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Scientists Uncover "God's Bathtub"
Eric Pfeifier ^ | June 4, 2013 | Eric Pfeifier

Posted on 06/05/2013 3:24:22 PM PDT by lbryce

Imagine a lake that's never been affected by climate change or any other man-made influences. Australian scientists say they have found just that—a remote lake whose crystal-clear waters seem to be in the same chemical state as they were about 7,500 years ago.

"It's like God's bathtub," Dr. Cameron Barr told the Australian Associated Press of the body of water now named Blue Lake. "It is beautiful. It is absolutely beautiful."

Barr and his team of researchers from the University of Adelaide say the lake—one of the largest on North Stradbroke Island off the south Queensland coast, according to the AAP—is so pure that you can see more than 30 feet below the surface to its bottom.

"It appears that Blue Lake has been an important climate 'refuge' for the freshwater biota of the region, and is in the same condition now as it was 7,500 years ago," Barr told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Barr, who published his findings in the current issue of Freshwater Biology, said it's the only such lake of its kind known to be in Australia

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: enviromental; nature
I happen to have seen this story sometime this morning but I just couldn't see myself posting an article with the words "God's Bathtub"

Scientists are generally the smartest people we've got, and they've made the world a much better place to live in. They've even come up with some clever, witty descriptions of nature's phenomena that has defied our ability to give it a name. "Milky Way" is probably the best, most whimsical description they've ever come up with, it's fun, it's easy, and it really does describe our galaxy in a way that people want, like to use and Big Bang is a great runner-up....But God's Bathtub.... I could come up with a myriad of reasons why it wouldn't be in the top 10,000 names to call this thing.

But for the most part, scientists are not inherently Shakespearean. These are the guys who come up with the latin-sourced, alien-sounding names, harder to read, let alone pronounce twenty-eight syllables long not unusual for a newly discovered dung beettle and a dental bill in there somewhere after having to pronounce the damn sucker.

As pristine as anything could be, whiter than any laundry detergent could whiten, making Clorox seem like a bottle of black dye, having people calling this newly, one of a kind discovery "God's Bathtub" is not only a pain in the neck but probably immoral and definitely bordering on blasphemy. It's neither cute, funny or infinitesimally entertaining.

Usually if something of scientific value is discovered, they name it after the discoverer. But "God's Bathtub", jeeez, sounds ike a bunch of scientists who didn't want the responsibility of naming it because they couldn't come up with something worth using as a name. They must have drawn lots or taken all the Scrabble letters thrown thm in the empty Scrabble box and continued on and on for months until "God's Bathtub" managed to spell itself into serendipitous destiny.

Hey, but the science regarding 'God's Bathtub' seems almost to make it all worthwhile,had me change my mind about posting an article with name like that.

I have just one request to Australian scientists at a loss to name some exotic, one of a kind natural phenomena.

Give it to a newspaper or local school and create a contest on what to call that belching tree that regurgitates green slime. Just don't let the scientists get anywhere near naming it.

1 posted on 06/05/2013 3:24:22 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

....the same condition now as it was 7,500 years ago.

Understand your posting on the name etc but pure speculation on their part and although “some” scientist actually are smart, don’t forget the global warming idiots and there’s a ton of them.


2 posted on 06/05/2013 3:28:21 PM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: lbryce
I think all the LEFTISTS FRAUDS in the world ought to go make a PERMANENT PILMAGRIGE to this lake.
3 posted on 06/05/2013 3:29:41 PM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: lbryce

The reason they could see all the way to the bottom of the lake is because it’s DEAD!

No fish, no seaweed, no bugs......nothing to disturb the water clarity at all............

“Beam me up Scotty.........it’s DEAD!”


4 posted on 06/05/2013 3:32:47 PM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: maddog55

Won’t be pristine for very much longer, now that the world knows about it.


5 posted on 06/05/2013 3:35:48 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: lbryce

God doesn’t bathe. He just sponges off.


6 posted on 06/05/2013 3:36:14 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: DH

No fish, no seaweed, no bugs......nothing to disturb the water clarity at all............

“Beam me up Scotty.........it’s DEAD!”


Midnight stocking run......


7 posted on 06/05/2013 3:37:08 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (ENFORCE The Bill of Rights.....It's the Law!)
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To: lbryce

Everyone hurry! Go on vacation there!


