Last week we posted Doonesbury Does Darwin about a delightful cartoon by Gary Trudeau that mocked the creationism mess in Louisiana. We assumed it would enrage the creationists, and of course it did.
We present to you, dear reader, the viewpoint from Answers in Genesis (AIG), one of the major sources of young-earth creationist wisdom. What we found is in AIG’s News to Note, July 16, 2011 — “A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint.”
It’s the lead item at their news summary, titled Doonesbury drips with twisted information. They even provide a convenient link to the Doonesbury cartoon. It’s a long and venomous screed, so we’ll give you only a few excerpts. This is definitely something you’ll want to read in its entirety. Here we go, with bold font added by us:
Last Sunday’s funnies featured a Doonesbury cartoon designed to shape public opinion with a creative but distorted comic dialogue. Misinformation which can lead people to laugh their way into decisions with disastrous eternal consequences is not funny.
A comic strip can have “disastrous eternal consequences.” This is fantastic! Let’s read on:
The fairy tale of evolution lacks testable scientific evidence to support its contentions that organisms acquired genetic information to become new kinds of organisms by accumulating information-losing mutations over millions of years. Such an idea makes as much sense as expecting a business which loses money on every sale to profit by making up the loss in volume!
AIG has a firm grip on the situation. We continue:
The assertion that the “alternative theory” offered by creationists is “supported by no scientific evidence whatsoever” is false. The biblical account of Creation and the global Flood explains genetics, the fossil record, and the results of sin’s curse on this world. What we see in today’s world is consistent with what we read in God’s Word.
No, it isn’t. That was true in ancient Babylon, where the only observational instrument available to scripture-writers was the naked eye — a rudimentary product of evolution. But by using today’s scientific instruments (telescopes, microscopes, radiation counters, satellite cameras, etc.) we see considerably more than was known in the Bronze Age. Here’s more:
The teacher [in the comic strip] also failed to do his homework about the Ark. Noah took air-breathing animals on board, not microbes. Microbes didn’t need Noah’s help to survive the Flood. But dinosaurs were on the Ark. Neither Noah nor God forgot.
It’s good to see an expert on Noah’s Ark taking the trouble to correct a comic strip about such vital details. Moving along:
The comic ends with a student’s plaintive interruption, “Please stop. I’d like to get into a good college.” But teaching evolutionary ideas as indisputable facts is indoctrination. Why should the scientific problems with those ideas be concealed from students?
Lordy, lordy! Gotta love those guys at AIG. What would we blog about without them?
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