Would you take business advice from someone who claimed he was kidnapped and probed by aliens in a UFO? No? How about advice from a flat-earther? Too crazy for you? Well then, how about a creationist?
Why not? What better source of business advice could you find than a publication that thinks evolution is false and a magic designer runs around the universe poofing various species into existence? A publication like that is certain to be a useful source of good, solid information, right?
If you agree, then we direct your attention to an online publication calling itself the Business Insider. Their mailing address is on Park Avenue in New York, which suggests that they might have some sophistication, but wait until you see what they’ve got at their website. It’s titled 6 Reasons Why Evolution Isn’t A Sure Thing. They start out mentioning the thing that has infuriated creationists everywhere:
Former children’s television host and scientist Bill Nye recently captured national media attention when he blasted Americans who believe in creationism and reject Darwin’s theory of evolution.
You know all about that. If not, see Bill Nye Blasts Creationism. Okay, let’s see what the Business Insider has to say about it. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us and their links omitted:
Obviously there’s loads of scientific evidence that supports evolution. But we wanted to understand the main contentions.
Fair enough. Let’s read on:
First, there are several different varieties of creationists. Traditional creationists believe that the universe was created by God.
There’s more to creationism than that, but let’s not get picky. The article continues:
A separate theory, called Intelligent Design, does not dispute the definition of evolution as “change over time” or, for the most part, that living things are related by common ancestry. However, this group does believe that the natural world is too complex and diverse to have occurred through random processes.
We could pick on that too, but it’s not necessary for our purpose today. Here’s more:
The Discovery Institute, a religious think tank that supports the theory of Intelligent Design, outlines their own findings of scientific weakness in modern evolutionary science.
It’s nice that they described the Discoveroids as “a religious think tank.” Okay, but then what? Then, dear reader, they give six — six! — huge quotes from various posts at the Discoveroids’ blog. Trust us, they’re big, extensive quotes, and there’s no criticism or discussion of the Discoveroids’ material whatsoever. It’s just … there, as if it were credible information. And that’s all there is to the article.
There’s really no Curmudgeonly commentary necessary, but we will say this: If you’re looking for thoughtful, reliable business information or advice, now you know about the Business Insider.
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