Creationist Wisdom #622: Scientists Misled Us

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Stevens Point Journal of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. It’s titled Follow Scripture, not evolutionists. The newspaper has a comments feature you can access via an icon below their headline.

Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote her by using her full name. Her first name is Rosemarie. Excerpts from her letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!

I’m tired of hearing on social media that we derive from gorillas, apes and the monkey animals and many call them our ancestors.

Why is Rosemarie tired of hearing that? She says:

When God created the Garden of Eden and made man in his own image, he created the human race.

Hearing that can get tiresome too, but not to Rosemarie. Let’s read on:

Adam and Eve were called human beings.

[*Curmudgeon searches bible (King James version, of course) for the word “human” but finds nothing.*] Rosemarie continues:

We are not created to be primates, which is where apes come from.

Okay. Here’s more:

So many people are being taught evolution in our schools and colleges based on hypothetical theories; they leave the creation story which is first of all in God’s book, the Holy Bible. Read Genesis.

Good advice! Moving along:

Students are reading other books written, most likely, by atheists or agnostics and scientists.

Egad — those wicked books should be banned! Another excerpt:

Scientists have misled us by writing about how the world came into being without reference to Biblical knowledge. It all started with Adam and Eve.

Right on! We love you, Rosemarie! And now we come to the end of her letter:

Get your facts straight and read scripture and have some faith in God.

There you are, dear reader. Now go forth and do as Rosemarie says. She knows what she’s talking about.

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22 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #622: Scientists Misled Us

  1. Ah, someone who obviously has no knowledge of anatomy claiming we’re not primates. Are creationists proud to be ignorant?

  2. It’s a parody, isn’t it? Gotta be.

  3. BTW, the Bible also does not mention the human race. Or kind. For example, in Genesis 1, when there are the creations of various living things, they are mentioned according to their kind. (Whatever that means.) But that phrase does not occur when it come to man. The only categories applied to people are in reference the descendants of particular men. Tribes of Israel, and so on. Even if the Bible said that there were fixed kinds of cattle, fish, plants, that would not be relevant.

  4. “We are not created to be primates, which is where apes come from.”

    I’m so glad that it is finally settled that apes come from primates.

    But wait…

    Isn’t that what creationists say doesn’t happen?!?!

    I’m so confused…

  5. Derek Freyberg

    @Reflectory:
    So is Rosemarie, maybe even more so.

  6. Rosemarie says that she’s “tired of hearing on social media that we derive from gorillas, apes and the monkey animals and many call them our ancestors.”

    A top five sentence is what that is. I get stupider every time I read it.

    I imagine that “The Monkey Animals” was an aborted Eric Burdon / Davy Jones collaboration.

  7. michaelfugate

    But a primate is the chief archbishop of a region – so we aren’t created to be religious.

  8. Poe’s Law is in full effect.

  9. Derek Freyberg

    @Mark Germano:

    “Hey hey we’re the primates; people say we monkey around; but we’re too busy living to put some humans down.”

  10. THANKS, DEREK. Now I can’t get that dumb song out of my head. So I can’t get no satisfaction, and I am the walrus. Oo-coo-ka-choo.

    But back to the thread — since this is a Stevens Point, Wisconsin paper, I’ll bet Rosemarie voted for Scott Walker.

  11. RSG: Hmmm, let’s see. Flaming creationists, check. Science deniers, check. Hates education, check. Equates scientists with atheists, check. I think you’re right.

  12. We are not created to be primates, which is where apes come from.

    Long before Charles Darwin, there was a creationist by the name of Carl Linnaeus and he called humans primates.

    I believe in giving credit where credit is due.

  13. @Professor: good point. I doubt Rosemarie ever heard of Linnaeus. He undoubtedly knew a lot more about anatomy than any of the current day creationists.

  14. @Derek:

    “But I’m just a soul whose intentions are good.
    Oh, Lord, please don’t let me be no kin to no monkey.”

  15. I’m tired of hearing on social media that we derive from gorillas, apes and the monkey animals and many call them our ancestors.

    Gorillas? “Monkey animals”? (Are there monkey plants? Monkey minerals?) No scientist anywhere believes that we came from these creatures, only that we share a common ancestor with them. Rosemarie’s been absorbing too much creationist blather.

    Oh, and she’s tired of hearing about evolution on social media? I didn’t think Twitter went there. Shows what I know.

    Scientists have misled us by writing about how the world came into being without reference to Biblical knowledge. It all started with Adam and Eve.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: where science is concerned, there is no such thing as “Biblical knowledge.”

  16. … We now come to a numerous tribe, that seem to make approaches even to humanity; that bear an awkward resemblance to the human form, and discover the same faint efforts at intellectual sagacity.

    Animals of the MONKEY class are furnished with hands instead of paws; their ears, eyes, eye-lids, lips, and breasts, are like those of mankind; their internal conformation also bears some distant likeness; and the whole offers a picture that may mortify the pride of such as make their persons the principal objects of their admiration.

    John Wesley
    (citation details on Wikiquote.com, “John Wesley”)

  17. So many people are being taught evolution in our schools and colleges based on hypothetical theories;

    Sounds like fun. But how did I miss out on all of those hypothetical theories? Is that sort of like a philosophy class?

    Come to think of it, non-Euclidian geometry is kinda like a “hypothetical” bunch of ….. well, not exactly theories.

    Never mind.

  18. Techreseller

    The dullness of the brain of dear Rosemarie is so sad. Plodding thought with so little understanding.

    Not everything that comes out of Stevens Point is as disappointing. Jordan Zimmermann of the Washington Nationals (fantastic pitcher) is from Stevens POint.

  19. Mary Kate Feie

    Maybe I will try and find Rosemarie’s referrences in Genesis while I wait for my flight at O’Hare that leaves at 2pm.
    I’ll see what I can find. MKF

  20. Mary Kate Feie

    Well I am back home, and I could not find anything to support Rosemarie.

  21. @MKF –
    One wonders why people who claim the Bible as a unique source find it necessary to make stuff up (or rely on others who make stuff up).

  22. TomS: probably because the unique source of knowledge they rely upon is mostly made up!