Evidence for a deity?- Updated with Video and a link Bleg!

Update: Michael has been talking some smack. He has laid down a challenge. He calls it tits versus snits. His coverage of Reid’s machinations on the war, versus my attention to Salma’s breasts. Which is unfair, he has an Instapundit link. So I am asking Glenn Reynolds to rectify this so we can find out, are Salma Hayek’s breasts of more interest than some incompetent politicians attempt to hamstring the military in Iraq? I for one wold find it comforting if Salma’s breasts win this little particular contest. So yes, this is a bleg for links.

People, vote with your clicks!


I noticed a rather large surge in traffic today from someplace new. It was coming from Pharyngula, a site it seems is devoted principally to evolution and related scientific areas and taking on the idea of a belief in god. Good for them.

So what were they coming to do? Gawk at this photo:

Gawking at Salma is certainly a worthy endeavor. But why in this instance? It seems it was posted in a discussion of rationales for the existence of God. Salma it seems related this story of her childhood:

Mexican actress SALMA HAYEK was so upset by childhood jibes about her flat-chest, she would pray to God for larger breasts. The Ugly Betty star reveals she was bullied for having small breasts as a youngster - and decided to turn to her Catholic religion for help. She says, “My mom and I stopped at a church during a road trip we were making from our home in Mexico. “When we went inside, I prayed for the miracle I wanted to happen. I put my hands in holy water and said: ‘Please God, give me some breasts’. “And he gave me them! Within a few months, I developed a growing spurt, as teenagers do, and I was very pleased with the way I grew outwards.”

The proprietor, one PZ Myers responded with this:

They are very nice, Salma, but you should really give credit where credit is due: genes, steroid hormone receptors, steroid hormones, diet, and a million years of chance and selection.


Moving on from the understatement, and the fact that while she may be telling the truth, I think she sees it as an amusing anecdote, not an actual statement of her beliefs about why she is so charmingly endowed, I have a more fundamental issue with him, as do many of his commenters.

Simply stated, she seems a rather good reason to believe in God.

Update: Here is video of Salma telling her engaging little story:

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22 Responses to “Evidence for a deity?- Updated with Video and a link Bleg!”

  1. on 16 Nov 2007 at 9:32 pm ChrisB

    They are very nice, Salma

    The Sistine Chapel was also a neat building.

  2. on 16 Nov 2007 at 9:48 pm Lance

    I also must apologize for forgetting to supply links. Now rectified.

  3. on 17 Nov 2007 at 4:01 am Gettit

    “People, vote with your clicks!”

    I did, and then I noted it was actually two letters, ‘cl’, in ‘clicks’.

    I voted, anyway.

  4. on 17 Nov 2007 at 4:44 am nichevo

    What has Hayek to do with Ugly Betty? Surely that’s not her?!?

  5. on 17 Nov 2007 at 5:17 am Chris

    Yes, Salma is a pretty good stand-alone (together?) argument for there being a God.

  6. on 17 Nov 2007 at 6:48 am Bruce Lagasse

    Or as Dick Cavett once remarked in introducing Jayne Mansfield,

    Ladies and Gentlemen, here they are, Jayne Mansfield.

  7. on 17 Nov 2007 at 6:59 am ic

    Her God endowed a skillful surgeon to endow her. They are so obvious.

  8. on 17 Nov 2007 at 7:08 am chuck

    More Selma, less Reid.

  9. on 17 Nov 2007 at 7:39 am rob

    Reid who?

  10. on 17 Nov 2007 at 8:43 am ChrisB

    That photo was blocked at work. I now understand why. Oh my God! I think I’m going to have to rent Desperado again…

  11. on 17 Nov 2007 at 12:18 pm Ross

    Ron Paul!


  12. on 17 Nov 2007 at 12:58 pm Chas

    God spent a little bit of extra time on her. Thankfully.

  13. on 17 Nov 2007 at 1:11 pm Michael Costello

    I think it was her boyfriend’s prayers that were answered.

  14. on 17 Nov 2007 at 1:24 pm edh


    Don’t you know, intelligent design has been discredited as a theory.

    Try again.

  15. on 17 Nov 2007 at 1:29 pm Chas

    I think it was her boyfriend’s prayers that were answered.

    Now that’s funny. Good one Michael.

  16. on 17 Nov 2007 at 3:44 pm Anonymous

    I think it was her boyfriend’s prayers that were answered.

    Perhaps, but that would clearly be a case for the old advice to be careful what you wish for. Imagine the disappointment he has suffered since then.

  17. on 18 Nov 2007 at 8:40 am chiuninho

    chicharrones are proof God loves us and wants us to be happy.

    store-bought chichi’s are even *better* - extra-perky, no sag, gravity schmavity - but still. it’s good that God answered ol’ salma’s prayers. now it’s time for Him to step up to the plate for ME. coincidentally enough, i too have a prayer that involves salma. also binaca and ice cubes. with videotape and good lighting, to assist in winning bar bets.

  18. on 18 Nov 2007 at 5:37 pm Paul Milenkovic

    I am of German-speaking Balkan heritage, and the ethnic-German towns were either Catholic or Lutheran. My momma once told me that my grandpa had the belief that the women of the Lutheran town were flat chested because they didn’t pray to Our Blessed Mother.

  19. on 18 Nov 2007 at 5:44 pm CGHill

    What has Hayek to do with Ugly Betty? Surely that’s not her?!?

    Hayek is executive producer of Ugly Betty, and has appeared in one episode (in which, interestingly, she doffs her blouse).

  20. on 18 Nov 2007 at 6:45 pm Lance

    Actually she was a major character for quite a while, having a thing with Daniel and running a rival magazine.

  21. on 18 Nov 2007 at 9:15 pm Incognito

    Sure, the answer to her prayers: silicone.

    Check out these before after pics..

  22. […] Salma Hayek disse no programa do David Letterman que quando era adolescente ela era complexada pelo tamanho dos seus seios. Daí, numa viagem que ela fez no México, ela: “Quando nos entramos, eu pedi que um milagre ocorresse. Eu coloquei minhas mãos na água benta e disse ‘ Por favor, Deus, me dê alguns seios.’ E ele me fez desenvolver uma bela crescida, como adolescentes fazem, e eu estava muito satisfeita com o jeito com que eu crescia”. E tem gente que fala ainda em Richard Dawkins. Isso acaba com a discussão. Entre Dawkins e Salma, eu fico com a segunda. […]

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