We were interrupted by the blaring sirens and flashing lights of our Retard-o-tron™. Dashing to the computer, we found it linked to the website of WorldNetDaily (WND) — described in the Cast of Characters section of our Intro page. It’s in their honor that our jolly buffoon logo is displayed above this post.
Comfort’s new article has an intriguing title: Is evolution fact or faith? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Believers in evolution believe that evolution is a proven fact, rather than a mere belief. What they don’t realize is that everything about evolution rests on a foundation of faith.
Did you get that, dear reader? Your theory of evolution is based on faith! That makes it worthless! Comfort continues:
Nothing is observable without the believer having to exercise faith. When hearing such a thought, the devout devotee rushes to his evolution site to cut and paste what he believes to be facts. Then he presents them en masse with the zeal of a fundamentalist religious zealot. He has faith in what he believes is evidence – what he hears about old bones, ideas and dating processes.
That’s exactly how we react, but only a fool would rely on faith. Let’s read on:
Creationism on the other hand is observable. The Book of Genesis tells us that male and female were created in all the “kinds,” and in nature we see that except for a few hermaphroditic lowlifes, everything has male and female. Horses, cows, dogs, cats, elephants, giraffes, fleas, fish, kangaroos, polar bears and people all have male and female. That’s what the Bible says, and that’s what we observe in nature and in the fossil record.
By golly — he’s right! He’s got the evidence! We continue:
Genesis tells us that each of these kinds would reproduce after its own kind, and that’s what we see in nature. Dogs reproduce dogs, cats reproduce cats, horses reproduce horses, etc. Nothing reproduces a different kind. There are variations within kinds such as tiny dogs and Great Danes, but each variation is restricted to the dog “kind.” All these things are observable. None of them needs the exercising of any faith. What we see in natural surroundings lines up perfectly with what we are told in Genesis.
No bird gives birth to a dog — that’s proof of creationism! Here’s more:
But what we are told about evolution doesn’t line up with what we see in nature. While evolutionists would have us believe that everything evolved and is still evolving, there are no dogs or birds or plants that we can observe that are in the process of evolution. Everything is in a state of functional maturity.
He’s demanding living transitionals. Well, in one sense, everything that lives and reproduces is transitional — unless its line is going extinct — but you’d need a time machine to watch it actually happen. (There’s observable microbial evolution, of course, but that doesn’t impress Comfort — they’re still microbes.) Comfort wants to see large-scale, inter-species evolution happening before his eyes. But the theory of evolution doesn’t predict such things. The kind of evolution he wants to see takes many thousands of generations, often millions of years, so we’re not going to literally see it, although the geological record is a kind of time machine, and we have fossil evidence showing that evolution has been happening.
In addition, we could mention the existence of some critters that certainly seem to be transitional right now — aquatic mammals, flying squirrels, swimming birds (penguins), flightless birds, walking catfish, lungfish, etc. But Comfort either never heard of them, or he thinks that they don’t mean anything. Moving along:
After it was made, everything was “finished,” as Genesis says. We don’t observe anything dying because it has half a mouth and can’t eat, or has a semi-evolved stomach and can’t digest, or flies in a circle because it has only one partly-evolved wing, or drowns because it has semi-evolved gills.
Such gross deformities do exist, briefly. They’re called congenital disorders. Nature swiftly sweeps them under the rug. They either naturally abort or they die quickly after birth. That’s what natural selection is all about. Here’s how Comfort concludes his powerful essay:
The burden of proof lies with the believer in evolution, but he can’t deliver, because anything that is said to be observable when it comes to Darwinian evolution is conjecture, and that needs the exercising of faith. They believe in their evidence. We can point to ours.
There you are, dear reader. Comfort has made his case. Admit it — don’t you feel foolish?
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