Your Curmudgeon is shocked — shocked! — that the subject of sex is being discussed at Answers in Genesis (AIG), one of the major sources of young-earth creationist wisdom. AIG is the online creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia.
But that’s what they’re talking about. Their essay is The Origin of the Sexes. It begins by telling us that an evolutionist claims: “sexuality as an essential evolutionary factor that is co-responsible for our being here at all.” They purport to quote him as saying:
Without sexual differentiation, the line of descent would have been much slower and probably would not have reached the present high level, so that man would not have developed.
Then they quote another who says:
The ‘invention’ of sexual reproduction is certainly the one decisive cause for the development of the higher plants and animals to much more complex levels of organization.
But the creation scientists have a very different view of things. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
[The sexual reproduction] process is excluded from any upward trend in the line of descent, because no essentially new information arises as a result of the recombinations occurring in sexual reproduction. Through all their countless recombination efforts, all breeders of plants and animals have provided proof that even the most highly bred cows remain cows, and that sunflowers never grow from wheat.
No new information! That’s why cows remain cows. Let’s read on:
Sexual reproduction is only possible when both sexes have fully functional reproductive organs at the same time. By definition [omitting AIG’s weird reference to their list of evolutionary assumptions], an evolutionary process is not directed by some purposeful strategic plan. How is it then possible that such different and complex organs, which fit one another in every morphological and physiological detail, could have evolved suddenly?
Wait a minute! Haven’t we seen that argument before? Oh yes, we saw it (and rebutted it) in April of last year. See Jack Chick: Sex Is Evolution’s Nightmare. Perhaps it was Jack Chick’s website that inspired AIG.
Regardless of who stumbled into this historic discovery first, how does AIG explain the titanic mystery of how male and female sexual organs somehow came into existence concurrently and function so harmoniously? Here’s their answer:
In the creation account, it is repeatedly emphasized that God originally provided the capacity for reproduction. [Bunch of scripture quotes omitted.]
So there you are, dear reader. AIG (and Jack Chick) have solved the problem that has confounded evolutionists. The intelligent designer — blessed be he! — has endowed us with these marvelous organs. Be sure to express your gratitude in an appropriate manner.
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