This is a rare and wonderful experience. There’s a new post at the Discovery Institute’s creationist blog that cites Casey Luskin, everyone’s favorite Discoveroid. It’s titled Adam and the Genome and Hominid Fossils, and it has no author’s byline. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
In his book Adam and the Genome, which we’ve been considering here, biologist Dennis Venema attempts to show that a traditional Adam and Eve did not exist. Instead, humans evolved, like any other species … .
They’re talking about Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science (Amazon link). The Discoveroids have posted a few times about it, but we’ve paid no attention. Amazon says:
Leading evangelical geneticist Dennis Venema and popular New Testament scholar Scot McKnight combine their expertise to offer informed guidance and answers to questions pertaining to evolution, genomic science, and the historical Adam. … The authors address up-to-date genomics data with expert commentary from both genetic and theological perspectives, showing that genome research and Scripture are not irreconcilable.
That’s not good enough for the Discoveroids. They quote from the book:
The evidence thus suggests that our lineage over the past 4 million years passed through an Ardipithecine-like species, on to an Australopithecine-like species, and then through various shades of Homo until our species is first preserved in the fossil record 200,000 years ago.
That’s outrageous! The Discoveroids counter with an expert of their own:
But in Science and Human Origins, Casey Luskin reviewed the fossil evidence … .
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! The Discoveroids posted a lot about Casey’s book, way back in 2012. We ignored most of it, but we finally caved in and wrote: Casey Luskin Pretzels Himself.
The Discoveroids quote Casey extensively — as they should, because he’s a giant in the field of creation science. At the end they link to post by Casey touting his book — which was published by the prestigious Discovery Institute Press:
So, despite Dennis Venema’s statements to the contrary, there is no clear-cut lineage of fossils leading from ape-like hominids to modern humans. Want to learn more? A good place to start is here: Human Origins and the Fossil Record: What Does the Evidence Say?
The message is clear — the Discoveroids ain’t no kin to no monkey. And it seems that they miss Casey too. Things haven’t been the same without him.
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