[2014-06-08] Parting the Red Sea

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Split atoms in water would almost always be oxygen or other elements that weigh less than iron, resulting in a net energy sink, rather than gain.
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[2014-06-08] Parting the Red Sea

Postby boutell » Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:39 pm

First reaction: "heh."

Second reaction: "waaaaait a minute. Most hydrogen atoms can't undergo fission because they only have one particle in their nucleus. Oxygen could be split if you tried hard enough, but it would be an endothermic reaction. So no mushroom cloud. I think."

Third reaction: "besides, an atom is something like 99.9999999999999% empty space anyway. The odds against the dividing plane hitting any nuclei are really long. I think."
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Re: [2014-06-08] Parting the Red Sea

Postby ReasonablyDoubtful » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:03 am

WInd Set-Down Theory. That is all.

Oh, and there are a couple of hypotheses about where it would have happened, but I feel that the more accurate hypothesis is the one that places it on the Eastern edge of the Sinai Peninsula.
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Re: [2014-06-08] Parting the Red Sea

Postby GUTCHUCKER » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:19 am

More like complete horseshit theory.
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Re: [2014-06-08] Parting the Red Sea

Postby Edminster » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:41 am

what if he hit a fish

makes u think
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Re: [2014-06-08] Parting the Red Sea

Postby ReasonablyDoubtful » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:05 am

GUTCHUCKER wrote:More like complete horseshit theory.


It's been shown to exist. The only question is whether that actually happened or not.
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Re: [2014-06-08] Parting the Red Sea

Postby GUTCHUCKER » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:50 am

There's no such question because Moses didn't exist in the first place. I'm completely willing to believe that at some point violent storm winds sustained for half a day could drop the water level in certain water bodies and form a land bridge. However, I'm not willing to believe that it conveniently happened where a fictitious character and his people were crossing, where nobody can agree on which water body it might have been.
Even then, wind setdown does not describe parting the red sea, because lowered water levels do not equate to having a wall of water on both sides of you when you cross.
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Re: [2014-06-08] Parting the Red Sea

Postby Sahan » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:28 am

I'm gonna bet that at some point Moses took a brief window of opportunity to cross an otherwise difficult body of water to cross, and people then added bits to the story over the years.
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Re: [2014-06-08] Parting the Red Sea

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:50 am

GUTCHUCKER wrote:More like complete horseshit theory.

I say, did somebody mention horses?
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Re: [2014-06-08] Parting the Red Sea

Postby Kaharz » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:55 pm

Oldrac the Chitinous wrote:
GUTCHUCKER wrote:More like complete horseshit theory.

I say, did somebody mention horses?


Maybe a bit. Perhaps just some small horses?
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Re: [2014-06-08] Parting the Red Sea

Postby Edminster » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:05 pm

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Re: [2014-06-08] Parting the Red Sea

Postby DonRetrasado » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:18 am

Horses are so dumb.
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Re: [2014-06-08] Parting the Red Sea

Postby renke » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:40 am

DonRetrasado wrote:Horses are so dumb.

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Re: [2014-06-08] Parting the Red Sea

Postby Sahan » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:58 pm

DonRetrasado wrote:Horses are so dumb.

Then why is that last horse about to walk into a lecture room? Huh!? Huh!??
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Re: [2014-06-08] Parting the Red Sea

Postby smiley_cow » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:40 pm

Sahan wrote:
DonRetrasado wrote:Horses are so dumb.

Then why is that last horse about to walk into a lecture room? Huh!? Huh!??


He only got accepted because his dad was an alma mater.
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