Creationist Wisdom #192: It’s Science!

Today, dear reader, we bring you a letter-to-the-editor titled Creation more scientific than evolution, which appears in the Shreveport Times of Shreveport, Louisiana. We’ll give you a few excerpts, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, and as we usually do we’ll omit the writer’s name and city. Here we go, with a bit of bold font added for emphasis:

A group that supported a failed attempt this legislative session to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008 undoubtedly thinks creation is too religious to be taught in public schools.

The letter-writer is referring to Zack Kopplin’s Campaign to Repeal Louisiana’s Creationism Law, which, alas, Failed in a Senate Committee. Let’s read on:

However, creationists believe evolution is as religious as creation. They cite the miracles expected of evolution from the big bang to creation of the first one-celled organism to creating complicated creatures, finally leading to man.

If we were just starting this series of letters-to-the-editor, we’d be tempted to say that this is the most misinformed letter we’ve ever encountered. But we’ve posted almost 200 of these things, and we are no longer amazed by what we find out there. Let’s continue:

If evolution has no god and is only atheistic, then the odds of chance still cannot cause it to produce anything. Creation explains processes of life. It is more scientific than evolution, and it functions for a purpose.

Yes, creationism explains everything — except for one little-bitty thing, which is this: Why is it that those who specialize in creation science are the most ignorant, simple-minded, and useless people in the world?

Today’s is a short letter so we won’t excerpt any more. Click over to the Shreveport Times and take a look at it. Every sentence drips with … well, you decide, dear reader. We don’t want to be judgmental.

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8 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #192: It’s Science!

  1. comradebillyboy

    It is all too common for people, even those who are intelligent and well educated, to ignore or fail to comprehend facts that conflict with their personal beliefs. Orwell called it double think and we don’t need Big Brother to make it happen.

  2. There’s one commenter who truly espouses stupidity. And I mean stupidity, as in one who shows “the inability to make informed decisions on the basis of evidence and reason.” as J.B. Calvert once said. The commenter has stated flat-out that no fossils show any evidence of evolution; they only show “stasis”. All of the fossils refute evolution and prove creationism.

  3. Gary says: “All of the fossils refute evolution and prove creationism.”

    Even the all-powerful Darwin lobby can’t fool ’em all.

  4. Gary, that is Probush at his most stupid best. I am hoping that someday he will look at the year on a current calendar and get himself out of the 19th century. Not likely, though.

  5. “Orwell called it double think ”

    Double think is believing equally in two contradictory things at the same time.

    What they are doing is simple denialism: “single think” if you will. Not double think.

  6. Honestly Curmudgeon, do you have an opposite yet similar series for letters that aren’t filled with stupid? Every time I read one of these, I loose a little faith in humanity.

  7. Caleb says:

    Every time I read one of these, I lpse a little faith in humanity.

    Perhaps the lesson to be learned is: Don’t put your faith in humanity.

  8. True. Still, it’s always encouraging to know that we aren’t totally screwed as a species.