Category Archives: Evolution

One of the All-Time Worst Discoveroid Posts

Once again we visit the creationist website of the Discovery Institute. Their latest is titled Listen: How Darwinian Materialism Poisoned Mainstream Ethics, 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]:

A new ID the Future episode [Ooooooooooooh! A Discoveroid podcast!] again features Darwinian Racism [Link omitted!] author and historian Richard Weikart and radio host Hank Hanegraaff exploring the pernicious impact Charles Darwin and Darwinism have had on modern ethics.

Ah yes, Darwinian racism. We’ve posted numerous times in response to that outrageous claim — see, e.g.: Racism, Eugenics, and Darwin, and also Westie Says Darwinian Racism Is Everywhere. Okay, then they say:

Ideas laid out in Darwin’s The Origin of Species and The Descent of Man fueled scientific racism in the United States and Nazi Germany, Weikart says, and undergird the ideas of contemporary white nationalists, who tend to be virulently anti-Christian and pro-Darwin.

They’re still babbling about Darwin and the Nazis. See Discoveroids Still Claim Darwin Inspired Hitler, and then Discovery Institute Returns to Its Roots, and also Hitler, Darwin, and Churchill — One More Time.

This Discoveroid post is an amazingly huge pile of garbage — and it isn’t over yet. Next they tell us:

We can take some comfort from the fact that white nationalists are a fringe movement and that most evolutionists today are anti-racist [Thanks, guys!], but Weikart notes that Darwinian materialism has poisoned mainstream ethics in another way, by devaluing humans generally.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Now what have we done? The Discoveroids continue:

This is why someone as mainstream as Oxford biologist Richard Dawkins felt free to publicly encourage experimentation in ape-human hybrids, work that Dawkins hopes will undermine the idea that humans are anything special.

That’s very old stuff and we’re not going to bother with it. Let’s read on:

When the biblical idea that humans are made in the image of God [Huh?] is replaced with the idea that we are just a collocation of atoms spit out by a blind evolutionary process, all manner of evil against humans becomes far easier to justify.

What’s going on here? The Discoveroids have always pretended to be doing science, but now they sound like ol’ Hambo himself. Ah well, the moment passes, and now we come to the end:

Fortunately the scientific evidence has turned against evolutionary theory. [Hee hee!] To learn more about that, check out the short videos at Discovery Science, beginning with the series Science Uprising [Link omitted]. Download the podcast or listen to it here [Link omitted].

Maybe we’re just in a bad mood, but this one seems like it could be the worst Discoveroid post ever. What do you think, dear reader?

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Three Exciting Creationist Videos from ICR

This stuff was found at the website of the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) — the granddaddy of of all creationists outfits, the fountainhead of young Earth creationist wisdom. The big news is that like some of the other outfits we follow, ICR is producing videos. Isn’t that exciting?

They’re starting a new series titled Natural Selection, and three videos are already available. They provide links so you can see them merely by visiting the ICR website.

For each of the first three, they give us a brief statement of what the video is all about — and a link so you can watch it! We always omit such links, but you can click over there and find the links — if that’s what you want to do. With no further introduction, here’s what they say about the videos, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

Natural Selection Part 1: A Darwinian Deception: In his book On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin outlined the theory of evolution by means of natural selection. But what was Darwin’s purpose behind such an idea? [Great question!] And how did this concept permeate the scientific community so thoroughly? [Yeah, what happened?] On this episode of Creation.Live, Drs. Thomas, Hebert, Guliuzza, and Tomkins answer these questions and more as they discuss the scholarly literature on the subject.

Sounds great, doesn’t it? But that’s only their first podcast. Here’s the next one:

Natural Selection Part 2: A Poor Personification: Charles Darwin compared natural selection to a human breeder, but the analogy has faced substantial criticism, even from within Darwinian camps. [Really?] What exactly is natural selection supposed to be? Has it been measured, quantified, or even observed? [Great questions!] On this episode of Creation.Live, Drs. Thomas, Hebert, Johnson, and Guliuzza answer these questions and more as they discuss the scholarly literature on the subject.

Overwhelming, isn’t it? And here’s what they say about their third podcast:

Natural Selection Part 3: A Seductive Swindle: Darwin’s idea of natural selection involves long ages of trial and error, making it a fundamentally death-driven concept. [Gasp!] Could such a process be adapted to fit a Christian narrative? Or is natural selection an idolatrous idea that can seduce even those who hold to a biblical worldview? On this episode of Creation.Live, Drs. Thomas, Tomkins, Clarey, and Guliuzza answer these questions and more as they discuss the scholarly literature on the subject.

Okay, dear reader, we’ve done our part. Now click over to ICR and watch their videos. Then get back here and tell us all about the experience.

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Wanna Have Faith? You Gotta Memorize!

This one was found at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), the creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. It’s titled The Bible Memory Man at the Creation Museum, 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]:

Tom Meyer is known as the Bible Memory Man because of his unique ability to quote over 20 complete books of the Bible dramatically from memory [Gasp!], and you can currently hear from him on Wednesdays [Every Wednesday?] at the Creation Museum! Tom presents the Bible from memory in an engaging and powerful manner and encourages guests to defend their faith by memorizing Scripture as well. Learn more about his presentations below.

