Creationist Wisdom — Example 41

CANADA has creationists too. We present to you, dear reader, some excerpts from Time for a reality check in the Darwin debate, subtitled “The current Darwinian debate is nothing if not fundamentally dishonest,” which appears at the website of Canada Free Press.

They style themselves “a conservative free press,” whatever that may mean to them. It seems to be more than a blog. Wikipedia has a brief entry about them, which informs us: “Canada Free Press is a Canadian website, which publishes conservative news stories, features, and editorials. It is published in Toronto.”

As is our custom, your Curmudgeon will politely insert this subtle signal [Aaaargh!!] after each howler so that we don’t interrupt the letter-writer’s learned discourse. We may apply some bold font for emphasis, and we’ll also be adding Curmudgeonly commentary in between the excerpted paragraphs. Otherwise, we’ll copy the letter in its entirety, omitting only the writer’s name and city. Here we go:

When was the last time you heard the myth [Aaaargh!!] that all major scientists support evolution and “real” scientists support Darwin’s conclusions. Don’t believe it. [Aaaargh!!] There’s about as much truth to it as the lie that all scientists believe in global warming. The current Darwinian debate is nothing if not fundamentally dishonest. [Aaaargh!!]

We can’t stand it when evolution is lumped together with global warming. Your Curmudgeon is among those who accept the evidence for the former, but who remain unconvinced about the latter. Let’s read on:

In his book, “The collapse of Evolution”, Scott M. Huse compiles a list of thirty bible-believing scientists, some who were contemporaries of Darwin, who were accomplished in various fields of science which make them difficult to dismiss by Darwinists both then and today. [Aaaargh!!]

Here a link to that book at Amazon: Collapse of Evolution, The. There are currently 60 reviews there. We’ve got to give you some excerpts from the first of them:

Huse has compiled a large array of creationist arguments. Apparently no argument was so stupid or so thoroughly discredited that it was turned away. … Credit is given to his various creationist sources, many times to Duane Gish and Henry Morris. This is the old school “Creation Science” creationism of the 1970s and 1980s, not your modern hoity-toity high-brow (by comparison) “Intelligent Design” creationism in disguise.

[…]

Some things in the book are so stupid they are astounding. On page 43, Huse states that according to evolutionary theory, humans descended from birds.

[…]

Human and dinosaur fossil footprints found alongside each other.

[…]

Finally, what is the single stupidest argument for creationism? Huse includes it on page 45. Usually it is presented with monkeys, but Huse uses coelacanth for variety. I will paraphrase, “If we are descended from coelacanth, why are there still coelacanth?”

That’s the letter-writer’s scientific reference work. Now we’ll continue with the letter:

Ruse further points out that today there are literally thousands [Aaaargh!!] of highly reputable scientists representing every scientific discipline who totally reject the theory of evolution. He further lists one hundred creation-science organizations operating worldwide, the majority of which are in the U.S. [Aaaargh!!]

Thousands? Highly reputable? We’ve seen this list of hundreds, including dentists, proctologists, computer programmers, etc. Here’s more from the letter:

Darwin diehards continue to promulgate deception [Aaaargh!!] yet the idea of creation without a creator [Aaaargh!!] remains unscientific, illogical and as absurd as the idea of a watch without a designer. [Aaaargh!!]

Wow! A watch without a watchmaker. That’s a powerful evolution-killer. Moving along:

The evidence for a Great Creator is abundant, overwhelming and clearly visible to eyes willing to see or ears willing to listen. [Aaaargh!!] There is no shortage of evidence for an all-wise, omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent God most worthy of our deepest worship and adoration.

If there’s no shortage of evidence, we’d like to hear the details of at least some. Maybe one of these days we’ll get it. And now we come to the letter’s end:

The real problem is the stubborness and pride in the human heart.

[Writer’s name and city can be seen in the original.]

Ah, so that’s the problem!

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7 responses to “Creationist Wisdom — Example 41

  1. Well, if it is the Canada Free Press then it Must Be True. /s

    Yes, Canada has its own share of nutcase and fruitcake creationists, many of them in my province and the one next door.

    We even have our own version of FR, “small dead animals”.

  2. “We even have our own version of FR, “small dead animals”.”

    Ah, the famous Trans Canada Highway roadkill stew.

  3. Hey, Tundra Boy! You got a blog of your own?

  4. The evidence for a Great Creator is abundant, overwhelming and clearly visible to eyes willing to see or ears willing to listen.

    Indeed! Oh…wrong one?

    Seriously, though, the evolution=atheism canard is so tired.

  5. James says: “Seriously, though, the evolution=atheism canard is so tired.”

    Yes, but for creationist congregations it puts tushies in the pews.

  6. Hey, Tundra Boy! You got a blog of your own?

    Ya, one I don’t have time for lately.

    Once my taxes are done I’ll start blogging more frequently.

  7. “The real problem is the stubborness and pride in the human heart.”
    I agree, but not the way the writer intended. I ask instead “Could it be you’re too proud to admit you’re related to a monkey?” From my 1991 song Evolution (see link above). 1994 and 2008 recordings are optional free mp3 downloads.