And you thought Kirk Cameron and his banana were ridiculous….wait till you see this video. Evolution is false because we don’t find new life forms every time we open a jar of peanut butter. Seriously funny stuff.
What ridiculous asshattery… and that’s without even mentioning the fact that they are arguing (poorly) against abiogenesis, not evolution (the change in life over time).
I’ve been sitting here fiddling with my keyboard for a while because that clip left me speechless. How can one respond to something so stupid without insulting the many people who will accept it as a valid arguement, some of whom will be people I love in spite of their refusal to use the brains which they INSIST their supposedly not-stupid God gave them? This might help;
Wow…..I don’t understand. Do they want to only attract stupid people? Do they really believe this stupidity themselves? Do they use this sort of reasoning in their everyday life? If so, Have they been stuck in a corner of some room somewhere trying to walk forward for years now?
I gotta tell ya, anytime I have financial troubles in my life I have to avoid thinking about these people because the fact that they can afford to feed themselves is absolutely depressing. Their arguments aren’t as much of a critique of the concept of “survival of the fittest” as their mere existence.
What’s troubling here is that the stupidity demonstrated in the argument is a better argument for the lack of evolution than the actual argument.
I mean, really the average slime mold can put forth a better argument, right?
I admit that the banana argument is a legitimate concern that needs to be explained to someone who doesn’t understand evolution but is willing to learn. But this…I am speechless.
I see a strange parallel between this creationist argument that the “food industry” relies on evolution not happening and the skeptic argument that the casinos rely on psychic powers being phony. Hey, businesses are practical: if they’re not taking the claim seriously, then there’s a good change it’s all made up. Problem is, of course, that spontaneous generation (of ants??) from peanut butter is much more like psychic powers than it is like evolution.
Show me a fish evolving into a bird — or abiogenesis happening in peanut butter — and I’ll believe in miracles.
Wikipedia has some interesting information about our new favorite peanut-butter salesman. His early years were impressive – U.S. Naval Academy graduate with a promising career. Soon degenerated in bankruptcy, plagiarism, diploma-mill Ph.D, etc. See:
The video is also on YouTube, where it has been viewed over 66,000 times. Giving us some tiny hope for the future of mankind, it has a one-star rating.
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