Should we use the moon as a modern Noah's Ark?

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PostTue Dec 11, 2012 2:13 am » by Toxic32


I must say. I wish I had your incite as to what will happen in the future. Sent me your predictions for next weeks lotto numbers. I will cut you in for half of my winnings.
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PostTue Dec 11, 2012 2:31 am » by Vulcanic


to late because noahs arks launched today and we all missed the damn boat!!! nice of them to remind us doh! what timing too :headscratch: :think:

Dec 10 - Life-sized replica of Noah's Ark launched

DORDRECHT, Netherlands (AP) -- Just as the first storms of winter roll in, Dutchman Johan Huibers has finished his 20-year quest to build a full-scale, functioning model of Noah's Ark - an undertaking of, well, biblical proportions.

Huibers, a Christian, used books 6-9 of Genesis as his inspiration, following the instructions God gives Noah down to the last cubit.

Translating to modern measurements, Huibers came up with a vessel that works out to a whopping 427 feet (130 meters) long, 95 feet (29 meters) across and 75 feet (23 meters) high. Perhaps not big enough to fit every species on Earth, two by two, as described in the Bible, but plenty of space, for instance, for a pair elephants to dance a tango.

Johan's Ark towers across the flat Dutch landscape and is easily visible from a nearby highway where it lies moored in the city of Dordrecht, just south of Rotterdam.

Gazing across the ark's main hold, a huge space of stalls supported by a forest of pine trees, visitors gaze upon an array of stuffed and plastic animals, such as buffalo, zebra, gorillas, lions, tigers, bears, you name it. Elsewhere on the ark is a petting zoo with actual live animals that are less dangerous or easier to care for - such as ponies, dogs, sheep, and rabbits - and an impressive aviary of exotic birds.

"This boat - it's amazing," said Alfred Jongile, visiting from South Africa with his Dutch wife.

For Huibers, a builder by trade, it all began with a nightmare he had in 1992, when the low-lying Netherlands was flooded, as it has been many times throughout its history.

Huibers thinks that new floods are possible, not least due to global warming. He cites a New Testament passage prophesying that "the cities of the coast shall tremble" near the end of times.

But he's not worried the whole Earth will ever be flooded again. In the Bible, the rainbow is God's promise it won't be.

"I had a call from American television," he says, laughing. "This has nothing to do with the end of the Mayan calendar," he said.

He said his motivation is ultimately religious, though. He wants to make people think what their purpose is on Earth.

"I want to make people question that so that they go looking for answers," and ultimately find salvation through God and eternal life, he said.

Johan's Ark also contains a restaurant on the topmost level and a movie theater capable of seating 50 people. Around the edges of each level of the craft are displays on ancient Middle Eastern history and dress, scenes from the life of Noah, and games for kids, including water pumps and a system of levers to lift bales of hay.

Down below there is a honeycomb system of hatches, each opening into an area where food could be sealed in for long-term storage.

There is an outdoor space near the stern with a dizzying series of stairwells. Walking around, Johan points out features such as the curvature of the upper deck, which he said would have been used to collect rainwater for drinking, as well as for letting animals such as horses out to exercise where they could run around.

Another visitor, Martin Konijn, said he was impressed with the level of detail.

"You might know the story of Noah, okay, but if you see this you begin to get an idea of how it would actually have worked in practice."

Huibers says he's considering where to take the floating attraction next, including European ports or even across the Atlantic - though the latter would require transport aboard an even bigger ship.

But Huibers is also working on a new dream, perhaps even more unlikely than the first one: he wants to get Israelis and Arabs to cooperate and build a water pipeline from the Mediterranean Sea to the Dead Sea.

"If you have faith, anything is possible," he says.
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PostTue Dec 11, 2012 3:11 am » by Germanpils


maybe it is already one :think:
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PostTue Dec 11, 2012 4:45 am » by Naranja


Cornbread714 wrote:
Kaarmaa wrote:What happend day 6?


That was the day I played "Hotel California" on the stereo 17 times in a row.


lol dude what movie is that from? titties 8-)

I think we should use the moon for garbage disposal, fill all the craters with garbage,
assorted by color of course, that would look awesome.
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PostTue Dec 11, 2012 4:50 am » by Cornbread714


Naranja wrote:lol dude what movie is that from? titties 8-)



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PostTue Dec 11, 2012 4:53 am » by Kaarmaa


Cornbread714 wrote:
Naranja wrote:lol dude what movie is that from?



