Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I Knew It! I Knew Noah's Ark Wasn't A Fable!

Finally we have proof to convince all you Bible-hating, skeptical elitists! Dig this.

If water didn't cover the entire Earth, how did the sea salt get into the Himalayas? Well, smartie-pants, what's your answer to that? Plus, it's pink. Pink!*
Bonus tidbit: Since salt is NaCl and all Na and Cl atoms are 13.82 billion years old, isn't all salt ancient?

* - I have no idea what the salt being pink means in a theological sense, but you have to admit, that salt is pretty pink. Or maybe it's a light orange. Whatever.


tim eisele said...

Dunno if it has any theological significance, but it's pink because it has iron in it. Nutrition! And treatment for anemia! Sort of!

As for how it got up in the Himalayas - Continental demolition derby!

K T Cat said...

LOL! Nutrition for the win!

You know, my first angle on this was, "Wait, what? Himalayan sea salt? That just don't seem right."

Something about a compound that dissolves quickly in water being found in great crystalline quantities in a snow-bound area after millions of years makes me feel like a ... well, skeptical elitist.

tim eisele said...

Well, after India bulldozed up sediment all the way across the Indian Ocean, and then piled into the underbelly of Asia, the geology of the whole Himalayan area got pretty messed up. Lots of seabottom got hoisted a couple miles in the air, and evaporite deposits got buried where the water can't get to them, among many other things. Most of the ore bodies I work with don't make a lick of sense unless you understand plate tectonics.

AgeOfReason said...

if the salt is over 6000 years old then genesis is false. and the flood story is false as well. there are at least 6 versions of the flood story, all different. It seems to have grown from a real story about noah and his barges in mesopotamia, carrying beer and sheep/goats. (might have been a brothel? LOL) every story in the bible has been expanded for effect, to make it seem more incredible than it was to make god seem more powerful. The reason was to say obey my god or he will kill all of you. or a prophet to say 'I'm the only one who can stop this from happening to you again, pray through me!'

Over all when this story was re-written for the old testament around 5-600 BC talk was beginning about the spiritual being separate from nature. the predictable and visual vs the unseen world. It was to show that god does not have to obey the laws of nature and the unseen and seeable world were one in the same.

K T Cat said...

Wow, AoR, you know a lot about the motivations of people who've been dead for thousands of years. This one ought to be easy for you: What am I going to have for lunch?

K T Cat said...

Tim, dig this. "Himalayan salt is rock salt or halite from the Punjab region of Pakistan, which rises from the Indo-Gangetic Plain. It is mined in the Khewra Salt Mine, located in Khewra, Jhelum District, province of Punjab. The foothills of the Salt Range are located 190 miles (310 km) from the Himalayas."

190 miles from the Himalayas? This is a fraud! That's like saying Temecula wines are from Paso Robles. Do advertisers and product marketers always take such liberties with their names? Why wasn't I told?

tim eisele said...

I suppose the marketers thought that "Punjabi Salt" just didn't have the right ring to it. It might bring to mind something unappealing, like "Punji sticks". And "Indo-Gangetic Plain Salt" just doesn't roll trippingly off the tongue. But yeah, "Himalayan Salt" should be reserved for something that actually comes down from the mountains.

K T Cat said...

Personally, I would name it after the chemical compounds contained within and the label would be the molecular diagrams.

I will now sit back and wait for my phone to ring with lucrative offers of marketing jobs.

Ohioan@Heart said...

Well the name of the chemical compound would be something like: "Sodium Chloride, 99%". The molecular formula would be "NaCl". You'd also want to add the Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number, which is 7647-14-5

It could be the 56th version of the compound offered by Sigma-Aldrich.