Creationist Wisdom #194: Mysterious Spinner

The fun never stops! Today we bring you a letter-to-the-editor titled Natural disasters result from Israel actions, which appears in the Winona Daily News of Winona, Minnesota. That newspaper discourages copying their material, so we won’t give you very much. You’ll have to click over there to enjoy the whole thing.

As these letters often do, the writer begins by mentioning an earlier letter that had been written by someone else. Okay, here we go, with a bit of bold font added for emphasis:

I also [like the previous letter-writer] accept evolution as fact. The huge variety of domestic dogs alone attest [sic] to it.

But the appearing of new species via the molecules-to-man macroevolution idea that [the earlier letter-writer] puts his faith in has never been observed, has no body of facts that support it and violates known scientific laws. And since every father of the evolutionary movement — save one — including Darwin was a hardcore racist, it is no surprise that it has been the fuel for massive racism and genocide.

How many errors are in that first excerpt? We haven’t bothered to count them, because there are so many more yet to come:

If life could somehow spontaneously appear from non-life, that being would lack respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems and DNA, and would quickly die.

Come on, admit it — this is good! We don’t want to get the newspaper upset, so we’ll give you only one more excerpt:

If virgin birth seems to pose a problem for some, how about the smallest building block of matter that consists of only a spinning charge? What (or who) keeps the charges spinning in the entire universe without losing a single one?

Hey — that one is original. And it’s absolutely world-class!

That was a small sample. There’s more — much more — in the entire letter. So click over to the Winona Daily News and read it all.

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8 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #194: Mysterious Spinner

  1. As for a practice that often damages an orifice by using it for purposes for which it was not designed, rapidly spreads often deadly diseases, is personally degrading and often leads to high incidences of substance abuse and suicide, that could rightly be considered a moral issue.

    That part was even funnier. Especially because it’s compatible with virgin births…

    A wise man once observed, “In science, contrary evidence causes one to question a theory. In religion, contrary evidence causes one to question the evidence.”

  2. What (or who) keeps the charges spinning in the entire universe without losing a single one?

    I’ll bet He can do card tricks, too. Wotta mensch.

  3. That is a spectacular letter. It’s amazing how many ways he manages to be so completely wrong about so many things. My favorite part might be where he says that badmouthing Israel leads to natural disasters. That sort of thinking is so delusional it almost inspires awe.

    And of course he dismisses decades of research on climate change because of one documented case of dishonesty. Using that logic I can cite the behavior of certain clergy as proof for the non-existence of God.

  4. I can see the paper staff. They’re sitting in their cubes, sifting through letters to the editor, and one suddenly yells out “Oh. My. Gawd. You guys gotta read this one!” They all crowd around his terminal. Giggle uncontrollably for a few minutes. Then decide to print it.

    Personally, I kinda like the idea of God as one of those circus guys who spins plates on tall reeds, running back and forth, keeping them going, all while “Flight of the Bumblebees” or something similar plays in the background. Only I guess he does it for subatomic particles. That’s a lot of running.

  5. SY: “A wise man once observed, “In science, contrary evidence causes one to question a theory. In religion, contrary evidence causes one to question the evidence.””

    Great quote! Do you know who “the wise man” was that said it?

    Eric: “Personally, I kinda like the idea of God as one of those circus guys who spins plates on tall reeds, running back and forth, keeping them going, all while “Flight of the Bumblebees” or something similar plays in the background.”

    Hey! I saw God! He was on The Ed Sullivan Show! (Or, was Ed Sullivan really God, and the guy keeping the plates going just a lackey?)

  6. Ed was just a disciple. Topo Gigio was God.

  7. rsg, it was a fellow named Floyd Toole, a brilliant engineer. He doesn’t claim that the thought was original, but it was his wording and I thought it was pitch-perfect.

  8. SY, thanks. Agreed — pitch-perfect.