Matt Damon is a celebrated actor, an award winning screenwriter, and has been named the "Sexiest Man" in America. He has not, however, been known for being "wicked smaht."
A few days ago, Damon was seen in a video saying he didn't know much about Gov. Sarah Palin, but she scared him anyway. But, of all the things he could want to know about Palin, the most important was a question about dinosaurs.
I need to know if she really thinks dinosaurs were here 4000 years ago. That's an important — I want to know that, I really do, because she's going to have the nuclear codes. You know, I want to know if she thinks dinosaurs were here 4000 years ago... we can't, we can't have that.That's right. Matt believes dinosaurs is the most important question. Some ask, "Matt, what the hell are you talking about?" Well, there's an e-mail making the rounds claiming that, because Sarah Palin is an Evangelical Christian, she believes and has said, Earth is only 10,000 years old, that dinosaurs and humans lived side-by-side 4,000 years ago.
Granted, many do in fact believe the 10K/4K, dinosaur/human story. It's called Young Earth Creationism. The idea seems to have started with Abraham ibn Ezra (c. 1089–1164) and the idea continued. Archbishop Ussher wrote the Ussher chronology in 1650 setting the date of creation to the night before Oct. 23, 4004BC. The year has been debated. Johannes Kepler said creation was in 3992BC while Sir Isaac Newton advocated 4000BC. All of those dates would make humans and dinosaurs contemporaries.
Now, did Sarah Palin actually say she believes in dinosaur/human coexistence? No. The email is often entitled, "Palin Quotes from MSNBC" and is being sent to all the liberal and Democrat email boxes around the globe. Libs are eating it up. Geez, those people believe anything!
The "quotes" originated at TUBOB blog. Bob made up some quotes, labelled them as made up, and published them on Aug 30 entitled Fake Governor Sarah Palin Quotes. The quote that's got Matt's goat is this one about oil exploration and drilling in ANWR,
God made dinosaurs 4,000 years ago as ultimately flawed creatures, lizards of Satan really, so when they died and became petroleum products we, made in his perfect image, could use them in our pickup trucks, snow machines and fishing boats. Now, as to the ANWR, Todd and I often enjoying caribou hunting and one year we shot up a herd big time, I mean I personally slaughtered around 40 of them with my new, at the time, custom Austrian hunting rifle. And guess what? That caribou herd is still around and even bigger than ever. Caribou herds actually need culling, be it by rifles or wolves, or Exxon-Mobil oil rigs, they do just great!Bob Salsbury is a real guy who lives and blogs in Olympia, Washington. Bob was interviewed on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360. Bob is my hero.
CNN reporter Joe Johns says in the piece that those most likely to believe the e-mail are Liberals and Democrats. Matt Damon got the e-mail. I didn't.
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