knew about when the Bible was written, i.e. the Middle East. They didn't know that North and South America existed.
If you lived in the middle of Queensland right now, and all you knew about the world was Queensland, you'd think the whole world was pretty flooded right now.

Where did God come from? Who created him?

1/15/2011 5:06:07 AM
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