Today’s writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, so ordinarily we wouldn’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. But this one is an exception. His name is Mike Bogle. We thought it had a familiar ring, so we did a search. Aha — he wrote one of the earliest letters in our collection, seven years ago: Creationist Wisdom — Example Nineteen.
At that time we hadn’t yet adopted our policy of not naming letter-writers, so we somehow remembered him. A month later, we wrote about another of his letters: Creationist Wisdom — Example 26. It’s good to encounter yet another Bogle letter. Excerpts from his latest will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
C.S. Lewis, the famous apologist, said, “If there was ever a time when nothing existed, nothing could exist now.” This agrees with the first law of thermodynamics. Matter is neither being created nor destroyed, which means it had to be all created at one time by something — or “one” — outside the system.
We usually don’t encounter the First Law of thermodynamics in creationist arguments. Even if that Lewis quote is accurate (we haven’t checked), it’s irrelevant, because the Big Bang theory, which we assume Bogle is addressing, doesn’t say there was ever a time when nothing existed.
So much for the first problem with evolution — which of course has nothing whatsoever to do with biological evolution. What other problems does Bogle see? He says:
The next problem is life. The first life form would have to be a plant. Then, at some point, it become an animal. This is so improbable considering the high hurdle that DNA/RNA places between species and the idea that random mutations (almost always harmful) could produce males and females in thousands of species truly requires a fairy tale mentality. Life violates the second law of thermodynamics, making it of supernatural origin.
We love this guy! Let’s read on:
The next problem is time. Scientist agree that 20 billion years (calculated by the speed of light and the size of the universe) is not adequate time to arrive at the human brain. Either evolution is wrong, or we have a profound misunderstanding of time.
Uh huh — “scientists agree.” Stay with us, dear reader, Bogle’s problem list continues:
The next problem is universally understood by scientists is the lack of fossil evidence. Darwin himself said, “The difficulty of understanding the absence of vast piles of fossiliferous strata, which on my theory we’ve no doubt somewhere accumulated before the Cambrian epoch, is very great.”
Right — there’s no fossil evidence. By the way, we searched Origin of Species and couldn’t find that quote. How very surprising. Here’s more:
The presence of physical evidence is also a problem. A case in point: my 10-year old daughter came home from school and informed me that men did not live in the days of dinosaurs.
Aha — a challenge from a little girl! How did Bogle deal with it? Just watch:
I proceeded to open my big book, “Mysteries of the Unexplained,” and showed her the clear photos of human footprints alongside — and even in dinosaur prints — in the limestone bed of the Paluxy River near Glen Rose, Texas.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! In both of his earlier letters, Bogle mentioned that same “evidence,” and seven years later he’s still doing it! That “evidence” is so bad, even ol’ Hambo recommends against using it — see AIG on the Paluxy River Footprints. Moving along, he tells us that the book he showed to his little girl has even more evidence:
A normal size print of 10 feet by 4 feet was quarried in 1816 near St. Louis from 270 million-year-old limestone. Three moccasin prints were found in 100 million-year-old magnesium limestone near the Little Cheyenne River in South Dakota. There are 10 pages of human footprint anomalies and giant human remains from around the world.
Amazing, huh? Another excerpt:
A History Channel series on giant human remains from around the world said the Smithsonian Museum has a large collection of giant human remains in its basement. Why are they not on display? They do not fit the evolutionary narrative. Science like religions have their cults and cult figures who control the message to the detriment of their adherents.
The History Channel is loaded with “documentaries” about Nostradamus, and “exposés” about haunted houses, ancient astronauts, bigfoot, and other nonsense, so if they had a show on ancient giants, it wouldn’t be surprising. Bogle’s letter concludes with some evidence from the bible:
Genesis 6:4 says, “There were giants on the Earth in those days (before the flood) and also after that…” It appears the Bible was right again.
So there you are, dear reader. It’s comforting to know that some things never change.
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