Quote# 83181

Today, water flows on Mars only when another object, i.e. a meteor, falls to Mars and melts some of the ice.

So Mars never had an ocean. Nor did the water disappear, as others have speculated before. It’s still on Mars, only frozen, either as blocks of ice or as frost mixed into the soil.

The objects that did the bombardment came from one event that threw vast quantities of water, rock and mud into space. That event was the Great Flood. That’s why the water is salty.

Terry A. Hurlbut, Conservative News and Views 82 Comments [8/14/2011 6:43:09 AM]
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When I understand this weird and completely incoherent "argument" correctly, it says in a nutshell:

"There is water on Mars, and water was the main element in the story of the biblical flood, ergo: The biblical flood occurred literally! Hallelujah!"

8/14/2011 6:59:51 AM

Oh, so now the waters from the "great flood" reached Mars? You bibletards wouldn't know what a planet was if it weren't for scientific advancements that you twits love to deny!

8/14/2011 7:03:07 AM

damned double post, sorry!

8/14/2011 7:06:18 AM


*desk head slam*

8/14/2011 7:06:48 AM

Percy Q. Shunn

8/14/2011 7:12:33 AM

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

So now the "great flood" was so big that it reached Mars?! The flood has now turned into an ever increasing fish story?!

8/14/2011 7:20:59 AM

If Noah was floating on top of the waters, was he the first man on Mars?

8/14/2011 7:31:55 AM

Smurfette Principle

So the rains were so bad that the water actually escaped Earth's atmosphere, flew 225 million km, through the vacuum of space, and magically ended up on Mars? Are you shitting me?

8/14/2011 7:33:11 AM

Zeus Almighty

Water from Earth sloshed over Mars?
Talk about surf's up!

8/14/2011 7:40:35 AM


Fundies really have NO IDEA how big space is, do they?

This argument was stupid when NephilimFree used it to explain why there was water on the moon, and it's even stupider now.

8/14/2011 7:54:10 AM


Don't visit hurlbut's shit hole to view the quote. he gets paid on clicks and visits so going to read his shit only gives him more money to spread his crap.

8/14/2011 7:55:42 AM


So if the water from the Flood was salty, how did we end up with all those fresh-water fish that would have died in salt water? Evolution? At least he isn't claiming, as AV1611VET once did, that the water was sent to Neptune.

8/14/2011 7:57:55 AM


...and the sun is light that bounces off the moon, gets distorted by Venus, is filtered by the hole in the ozone, that is why it looks yellow.

And that's why yellow makes me sad.

8/14/2011 8:00:56 AM


Wait, what? So meteors hiting Mars means a global flood happened on Earth? The FUCK?!

8/14/2011 8:07:24 AM


This is a good example of the kind of ridiculous nonsense you have to force your brain to believe, no matter how it, and your common sense protests, when you accept a literal interpretation of the Bible. You end up taking your literalism and forcing it onto everything, including onto other planets.

8/14/2011 8:10:41 AM

Wow. That's an, um, interesting hypothesis. Aside from the fact there is not a single shred of evidence to support it, real or Biblical, I'm not sure there is a mechanism by which it could even theoretically occur. Aside from Earth actually exploding or being hit by something big enough to totally destroy it.

The prevailing theory is that the Moon was created when a huge chunk of Earth was ejected into space as the result of a massive collision. It only got a couple of hundred thousand miles before it got stuck in orbit around Earth and began to coalesce into the Moon as we know it today. It's hard to imagine what magnitude of catastrophe would have to occur to allow water, rock and mud (which surely would be vaporised anyway) to shoot off as far as Mars. It would certainly not have allowed for anything living to survive whether they were in a boat or not.

I hate how these fucks postulate hypotheses without a single thought for evidence, feasibility or mechanism. I wouldn't hate it, except so many of the less well educated suck it up like a certain fruity beverage.

8/14/2011 8:31:18 AM


You fail science and history.

8/14/2011 8:35:38 AM


That looks like fun! Let me try one!

Today, pizza is made all over the world, so tomato sauce was invented in Brooklyn. Pizza migrated, so it had to have feet. Pizza doesn't chew its cud, so it wasn't invented by a Brooklyn Jew. That's why we have air pollution.

The End.

8/14/2011 8:46:48 AM


I'm sorry, but there is no fucking way that a global flood could throw vast quantities of water MILLIONS OF MILES into space, even if said global flood were physically possible to begin with.

8/14/2011 8:49:00 AM

Tolpuddle Martyr


How does an ocean, a supersized ocean get from Earth to Mars? How...what...why...

8/14/2011 8:58:04 AM

Brendan Rizzo

First sentence is right. Everything else is pure fail. What does he mean, the water is salty? Ice is fresh water by its very nature!

8/14/2011 9:00:33 AM


@ Smurfette

Exactly what I was thinking. The odds of something launched randomly on earth landing on Mars is well, literally and figuratively, astronomical.

8/14/2011 9:21:07 AM


This right here sums up the kind of arguments creationism uses perfectly.

8/14/2011 9:48:57 AM


Conservative News and Views? When did conservative become synonymous with "moronic?"

8/14/2011 9:52:03 AM


Uh... what?


Probably when the religious right (more like religious wrong, since the movement is pretty much all fundies and not non-fundie religious people) ended up becoming such prominent people in American conservatism.

8/14/2011 9:52:17 AM

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