Wednesday, January 25, 2012

US Boat Washes Up in Spain

This is a cool story.  Almost.  Two men were washed overboard on their boat of the coast of Massachusetts three years go and the boat has just now washed ashore in Spain.  Read the article for the whole story.  So, two points.  First, this is really cool in understanding how ocean currents work and perhaps a testament to the builder of the boat for it to have survived intact for three years in the harsh North Atlantic ocean.  Very cool indeed.  But then, there is the part about the insinuated miracle.  The older man, only a year removed from heart surgery, was fortunate enough to have a inflatable life preserver float next to him after being thrown overboard.  Oh, boy, here we go with this miracle crap again.  First of all, why bother saving the men after throwing them overboard.  Wouldn't it have been easier for god to simply keep them on the boat in the first place.  Second, these are supposedly experienced men out on the sea off the coast.  They note that these waters are often rough and unpredictable.  Then why the hell weren't they wearing life preservers to begin with?  If you ask me, they were stupid, and damn lucky to be alive.  Don't go spouting all this miracle nonsense.

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