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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11 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #182: Blinded by Faith

  1. Perhaps this explains why insurance adjusters call everything an act of god.

  2. I think I’m going to start asking all my agents, doctors, etc what their views on some standard issues are. If they aren’t rational, then it’s time to find a new agent or doctor.

  3. “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?”

    Where did GOD come from?

    You are still stuck in the middle. Your religion provides no reliable starting point of any kind….

    “And then God was told to create the heavens and the earth….”

  4. Several good responses down there in the swamp to Ray Jr.’s
    letter that correct his misinformation.

    I’m sure he will adjust his thinking after reading them.

    Ed, that’s a good one. Cracked me up.

  5. One wonders why any scientist would want to go to Louisiana, the Endless Swamp of Ignorance, to join the faculty of any of the universities there, or work for a private sector company there.

    I, for one, would never have subjected my children to the failed public schools of that benighted swampland.

    I’m sure that Mister Insurance Adjuster is a wonderful example of the output of Louisiana public education.

    *Shudders*

  6. I’m curious about these people who say that in Darwin’s time there were not enough transitional fossils, as if that excludes the possibility that something has been discovered in the intervening 150 years.

    Would one argue against Copernicus by saying that in Copernicus’s time there were no measured parallaxes of stars?

    Would one argue against the ancients who believed that the Earth is round by pointing out that no one had circumnavigated the globe?

  7. “Would one argue against Copernicus by saying that in Copernicus’s time there were no measured parallaxes of stars?”

    They probably would.

  8. TomS had the wit to say: “I’m curious about these people who say that in Darwin’s time there were not enough transitional fossils, as if that excludes the possibility that something has been discovered in the intervening 150 years.”

    I think part of it is that some Creationists view Darwin as a cult leader worshipped by his followers and THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES as he himself wrote it in 1859 is his Holy Book. Evolution isn’t a matter of science conducted over 150 years by thousands of scientists and researchers, but stands or falls entirely on the cult founder’s own writing. Successfully attack the wicked Mr. Darwin and everything else will come crumbling down. After all, this is how the Creationists’ own world works, in which somebody can have an alleged divine inspiration (or a seizure, or a great moneymaking idea), publish a book about it, and attract followers.

    Then, too, Creationists generally don’t keep up with science. Darwin wrote before Mendel and knew nothing of DNA, or of a century and a half of scientific research and discovery that followed him. The issues that still troubled Darwin such as transitional fossils remain in print as he wrote about them in 1859 in His Holy Book, forever frozen in time for any Creationist to come across and say, “aha!”

  9. “I think part of it is that some Creationists view Darwin as a cult leader worshipped by his followers and THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES as he himself wrote it in 1859 is his Holy Book. ”

    But of course. You can find ‘THE TRUTH ™’ here:

    http://plesiosaur.com/scribblings

  10. Tomato Addict

    Ya gots some good stuff there, Richard. :-)

  11. “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.”

    I encourage anyone who wants to poke a hole in this flimsy and ridiculous argument to investigate “allopatric speciation” aka punctuated equilibria. In this theory of speciation, no transitional fossils/species are even required. I learned about this in paleontology, and it is fascinating and observable. Of course, you can’t expect the anti-science minions of creationism to actually READ anything scientific, which is why it’s our job to bring it up to them if we are unfortunate enough to be having a conversation with a creationist.