While so engaged we had a flash of insight that brought to mind The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. You know the poem. It begins:
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore
Yes, dear reader, it was in the dusty archives of the Jack Chick website where we found this fantastic article: Evolution: Faith — Not Science! Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:
The famous atheist Richard Dawkins, wrote: “Biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose.” (Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker, 1996, p. 1)
Even having admitted the evidence, that living things look like they were designed, he is still an atheist. He claims that natural selection makes things look like they were designed.
Did you get that? Dawkins actually sees the evidence of design, yet he denies it. Let’s read on:
Most of us reject this and say these things look like they were designed because they were designed!
It was at that point, dear reader, that your Curmudgeon has his Eureka! moment. It was only yesterday that we posted The Flat Earth Society: It’s Back!, in which we gave the views of Daniel Shenton. the Society’s president:
The Earth is flat, he argues, because it appears flat. The sun and moon are spherical, but much smaller than mainstream science says, and they rotate around a plane of the Earth, because they appear to do so.
And now, in the all-too-often scorned and neglected Jack Chick newsletter, we discover a similar argument for design. Verily, we see a pattern here. Yes — a common thread! Something appears designed, so it is. And the earth appears flat, so it is — Eureka!
Let us continue with the Chick newsletter:
Many evolutionists prefer a different explanation of the things around us. Looking back to the beginning, their schoolbooks usually teach that, at the first, “nothing” exploded and made the universe.
Then on earth, atoms blundered into each other and made the first simple living things, bacteria probably. Then these evolved as natural selection chose the best and eliminated the rest.
When it’s put like that, we can certainly see the problem. Here’s more:
People reproduce people, and bacteria reproduce bacteria. Science and the Bible agree: Living things bring forth according to their kind.
Evolution, on the contrary, teaches that living things started with something small like bacteria (which they often call “primitive”), and by random mutations, brought forth ever higher, more complex kinds. At this point the evolutionist has abandoned scientific evidence for a leap of faith!
Egad — we’ve been such a fool! Moving along:
Evolutionists base this belief on faith alone. It is exactly contrary to the scientific principle of entropy which, among other things, says that random changes to an organized system reduce its organization. Which is right? Check it out with an experiment!
An experiment? Oh, goodie! Let’s see how it works:
Take a sledge hammer, close your eyes and hit a functioning system with it! Whether you hit a television set, a hog at the slaughter house, or a bacterium, the random changes made by the blow will reduce rather than increase the system’s ability to function.
Aaaargh!! Another excerpt from the Chick article:
Such experiments prove the rule: random changes to an organized system reduce its functionality! A scientific word for this rule is “entropy.” Mutations and other random changes don’t increase organization, they reduce it.
This is where evolutionists abandon science for faith. They believe, in spite of all scientific evidence, that random damage caused by mutations made bacteria become fish, and fish become people. They end up propagating an idea exactly contrary to both the scientific principle of entropy and to the evidence.
Powerful stuff. And now we come to the end:
After examining the evidence that proves this scientific principle, they choose to believe the opposite! Shame on them!
Shame. Shame! One final quote from Poe captures your Curmudgeon’s mood at this moment:
And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting,
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor,
Shall be lifted — nevermore!
For more wisdom from this source, see Creationist Comic Books from Jack Chick.
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