Sunday, January 16, 2011

Local Creationist Stupidity

Check out this letter in our local paper, the Waterloo Region Record.

It's got all the usual stupidities: "scientists have not been able to find even one provable fact to back up the theory of “goo-to-you” evolution" -- as if the letter writer spends all his spare time reading the evolutionary biology literature.

"Yes, we have evolution within kinds, as God programmed." -- the usual creationist invention of terms -- "kinds" - that no actual biologist uses. I suppose we can be grateful he didn't say "baramin".

"There were probably two dogs on Noah’s Ark" -- as if Noah's ark were an actual historical event.

"there is any evidence to show that any of them changed into a cat or a small horse or any other animal" -- as if dogs changing into cats or horses is a prediction of evolution.

"My definition of the word “theory” is “imagination.”" -- Well, he'd better get a better dictionary!

And this guy is a financial planner at a local "wealth management" company!

Back in 2003, I sent this guy a list of examples of speciation, but here he is again, 8 years later, repeating the same falsehoods.

Thankfully our residents with connected brain cells have already responded to this nonsense here and here.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"My definition of the word “theory” is “imagination.”"

Debates are so much easier when you randomly change definitions to fit your arguments.

socketslide2001 said...

Can I please get that list of speciation examples? The only list I could find seemed incomplete. Thanks!

Jeffrey Shallit said...

Socket:

There's no "complete" list of speciation examples - as nobody is really interested in compiling a complete list (what would be the point?) and new examples are found all the time.

There is a good list here and here.