Sunday, March 30, 2014

Something the Bible strangely fails to mention...

You know, Noah's Ark must have been an incredibly pestilential place, with every kind of disease-causing microbe known to man surviving in just eight people.

From Mycobacterium leprae to Yersinia pestis, from Variola major to Clostridium perfringens, from Trypanosoma cruzi to Epidermophyton floccosum - among many, many, many others - Noah and his family must have been walking petri dishes, infected with, quite literally, every disease in the world (and infested by every parasite in the world - lice, fleas, bedbugs, mosquitoes, tapeworms and guinea worms, to name just a very few).

Of course, the animals would all be infected and infested, too, with just two creatures of each species needing to host every disease-causing microbe and parasite which infects that species worldwide.

And if you stop to think of just how many different kinds of diseases, in humans and other animals, cause diarrhea - as just one symptom - maybe you'll start to get an idea of just what kind of plague ship we're talking about here.

It's odd that the Bible doesn't mention any of this, isn't it? :)


jeff725 said...

WCG, that's harsh. :)

Somewhere in the back of my head there's a bestiality joke brewing, but I think I'll just leave it be; I'd like to retain what little good taste I have left.

WCG said...

I'm sure we all thank you for that, Jeff. :)

jeff725 said...

Went to Bill Maher last night. I've never been in the Lied Center before. Very impressive venue.

Not sold out but damn close. No Larry The Cable Guy rednecks to be seen. Place was floor-to-ceiling with us horrible, evil "democrat party lefty-libruls."

Biggest laugh of the night:

"Sarah Palin (loud groan from the audience), who's carrying my baby..." (audience goes full lmfao). Also liked Bill's crack about GW Bush leaving a "dumpster fire" of an economy for Obama to deal with.

WCG said...

Yeah, I'll bet that was fun, Jeff. Lucky you!