30th November 2011

“There is nothing so crazy that a creationist won't propose it somewhere.”

P. Z. Myers

10 Responses to “30th November 2011”

  1. CaptainZero Says:

    Things I’ve heard from that crowd:

    1. The speed of light was different in the past.
    2. Oceans should be saltier than they are now since the rate at which they accumulate salt is constant and should have, over billions of years, turned them into solid crystals of salt.
    3. All of the layers of sediment in the paleontological record were put down in the flood.
    4. Dinosaurs aren’t around today because they didn’t fit into the ark.
    5. The flood waters came from a shell of water that used to be around the planet like a sphere.
    6. Fossils were buried by the devil to fool us and test our faith.
    7. You can’t explain how the human eye evolved.

  2. archaeopteryx Says:

    The creationists are clutching at straws as their worldview is demolished by science.

  3. Dan Says:

    Arch,
    More like they’re trying to invent straws to hold onto.

  4. CaptainZero Says:

    It is amazing though. To be a vocal proponent of creationism (Right back at you, theists that like to disparage ‘Darwinism’) is to be a conscious fraud or willfully ignorant.

  5. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Don’t forget that all the photons of light that are hitting us from beyond 6-10,000 light years away were also put there in place by the devil to fool us in to thinking the universe is 13.7 billion light years across instead of 6-10,000.

    Crafty devil, playing games on us.

    Even the center of the Milky Way galaxy is a demonic illusion:
    20,000 light years away I think.

    Just imagine all the avalance of scientific data that refutes the truth of the bible being put in place by the devil. Stands to reason the devil is much more inventive than the almighty. By an order of magnitude.

  6. Jeff Says:

    Folks, it all stems from the fact that creationists (creation scientists, intelligent designers, et al.) are operating in a reason-free zone. With “something spooky must have done something for all this to be here” as your starting point, then anything is possible, making this argument an exact application of the motto of my fair state, “With God all things are possible”.

  7. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Funny thing I saw in a Sunday circular: A company referred to “Christmas” as “Giftmas”.

    Consumerism, it would appear, consumes everything?

  8. RJ Says:

    arch at 214
    ……………………………….

    wait a minute,,,,,,,,,,,so all that stuff ISNT true ???????????

  9. eric.s. Says:

    American Taliban is taking over in Georgia – “A new bill pre-filed in the Georgia General Assembly this month would not only allow drivers to obtain license plates reading “In God We Trust,” but would in fact require them on all vehicles – unless drivers pay to cover it up. Georgia SB 293 would amend current law to mandate that, starting next summer, all plates would be imprinted with the religious declaration. If someone does not wish to exhibit this statement of faith, they would be required to purchase a sticker from the state displaying the name of their county that could be used to cover “In God We Trust.”

    If all nonbelievers covered it and refused to pay, we might be able to jam the court system down there.

  10. Xhim Says:

    Eric.s
    I couldn’t believe the Georgia thing! So I Googled, and – voila! – either Google is supporting a radical pinko commie left-wing slam conspiracy or you are right. Once again, I apologize on behalf of people who call themselves Christians. This is a pointless provocation, and I really wish it hadn’t happened.