Your Curmudgeon was offline yesterday and most of today, and so was the Drool-o-tron™. But then it suddenly came to life. Its blaring sirens and flashing lights drew our attention to the blinking letters of its wall display, which said WorldNetDaily (WND). Our computer was locked onto WND’s presentation of the latest video by the brilliant and articulate leader of David Rives Ministries.
WND’s headline is Simple mousetrap blows holes in evolution, with this subtitle: “David Rives explains scientific concept of irreducible complexity.” BWAHAHAHAHAHA!
The actual title of the video is Irreducible Complexity and the mousetrap analogy. It runs for the usual 90 seconds before the commercial at the end — and you won’t believe what the rev has to tell us.
A mousetrap is irreducibly complex because every element must be present at the same time or it won’t function. Organisms are far more complex than a mousetrap, so how could any organism evolve everything it needs all at once? That proves evolution is ridiculous!
Egad — that’s right from Michael Behe. TalkOrigins has an article on it: Darwin’s Black Box. And it’s nicely rebutted in Wikipedia’s article on Irreducible complexity. Hey, Kenneth Miler has an article on it: The Flaw in the Mousetrap.
This is one of the rev’s worst videos ever, but he’s so cute and cuddly that you gotta love him, so we know you’ll click over to WND to watch his latest presentation.
As we always do with the rev’s videos, we dedicate the comments section for your use as an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. You know the rules, but please remember — bathroom jokes must be in good taste. Okay, the comments are open. Go to it!
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