Once again, dear reader, our ever-vigilant Drool-o-tron™, with its blaring sirens and flashing lights, compelled us to notice the blinking letters of its wall display, which said WorldNetDaily (WND). As you know, WND was an early Buffoon Award Winner. We’ve described them as a flamingly creationist, absolutely execrable, moronic, and incurably crazed journalistic organ that believes in and enthusiastically promotes every conspiracy theory that ever existed. It’s in their honor that our jolly Buffoon logo adorns this post.
Our computer was locked onto this headline: The desperate atheists’ faith in Darwinism, and above that headline, in red, it says Evolution Watch. The mere existence of that journalistic category tells us all we need to know about the intellectual standing of WND, and that banner always triggers the Drool-o-tron™.
The article was written by Hanne Nabintu Herland. She’s described as “a best-selling historian of religions, author, and founder and host of ‘The Herland Report’.” Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
We all know Darwin. We’ve all been told for decades that he proved [Hee hee!] how man evolved from apes, in a linear evolution from amphibians at sea. They crawled on land, back in the day, and slowly evolved into other species, and here we are – Homo sapiens – the brilliant evolutionary end product. We are also regularly taught that those who disagree with Darwin are the idiots of the world.
Great, huh? Then she says:
Yet, the evolution from one species to another has never been proven, only slight variations within species. Yet, Darwin is still widely used as an example of how “modern empiricism and science” demonstrate how stupid believers in God have been in history.
Gasp — it’s never been proven! She goes on to tell us:
What English naturalist Charles Darwin outlined in “The Origin of Species” (1859) remains a theory. It is unproven hypothesis regarding the development of the species from the lower and simple to the higher and more complex, through the process of natural selection and the survival of the fittest. It still relies on a long number of assumptions. In essence, Darwin’s evolution has to be accepted by faith – they believe in it, regardless of whether it has been empirically proven or not. Verifiable proof still is missing. Despite its obvious flaws, the theory still remains at the forefront of atheist “enlightened” thought.
You’re probably feeling pretty stupid right now, aren’t you? Hanne Nabintu Herland continues:
Scientists have been totally unable to prove development from one species to another. The only element that is a documented fact is that all species derive from one common ancestor, as pointed out by biology professor at Lehigh University, Michael J. Behe in “Darwin’s Black Box. The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution.” [Behe? Hee hee!] The forming of new species – “macroevolution” has never been observed, only variations within each species – “microevolution,” such as birds getting longer or shorter wings. Evolution beyond variation remains a hypothetical assumption. Darwin, as we know, could not even explain the complexity of a human cell. As Behe states, the universe as a whole is extremely fine-tuned for life, suggesting that nature exhibits evidence of intelligent design.
Lotta clunkers in that paragraph. See “Micro-yes, Macro-no” in Common Creationist Claims Confuted. While you’re there, scroll down to “Evolution is only a theory” As for fine-tuning, we’ve written often about that — see, for example: The Discoveroids’ Proof of Fine Tuning. Okay, let’s get back to Hanne Nabintu Herland:
Another intelligent-design theorist, Michael A. Cremo, points out in “Rethinking Darwin: A Vedic Study of Darwinism and Intelligent Design and Forbidden Archaeology,” that not only did the Neanderthals live on earth in the same time period as Homo sapiens, as modern science now acknowledges, but human remains have been found in the earth’s layers from millions of years ago. [Huh?] So, it is documented that previous human-like creatures cannot be called “human ancestors,” as they lived on the earth side by side with homo sapiens.
Cremo suggests that the current paradigm and “academic” belief in Darwinism suppresses data if it does not coincide with evolutionary theory. New revelations and findings are simply silenced, in order not to challenge the current understanding of evolution.
Homo sapiens and Homo neanderthalensis both evolved from earlier ancestors. As for Cremo, we rarely see him cited by creationists, because he’s too far out even for them — see Michael Cremo — Cutting Edge Creationist.
Skipping her discussion of the expanding universe, and how Einstein denied it for a while, she ends her brilliant post with this:
So, for now it is we who are stuck with the desperate atheists’ desire for Darwinism to be true, regardless of documentation or proof. So, a Darwinist is someone who believes in an unproven theory and desperately hopes for it one day to come true.
Well, dear reader, that was certainly entertaining. We hope WND continues to post articles by Hanne Nabintu Herland. She’s a great creationist.
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