Slaughterhouse 5


You're such a romantic... :(

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PostTue Dec 11, 2012 5:03 am » by The57ironman


Kaarmaa wrote:
Cornbread714 wrote:
Naranja wrote:lol dude what movie is that from?



Slaughterhouse 5


You're such a romantic... :(

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PostTue Dec 11, 2012 5:07 am » by Cornbread714


Kaarmaa wrote:You're such a romantic... :(


Don't let the title fool you. I know it sounds like the 5th remake of some shit B-horror flick.


I assure you it is much more than that. And when you were talking about hanging out in a dome on the moon, it made me think of it...


Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death (1969) is a satirical novel by Kurt Vonnegut about World War II experiences and journeys through time of a soldier called Billy Pilgrim. Ranked the 18th greatest English language novel of the 20th century by Modern Library, it is generally recognized as Vonnegut's most influential and popular work.

Chaplain's Assistant Billy Pilgrim is a disoriented, fatalistic, and ill-trained American soldier. He does not like wars and is captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge. The Germans put Billy and his fellow prisoners in a disused slaughterhouse (although there are animal carcasses hanging in the underground shelter) in Dresden. Their building is known as "Slaughterhouse number 5." During the bombing, the POWs and German guards alike hide in a deep cellar. Because of their safe hiding place, they are some of the few survivors of the city-destroying firestorm.
Billy's near death is the consequence of a string of events. Before the Germans capture Billy, he meets Roland Weary, a jingoist character and bully, just out of childhood like Billy, who constantly chastises him for his lack of enthusiasm for war. When captured, the Germans confiscate everything Weary has, including his boots, giving him hinged, wooden clogs to wear; Weary eventually dies of gangrene caused by the clogs. While dying in a railcar full of POWs, Weary manages to convince another soldier, Paul Lazzaro, that Billy is to blame. Lazzaro vows to avenge Weary's death by killing Billy, because revenge is "the sweetest thing in life." Lazzaro later shoots and kills Billy with a laser gun after his speech on flying saucers and the true nature of time before a large audience in Chicago, in a balkanized United States on February 13, 1976 (the future at the time of the book's writing).

Slaughterhouse-Five explores fate, free will, and the illogical nature of human beings. Protagonist Billy Pilgrim is unstuck in time, randomly experiencing the events of his life, with no idea of what part he will next visit.
Billy Pilgrim says there is no free will, an assertion confirmed by a Tralfamadorian, who says, "I've visited thirty-one inhabited planets in the universe. Only on Earth is there any talk of free will." The story's central concept is that most of humanity is insignificant—they do what they do, because they must.
To the Tralfamadorians, everything simultaneously exists, therefore, everyone is always alive. They, too, have wars and suffer tragedies (they destroy the universe whilst testing spaceship fuels), but, when Billy asks what they do about wars, they reply that they simply ignore them. The Tralfamadorians counter Vonnegut's true theme: life, as a human being, is only enjoyable with unknowns. Tralfamadorians do not make choices about what they do, but have power only over what they think (the subject of Timequake). Vonnegut expounds his position in chapter one, "that writing an anti-war book is like writing an anti-glacier book," both being futile endeavours, since both phenomena are unstoppable.




The scene I got the images from involved these characters:

Tralfamadorians
The extraterrestrial race who appear (to humans) like upright toilet plungers with a hand atop, in which is set a single, yellow eye. They abduct Billy and teach him about time's relation to the world, as a fourth dimension, fate, and death's indiscriminate nature. Tralfamadorians appear in several Vonnegut novels. In Slaughterhouse Five, they reveal that the universe will be accidentally destroyed by one of their test pilots.
Montana Wildhack
A model who stars in a film shown in a pornographic bookstore when Billy stops by to check out the Kilgore Trout novels sitting in the window. She also appears on the cover of multiple magazines in the store. She is also abducted and placed in Billy's habitat on Tralfamadore, where they had sex and produced a child.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slaughterhouse-Five


It's a great and unfilmable book, but they made a movie out of it, anyway.


Oh, well...


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PostTue Dec 11, 2012 5:12 am » by Kaarmaa


You're such a romantic... :love:

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PostTue Dec 11, 2012 5:14 am » by The57ironman


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