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Topic[edit]

Quoting further:

  • Man goes on to prove that black is white and is killed at a zebra crossing. CЯacke® 17:58, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

HG's addition[edit]

Sorry, why is it ironic? Was Adams an aetheist? Even if he was, why does it matter that the term originated from the bible? Is it ironic when an aetheist uses the word sodomy? ThunderkatzHo! 20:38, 29 July 2007 (CDT)

It is ironic when an atheist finds inspiration in the Bible. You can change it though. It's a wiki. HeartGoldSwarm like a hive 20:39, 29 July 2007 (CDT)

Was Adams an atheist? Where have you been. He made Dawkins look like a catholic! Keepoff the grass 20:42, 29 July 2007 (CDT)

It is ironic because a universal translator (making all languages one) is named for a myth involving the fragmentation of language (making one language all).--MountainTiger 20:46, 29 July 2007 (CDT)
But he could still find inspiration from it even if he thought it was just another book. Many fantasy writers find inspiration in J.R.R. Tolkien's books. Yet no one thinks (hopefully) that Tolkien's works are authentic historical documents. ThunderkatzHo! 20:45, 29 July 2007 (CDT)
And no one said Adam's inspiration was all that was necessary (or even partially necessary) to authenticate the Bible. HeartGoldSwarm like a hive 20:47, 29 July 2007 (CDT)
HG: The question is not the authenticity of the bible, but what is ironic about Adams taking a word from it. Once again, is it ironic for an aetheist to use the word sodomy? MountainTiger: According to the quote under the picture, the original goal of Babel was to unify the people together, kinda making it unironic. (Sorry if I'm argumentative, but it's been so long since I've had a real argument that wasn't just shouting)(Not that I don't believe in my stance) ThunderkatzHo! 20:55, 29 July 2007 (CDT)
Irony is highly subjective, but I find the name both appropriate and somewhat amusing. The connection between fish and tower as unifying objects, by the way, is one I'd never considered. I actually like that angle about as well as the one I took.--MountainTiger 21:09, 29 July 2007 (CDT)
If fish = tower Then
Me.mind = explode
End if
(ThunderkatzHo! 21:19, 29 July 2007 (CDT))
I apologize for my previous comment and object to my next comment. ThunderkatzHo! 21:22, 29 July 2007 (CDT)
I'd say leave the first sentence, and take out the rest of the section as well as the section heading and image. That's where the point to Heart's addition is, the rest is a waste of space. --Kels 20:50, 29 July 2007 (CDT)