adam, eve and pterosaurs

So, apparently, we’re not the only people in the on-line world trying to come up with catchy little images that point out the absurdity of the evangelical belief that dinosaurs roamed the earth alongside Noah, Jesus, and the other superstars of Christianity. Following a lead that was given to me by a reader named John, I was able to track down the website for a group calling itself Project Pterosaur that seems to have a bit of a headstart on us. I don’t think their existence should keep us out of the market, but I thought that it was worth noting… Hopefully, the fact that we now know there’s competition will just push us harder to come up with something really good… So, keep those entries coming… Now, it’s not just about saving our great nation from theocracy, it’s about destroying the competition.

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  1. Teddy Glass
    Posted June 8, 2005 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    I don’t imagine that oral sex with a terrordactyl is very pleasant.

  2. Doug Skinner
    Posted June 8, 2005 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    I see that Adam and Eve are offering the reptile some fruit. That changes the story somewhat, doesn’t it?

  3. Tony Buttons
    Posted June 8, 2005 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    If the apple was full of knowledge, what were the grapes full of?

  4. Ken
    Posted June 8, 2005 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    Teddy, I don’t think that is a BJ but rather the very first circumcision.

  5. Posted June 8, 2005 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    It looks like the terrordactyl’s head was intelligently designed to give some massive deep throat action, but I will have to admit that its beak is going to need some evolution.

  6. Doug Skinner
    Posted June 8, 2005 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    The grapes are probably full of wine, a favorite beverage for Noah, Jesus, and many other Biblical characters. The pterodactyl seems to like it too.

    I notice that the artist has hidden Adam and Eve’s genitalia, but put the pteroweenie front and center. Why?

  7. john galt
    Posted June 8, 2005 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    from recent court cases, it is correctly reffered to a Jesus Juice… Now that would be a good photoshop contest.

  8. john galt
    Posted June 8, 2005 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    If the apple was the forbidden fruit, then Eden must have been in asia.

    -Begin shameless cut and paste-

    In looking at the history of the apple, one must pay tribute to and recognize the role of the inventive horticulturists of the Roman era. Were it not for them, juicy, sweet apples would not be in those brown bag lunches today. There would be no apple pie, no apple cobbler, or apple fritters, apple cider, or even apple butter. Simply expressed, there would be no plump, juicy apples.

    The wild apple of ancient Asia, malus pumila var mitris, would never have made it to the modern table in its uncultivated form. The wild trees produced hundreds of tiny fruits that were sour and consisted mostly of numerous, small, dark brown seeds and core, hardly a fruit that anyone would anticipate eating. The wild apple of Europe, the main ancestor of the domestic apple, is classified as malus sylvestris.

    Though some historians are in dispute over exactly who first cultivated the wild apple, many believe it was the Romans who discovered they could cultivate these wild apples into fleshy, sweet, and juicy fruits. Some historians report the apple’s origins were rooted in Southwestern Asia, just south of the Caucasus Mountains between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. Others note that apple seeds found in Anatolia were carbon dated 6500 BCE. Archeologists even found a fossilized imprint of an apple seed from the Neolithic period in England.

    With the apple’s exact origin in question, another dilemma arises. Did Eve really bite into an apple that she plucked off the forbidden tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden? No specific name is given to the fruit she tasted from that tree, though apples are mentioned later in the Bible. Some historians believe Eve’s fruit of temptation might have been a pomegranate or possibly even a quince.

    AppleIn the 13th century BCE, Ramses II ordered cultivated varieties of apples planted in the Nile delta. In Attica, Greece, apples were being grown in a very limited quantity during the 7th century BCE. Since they were so expensive, it was decreed that a bridal couple would have to share one apple on their wedding night.

    Pliny the Elder, a Roman statesman, circa 23 CE, described 37 different varieties of cultivated apples in his Historia naturalis. By the first century CE apples were being cultivated in every region throughout the Rhine Valley. Apple cultivation was gathering momentum. By the year 1640, horticulturist Parkinson noted 60 varieties, by 1669 the count was up to 92 varieties, and by 1866 Downing’s Fruits notes 643 different cultivars.

    When the early explorers returned from their travels and introduced new fruits and vegetables into Europe, the Europeans often didn’t know what to call them. To them, the name “apple” symbolized all fruits and was at one time bestowed upon melons, avocados, cashews, cherimoyas, dates, eggplants, lemons, oranges, peaches, pineapples, pine nuts, pomegranates, potatoes, quinces, and tomatoes. Poet Robert Frost found this rather amusing and penned this poem:

    The rose is a rose,
    And was always a rose.
    But the theory now goes
    That the apple’s a rose.

  9. Posted June 9, 2005 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    This up yesterday on Boing Boing: Creationist Zoo Display: In about six months, the Tulsa Zoo will present an exhibit about creationism. The city’s Park and Recreation Board voted 3-1 in favor of a display that will be based on the Bible’s Genesis myth.

  10. Posted June 27, 2005 at 12:36 am | Permalink

    I like that post, but you did not mention where you got the picture from. I guess there are lots of other nice pictures like this one out there!

  11. mark
    Posted June 27, 2005 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    I did mention where the image came from, Niclas. Just follow the link.

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