8 posted on 06/05/2013 3:46:49 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: lbryce
Imagine a lake that's never been affected by climate change or any other man-made influences. Australian scientists say they have found just that—a remote lake whose crystal-clear waters seem to be in the same chemical state as they were about 7,500 years ago.

Geez....."remote"? It's a tourist destination near Brisbane.

9 posted on 06/05/2013 4:05:13 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: lbryce
I doubt it is as pristine as they're claiming.

The aboriginal name for Blue Lake is Karboora.

If the Aborigines know of it, it has been used.

10 posted on 06/05/2013 4:07:29 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: lbryce

“Imagine a lake that’s never been affected by climate change or any other man-made influences. Australian scientists say they have found just that”

Not for long huh.


11 posted on 06/05/2013 4:27:51 PM PDT by Durbin
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To: lbryce

When Twain wrote about lake Tahoe in in 1860’s, in his book
“Rouging It”, he asserts that he can see 900 ft. to the bottom and see the fish clearly.

To this day you can see more clearly into lake Tahoe. Look it up.


12 posted on 06/05/2013 4:35:04 PM PDT by Carl from Marietta
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To: lbryce
Imagine a lake that's never been affected by climate change or any other man-made influences.

Yeah, sneak that in there, keep repeating it until people get used to it. They get used to it, they start to believe it.

"Never affected by climate change"? That part of Australia doesn't have seasons (spring, summer, winter, fall)? If so, the lake has been affected by (real) climate change.

13 posted on 06/05/2013 4:41:56 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: lbryce

Is there a ring around the tub? Or did God use special “environmentally friendly” soap? Gotta know these things.

And how do they know what water was like 7,500 years ago? Doesn’t any natural deep source spring water qualify as well? Or vapor distilled water?

All they found is a lake that some unwashed hippie hasn’t gone skinny-dipping in yet.


14 posted on 06/05/2013 4:58:39 PM PDT by PsyOp (Put government in charge of tire pressure, and we'll soon have a shortage of air. - PsyOp.)
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To: lbryce
is in the same condition now as it was 7,500 years ago,"

Just how do they know what the condition of the lake was 7,500 years ago...?

Did it not rain for 7,500 years over the lake...?

15 posted on 06/05/2013 5:06:38 PM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: lbryce; All
Blue Lake is a national park in Queensland (Australia), 44 km east of Brisbane on North Stradbroke Island. Access is provided by road 9 km west of Dunwich. The park's main features is Blue Lake which is known as a window lake and is just under 10 metres deep when full. The lake is a popular swimming attraction. It is home to the southern sun fish. Water from the lake overflows into the Eighteen Mile Swamp. link

Not as described in article.

16 posted on 06/05/2013 5:23:15 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: lbryce
is in the same condition now as it was 7,500 years ago,

How can that be when we've been told all our lives that things like DDT have contaminated every square inch of the planet?

17 posted on 06/05/2013 5:41:25 PM PDT by fso301
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To: jeffc

Kudos to you for your brilliant eagle-eyed observation. No mere carbonized-brained scientist is going to get any faked climate terminology passed the Guardian of Sneak-Proof Meteorological Poodle Dung.


18 posted on 06/05/2013 5:43:34 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheimer at Trinity NM)
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To: PsyOp

Now, you got it. LOL. You did what I wished I was inspired to do in coming up with a witty, clever play-on-words about God’s Tub and the rings he certainly had to contend with. :-)


19 posted on 06/05/2013 5:48:03 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheimer at Trinity NM)
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To: lbryce

It’s a trial balloon to see if there’s enough interest for the Hilton chain to eventually build a resort hotel there. /s


20 posted on 06/05/2013 5:50:03 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Carl from Marietta
When Twain wrote about lake Tahoe in in 1860’s, in his book “Rouging It”, he asserts that he can see 900 ft. to the bottom and see the fish clearly.

To this day you can see more clearly into lake Tahoe. Look it up.

More clearly than what? More than 900 feet?

21 posted on 06/05/2013 6:54:50 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: lbryce

There was a factoid on Google Earth that in 1974 the lake was only 1.7 meters deep before it started filling.


22 posted on 06/06/2013 6:11:19 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: lbryce

Well, it’s better than Satan’s Toilet.


23 posted on 06/06/2013 6:18:57 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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