We know that Pat Robertson thinks you can pray away a hurricane. And KHOU's Neil Frank told a Christian website that he thinks it's possible, too. (Click here, second item.)
Now Harris County commissioner Steve Radack is apparently on the "No Science Allowed" bandwagon.
The Houston Chronicle reports that Radack went on a bit of a tear earlier this week in discussions about the Ike Dike, the proposed barrier that would, if it worked, limit the effects of storm surge.
Radack thinks the Dike will just be something that's studied to death and likely never built, which is a perfectly reasonable and probably correct analysis.
Then, according to the Chron, he added this:
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"Who knows what it's going to be? Train a bunch of dinosaurs to stand up at a given time?" Radack said. "Do I believe that man can stop a category 4 or 5 hurricane? The answer is I don't believe man can stop a (category) 4 or 5 hurricane unless they pray a lot."
Not sure about the dinosaur reference, but it's nice to know that one way to prevent being devastated by a Category 4 or 5 hurricane is to pray that it goes devastates a bunch of heathens somewhere else.
But why doesn't it work with Category 3 storms. Or Category 2 storms like Ike?
Yahweh, you are one arbitrary Dude.