30:37 And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.
30:38 And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink.
30:39 And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.
Well…I’ve always wondered what a “Creation Science” experiment might look like. Now I know.
Apparently it matters what cattle look at when they are having sex. Here I thought it was genetics. But that’s obviously bullshit.
The part about this story that really amuses me is that the little bit up there isn’t the half of it. The silly story goes on for quite some time about doing the same thing with goats and so forth. Somehow the rods make their coats “ringstreaked, speckled, and spotted.”
All this time he is literally talking to God. You’d think that God would say something at some point. “Hey Jacob….you know that’s not how it works Dude.” You know, throw your loyal servant a bone here.