As you know, Jack Chick was one of the world’s greatest creationists, and his loss has left a big void in our humble blog. But his website lives on, and every now and then his successors update their newsletter, Battle Cry.
Today they have a new article which is certain to amuse you. It’s titled Evolutionists Getting Beat on Their Own Turf, and it has no author’s by-line. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Some very smart people are continuing to put die-hard evolutionists in a corner. [Who are those “very smart people”?] These scientists are increasingly convinced that the biology of animals and humans is too complex to have been created by chance, no matter how many millions of years are involved. [Wow!] For some time now, these biology professionals have described what they call irreducible complexity. [Hee hee!] For example, the human eye is too intricate for it to form piece-meal over time. Besides that, for it to fulfill its purpose, it had to have all its pieces and features functioning at the same time.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s an old Discoveroid clunker. Wikipedia has an article on it: Irreducible complexity, so we don’t have to bother rebutting it again. What else do the Jack Chick folks have for us? Ah, they say:
Baffling, also, is the “fine-tuning” of the universe. [Ooooooooooooh! Fine tuning!] In thousands of ways, if the building blocks of matter or the arrangement of those blocks were only slightly different, not only would life be impossible, the entire cosmos would collapse or disintegrate. For example, a slight change in the force of gravity and the sun and earth would no longer be at the exact distance to support life. We would either fry or freeze.
We’ve dealt with the “fine tuning” clunker before too. For example, see The Death of the ‘Fine Tuning’ Argument? Moving along, the Chick folks then tell us:
We have discovered that the DNA molecule contains a complex blueprint for even the tiniest details of our bodies. Another term being used is “specified complexity.” Not only are we complex, but there appears to exist a specification to the complexity. Before a contractor builds a house, he “specifies” a list of materials needed according to the architect’s (designer’s) blueprint.
This is getting tiresome. It’s just one clunker after another. Wikipedia has an article on that one too: Specified complexity. Oh wait — take a look at this paragraph from the Chick newsletter:
Chick Publications has long recognized that evolution is the foundation lie for many other evils in the world. Marx believed it. Hitler believed it. Humanists believe it. Socialists believe it. The Pope believes it. Environmentalists believe it.
We’ve debunked all of that nonsense, years ago. Well, not their claim about the Pope and environmentalists, who are mostly well enough educated to know and accept the theory of evolution. As for the others, well, you’ve heard this stuff before. In all of his writings, Marx never discussed Darwin or his theory. Hitler never heard of Darwin and never mentioned him. See Hitler and Darwin. As for socialism, the very concept is contrary to evolution — see Marx, Stalin, and Darwin.
Here’s one last excerpt:
It [evolution, presumably] is the only fallback available to anyone who refuses to recognize a Creator.
The Chick folks are trying to link evolution and atheism — and it doesn’t work. There are loads of religious folks — not Chick customers, of course — who have no problem with evolution. As for atheists, we have no idea whether they all accept evolution. Some do, of course, but as for the others — who knows? Some might believe in an eternal system of reincarnation, with no evolution required.
The rest of the newsletter entry is a paragraph attempting to sell Chick comics and a book that bashes evolution. Click over there if you care to explore those options. We don’t, so we’re outta here!
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