The Argument from Pullet Tectonics

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h/t: WW and JC

74 Comments

  1. Posted January 8, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Ok, I want a formal map projection for this so I can render my GIS data in a chicken.

    • brawnyllama
      Posted January 11, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

      Datum Ovum?

  2. jdhuey
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    So, God is a chicken?

    • sigh
      Posted January 8, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

      Which came first, the chicken God or the egg?

    • Posted January 8, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

      No, God is Big Bird.

      • jdhuey
        Posted January 8, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

        Or perhaps Col. Sanders.

  3. NewEnglandBob
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    A bird in hand…

    • Hempenstein
      Posted January 8, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

      Nope, the hand goes with the banana (per Ray Comfort; I can’t bring myself to go look for the YT).

      • gbjames
        Posted January 8, 2013 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

        ! (or as Ant would say: §)

  4. marycanada FCD
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    No running afowl on that

  5. JBlilie
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    hahahahahaha!

  6. Posted January 8, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    So it IS all down to cocks.

  7. Posted January 8, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    Or is it all Cock and Bull?

  8. 1860slover
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Because the flood broke up the land plates and rearranged them. Duh.

  9. Karel de Pauw
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    But is it finger licking good?

  10. Posted January 8, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    Ha ha ha ha ha
    I love this, you made my day (actually night, late night over here)

  11. Diane G.
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Hell of a wattle for a rooster…

  12. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    I think that’s (was) Mercator Projection. If you look at the size of Greenland, down around the, umm, egg-laying area.
    It’s got huge wattles, South America was obviously a problem.

    But I love the concept!

  13. Bill Leikam
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    Come on, when you post something get your spelling right. “How comes the world fits….” Why does the word come have an s on the end?

    • BillyJoe
      Posted January 8, 2013 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

      Because it was written to make it sound like it was said by an idiot.

    • aspidoscelis
      Posted January 8, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

      Nevermind the “s”, the phrase “how come” is itself an immediate marker of imbecility…

      • bric
        Posted January 9, 2013 at 1:41 am | Permalink

        It’s remarks like these that propel me to give up reading comments for good. At least before breakfast.

  14. Alektorophile
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    The next supercontinent, Hengea? So The gods designed the world for chickens after all, and not for us silly bipedal monkeys. It all makes sense now. Goodbye and thanks for all the corn?

  15. palefury
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    This is related to this post in only the fact that there are maps involved.

    Any doubters on climate change – Australian meteorologists just had to add extra colours to their temperature maps to display record 50 degrees C + (122 degrees F +) temperatures.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/8157600/Australia-is-so-hot-its-off-the-scale

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted January 8, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

      That’s not climate change, the extra heat is caused by all the bush fires.

      Errmm….

      😉

    • BillyJoe
      Posted January 8, 2013 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

      Also notice that Australia sits on the head of God’s cock, which means…..

      • John Scanlon, FCD
        Posted January 9, 2013 at 8:12 am | Permalink

        God loves us – carnally!

    • palefury
      Posted January 8, 2013 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

      OK sorry predicted to be over 50 degrees C
      Still records have been broken

    • Torbjörn Larsson, OM
      Posted January 8, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

      And the 2012 US heat extreme topped the rest with ~ 0.5 degC, ten times as much as earlier heat extremes has managed to beat the rest.

      Now it will be *extremely* interesting to see if El Ninà disappears next year and the global warming shows up unmasked.

    • Gary W
      Posted January 8, 2013 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

      Climate change is real, but a temporary period of record-setting heat is not proof of it, any more than a temporary period of record-setting cold is proof against it.

      • Torbjörn Larsson, OM
        Posted January 8, 2013 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

        You may want to read up on that.

        It used to be the case, but late -11 they started to talk about attributing regional events because the signal is now so strong. And -12 they started to do it.

        One typical local AGW signal is the hot extremes, the envelope that basically trend as the signal does.

        They can’t tell until afterwards, and still many extremes like regional flooding is biz as usual. But this wave may become evidence for AGW (or it already is but I missed it).

        Since it is an extreme extreme, see above, I’m considering a slam dunk.

        • Gary W
          Posted January 8, 2013 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

          A single weather event, even a record-breaking one, is not even evidence of climate change, let alone proof of climate change. The only way we know the climate is changing is from the long-term record of temperature changes and other climate-related changes.

          • BillyJoe
            Posted January 9, 2013 at 4:50 am | Permalink

            You are not up with it. As the previous posted stated, an extreme extreme is a direct indicator. In the example given the previous record was a run of 4 days with national average temperature >39c. This has occured only once? A run of 3 days has ocurred only twice. Presently we have run of 6 days and counting.

            • Gary W
              Posted January 9, 2013 at 11:24 am | Permalink

              As the previous posted stated, an extreme extreme is a direct indicator.

              No it isn’t. An extreme (or an “extreme extreme”) is just a data point. The only real evidence of climate change is the long-term trend. And the original comment didn’t suggest that the recent extreme temperatures were merely an “indicator,” but that they removed any doubt.

          • Jackie
            Posted January 9, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

            Any way you want to slice it, we’re toast.

  16. Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    The world is my rooster.

    So many plate-itudes. But sorry, no egg run on the absence of gods.

  17. Posted January 8, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    I can see it forming the basis of a Discovery Institute publication, “Evilutionist Cock-Up: The Pullet Surprise”.

    (Yes, I’m afraid this comment is just a barrow to push my puns.)

