Today we bring you some vital science news from WorldNetDaily (WND). As you know, WND is the flamingly creationist, absolutely execrable, moronic, and incurably crazed journalistic organ that believes in and enthusiastically promotes every conspiracy theory that ever existed. WND was an early winner of the Curmudgeon’s Buffoon Award, thus that jolly logo displayed above this post.
Their new story is Scientists’ creed: We don’t know. That headline appears beneath their “Evolution Watch” banner, which always gets our Curmudgeonly attention. The mere existence of that journalistic category tells us all we need to know about the intellectual standing of WND. That banner is their equivalent to the “Hurricane Watch” maintained by your local TV station.
Now that you know where this news comes from, and how important they think it is, let’s proceed without delay. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
There apparently are three words on which some scientists’ faith in evolution is based: We don’t know.
That is a focal point of a widespread new campaign to raise the level of awareness across America – and around the world – about the shifting underpinnings of evolution.
Golly — they’ve figured it out! Our “faith” in evolution is based on those three words. The rest of the WND article is a promotion for some creationist website named Creation Ministries International. They have something there called Question evolution! WND thinks it’s absolutely brilliant, because:
It doesn’t tell evolutionists to believe anything about creation; it just asks them for their explanation of creation. And it encourages everyone to ask those questions.
Here are some examples:
Question No. 1 wonders, “How did life originate?”
They’ve got a point there. We really don’t know yet, but it has nothing to do with evolution. Here are some more:
• How did the DNA code originate?
• How did sex originate? (Asexual reproduction gives up to twice as much reproductive success (‘fitness’) for the same resources as sexual reproduction, so how could the latter ever gain enough advantage to be selected?)
• Why are the (expected) countless millions of transitional fossils missing?
• How do ‘living fossils’ remain unchanged over supposed hundreds of millions of years, if evolution has changed worms into humans in the same time frame? [That’s the equivalent of “Why are there still monkeys?”]
• How did blind chemistry create mind/intelligence, meaning, altruism and morality?
• Where are the scientific breakthroughs due to evolution? Regard [sic] the last question, Creation.com notes, “Evolution actually hinders medical discovery. Then why do schools and universities teach evolution so dogmatically, stealing time from experimental biology that so benefits humankind?”
This is powerful stuff! One last excerpt from the end:
Officials [of the creationist website] said well over 300 Texas churches already have been contacted about participating, and that’s a key battleground for what goes on in classrooms, since the state buys more textbooks than any other state except California.
Officials said the issue has been getting more attention in recent months, with eight anti-evolution bills introduced by U.S. state legislatures in 2011 alone.
Well, dear reader, it’s time to face facts — we’re doomed! The game is over! All is lost! WND and the creationists have triumphed at last. It’s time to learn a new trade. Embalming seems to be an attractive, recession-proof career; maybe we’ll look into that.
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