Rev. David Rives — Evolution Needs Information

The Drool-o-tron™ grabbed our attention with its sirens and flashing lights. The blinking letters of its wall display said WorldNetDaily (WND). It had found the latest video by the brilliant and articulate leader of David Rives Ministries.

Our computer was locked onto this headline at WND: Survival of the fittest: Not the answer to evolution. There’s also a sub-headline: “Exclusive: David Rives notes natural selection can only work with information already in genome.” [*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] It’s an exclusive!

So we clicked on it. The actual title of the rev’s video is “Survival of the fittest.” The rev explains survival of the fittest, and says that it doesn’t account for “molecules-to-man evolution.” Why? Because it doesn’t create new information! Survival of the fittest only works on the information that’s already there! Without new information, there can’t be evolution.

If that sounds familiar, it’s because we’ve seen the same argument from Hambo and the Discoveroids. It’s nice to see that the rev agrees with the other giants of creation science.

The rev is wearing the same the same outfit he’s been wearing all month — a gray bible-boy suit without a necktie. That doesn’t matter. He’s the cutest rev you’ve ever seen! This video is three and a half minutes long 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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9 responses to “Rev. David Rives — Evolution Needs Information

  1. In Rives case, it’s more “survival of the slickest and slipperiest,” able to dupe people easily with his nonsensical videos.

  2. Survival of the fittest.

    Actually, survival of the barely adequate would be more accurate. That “fittest” nonsense was introduced by Herbert Spencer in 1864, 5 years after Darwin’s publication, and caught on with the general public–which should tell you something.

    …it doesn’t create new information!

    Sure it does! There is new information created all the time! But creationists have to deny “new information” to make things come out as their religious beliefs require, with 6,000 years and no common descent.

    Creation “science” — nonsense, same as always.

  3. The time that the Good Rev was capable of producing original nonsense iso parroting worn out nonsense has gone.

  4. Kirk Cameron is renting out theatres for a live(?) event on Oct 18. Looks like it has a huge political undertone considering he is carrying a furled flag.

  5. Eddie Janssen

    2024: Eric Trump against Michelle Obama

  6. WorldNutDaily strikes again, with its pitiful worn-down “information” cudgel.

    Over and over and over again it has been demonstrated in the laboratory that new “information,” in the creationists’ sense of the world, can be created. It doesn’t matter, because creationists respond that this has either not really happened (“it’s a lie by those secular scientists bent on undermining Christianity”) or only proves their larger point abut design, since it was done under the guiding intelligence of researchers.

  7. About information, in the anti-evolutionist usage of the word:
    Is there a law of conservation of information? If there is such a law, there ought to be some reason to accept it. Is there some evidence for it?
    But the anti-evolutionists, rather than bringing up some evidence for it, point to evidence of its failure.
    They point to cases in which information spontaneously decreases. Or when small increases are expected.
    But most interesting appeals to the law are when it is violated. They tell us that in the ordinary course of life information increases.
    It has to be the only law of nature which is interesting because of its failures.

  8. Techreseller

    I think the rev has a new barber. His hair appears to be shorter than in earlier videos. Cannot be straggly.

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