    • Dawn Oz
      Posted January 8, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

      Thank you! 😉

  18. E. A. Blair
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    This reminds me of the theory of Continental Drip.

    • Diane G.
      Posted January 8, 2013 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

      I was so hoping for a hotlink in that…

      • E.A. Blair
        Posted January 9, 2013 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

        There are two competing theories of Continental Drip. One contends that the continents are sagging towards the South Pole (illustrated here; the other posits that at one time the Earth was subjected to an external gravity source over the North Pole (or inverted and subjected to an external gravity source over the South Pole) causing the bulk of the landmasses to flow, in the manner of suspended water balloons, into their present configurations.

        • Diane G.
          Posted January 9, 2013 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

          O-kaaaaaaay…

          😀 Thanks!

  19. Posted January 8, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    If only more things fitted into the shape of a chicken, the world would be a better place.

  20. genesisfix
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    Reblogged this on Genesisfix's Blog and commented:
    I absolutely love this graphic, and the tease that goes with it. A cock tease as it were. Unless it really is a chicken. But either way, God don’t make no junk. I can’ t figure out though if “Checkmate Atheists” is a threat or a claim of victory. What’s your opinion?

  21. Pray Hard
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    I’m destroyed. Why didn’t I think of that?

  22. Uommibatto
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    Eerily recalls a haiku I wrote a long time ago:

    Poultry tectonics
    Gondwanaland of chicken
    On my BBQ

    • gbjames
      Posted January 8, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

      Nice!

    • Diane G.
      Posted January 8, 2013 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

      That’s brilliant! 😀

  23. Posted January 8, 2013 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    This chicken’s incontinent.

    • marycanada FCD
      Posted January 9, 2013 at 6:33 am | Permalink

      True dat!

  24. Peter Ozzie Jones
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    This cannot be so, a pullet is female?

    • MadScientist
      Posted January 9, 2013 at 2:42 am | Permalink

      I can’t recall if a pullet is female, but it is most certainly a juvenile bird and wouldn’t have that cock’s comb.

  25. Palindromemordnilap
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    Checkmate.

    http://www.mobypicture.com/user/MattLaverick/view/13037481/sizes/full

  26. Cremnomaniac
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    Oh Boy, this is going to screw up Texas textbooks. One more alternate theory to include in the science section.
    Earth was created:

    A. developed over millions of years out of the dust and gas surrounding the sun when it was a young star.

    B. Earth was created by an all-powerful being who also created the entire universe.

    C. Chinese believe that in the beginning heaven and Earth were as one. The universe was a big black egg that carried a God, Pan-Gu, inside itself.

    D.According to the Mayans, there were two people, Tepeu and Gucumatz. They would sit around and think about things and then those things would exist. They thought up the mountains, the earth, the oceans, the sky and the animals and once they did they appeared.

    And the latest, E. The Earth was actually a chicken that went to pieces and formed the continents.

    This is of course just a few of the alternative theories that Texas school board considers in science text books. I really think the Chinese were on to something.

  27. Diane G.
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Africa does have a nice capon it.

    • Pete UK
      Posted January 9, 2013 at 1:12 am | Permalink

      That is really awful.

      That is all.

  28. neil344
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    I bet the guy who owns Chik-fil-a thinks that this is a sign from heaven.

  29. Stephen Barnard
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    Love it. Ironic on several levels, with a pun thrown in.

  30. Posted January 8, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    Haha! This is good

  31. Geoff
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    It’s only a paltry argument!

    • marycanada FCD
      Posted January 9, 2013 at 6:35 am | Permalink

      +1

  32. Christopher
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    If this image shows up on my toast tomorrow or in a cloud formation, tree knot or beer suds…I’m gonna have to seriously consider giving up eggs for breakfast.

  33. Dawn Oz
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    I needed that smile! Will save and send. 😉

  34. Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    Adapting Ash and Lambert. [ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078748/quotes ]

    • Torbjörn Larsson, OM
      Posted January 8, 2013 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

      Wrong tab!

  35. Atom
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 3:23 am | Permalink

    I dunno if you have seen this yet… but wow.

    • HaggisForBrains
      Posted January 9, 2013 at 5:06 am | Permalink

      That video is a fine piece of strawmanning, followed by some classic quotemining. Not even wrong!

  36. Tim Anderson
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 5:14 am | Permalink

    Note that Australia appears to be connected to Chickengaea’s brain.

    Those marsupials were onto something. Not implying anything, just saying. . .

  37. lanceleuven
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 5:47 am | Permalink

    Haha! That is excellent.

    • Tim Anderson
      Posted January 9, 2013 at 6:05 am | Permalink

      It is the frogfish deja vu thing all over again.

      How else did the Flaming Galah evolve?

  38. Pete UK
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    And what are those seismically active areas … yes …sub-duck-tion zones.

    • marycanada FCD
      Posted January 9, 2013 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

      +1

  39. kimia4pix
    Posted January 10, 2013 at 1:01 am | Permalink

    I bet if shown to the “right” people, they will try to make a fact out if it! Look at what I was just asked to share on Facebook! Just look at how many people have actually shared it!!! Sad! https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151312787989868&set=a.10150196255429868.328254.75142489867&type=1&theater&refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fphoto.php&_rdr

  40. Posted January 10, 2013 at 4:52 am | Permalink

    Does it for me! I’m convinced now obviously the Chicken came before the egg.


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