Rev. David Rives — Not Enough Time

We were feeling the need for another Intellectual Free Fire Zone, and then the Drool-o-tron™ suddenly called to 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: Does ‘fossilized’ collagen disprove evolution? A strange question. We had to take a look.

The actual title of the rev’s video is “Millions of Years?” Ah, that’s got a good sound to it. The rev says that the protein collagen will decay after 900,000 years, even under the best of conditions. Then he mentions the work of Mary Schweitzer, which we’ve discussed in Dinosaur Fossils Found with Hot Red Meat?

It’s an old creationist clunker. The TalkOrigins Index to Creationist Claims debunks it here. But the rev says all these discoveries of “soft tissue” mean that evolution is impossible. He then tells us the only thing that does make sense — the bible timeline. The earth is only 6,000 years old, Noah’s flood buried the fossils, etc. Nothing new here.

The rev must have done several of these videos at the same time, because he’s still wearing the same blue bible-boy suit he wore the last time, and again he’s not wearing a necktie. That doesn’t matter. He’s the cutest rev you’ve ever seen! This video runs a little over three minutes before the commercial at the end. Go ahead, click over to WND and watch it.

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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11 responses to “Rev. David Rives — Not Enough Time

  1. Off the subject but, perhaps, fit for for an “Intellectual Free Fire Zone”. I’ve been trying to determine something about the attendance at Ham’s folly. I haven’t found a great deal but it does seem that far fewer customers have been showing up at the gate than he planed for. During that search I came upon the following quote: “The Ark Encounter is the first theme park to celebrate an act of mass genocide. It’s like building a ‘Six Flags over Auschwitz’ or a ‘Killing Fields Disney World'”. I thought that quite appropriate!

  2. Yup – it always seemed to me that if the Hamster really was interested in giving a Christian witness to the world via his biblical monuments, he would not build a monument to mass genocide but rather choose something a tad more edifying, maybe even something about loving your neighbor. Alas – that would likely not be a big draw among the Hamites.

  3. Dare I mention politics?

    Jill Stein is the candidate of the Green Party for USA President. I know little about her, other than that she is a physician.

    The reason that I am mentioning her here is that there is a rumor that she is insufficiently forthright in her support for vaccination. It seems that there is a temptation for Greens to be anti-vax.

  4. Doing a little “Snoping” around, it appears that Jill Stein is not anti-vax, just “anti-big corporate medicine.”

    http://www.snopes.com/is-green-party-candidate-jill-stein-anti-vaccine/

    I know nothing else about her, though.

  5. As an outsider who votes for the Dutch Green Left (totally pro vaccine) Stein seems quite ambiguous to me. Example:

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/accordingtomatthew/2016/08/jill-stein-many-scientists-will-lie-to-preserve-their-status-in-the-corporate-power-structure/

    That almost sounds like creationism and I’m not going to defend it or play it down just because she politically is supposed to be on my side.
    Only after writing this comment I read the Snopes article and the conclusion is more or less the same.

  6. I, too, did some googling on Ark numbers- not visits to the Ark park, but rather how many people are supposed to have died.

    Henry Morris, grandfather of this giant nutcake bakery, seems to have estimated several billions. But then I came across the site of the Bible Science Guy and, by the name alone, we know we’re in for a treat, right?

    BSG does some magic with the totally ideal living circumstances on Earth before the Flood, the ridiculous life spans mentioned in the Bible and the enormous number of children people were supposed to have, and comes to- hold your midriff- ten trillion people.

    No word on where their fossils are, then. (Remember, there were no oceans before the flood, so the bodies must have been equally spread over the friendly green pangaea).

  7. Biblically ignorant here, but why didn’t people live for hundreds of years after the flood? It couldn’t have been due the The Fall ™, that was way before the flood.
    Yes, I know it’s just crazy stories, but I’m still confused.

  8. Noah’s (grand)sons also had absurd lifespans, but they become gradually shorter. Noah became 950, Shem 600, Abraham 200, Moses 120. Mysteriously, we’ve begun to get older again after the Middle Ages. Possibly the Original Sin has reached halflife and its influence is waning, like a piece of Uranium.

  9. I think it is interesting that the frequency that David Rives publishes something stupid is a fairly good frequency for an Intellectual Free Fire Zone.

  10. SC, every time you post one of these, I click over and glance at the comments at WND. It destroys my faith in the intelligence of humans.

  11. Why in the world would you think humans are intelligent?