Rev. David Rives — Not What You Think

The sirens and flashing lights of the Drool-o-tron™ told us that it had spotted another headline we couldn’t ignore: Evolution is not what you think it is. Wowie — that sounds exciting!

The blinking letters of the wall display said WorldNetDaily (WND). The Drool-o-tron™ had found the latest video by the brilliant and articulate leader of David Rives Ministries, and our computer was locked onto it. So we took a look.

The actual title of the rev’s video is “Natural Selection” The rev tells us something amazing — evolution and natural selection aren’t the same thing! You didn’t know that, did you?

Evolution is an unobservable process that supposedly changes one organism into another by small changes over a long period of time. You need a lot of new information to do that, but natural selection doesn’t create information! A bacterium can lose information, or gain existing information from another bacterium, and it may thereby become resistant to an antibiotic, but it hasn’t evolved! So you can’t believe in molecules-to-man evolution. It takes too much faith!

The rev is wearing his dark blue bible-boy suit again, but without a necktie. It’s sort of an open collar, casual look. No matter what he wears, he’s the cutest rev you’ve ever seen! This video runs for the usual three minutes before the commercial at the end, and it’s worth every moment. Click over to WND and watch it — you may learn something.

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. Okay, the comments are open. Go for it!

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13 responses to “Rev. David Rives — Not What You Think

  1. Evilution takes too much faith? But believing in a ahole gawd that likes killing and getting sacrifices also LLLOOOOVVVveeees You!!!!! is easy?!?!?!?!?

  2. Ken Phelps

    “Evolution is not what you think it is.”

    Well not if you’ve been learning about it from him.

  3. Why is it that “information” can spontaneously reduce, for no reason. and it can spontaneously stay the same, and it can spontaneously transfer, and even spontaneously increase a little bit? But it takes intelligent design for it to increase beyond a kind of “barrier”?
    Is there experimental evidence for this?

  4. Intellectual Free Fire Zone

    As opposed to what Farah and his buddies have over at the WorldNutsDaily, which is an Intelligence-Free Fire Zone.

  5. @TomS

    “information” can spontaneously reduce, for no reason. and it can spontaneously stay the same, and it can spontaneously transfer, and even spontaneously increase a little bit? But it takes intelligent design for it to increase beyond a kind of “barrier”

    TMI.

  6. Eric Lipps

    If the good rev admits information can spontaneously increase even a little bit, the horse is out of the barn. It’s like admitting that material objects can, after all, move “a little bit” faster than light.

    To see what difference “a little bit” can make, consider this. The curvature of the earth is only “a little bit” more than zero (about 0.014 degrees per mile), but that’s enough to make our world round rather than flat. In other words, little bits add up, and imagining some convenient barrier which keeps them from doing so more than, well, a little bit is just hand-waving unless real evidence of its existence (not just “but it has to be that way for Genesis to be true”) is presented.

  7. A creationist is going to have a hard time denying “a little bit” of increase occurring spontaneously. Snow flakes, patterns in frost, to micro-evolution.

  8. Eric Lipps claims

    our world round rather than flat

    T’aint what it says in the Good Book! Lake ‘o Fire for you, m’boy!

  9. The Good Rev has a new haircut, so I couldn’t concentrate. I’ll try again later.

  10. This has been a nice blog.

    Alas, and with a heavy heart, I must tell you all that we have lost.

    Yes, we evil materialists struggling against the most high have finally had it. The jig is up, the job is over. Our super-smart, super-scientist peers over at the Discovery Institute have got their trump card. The Intelligent Designer decided to reward them for years of struggling against the mainstream science man. No more hard days of work in front of the green screen; no more struggling away reading the research of others. Gone are those hard days and hard times editing blog posts; the Discovery Institute is destined to begin ushering in a period of prosperity starting now. The Wedge Strategy has come to fruition! The stranglehold of naturalism–strangling the Jesus right out of science–loosed its grip today. Now science can breath freely in–that fresh intelligently designed air of the supernatural. Whoo! Aren’t you glad?

    I expect the Curmudgeon will post a farewell entry. Maybe he can humble himself and apologize for his evil materialist ways.

    But it’s been fun guys! I’ll miss you all.

    /sarcasm

  11. This article is mistitled. It should be

    Rev. David Rives — It’s Not What You Think, It’s What You Intuit

  12. Eddie Janssen

    @Reflectory
    Yes, a very strange and out-of-this-world state of mind. Some of the reactions are even weirder.

  13. michaelfugate

    @Reflectory
    I just looked at the paper in Nature Reviews Genetics. The comic disconnect between the UD post and reality is sad, but not surprising. The logic that the ur-organism had every gene at the beginning (maximum information load) and genes have been slowly lost over time is novel to say the least. Of course, the NRG paper entirely depends on evolution being true to make any sense, but hey that never stopped creationists from dreaming.