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Message 61 of 134 (777412)
01-30-2016 4:15 PM
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01-30-2016 2:47 PM


Re: El Nino in the Sierra Nevada

I was a bit concerned you might find offense. You are a delight.


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Message 62 of 134 (777444)
01-31-2016 2:00 PM
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Re: El Nino in the Sierra Nevada
Faith writes:

The giraffes had thick scarves around their necks and knit caps on their heads.


That would be a heck of a scarf.
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Message 63 of 134 (777449)
01-31-2016 3:36 PM
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01-31-2016 2:00 PM


Re: El Nino in the Sierra Nevada
That would be a heck of a scarf.

Mrs. Noah had a lot of time on her hands.


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Message 64 of 134 (777491)
02-02-2016 2:25 PM
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Re: El Nino in the Sierra Nevada
Either that, or Mrs Noah was fan of the 4th Doctor, who came to visit her in his Tardis.
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Message 65 of 134 (777497)
02-02-2016 5:39 PM
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02-02-2016 2:25 PM


Re: El Nino in the Sierra Nevada
I googled enough to get a rough idea of what you're talking about. His scarf is only twelve feet long though.

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We got snow today so no worries about warming up and flooding things.

But now I worry about those poor giraffes. If it's this cold here it's a lot colder up there. But I hear Mrs. Noah is almost finished with her gigantic afghan which should warm them up.


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Message 66 of 134 (777508)
02-02-2016 10:23 PM
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02-02-2016 5:39 PM


Re: El Nino in the Sierra Nevada
That's all very well for the giraffes, but what about the diplodocuses and the brontosauri?
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Message 67 of 134 (777510)
02-02-2016 10:46 PM
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02-02-2016 10:23 PM


Re: El Nino in the Sierra Nevada
I considered them. I figure they are all tucked away in the ark where it's no doubt pretty steamy from all the body heat, as well as the cooking done for the Noah family (though I hear they send up some of the giraffes' favorite leaf broth from time to time). Plus they have beds of hay to lie on. It's the poor giraffes who have to suffer, sticking up into the frigid air as they do, and all for the sake of PR as far as I can tell.

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Message 68 of 134 (777513)
02-02-2016 11:51 PM
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Re: El Nino in the Sierra Nevada
The larger sauropods were too big to fit between the decks of the ark, and so they must all have been on top.
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Message 69 of 134 (777514)
02-03-2016 12:10 AM
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02-02-2016 11:51 PM


Re: El Nino in the Sierra Nevada
The larger sauropods were too big to fit between the decks of the ark, and so they must all have been on top.

Ah, Dr. Adequate, you overlook the fact that we have EVIDENCE -- only the giraffes are pictured at the top of the ark.

There are other ways of explaining your concern of course.

First, that only babies of the larger species would have been taken into the ark.

Second, that you are probably confounding species with subspecies. The ark would have carried those that had the greatest genetic potential for producing many subspecies, and that might not include both of your examples.

ABE: I don't think I'm getting what I mean said here. The thought is more like: there are a great variety of subspecies of most species, and by the time of the ark there would probably not have been any of the original species still alive. As with dogs now there would be a great array of dramatically different subspecies, any of which might be selected to contribute to the genetic mix that would produce the new variety of descendants after the Flood. That would no doubt have also been the case with the dinosaur types. There is of course no way to know which subspecies any particular type belongs to since there is no way to classify them genetically, but whatever grouping is represented it seems reasonable that there would be plenty of smaller versions of it to make up the ark population. No need to include the gigantic types of the same subspecies. /ABE

Third, there is no reason to assume that the decks were continuous to all sides of the ark, but may have had openings that would accommodate a long-necked creature. If needed, but I think what I wrote above makes that unlikely anyway.

And fourth, we're talking about a cartoon here, so we'll have cartoon sauropods in our cartoon ark along with cartoon giraffes suffering from exposure at the top of the cartoon ark.

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Message 70 of 134 (852338)
05-08-2019 11:53 PM


About half way through spring...
and we're in the process of getting up to 10 inches of wet heavy snow here in northern Minnesota.

Moose


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Message 71 of 134 (852350)
05-09-2019 9:20 AM
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05-08-2019 11:53 PM


Re: About half way through spring...
We have 6" on ground right now just east of Superior, near Poplar, WI. Couple miles further east they are pushing 8". South of Superior I have had reports of up to 10". Big storm for this late in year. Forecast says mid-50's tomorrow and 60 on Saturday. Mud season starts anew.

My wife reminded me that days start getting shorter in 6 weeks.


Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 72 of 134 (852446)
05-11-2019 12:27 AM
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Re: About half way through spring...
You guys get some brutal winter weather there. My best friend lives in Wautoma and that's the only part he dislikes, winter. They have some awesome dragonflies when it does warm up.

We had our hottest day today and I saw 3 species of dragonflies at my pond. The last couple weeks have been an extraordinary stretch of dry warm days here.


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If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 73 of 134 (852447)
05-11-2019 10:36 AM
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Re: About half way through spring...
I saw my first hummingbird of the year the day before this last snowfall. Nothing at the feeders since. Be surprised if early arrivals survived.

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 74 of 134 (852448)
05-11-2019 11:06 AM
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Re: About half way through spring...
We feed about a dozen Anna's hummingbirds through the winter here. On nights when it's going to get below freezing the feeders are inside to keep them from freezing. Sometimes on really cold days we bring them inside and nuke them to keep them liquid.

They all used to migrate in the fall but about 30 years ago people stated noticing a few overwintering. Since then there have been more and more.


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 75 of 134 (852449)
05-11-2019 11:40 AM
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05-11-2019 11:06 AM


Re: About half way through spring...
Is climate change taking enough sting out of the deep winter for them to survive or are more people providing nuked food? Probably a bit of both?

Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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