That’s fantastic — defend your faith by memorizing the bible! Let’s keep reading. AIG says:

In the Hall of Faith (Hebrews 11), the word “faith” is used 26 times. [Wow!] The author uses the word to summarize the short account of Old Testament saints’ lives of faith. Now, out of all 39 Old Testament books, the author of the Hall of Faith referenced the book of Genesis more than any other. In fact, Genesis 1–11 is referenced in the Hall of Faith more than any other portion in the entire Old Testament. [That’s important!] God knew that there would come a day when it would take real faith to proclaim and defend the truths of Genesis 1–11.

Right. Evidence isn’t important. You gotta have faith! After that, AIG tells us:

Join Tom Meyer as he weaves together from the heart, like a beautiful tapestry, Genesis 1–11 with the examples of faith mentioned in the Hall of Faith. The answers are in Genesis.

Fantastic! AIG continues:

Technology has information at our fingertips, but our relationship with God needs to be one of the heart, not the smartphone. Go deeper into Scripture by learning techniques from Tom that will help you memorize Scripture and enable you to defend your faith better.

Yeah, phooey on technology! Like our title says, if you wanna have faith, you gotta memorize! And now we come to the end:

Tom’s presentations are included with your museum admission. [Wow!] Start planning your trip [Link omitted!] to the Creation Museum today, and be sure to check your daily schedule [Link omitted!] to see if you can hear from Tom while you are here as well!

Tom must be important, because Wikipedia has an article on him: Tom Meyer (Bible Memory Man). That’s all you need to know, so make your plans to see him perform at Hambo’s creation Museum — and tell ’em the Curmudgeon sent ya!

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Self-Published Genius #130: Evidence For Creation

Today we have a new addition to our series about Self-Published Geniuses. This is where we bring you news of authors with a vanity press book in which the author claims to have made paradigm-shattering discoveries, and announces his work by hiring a press release service.

The title of today’s press release is Lynne Fox’s newly released “Unveiling the Ruse” is a fascinating discussion of philosophical constructs, and it was issued by PRWeb. Here are some excerpts from the press release, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

“Unveiling the Ruse”: a collective reflection on where creation came from. “Unveiling the Ruse” is the creation of published author Lynne Fox.

Okay, what’s it all about? The press release says:

Fox shares, “Two-thousand years ago, the apostle Peter wrote in his second epistle that in the last days, people would ‘scoff’ at the notion of Christ’s second coming. He also wrote that the same would be willingly ignorant of the creator God who made the universe, and of the Genesis flood that overtook the entire world. True to Peter’s prophecy, Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution has replaced the biblical account of man’s origins, and the global cataclysm to which Noah was witness has been reduced to a fable.

Darwin attacked the tale of the Flood? Wow — we didn’t know that! The press release continues to quote the author, who tells us:

“However, the candor [Candor?] of Genesis is beginning to emerge as scientists find evidences in geology, paleontology, and genetics painting a different picture than naturalism; the same substances which are crowned as scientific proofs of deep time and of goo-to-you evolution showcase the very catastrophe and the account of creation that secular academia aims to censor.”

Wowie — scientific evidence is starting to prove Genesis! Isn’t that amazing? The quote from the brilliant author continues:

“Following evidence [Evidence?] of the supernatural acting upon the natural, one discovers both God and his adversary in their conflict over man. But the Word of God has revealed its predetermined end, and it may come sooner than many would expect.”

Gasp — the end is coming! Let’s read on:

“Inversely [She means “Conversely”!], we might have little reason to fear archaic ideas – let the Judeo-Christian God be a bygone already, some say. [Really?] With our knowledge increasing exponentially, our future is bright. As scientists unlock the secrets of DNA and develop technology beyond our forefathers’ wildest dreams, humankind may even have a shot at achieving immortality one day, leaving worries of heaven and hell behind.”

What’s she saying? Is the end of the world coming, or is all that a bunch of hogwash? Here’s another excerpt:

“And considering the vastness of the universe in which we hope to expand, there could be intelligent life already among the stars that might one day make contact and aid us in our aspirations – or, this is all just part of the ruse.”

So what’s the answer? We don’t know, because that’s the end of the quote from the author. Here’s more from the press release:

Published by Christian Faith Publishing [Aha!], Lynne Fox’s new book is an enjoyable and thought-provoking overview of the author’s personal thoughts and study of how the world came to be.

We’ve seen that publisher’s name several times before. Here’s their website:Christian Faith Publishing. It leaves no doubt — they’re a vanity publisher. They even let authors pay their fees on a monthly installment plan. With that, and the press release, we know the book qualifies for our collection.

After that essential information, we searched for the book at Amazon — and we found it! Wowie — it has 144 pages and it costs only $15.95 in paperback. What a deal! And yes, Amazon has a “Look inside” feature. Hey — there are no reviews yet. You can be the first!

Here’s one last quote from the press release:

Fox shares that her work is intended as a “synopsis of curiosities” that led her to trust in God’s Word.

Fascinating! Okay, dear reader, that’s all we know about this one, but it looks great. Go ahead and buy the thing — and tell ’em the Curmudgeon sent ya!

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