We weren’t thinking about The Controversy between evolution and creationism this morning because there are other things in the news, but suddenly the Drool-o-tron™ aroused us with its sirens and flashing lights.
The blinking letters of its wall display said WorldNetDaily (WND). The Drool-o-tron™ had found the latest video by the brilliant and articulate leader of David Rives Ministries.
Our computer was locked onto this headline at WND: Ancient Greeks: Evolution not a new concept. The actual title of the video is “Aristotelian Evolution.” Aristotle? Wow — that looks interesting!
The rev tells his mindless fans that Darwin’s theory of evolution is a revival of Aristotle’s teaching. It’s nothing but an ancient myth — it’s Greek paganism!
Hey — wait a minute — haven’t we seen this before? [*Curmudgeon searches his archives*] Yes, we talked about that same video three years ago in WND: Rev. David Rives — Sorry, Charlie. There, we linked to one of our earliest posts, The Founders Rejected Evolution?, where, while refuting something by David Barton (from whom the rev probably got his idea), we quoted from Aristotle’s own writing to show that although he considered the idea that species develop naturally, he went on to reject that in favor of the notion that everything happens for a purpose. That’s the myth — of the Greeks, all the other ancients, and today’s creationists.
The rev is wearing one of his bible-boy suits without a necktie. He’s the cutest rev you’ve ever seen! The video is the usual 90-second presentation — and even if you saw it three years ago, it’s worth another look. Go ahead, click over to WND.
As we always do with the rev’s videos, we dedicate the comments section for your use as an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. You probably want to talk about yesterday’s creationist activity in San Bernardino. Okay, the comments are open. Go for it!
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