Pharyngula

You know who’s got a hard job?

It’s those poor creation scientists.

Comments

  1. #1 txjak
    December 31, 2007

    Just wait. Pretty soon you may be able to get a Masters degree online in creation science from the ICR in Texas — see http://www.texscience.org/reviews/icr-thecb-certification.htm

  2. #2 wildcardjack
    December 31, 2007

    Thank Myers, I needed another rational commentary comic to add to my list of watchables.

  3. #3 Carlie
    December 31, 2007

    Peter Sagal’s new book, The Book of Vice, has a chapter on lying, and it’s interesting – he goes through several rules that need to be followed to lie and get everyone to believe you, and it reads exactly like a primer for “Creation Scientists”. (and it’s a great read in general, too.

  4. #4 jfatz
    December 31, 2007

    Thought you’d like that one. ;-)

  5. #5 Bob O'H
    January 1, 2008

    I must admit that I find the “cdesign proponentsist” very funny. I think most word processors have a search and replace function.

    Ah, the youth of today. Back in the iron age, when Pandas was being written (1987 for those who aren’t senile enough that they might actually remember that year), word processors were only starting to appear. It could be that they weren’t using one, or that they were, but hadn’t worked out how to use all the features. Or there wasn’t a search/replace, or it was just too slow.

    Bob

  6. #6 QrazyQat
    January 1, 2008

    or it was just too slow

    They were obviously too dumb to use Xywrite, the 80s word processing antidote to slow.

  7. #7 Willo the Wisp
    January 1, 2008

    Of course, cdesign proponentsists also have the difficult task of proving that ID is different from creation science. That’s a tough cookie.

  8. #8 Richard Harris
    January 1, 2008

    Janine, they’re not constantly praying to the big sky daddy to reveal that knowledge. They get it out of a compilation of texts, written by primitive camel-herders, the originals of which are thousands of years old, that’s gone through several translations, with text omitted at the whim of people who assembled it hundreds of years ago.

    Jumpin’ Jeezus, you’d think that anyone with half a brain could see that that knowledge is kind of dodgy.

    PS Before I get accused of racism, I’d just like to say that I don’t think that there’s anything intrinsically wrong with being a camel-herder. It’s just that you wouldn’t think that they’d have any special knowledge about anything other than camel-herding.

  9. #9 Don Smith, FCD
    January 1, 2008

    Richard Harris @#21,

    You’ve got it all wrong. They weren’t primitive camel herders. They were primitive goat herders.

    PS Before anyone accuses ME of being racist, I do not think there is anything wrong with being a goat or camel herder either.

    PPS What’s up with #22? Land on the wrong thread or something?

  10. #10 Robert Madewell
    January 3, 2008

    Richard Harris #21, Jews would never herd camels. Camels are unclean (Leviticus 11:4) because they chew cud, but divide not the hoof. Wait, don’t camels have a split hoof? Huh? Maybe camels were different 3000 years ago. Rabbits chew cud 3000 years ago too (11:5-6). There were 4 legged birds back then too (11:20), and 4 legged bugs (11:23). Man, I’m getting a headache! Never read the 11th chapter of leviticus on an empty stomach.

  11. #11 Don
    January 3, 2008

    Thou shalt not count the legs.

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