I knew Roger wasn’t quite all there when he gave The Terminal 3.5 stars – the only Spielberg movie I almost walked out of. After that I took all his reviews with a grain of salt – although he’d probably be the first person to admit that ALL reviews should be read with a grain of salt.
Now, however, he has chose to enlighten us (pun intended) with his thoughts on other worldly things. Roger, there is a reason Tom Cruise is mostly mum about his beliefs. As such a cinemaphile you should know this, if a man (or woman) is known for doing just one thing extremely well, we don’t need or want to know anything that might pepper our opinion of him (like extremist religious or political views).
Also, it might be cool if this was on Roger’s PERSONAL blog… but as it is on his movie review page paid for and hosted by the Chicago Sun Times, that doesn’t seem like a smart business move. Although maybe it will just generate even more traffic (of which he commands the most already on that site I’m sure).
Anyway, ol’ Rog’ says some things here that don’t quite add up…
If there were only eight people that everyone descended from, how did we end up with different ethnic groups? Wouldn’t everyone have melded together from those eight people? Wouldn’t we have ended up the light brown people of the future? If the answer is “no, there were four ethnic groups on the boat – so each couple was a pure group” – well doesn’t that mean there was an incredible amount of incest after the first generation was born?? Extreme inbreeding would be the only way to explain the lack of homogenization. ….or you could just admit that African’s evolved to have dark pigment to prevent damage from the ever-present harsh sunshine on the continent. To ME that seems like a much simpler explanation.
Q. Since the earth was completely covered, even to the highest mountains, where did the waters go?
A. This is explained in Psalm 104, verses 6 and 7: “Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains. At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.”
So…they just… went away. Okay, problem solved! Gee, that makes so much more sense now… the water just… went away…
A fossil claimed to be 200 million years old, found in Nevada in 1917, shows a shoe print. [See photograph] (I’ve included the photo in question at top)
A footprint is a shape. A shape modelled after a foot. All I see here is a somewhat circular loopy indentation. They might as well say it is proof that Jesus existed because hey – jesus had feet, wore sandals, and the print may have looked similar.
I don’t see toes. I don’t see a pattern. There doesn’t even really appear to be weight distribution. Also, who makes a shoe that has a ridge coming out from the heel (not going in, but OUT!)…wouldn’t that be a painful shoe to wear?! This could have been the impression of ANYTHING. Even a snake sunk into the sand…
By the way – is all we have left of this a photograph? Such a stunning piece of evidence supporting creationism should surely be in a museum (especially the creationism museum). But all we have is a photograph – and we know claims supported solely by photographic evidence are ALWAYS valid (I think we’ve been visited by thousands of different alien races by now, right, I mean the flying saucer photographs prove that).
“They are nowhere near as old as evolutionists and archeologists say.” This is about as good as my argument that there is no god because “I don’t see him.” As in: “God doesn’t exist as much as Christians say.” See? See how easy I can verify my beliefs when only my own belief system is required for validation of said beliefs??
“I believe I’ll see a 100% pay raise on my next paycheck”
Somehow I don’t think the world works that way…
Honestly I think picking a “right” version of the ancient past is fruitless. We weren’t there. We will never know. Putting down pure opinions based on an old book rewritten too many times to stay true to the original and calling them “Answers” to scientific questions is laughable. Magic wizards from the sky could have come down and planted humans like flowers on the surface of the earth… or we could have evolved over millions of years. Either way we’re here together right now, we should try to figure out how to make our lives better in the here and now, regardless of where we think we came from or what happens when we die.