Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Jesus walked

Those who do not believe in the Christian God may read this or matters not to me. Don't bother me about being a believer, and I won't bother you about not being one. I don't exactly adhere to Scripture, so I don't care if you don't either. Live and let

Those of us who do, however, believe in the Christian God may find this amusing. From the Slimes:
In the night that followed the miracle of the loaves and fishes, as St. Mark tells the story in the New Testament, Jesus further astonished his disciples by walking on water.
Doron Nof also wondered, in a measured, scientific way. A professor of oceanography at Florida State University, he conducted an inquiry and found what might be a natural explanation: ice.

Writing in The Journal of Paleolimnology, Dr. Nof and his colleagues point out that unusual freezing processes probably occurred in the region in the last 12,000 years, icing over parts of freshwater Galilee. This has not happened in recent history, but there were much colder stretches 1,500 to 2,500 years ago.
Three observations here:

1. Freakin' wonderful! The first "scientific" breakthrough to come out of my college in a while has to do with...a theory that Jesus jumped on frozen floatsam to give the appearance of walking on water! No, FSU couldn't find a cure for a disease, nor the Fountain of Youth, nor the "eat what you want and drop the pounds" magic bullet diet...but instead finds Jesus on a frozen boogieboard!

2. I wonder if Professor Nof will next attempt to find a scientific way to explain the Resurrection? That oughta be a neat trick.

3. If Jesus walked on patches of ice, then it must have been before Bushrove McHitlerburton unleashed the fury of global "warming" onto the planet! For those of you on the left, that was sarcasm.