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Spot the flaw in this argument

Posted 05-03-2012 at 05:33 AM by Nate



Also, spot the moment where the other guy tries to hide how funny he found the unintentional innuendo.
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JennyGenesis's Avatar
I remember seeing this a while ago, but the version I saw was actually longer and he starts talking about the banana with it in his mouth. Sadly I can't seem to find it no more, but still, the video is hilarious, and it's only now I noticed the other guy laughing because I was too busy watching the guy talking.
Posted 05-03-2012 at 07:09 AM by JennyGenesis JennyGenesis is offline

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Manco's Avatar
The main flaw I noticed was thatís not the best way to open a banana: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCv4c7dFzVw
Posted 05-03-2012 at 07:54 AM by Manco Manco is offline

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Varrok's Avatar
I always open bananas the way Manco showed, most probably because I'm an atheist
Posted 05-03-2012 at 08:08 AM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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Sekto Springs's Avatar
I'm actually surprised you're only posting this video now. It's been the subject of mass ridicule on the internet for years.

Also, Nate, you need to watch Thunderf00t's debate with this guy.

Posted 05-03-2012 at 09:00 AM by Sekto Springs Sekto Springs is offline

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enchilado's Avatar
I demand a transcript.
Posted 05-03-2012 at 11:02 AM by enchilado enchilado is offline

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Sekto Springs's Avatar
I've been trying to find one. I know there's one out there, but Google isn't being very helpful.
Posted 05-03-2012 at 12:32 PM by Sekto Springs Sekto Springs is offline

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MeechMunchie's Avatar
Pfft, that's ridiculous.

It's evolution, right? Humans evolved from bananas.
Posted 05-03-2012 at 01:55 PM by MeechMunchie MeechMunchie is offline

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DarkHoodness's Avatar
Penis jokes aside, (yeah I know, I'm not fun) I must confess that I didn't know about opening a banana from the bottom until a couple of years ago. I always opened it from the top, using my nails to tear the skin if it was a bit tough - It always worked for me and I never thought about it otherwise. Occasionally the top would get a bit bruised. But opening it from the bottom makes much more sense.

It's actually odd how most people open their bananas from the top. Why is that?
Posted 05-03-2012 at 04:28 PM by DarkHoodness DarkHoodness is offline
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Splat's Avatar
I like his point.

I wouldn't use a banana.
Posted 05-03-2012 at 04:29 PM by Splat Splat is offline

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Nate's Avatar
No-one has spotted the major flaw yet.
Posted 05-03-2012 at 06:22 PM by Nate Nate is offline

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DarkHoodness's Avatar
You were being serious?

It's an old debate. The following is obvious, but why do I get the feeling I'm missing a point entirely?

Whatever, I'll post it anyway.

He doesn't know how evolution works. Banana seeds were spread primarily by primates eating it and shitting out the seeds everywhere - That's how fruit "works".

The banana plants that produced fruit which had a better appeal to primates got eaten and their seeds distributed, and the plants that produced unattractive fruit didn't get distributed.

Over millennia and countless generations, banana plants evolved more and more to be increasingly attractive to primates, hence they have many features that make them so. And we're part of the primate order.

So bananas are not proof of a god existing who designed everything.
Posted 05-03-2012 at 06:51 PM by DarkHoodness DarkHoodness is offline
Updated 05-03-2012 at 07:04 PM by DarkHoodness

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Sekto Springs's Avatar
The argument is so stupid that it's not even worth pointing out whats wrong with it.
Posted 05-03-2012 at 07:04 PM by Sekto Springs Sekto Springs is offline

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DarkHoodness's Avatar
Yeah that's kind of what I was thinking, hence why I was hesitant.
Posted 05-03-2012 at 07:08 PM by DarkHoodness DarkHoodness is offline

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enchilado's Avatar
Which end of the banana are we calling the top here? I always open them from the bottom - that is, the end with the stalk.
Posted 05-03-2012 at 07:36 PM by enchilado enchilado is offline

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Did you then stroke it before you ate it?
Posted 05-03-2012 at 07:51 PM by sheridanm962 sheridanm962 is offline

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DarkHoodness's Avatar
You know, I thought they grew the opposite way around, yet people always display them with the stems at the top, 'cause it's easier to store that way. I was referring to the top as being the stem.

There we go, that shows my ignorance.
Posted 05-03-2012 at 08:50 PM by DarkHoodness DarkHoodness is offline

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Nate's Avatar
DarkHoodness, that's a good point, but not the one I was aiming for.

Bananas as we know them are a cultivated fruit. Wild bananas are almost inedible and contain huge seeds. Thousands of years ago, humans bred them to be that shape, colour and texture.

What's more, if humans were to suddenly disappear off the planet, banana trees would die out very quickly. They've been bred so that seeds appear only very rarely. I read that the Global Seed Vault really struggled with the banana; they had to mulch and sieve several tonnes of fruit to find one or two seeds. Modern cultivation occurs by cuttings.
Posted 05-03-2012 at 11:46 PM by Nate Nate is offline

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Varrok's Avatar
That's an extremely valid point, but I wouldn't guess that. Now it looks even more ironic to see him talking about that 'ideal God's creation'
Posted 05-04-2012 at 02:44 AM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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DarkHoodness's Avatar
Oh right, so we're responsible for their evolution as we know them today. I should've known that as well. Gah.

Oh well, now I do. And yeah agreed with Varrok, it makes his argument incredibly ironic.
Posted 05-04-2012 at 02:57 AM by DarkHoodness DarkHoodness is offline

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Ridg3's Avatar
I noticed he called the banana chewy. A chewy banana. Chewy. Banana.

What?
Posted 05-04-2012 at 03:34 AM by Ridg3 Ridg3 is offline

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Varrok's Avatar
He can even make balloons out of 'em
Posted 05-04-2012 at 03:37 AM by Varrok Varrok is offline
Updated 05-04-2012 at 06:15 AM by Varrok

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STM's Avatar
Interestingly, wild bananas and that yellow, they're straight too.

Yes, very interesting.
Posted 05-04-2012 at 06:59 AM by STM STM is offline

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JennyGenesis's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ridg3
I noticed he called the banana chewy. A chewy banana. Chewy. Banana.
He's probably referring to the fact that they are soft to chew through, but yeah, he is wrong, they are not chewy.
Posted 05-04-2012 at 07:12 AM by JennyGenesis JennyGenesis is offline

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OANST's Avatar
I didn't know that about bananas. Thank you, Nate.
Posted 05-04-2012 at 07:47 AM by OANST OANST is offline

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MeechMunchie's Avatar
Thank you OANST.

IT'S HERE
Posted 05-04-2012 at 09:32 AM by MeechMunchie MeechMunchie is offline

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Varrok's Avatar
Thank you MeechMunchie then.
Posted 05-04-2012 at 09:35 AM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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OANST's Avatar
Thank you, Varrok.
Posted 05-04-2012 at 10:59 AM by OANST OANST is offline

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Scraby's Avatar
Thank you Oanst.Also as I know bananas do have seeds,those black small dots you see while you eat the banana,but they are too soft and squishy to harvest.
Posted 05-04-2012 at 12:19 PM by Scraby Scraby is offline

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OANST's Avatar
Thank you, Scraby.

This is our most boring meme yet.
Posted 05-04-2012 at 12:35 PM by OANST OANST is offline

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Wings of Fire's Avatar
You're all faggots.
Posted 05-04-2012 at 12:57 PM by Wings of Fire Wings of Fire is offline

 




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