The creation scientists at the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) — the fountainhead of young-earth creationist wisdom — post only a few articles a month at their website, and we ignore most of them because they’re not as amusing as they used to be.
But they keep presenting arguments for creationism. Their latest is Blue Tarantulas Supposedly Evolved Eight Times. It was written by Frank Sherwin, M.A., described at the end of his article as: “Research Associate, Senior Lecturer, and Science Writer at the Institute for Creation Research.” Here’s his writeup at the Encyclopedia of American Loons. ICR has a bio page on the guy: Frank Sherwin. They say his MA degree is in zoology from the University of Northern Colorado.
Creationists don’t write about spiders very often, so this might be fun. Oh, wait — a few years ago ICR inspired us to write this: ICR: The Tarantula Proves Creationism. Here are some excerpts from their latest spider research, with bold font added by us:
Like all other animals, the origin of spiders poses an ongoing problem for evolutionists.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes, evolution is nothing but problems. What’s the problem with spiders? Here it comes:
According to the fossil record, “the first fossil spiders are known from the Devonian” as 100% spiders. The Devonian period supposedly ran from about 350 to 400 million years ago, but spiders haven’t evolved since?
We’ve seen that argument before. If a species is well-adapted to its environment, it may evolve into a multitude of related species, but there’s no reason for the whole group to go extinct. ICR doesn’t press that point; they have something better for us. Let’s read on:
The BBC recently reported a group of tarantulas possessing a beautiful blue color that apparently has an important signaling function. Evolutionary researchers maintain this cobalt shade evolved at least eight separate times. But what’s the evidence?
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! ICR is asking for evidence? Where’s the evidence for all their Oogity Boogity? Oh, they don’t need any — only evolutionists do.
This is the article they’re talking about: Tarantulas evolved blue colour ‘at least eight times’. It’s no big deal, really, but the subject of spiders is creepy enough to have captured the attention of ICR. They tell us:
Is this sophisticated coloring phenomenon the result of time, chance, and natural processes occurring eight separate times, or did it result from plan, purpose, and special creation? The latter explanation is more logical and scientific.
Yeah, sure. Nothing can evolve naturally multiple times. Wait a minute — insects fly, and birds fly. So do bats. But special creation is “is more logical and scientific” for that too. We continue:
[L]ife at every level is far too complex and orchestrated not to be designed, and the tarantula’s biological photonic nanostructures are one more example.
Okay. Now we come to the end:
God created spiders as fully spiders just like the fossil record shows — and this includes the incredible iridescent group of blue tarantulas.
So there you are. More evidence for divine creation! When, dear reader, will you finally accept it?
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