The 'Exploding Giraffe' Award

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Quote# 77556

My Creation science teacher once told the story of the Giraffe. He asked us, "how large the heart of a Giraffe is?"
We said, "most likely larger than that of a human."
He said, "Yes it is." That it takes a large heart to pump blood continuously up that long neck." He went on to say, "What happens to a Giraffe when it leans down to get a drink?"
We just stared at him.

If a Giraffe leans down to take a drink and the blood supply to the brain is not shut off the Giraffes head would explode or massively hemmorage. But what is amazing is that their is a valve placed in the system that closes off the blood supply when he leans down allowing the Giraffe to get a drink.

He then asked, "How many Giraffes heads exploded before evolution created the valve?" It was interesting.

At any rate, His point was we were all created by species in like form as we are today. We do not need to try and fit our Bile into science.

mikhen7, Rapture Forums 127 Comments [11/20/2010 12:29:37 PM]
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@ Old Viking

I think the film you mean is Scanners.

11/20/2010 3:28:04 PM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

So God is a Giraffe now?

Must be; the consistent uppercase G is a dead give-away.

11/20/2010 3:30:16 PM


Yes, because adaptation couldn't possibly allow the giraffe to drink without its head exploding. The stupid in this quote might possibly make my own head explode.

11/20/2010 3:41:01 PM


This is what FSTDT is all about. Absurd claims that make anybody with a decent brain laugh their ass off.

11/20/2010 3:50:34 PM


It has been said that ignorance is easy to cure while stupidity is terminal. I leave it to you fine folks to decide which affliction mikhen 7 suffers from.

11/20/2010 3:51:11 PM


Some "teacher."

11/20/2010 4:00:02 PM

"We do not need to try and fit our Bile into science."

Whole hearted agreement.

11/20/2010 4:07:11 PM


@Merph: there's a fourth possibility:

-Either Mikhen7 or the teacher made it all up out of whole cloth.

11/20/2010 4:29:04 PM


Do you mind if I start calling your holy book "The Bile" too? I can't believe I hadn't thought of that before... :)

11/20/2010 4:55:24 PM


Now we too can learn the lessons of Creation Science in this charming tune!

11/20/2010 5:18:30 PM


I don't know what's sadder, that the teacher taught it, or the student bought it.

11/20/2010 5:20:18 PM

Are we talking about the same giraffe that has a nerve or something that unecessarily runs all the way down the neck and all the way back only to end up near where it started?

Some intelligent design there, amirite?

11/20/2010 5:44:20 PM


Well this is bullshit.

On the topic of giraffes:

11/20/2010 5:47:58 PM

Tolpuddle Martyr

"We do not need to try and fit our Bile into science."

Interesting slip.

11/20/2010 5:57:05 PM

Mycoid Mike

What I want to know is: which is the valve fundies lack that causes their brains to implode? Is it letting too much Bile into their brain?
I propose the creation of a new medical term for this condition: Cerebro-biliary Collapse.
Now where's my Nobel prize?

11/20/2010 5:57:13 PM


Ah, amazing how stupidity can be seen as intelligence by the gullible

11/20/2010 5:59:14 PM


"We do not need to try and fit our Bile into science."

Best. Typo. Ever.

11/20/2010 6:03:44 PM


Can't talk Watching Anime...

11/20/2010 6:15:58 PM


Did the same professor tell you how messed up the "design" for the giraffe's laryngeal nerve is?

11/20/2010 6:17:20 PM

Pule Thamex

On the seventh day He rested. ON the eighth to the approximately 1,460 billionth day He created valves for giraffe heads.

11/20/2010 6:34:08 PM

Horus IX

I LOL'd...Excuse me while I clean my laptop screen from Dr. Pepper I spat out at it because of the very last sentence.


11/20/2010 6:56:45 PM


"Creation science teacher" sounds about as coherent as "Black Panther Klansman".

11/20/2010 7:16:25 PM

Zeus Almighty

Silly fundie, giraffes don't have to bend over to drink water. They just turn their heads up when it's raining and the excess water is stored in their long necks.

11/20/2010 8:33:52 PM


"We do not need to try and fit our Bile into science."

I love this line too. Freudian slip? Maybe she's secretly having a crisis of faith.

11/20/2010 9:05:37 PM


Flufflesthepancake beat me to the punch, I was just about to post the link to the video where Dawkins discusses laryngeal nerve of the giraffe is stupidly designed, so here's a picture in case a British accent throws you off:

You can see it go down the neck into the chest, loop around the aorta and go straight back up.

11/20/2010 9:12:49 PM

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