Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Pat Boone on Evolution

I offer, without much comment and for your amusement only, Pat Boone’s attempt to disprove evolution. Funny stuff, with some of the tried and false arguments from yesteryear. Why aren’t apes evolving into humans now? Yep, it’s in there. Out of context quotes from Darwin? Check. The sad thing is that there are people who will actually take him seriously.

Comments

  1. #1 doctorgoo
    January 31, 2007

    Well heck Ed, I can’t even get past his Rico Sauve photo at the top of the page without laughing.

    The rest is just icing on the cake.

  2. #2 Matthew
    January 31, 2007

    Very nice, it has all of the classics including:

    - It’s just a theory, silly.

    - Everyone knows that evolution is phooey but are just afraid to say it because “the establishment” will drop the hammer.

    - Belief in in evolution starts with conversion to atheism!

    - Where are the half-man half-monkeys today?

    - If you try hard enough you can manufacture “evidence” for any theory, no matter how preposterous it is.

  3. #3 SteveF
    January 31, 2007

    “There was a point where I became so rebellious that I yelled out, ‘No God!’ I remember saying, ‘I’m free, I’m liberated,’” DeRosa recalled. “I can do what I want to do; man is in charge! It was pure, exhilarating rebellion!”

    Wow, where do I sign up!

  4. #4 Mustafa Mond, FCD
    January 31, 2007


    This topic, I feel, is so important – and I’ve got so much to say about it – that I’ll pick up here, in this space, next week. I hope you’ll stop by.

    Oh yippee yay, there’s more!

  5. #5 SteveF
    January 31, 2007

    Hmm, for some more of Boone’s fascinating opinions, check out:

    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=45958

  6. #6 TomMil
    January 31, 2007

    The sad thing is that there are people who will actually take him seriously

    The sad thing is that he is even a celebrity. He owes everything to ripping off Little Richard for whitey.

  7. #7 jpf
    January 31, 2007

    More Booneana:

    Censorship in arts ‘healthy,’ Boone says

    Mr. Boone said that if he were in charge of standards, there would be stringent controls on material.

    “It must be majority approved … voluntary … and self-imposed,” he said, clad in a yellow blazer, black slacks, a canary yellow tie and white leather shoes. “Censorship is healthy for any society, and that goes for arts, entertainment, anything. Self-imposed means that the majority of people say that is what we want, and it can be changed if people’s attitudes change, which is how a democratic society works.”

    So to Boone “self-imposed” means imposed by one group on to another.

    Note that that was from the Washington Times. Boone is also in the pocket of Rev. Moon. Wonder if he supports the “self-imposed” censorship of crosses from churches?

  8. #8 Dan
    January 31, 2007

    The bible also says that the Eart has 4 corners and you can see all of the nations from the top of a mountain.

  9. #9 General Zia
    January 31, 2007

    “Where are the half-man half-monkeys today?”

    On the Simpsons, of course.

    Bart: How would I go about creating a half-man, half- monkey-type creature?
    Ms.K: I’m sorry, that would be playing God.
    Bart: God shmod! I want my monkey-man!

  10. #10 jpf
    January 31, 2007

    (Oh dear god, I should have stopped Googling…)

    Boone was also a pitch man for Amway in the ’90s!

    This site has two of his songs, including the instant classic “We Were Amway” (“I was Amway, I was Amway, I can be better than I am, way”) in which he sings about how much money he made by signing up for Amway, but only after “buckling down and doing it right” did he “go direct”.

    The other song is about how he’s too “square” for wife swapping.

  11. #11 dr x
    January 31, 2007

    If Pat Boone wants to see an example of a less evolved hominid all he needs to do is look in a mirror. And, in case Pat Boone hasn’t noticed, chimpanzees don’t believe in the theory of evolution either.

  12. #12 mc2
    January 31, 2007

    I think maybe Boone and his ilk think that “self-imposed” means “imposed by me on others”

  13. #13 Brian X
    January 31, 2007

    Does Pat Boone realize what a joke he is? I would think so, he’s been around long enough, but writing for a bunch of humorless prigs like WND, I’m not so sure.

    Also, isn’t it fair to say he owes his entire career not just to piggybacking on Little Richard, but to outright racism? Is it also safe to say that just as very few people use the term “radical” to mean “really really good” other than Christian youth ministers, the term “square” is almost never used in the sense of “uncool” except by those who are in fact “square”?

  14. #14 Greco
    February 1, 2007

    I suppose you don’t have this saying in English:
    “Democracy is when I tell people what to do. Dictatorship is when people tell me what to do.”

  15. #15 sjw
    February 1, 2007

    Pat Boone, descendent of the legendary pioneer Daniel Boone, has been a top-selling recording artist, the star of his own hit TV series, a movie star, a Broadway headliner, and a best-selling author in a career that has spanned half a century. During the classic rock & roll era of the 1950s, he sold more records than any artist except Elvis Presley.

    He almost had me for a minute, but now I think I’ll wait and see what Elvis had to say about evolutionary biology before making my mind up..

  16. #16 DuWayne
    February 1, 2007

    sjw -

    …but now I think I’ll wait and see what Elvis had to say about evolutionary biology before making my mind up..

    Had to say? Why not ask Elvis now?

  17. #17 lee
    February 2, 2007

    now that I’ve heard Pat Boone on Evolution, where can I get an album of Biology Nobel Lauretes singing 50′s lovesick-teenager ballads.

  18. #18 Jason Spaceman
    February 3, 2007

    If you thought Boone’s column last week was bad, check out his column this week. He takes stupid to a whole new level. Near the end of his column we are greeted with a bogus Clarence Darrow quote; and Lady Hope pays a visit too.

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