Rev. David Rives — Darwin Was a Plagiarizer

The Drool-o-tron™ was surprisingly subdued when it 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: The evolution of evolution. Clever title, huh?

The rev tells us that Charles Darwin didn’t originate the theory of evolution. He got the idea from his grandfather, Erasmus Darwin. That’s how he also learned to — gasp! — doubt the bible. Even the idea that small changes could result in big changes came from Erasmus. Charles was just a popularizer of his grandfather’s ideas. That’s the word he uses; He doesn’t actually say that Charles was a plagiarizer.

The rev is wearing his gray bible-boy suit, but with a dark blue shirt. It looks weird, but he’s still the cutest rev you’ve ever seen! The video is only three minutes long before the commercial at the end. Go ahead, click over to WND and watch it.

Even the Drool-o-tron™ recognized that this wasn’t much of a video, but it’s a good excuse for an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. We dedicate the comments section for your use. You know the rules. Okay, the comments are open. Go for it!

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9 responses to “Rev. David Rives — Darwin Was a Plagiarizer

  1. There are a couple of good books on the precursors of Darwin that the Riv Reves clearly hasn’t bothered to read because their texts run longer than a Twitter message. If he ever chose to do so, he might make a better argument than he’s currently doing — or, at the very least, discover the inevitability of the evolutionary conclusion.

  2. That’s good news. That means that all those bad things about Darwin don’t mean a thing against evolution ’cause evolution ain’t darwinism after all. Even if Darwin recanted on his deathbed, or Hitler worshiped Darwin, or whatever …

  3. Charles Deetz ;)

    Can someone make Sassy Rev videos like they are doing of Trump? Totally kills the bluster.

  4. Our dear SC might be interested to learn that the evil Dutch leftist Jeroen Dijsselbloem

    has announced a budget surplus. So much for the right wing lie of Left Expenders.

  5. And more shocking revelations about the old scoundrel: Why did Charles Darwin grow a beard?

  6. Interesting link, Megalonyx. I think the premise is wrong: Victorian cities, crowded as they were, were not more crowded than those of previous centuries, and they became less crowded as the railways made it possible
    to live in suburbia.

    In fact, I think it is likely that the greater awareness of bodily imperfection was due to the small improvements that were slowly creeping in during the nineteenth century, in surgery and medicine as well as in public health, and not least in dentistry. Smallpox scars, for instance, absolutely unremarkable in the eighteenth century, slowly became more and more uncommon as vaccination took hold. Gradually, the visible signs of chronic illness became rarer, and hence more to be avoided or hidden, if possible. Possibly (in England at least) the generally smaller scale of warfare 1815-98 meant that the shattered wrecks of old soldiers, commonplace all through the eighteenth century, were less to be seen.

    I knew that Darwin. poor man, suffered from eczema and what appears to have been some form of colitis, but I never connected his growing a beard with the former. The rest I did not know at all.

  7. Interesting story about Darwin’s beard. Interestingly, Abraham Lincoln who shares Darwin’s birthday also grew a beard for similar reasons. In his case it was a letter from a school girl.

  8. Michael Fugate

    Savvy Sarah goes all in on the Salem Hypothesis in a new ENV post.

  9. Ceteris Paribus

    Hey, I’m right-on the same wavelength with The Rev. Rives plagiarism meme. Everywhere we look, it’s just plagiarism. Take for example that Jesus figure the Rev. mentions quite often. You think Jesus was some kind of original thinker? No! Jesus is just riffing off from his “old man” Gawd. And nowhere do we ever see Gawd giving any credit to his own progenitor. Plagiarism, all the way down.