Monthly Archives: April 2011

Creationist Wisdom #182: Blinded by Faith

One of our far-flung network of clandestine operatives (code name “Bayou Boy”) tipped us off to a letter in the Advocate, the major newspaper in Louisiana’s capitol city of Baton Rouge.

This little gem is titled ‘Scientists’ blinded by own faith. The letter-writer is described as an insurance adjuster. We’ll give you a few excerpts from the letter, and we’ll omit the writer’s name and city. Here we go, with a bit of bold font added for emphasis:

These so-called “scientists” or “science enthusiasts” are so biased against people of the Christian faith, they cannot even see their own folly. If they would just use their own scientific laws and methods, they would clearly see that evolution is a religion and Darwin is their God. They are blinded by their own faith.

We like a strong beginning. Stay with us now; the letter-writer is just getting warmed up:

There is no doubt that they will respond to the editor and attack me personally. What they won’t do is refute scientific laws and principals that destroy the theory of evolution. Here are three quick ones:

Three quickies are coming now, and the scientists won’t be able to refute them. You know this is going to be good. Let’s read on:

Where are the voluminous transitional fossils? Darwin himself acknowledged a gaping hole in his theory and was puzzled as to why the fossil record did not support his theory.

Jeepers! Where are the transitionals? Hint: list of transitional fossils. Counter question for the insurance adjuster: Where Are The Anachronistic Fossils? Okay, here comes the letter-writer’s next irrefutable quickie:

The Second Law of Thermodynamics. To simplify this law for the sake of brevity, if all things are equal, things descend from a state of order to a state of chaos. … Things have gone from a state of chaos (pool of goo) to the most highly developed creature that could ever be imagined, the human being.

Wow! Why didn’t we ever think of that? This changes everything! Here’s quickie number three:

The Law of Conservation of Energy and Matter (or mass). To simplify this one, something cannot come from nothing. … Where did the single-cell organism come from? Where did the pool of goo come from?

It’s amazing. This insurance adjuster has just demolished one of the most widely-accepted theories in all of science. We’re stunned! Moving along:

The three bullet points above just scratch the surface on why evolution is a fraud.

When evolutionists are pinned down from a scientific standpoint on the many weaknesses, their default is that you have to accept some things on “faith.”

Yes, we hear that all the time from scientists — faith, faith, faith. At last someone has the courage to point it out. Here’s more:

I am not interested in their “faith” or their religion. I like my own.

He has his own faith? What, pray tell, might that be? Ah, he tells us:

Genesis 1:1 states, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”

Hey, that’s good! Here’s how the letter ends:

If those opposed to teaching intelligent design in schools had intellectual integrity, they would lobby to have both evolution and intelligent design removed from the classroom because they are both rooted in religious beliefs.

Once more, dear reader, we are rendered speechless by the depth of … well, whatever that was. By the way, have you ever noticed that some of our best letters come from Louisiana?

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The Curmudgeon’s War on Arbor Day

This is the official announcement of your Curmudgeon’s own project, the War on Arbor Day™.

Unlike the contrived nonsense and phony outrage over the so-called war on Christmas, our campaign is serious. What’s our complaint against Arbor Day? That “holiday” purports to promote niceness toward trees — or some such silly purpose. But don’t be confused.

There’s no Darwinian connection to Arbor Day. It has nothing to do with our biological kinship with all living things, and it’s certainly not about recalling our long-ago habitat which is still enjoyed by our arboreal cousins. Instead, it’s a new-age, fuzzy-thinking, tree-hugging, feel-good affair. It’s weak and insipid, a stupid celebration suitable only for fools and Nancy-boys. It could easily be celebrated by creationists

The history of Arbor Day is a muddled affair, and it’s rather confusing as to exactly when this purposeless abomination is supposed to be celebrated. This website gives the dates for Arbor Day in each state in the US. In some the date has already passed; in others it’s coming soon. But in half of the states it’s celebrated right now. Those states include Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah,Virginia, Wisconsin,and Wyoming. It’s also some kind of national holiday in the US, celebrated on the last Friday in April. Therefore this is the appropriate time for us to launch our campaign.

For those with a rational attitude about the biosphere, we already have a day we can celebrate — Darwin Day. Darwin’s birthday is a celebration of the theory of evolution and the relatedness of all life on Earth. Abominations like Arbor Day are mindless distractions. We don’t need the meaning of Darwin Day to be diluted by other so-called holidays celebrating arbitrarily chosen organisms. What will they spring on us next — Amphibian Day? Crustacean Day? How about Fungus Day? You see our point.

How can we express our displeasure about Arbor Day? One thing your Curmudgeon always does is react vigorously whenever anyone is thoughtless enough to wish us a “Happy Arbor Day.” We immediately respond with: “Bah, humbug!

What else can you do? Write your Congressman and your state legislators. Write letters to the editor. Speak out at public meetings. And please consider displaying a bumper strip on your car — one that proudly declares: Down With Arbor Day!

There’s one more thing you can do, and it’s our favorite. It’s something we learned from our best friend, the dog. (It should be noted that for some inexplicable reason, although there’s a stupid holiday about trees, there is no holiday to honor the dog.) What does the noble dog do when he sees a tree? You know. Following that splendid example, your Curmudgeon does the same. We urge you to go forth and do likewise.

Get out there and wee on a tree! It will make your Curmudgeon proud.

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Barbara Forrest Reports on Zack’s Rally

We told you here about the rally that Zack Kopplin was planning at the Capitol in Baton Rouge to support the repeal of Louisiana’s creationism law.

Now Barbara Forrest has an article at the Louisiana Coalition for Science website reporting on that event: Video of Rally for Repeal of LA Science Education Act. She says (with all her links omitted):

For readers who were not able to attend the rally at the Capitol today, Zack has posted his YouTube video.

WAFB also ran a video news segment about the rally. Earlier in the day, Zack was interviewed on the Jim Engster Show on WRKF. Darrell White of the Louisiana Family Forum was included in this interview.

Wanna see Zack’s video? Wanna hear the audio of the radio show? Barbara has the links. Let’s read on:

In addition to Zack, who delivered an address to attendees, Dr. Ian Binns spoke on behalf of the Louisiana Coalition for Science. Dr. Kevin Carman, Dean of the College of Science at Louisiana State University, also offered remarks. The Louisiana Coalition for Science thanks both Dr. Binns and Dr. Carman for participating.

Zack puts on quite a rally! One last excerpt:

Most of all, we thank Zack Kopplin for taking on the task of seeking repeal of the stealth creationist law that should never have been passed.

Right! Thanks, Zack.

Now click on over to Barbara’s place to enjoy the links.

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Curmudgeon Releases His Birth Certificate

We’ve put this off as long as we could, but the clamor has become more than we can deal with. Okay then, to satisfy your insatiable curiosity, here it is:

Certificate of Live Birth

NAME: Curmudgeon, Sensuous | TITLE: The

SEX: Male | AGE: None at time of birth

YEAR: 365 days, idiot! | DATE: Too young to date, leave your number

MOTHER: “Mom” | OCCUPATION: Legendary virginal beauty

FATHER: Zeus | OCCUPATION: Deity

PLACE OF BIRTH: Uterine terminus

YEAH, BUT WHERE? Enchanted heath

SIGNS & PORTENTS: Total eclipse, comets, flock of eagles, etc.

REMARKS: Ain’t no kin to no monkey

OFFICIAL SIGNATURES & SEAL: (Strangely missing)

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