Creationist Wisdom #884: Science Is Foolishness

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in The Mining Journal of Marquette, Michigan, the largest city of the state’s Upper Peninsula. Marquette is a major port on Lake Superior, known primarily for shipping iron ore. The letter is titled Seek the truth, and the newspaper doesn’t seem to have a comments feature.

Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. His first name is Richard. We think he’s a professional tax return preparer, but that doesn’t qualify for full name treatment. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, some bold font for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Here we go!

The Bible is the infallible, inerrant, inspired Word of God. [Right!] There is a potential for evil in all of us. Choices are given to each of us. None of us are spared from this test. We are to love our neighbor, yet hate sin and abstain from committing sin. The only way to remove the stain of sin in our lives is through repentance and forgiveness.

Good beginning. Then he says:

Many people believe in evolution and evolution is taught in our schools. Teaching creation is forbidden. Evolution is unproven and it is basically groundless. [Right!] To think that through evolution one could “evolve” into a perfect baby is beyond my comprehension [Hee hee!] Man is not able to improve upon the body that the Lord gave us. The Bible in I Corinthians 3:19 states the wisdom of the world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness.

Are you one of those foolish people who believes in the wisdom of the world? Then pay attention to Richard. He tells us:

Scientists cannot explain gravity even though gravity has been around for over 6,000 years. [Hee hee!] Science cannot prove that the earth is young or old. [Right!] Man cannot create nor destroy matter. No fossils have been found that would prove evolution.

We weren’t going to spend any time rebutting Richard, but that last sentence is irresistible. Whenever it shows up, we always link to Wikipedia’s List of transitional fossils. He continues:

The thousands of fossils that have been found are the same as the living specimens of today (no evolution). [Right!] Most scientists don’t believe in the world-wide flood as recorded in the 7th chapter of Genesis. And yet the great flood explains the existence of sea fossils on mountain tops.

That one is in the TalkOrigins Index to Creationist Claims — see Seashells and other marine fossils have been found on mountaintops. Let’s read on:

We live on this planet that has been stocked with everything we need for our daily lives. We have not run out of anything we need. The only thing we lack is faith in God our creator and his only begotten son Jesus the Christ. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. [Scripture reference]. I encourage you to attend a Bible preaching church where you can hear the truth!

Good advice! Another excerpt:

To further strengthen your faith in a creator remember each of us has our own DNA. The creator knows every person he created since before we were born. (Psalm 139:16) Man did not discover DNA until 1954.

Maybe that’s because DNA isn’t mentioned in the bible. And now we come to the end:

Who would have known that our bodies are so unique that each of us are specifically identified by God our Father. We did not evolve!

Well, dear reader, if Richard didn’t convince you, then you are beyond help. The Lake of Fire will be your home for eternity.

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21 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #884: Science Is Foolishness

  1. Michael Fugate

    “To think that through evolution one could “evolve” into a perfect baby is beyond my comprehension”

    When your comprehension is that limited, almost everything is beyond it.

  2. Some of the oldest macrofossils in the world are near Marquette, Michigan. Grypania spiralis is a famous coiled organism found in abundance on certain bedding planes in the iron formation west of Richard’s abode. Guess what? No hominids or dinosaurs or trilobites or bunny rabbits in the bedrock there. Doofus and/or Lying Richard knows nuttin’ about the fossil record. No Grypania today. No trilobites today. No dinosaurs today. No – the fossils aren’t the same as things today. He should actually stop and learn from the Upper Peninsula’s world-class geology. It’s a rockhound’s paradise up there.

  3. To think that through evolution one could “evolve” into a perfect baby is beyond my comprehension
    A perfect baby? No way!
    Is it beond your comprehension to think that a baby could develop from a zygote?
    The product of evolution is not an individual, but a population, a species, a phylum.

  4. In the past 50000yrs religion has done NOTHING useful to better lives in general. Most of human life was in general a misery, when science came along living in general became better every year, and religion has still done nothing!!! so even if science is foolish, I will take it over religion any day!!!

