Is Bill Zedler the Dumbest Man in Texas?

We won’t write a long post about today’s news, because there’s no need for that. As soon as you’re done here you’re going to click over to Mother Jones, a rather liberal magazine, and read Texas Lawmaker Defends Bill That Would Protect Creationists On The Job.

Before we start, you may need some background about Zedler’s creationist legislation in Texas. You’ll find it in our most recent post on the subject, WND Supports Zedler’s Bill.

Now that you’re up-do-date, here are some excerpts from the Mother Jones interview with Zedler, and except for the names at the start of each paragraph, the bold font was added by us:

Mother Jones: Are you a creationist?

Bill Zedler: Evolutionists will go “Oh, it just happened by chance.” Today we know that’s false. Today we know that even a single-celled organism is hugely complex. When was the last time we’ve seen someone go into a windstorm or a tornado or any other kind of natural disaster, and say “Guess what? That windstorm just created a watch.”

Perhaps now you’ll understand why we titled this post as we did. Here’s one more question and answer, and after that we’ll leave you on your own:

Mother Jones: Ok. [Long pause]. Is a windstorm analogous to a genetic mutation?

Bill Zedler: Well, not really. I don’t want to go that far. Let me put it to you this way: When we talk about people with faith, there is no greater faith than that life began by chance, with the amount of knowledge that we know now.

To answer the question in our title, we really don’t know if Zedler is the dumbest man in Texas; but he’s definitely a contender for that honor. And from what we’ve been seeing, in Texas that really is an honor.

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12 responses to “Is Bill Zedler the Dumbest Man in Texas?

  1. “When we talk about people with faith, there is no greater faith than that life began by chance, . . .” using a loose definition of chance, this might work. It must be understoond, however, that faith used herein is no longer “belief” in whatever, but rather acceptance of evidence demonstrating a real point. Past that, yes, he is an idiot.

  2. Surprisingly, he STILL hasn’t answered my two questions…

  3. I think I see his point. If a tornado can go through a junkyard and construct a Boeing 747 then a windstorm could probably only manage to create a watch. And winds out of the south at 5 mph might only be able to manage an hourglass or a sundial.

    Stands to reason, right? Common sense.

  4. I sent him another letter reminding him that he hasn’t answered my first one and challenging him to review the material on my blog about ID.

    I also sent a letter to every member of the House Committee on Education with similar information and, most especially, a link to Judge Jones’ decision in Kitzmiller vs. Dover.

  5. Given that he is in position of author-oh-tay and given that he is managing to make the entire state of Texas out to be a laughingstock, is he a potential candidate for “Buffoon”?

  6. Gary asks:

    is he a potential candidate for “Buffoon”?

    He has potential, but he needs to grow into it. We don’t yet have any Buffoons from Texas. Not even Don McLeroy was given that recognition. These things take time.

  7. SC, can we bestow an honorary “Bachelor of Murphology” on this guy??? I think he rates it, at least til he grows into his own Buffoon Award!

  8. SciTech asks:

    SC, can we bestow an honorary “Bachelor of Murphology” on this guy???

    Yes, that’s a fine idea He’s definitely earned a BM.

  9. “And from what we’ve been seeing, in Texas that really is an honor.”

    Aww.

  10. We regard you as exceptional, LRA.

  11. Wow. Those talking points (he tries to use) have been around for decades. Creationists fine-tuned them to be simple and quick. And he still gets them wrong.

  12. “And from what we’ve been seeing, in Texas that really is an honor.”

    Why y’all gotta be so mean? Not all Texans are stupid – just the ones with the money and the power.