Creationist Wisdom — Example Nineteen

THIS ONE probably isn’t the dumbest ever, because new contenders for that title keep appearing, but it’s currently in your Curmudgeon’s Top Ten. The author’s name is Mike Bogle, probably this fellow, a trombonist who lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota. If the trombonist isn’t the author, then we sympathize with him over the embarrassment caused by the name confusion.

Bogle has written this letter: Do facts truly support evolution? which appears in the Worthington Daily Globe of Worthington, Minnesota, population 11,283 (2000 census). The bold font was added by us:

Evolution is a world view that has little to do with the facts on the ground. In the Paluxy River near Glen Rose, Texas, dinosaur and human footprints co-exist.

A few years ago, “Nova” was doing a program on evolution. They were interviewing a so-called scientist standing near these tracks. He said he saw nothing that disproved evolution, even though he refused to look at all the tracks either before or after the interview. People from the Creation Museum in Glen Rose begged him to look at the tracks, but he refused. I have the video footage of this encounter, and it is very telling. Most evolutionists are like a religious cult that will not allow themselves to be exposed to contrary evidence.

That creationist clunker is so old and well-debunked that there’s a Wikipedia article on it: Paluxy River. Let’s read on:

A good example of this is the treatment of the Cambrian Explosion in biology texts. Even though it is the most dramatic event in all of Earth history, most texts do not mention it or give it a small paragraph.

Right! Everyone’s terrified of the so-called Cambrian Explosion (which occurred over at least 50 million years) so it’s never mentioned. Oh, Kenneth Miller, author of a widely-used biology text, discusses the “Cambrian concealment” issue at this link (scroll down a bit to find it).

Here’s more:

Many modern skeletons have been found in rock layers that are supposed to be laid down millions of years before man appeared. These examples are missing from all evolutionary texts. When these discoveries are made, evolutionists give an implausible explanation such as “intrusive burial” and then are forgotten. There are so many examples of this that they would fill a whole book.

No need to comment. Moving along:

Resistant strains of bacteria are presented as prime evidence of evolution in science texts. What they never tell you is that resistant strains of bacteria cannot compete in the real world. When removed from the petri dish and introduced to a host, they die out within two generations — a short time for bacteria.

What’s he talking about? Hey Bogle, what do you make of this — Nylon-eating bacteria?

And finally, we come to the end:

Evolutionists are like religious cults that ignore all scriptures that cast doubt on their pet doctrines. Why is evolution so widely accepted (about 50 percent)?

Now let’s have a show of hands — all those who think Bogle has a good point or two, get ’em up where we can see ’em. [Looks around, sees nothing.] Okay. Class dismissed.

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10 responses to “Creationist Wisdom — Example Nineteen

  1. mightyfrijoles

    “Resistant strains of bacteria are presented as prime evidence of evolution in science texts. What they never tell you is that resistant strains of bacteria cannot compete in the real world. When removed from the petri dish and introduced to a host, they die out within two generations — a short time for bacteria.”

    And that’s why MDR (Multiple Drug Resistant) Staphylococcus are all over Hospital Surgical wards and why Neisseria gonorrhoea has been causing a quiet epidemic among the unevolved because it’s resistant to penicillins.

    And there are many more.

    What an idiot, but par for the course.

  2. MF says: “What an idiot, but par for the course.”

    Hey, if the press didn’t publish that stuff, what would I have to blog about?

  3. Aauurrgghh! I rarely comment in newspaper articles from other states but I was compelled this time.

    Is it because the legislators are at work this time of year? Do they plan it this way??

  4. Stacy, I didn’t see your comment after the article. Anyway, I suspect that such letters to the editor are rarely the work of some solitary creationist. They’re probably coordinated as part of a PR effort. If so, then look for more in MN, and look for an “academic freedom” bill to be introduced into their legislature.

  5. It’s there … they’re showing the comments in reverse order.

  6. Stacy, now I see it. Nicely done. Think it will change anyone’s mind?

  7. You never know. Slim, but it’s always a possibility.

  8. “…evolutionists give an implausible explanation such as “intrusive burial”…”
    What’s a non-intrusive burial, just leaving the corpse on the surface?

  9. I love how the cretards who obviously belong to an organized religion call us cultists. Irony is always lost on these people.

  10. What is really frustrating is that no matter how many times so-called arguments against evolution (like the Paluxy River one) are debunked, they keep being brought up repeatedly. Yeah, there WAS a Nova program called “God, Darwin And The Dinosaurs”, where some unidentified ‘evolutionist’ (As some other websites bringing up this same Nova program say. How do we know? They say so!) said, “…dinosaur footprints, side by side with humans. Finding them would counter evidence that humans evolved long after the dinosaurs became extinct and back up…[the] claim that all species, including man, were created at one
    time.” Yes, so? This Nova program was from 1989 by which time the Paluxy River tracks had been pretty much discredited.