More Creationist Science

 Posted by on 30 March 2007 at 5:41 am  Uncategorized
Mar 302007

The fact that new life doesn’t emerge from peanut butter jars proves that evolution is false, according to this evangelical Chuck Missler:

I’m most appalled by the willful ignorance of the theory of evolution shown in the video. Evolutionary theory doesn’t concern the origins of life itself, but changes in forms of life over time. As far as I understand, questions about the origins of life itself are still unsettled and without any bearing on the truth of evolutionary theory. And, of course, even current speculations about the origins of life itself would never ever predict new life from peanut butter jars!!! (DUH!)

I would find this video funny — if it weren’t so typical of the ever-growing creationist misinformation campaign against evolutionary theory. Evangelicals number in the tens of millions — and they’re teaching this crap to their kids. As if that’s not bad enough, they are determined to foist it on everyone in America. That would mean the end of biology as a science. It’s unfathomable.

As an aside, the biography of the speaker Chuck Missler is rather interesting. In his early years, he was apparently an extremely talented computer engineer and businessman, meaning that he’s no science dummy. Yet consider the circumstances under which he turned to God:

As Chuck notes, his day of reckoning came several years ago when — as the result of a merger — he found himself the chairman and a major shareholder of a small, publicly owned development company known as Phoenix Group International. The firm established an $8 billion joint venture with the Soviet Union to supply personal computers to their 143,000 schools. Due to several unforeseen circumstances, the venture failed. The Misslers lost everything, including their home, automobiles and insurance.

That’s just so perfect!

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