  5. Richard probably started off as a “perfect” baby, in the eyes of his doting parents, and then they- or someone else- did a complete number on him. Now he’s a perfect creationist i.e. a full-blown, Bible-spewing nincompoop.

    Even a short bus-ride with Richard would feel like hell, let alone the thought of spending eternity with the likes of him.

    In comparison, the Lake of Fire is starting to look positively heavenly, but I suppose I’ll change my tune when I actually get there.

  6. If I may address what may be the least significant error in the letter, DNA was isolated by Friedrich Miescher in 1869. What Watson and Crick did in 1953 (not 1954) was to identity DNA’s molecular structure.

  7. Holding The Line In Florida

    POE. Gotta be!

  8. “Man is not able to improve upon the body that the Lord gave us.”
    There are some Siamese twins who might disagree.

    “No fossils have been found that would prove evolution.”
    But Richard is right here! Not even the Wikipedia list of transitional fossils does! These fossils merely provide evidence!

  9. Eddie Janssen

    I like this sentence:
    “Scientists cannot explain gravity even though gravity has been around for over 6,000 years.”

  10. Eddie Janssen

    “Choices are given to each of us. None of us are spared from this test.”

    I did not ask to be born. I never gave permission to participate in this experiment of God to see if I will obey his rules with rather severe punishment if I don’t.
    Where is the philosophical, ethical and theological justification in all of this?

  11. “Man is not able to improve upon the body that the Lord gave us.”

    So a 3% birth defect rate is part of some kind of cosmic plan, by an idiot?
    https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/index.html

    “Scientists cannot explain gravity even though gravity has been around for over 6,000 years.”

    The first part is completely false (that is what general relativity is all about) and the second part is only ironically correct (13.7BY is *much* longer than 6KY).

    SUMMARY:
    An idiot speaks his “mind”, which given the size does not take any time at all.

  12. “To further strengthen your faith in a creator remember each of us has our own DNA.”

    But religious faith eschews evidence, so why is this marching moron telling other believers to pay attention to actual facts,? Especially when those “facts” don’t even support his marvelously vacuous claims?

  13. @EddieJ asks a profound question: “Where is the philosophical, ethical and theological justification? ”
    ‘Cuze gud’s luv. That’s all the philosophical, ethical and theological justification the creacrapper needs.

    @Zetopan is another darwinist evilutionist athiest commienazi who needs to be educated on creacrap:

    “that is what general relativity is all about”
    Ha! You can’t explain relativity! Tide goes in, tide goes out! Some prominent creascientist said so!

    “religious faith eschews evidence”
    Not at all. The creacrapper welcomes all evidence that seems to confirm his (far less often her) predetermined conclusion. Evidence that doesn’t is falsely interpreted through our materialist nazicommie lens. Stick to the Holy Babble and everything is crystal clear.

  14. Dave Luckett

    Well, I suppose I’d want my tax return prepared by someone who’d seek the truth. After all, I’m reasonably honest. But I’d also want it to be the product of someone who’s in fairly close contact with reality, and in that respect Richard doesn’t qualify.

  15. I am so glad for my many years in dealing with creationism, especially YEC and ID. It helps in understanding about the foolishness of science, and rationality in general, in the fake news.

  16. Makes me wish I’d been around 7,000 years ago; a gravity-free world must have been a blast!

  17. bewilderbeast

    @megalonyx: “Makes me wish I’d been around 7,000 years ago; a gravity-free world must have been a blast!”
    I was – and I was World long jump champion!

  18. @bewiderbeast
    I know better than to doubt you, after all, how would I know better, I wasn’t there!

  19. It’s especially exciting if you have to pee on the street at night and the copper trying to apprehend you ends up with wee wee all over his face.

  20. [wiping his face] “Young man, do you understand the gravity of the situation?”
    “I’m not sure what you’re talking about, sir. Is ‘gravity’ a new law on the books?”

  21. Actually, DNA was discovered in 1869. However, its structure remained unknown until the 1950s, partly because earlier methods of chemical analysis tore the long molecule into shorter fragments. These shorter molecules were deemed too small to carry enough hereditary information to code for a complex living organism, so for a long time proteins were considered the likely mediators of inheritance.