WorldNetDaily — Evidence of Giants!

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We thought there was no more news today, but suddenly the Drool-o-tron™ alerted us with its blaring sirens and flashing lights. The blinking letters of its wall display said WorldNetDaily (WND). As you know, WND was an early winner of the Curmudgeon’s Buffoon Award, thus the jolly logo displayed above this post.

The device had locked our computer onto this article: Bigfoot? How about a fossilized giant foot?. Above the headline is a note telling us this is a WND Exclusive! We read it, and now we’re going to inflict it on you. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

You’ve heard of Bigfoot. You’ve heard of ancient giants the Bible calls “Nephilim.” And you’ve heard of pranksters who sometime manufacture evidence of all kinds of things.

Yes, and now that we’re at WND, we get to hear about all of them at once. They say:

But the Sina news agency in China has published some photos of some really big human-looking footprints in bedrock reportedly taken last month by photographers in the southwestern province of Guizhou in a village called Pingyan. The footprints are reportedly 22.5 inches long and 8 inches wide.

That seems credible to us! Let’s read on:

They’re hardly the only such giant footprints discovered around the world – prompting much speculation that giant humanoids once roamed the planet – interestingly, just as the Bible mentions in Genesis 6:4, Numbers 13:33, Deuteronomy 2:11, 2:20, 3:11, 3:13 and Joshua 12:4, 13:12, 17:15.

Yes — yes! — it’s just as we’re told in the bible. One more excerpt:

On August 24, a group of photographers detected a set of giant human footprints in the rock located in Pingyan village, local media reported. One of the footprints, which may date back to ancient times, is in the shape of a left foot that is 57 centimeters long, 20 centimeters wide and 3 centimeters deep.

There’s a bit more about other evidence of giants alleged to have been found elsewhere, but we’ve given you enough. Probably more than enough. Make of it what you will, dear reader. The WND readers have already posted 386 comments.

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11 responses to “WorldNetDaily — Evidence of Giants!

  1. So, is this World Nut Daily’s version of “seeing farther by standing on the shoulders of giants?”

    Or maybe they just stand on tiptoes in the footprints of giants trying to look impressive.

  2. I’ve always been amazed by the truly accurate observational science of the bible when it teaches us about Giants. Especially in the parts where they are described as ” the sons of Gods ” who find the “daughters of man” to be irresistible! Other places their appearances seems to be equally fascinating for the always scientific biblical exegesis: even though Noah forgot reserve a guest suite for a Mr. and Mrs. Giant on the ark, somehow their progeny make appearances in the post Waterworld earth, where they scare the bejesus out of God’s chosen people…

  3. Let’s not forget the Cardiff Giant of America! That one had the fundies all in a stir!!

  4. Difficult to get a foot that size into your mouth, but somehow the WorldNutsDaily manages it.

  5. In addition to footprints, “giant” skeletons have shown up in newspaper and other accounts all through the US in centuries past. Unfortunately, when you look for the bones they’ve been misplaced somehow.

    There have been a few very tall individuals found, but for their populations they are within the expected range and definitely not the “giants” that believers keep fantasizing about.

    As for this footprint story, it seems there is a lot of data missing. Like age, for example. Are they in mud or fossilized, are they a few days old or do they date back to the dinosaur era?

    Probably creationists grasping at any straw in the wind, same as always…

  6. Feathered Dinosaurs from China……All Faked ‘cos evolution faked.

    Giant footprints…..True ‘cos the Bible!

    Is WND clasping at straws again?

  7. Reading the comments at WND is like watching a really bad episode of the Twilight Zone. e.g. The Smithsonian is hiding all of the giant human skeletons that were found in North America to keep people from doubting the fake science of evolution, and of course humans and dinosaurs coexisted, some TREX dinosaurs may have been used by humans like attack dogs….

  8. Christine Janis

    And then there’s this comment:

    “Could t rex have been some sort of giant kangaroo? He seems to be shaped like one.”

    Why do people always think that human giants would “violate Darwin’s Laws of Evolution”. Laws of physics, maybe.

  9. Well, let’s see. A footprint 22″ long and eight wide would be about twice the size of an average large man’s, so if the individual that left it were built in the same proportion, then he would be about twelve feet tall.

    Yes, if. But there is a cube-square law operating, so you would not expect the same proportion. A giant would need far thicker legs and bigger feet to support a weight ruled by that law, so probably we are only looking at about ten feet tall, with a fit weight of four hundred and fifty pounds or so.

    That would be a real challenge for the human spinal column or anything like it. And one wonders at the difficulties of bipedal gait with thighs of the thickness to contain heavy enough bones and sufficient muscle. So I’d expect what would look like major deformities in the lower spine to provide vertebrae of sufficient strength, more radical curvature to spread the weight, and a fairly radical reshaping of the pelvis and tibia to produce a bowed gait.

    Probably the result would not look very anthropomorphic at all.

  10. “Probably the result would not look very anthropomorphic at all.”

    In the same way that an elephant does not look like a large shrew.

    This is also true of these “footprints”. If you zoom into some of these “footprints” you can see that the toes sizes are not in the correct locations and the “footprint” itself is very distorted. I suspect that this is actually a natural feature that someone has “helped” with the convenient use of a chisel that they just happened to have handy at the time.

    Also note that actual preserved ancient foot prints are filled in with layers that later get eroded away, while these show no layering at all. The latter, along with the very visible sharp edges, is exactly what you get when carving into rock.

    Of course, that is just what The Smithsonian would want you to think!

  11. Giants? Phfffft. I prefer to believe in the tooth fairy, at least I used to get a buck under my pillow.