The Primate Diaries

The creationists have done it again, first it was bananas and now it’s peanut butter. It seems they do all of their heavy thinking while shopping for groceries. Ray Comfort saw mutant bananas forged through artificial selection as evidence of God’s presence (little did he know that wild bananas are inedible to humans). Now creationists seem impressed that pasteurization works. If this is the sort of thing that can persuade people, perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that so many in the United States aren’t able to understand the science of climate change.

Comments

  1. #1 Alan E.
    February 21, 2010

    He says we “perform” that “experiment” every time we open a new jar of peanut butter, but we know that life can be smaller than the eye can see. The “new life” could certainly be there, it’s just not visible. On this same note, if there happened to be new life and we ingested it, then that “new life” would also have to put up a fight against our digestive system. If it makes it past our entire GI tract without being destroyed or absorbed into our bodies, then it would be eliminated as fecal matter. Again, the same people who aren’t taking a microscope to every bit of the peanut butter certainly won’t take a microscope to their every stool.

    In short, there could be new life, science just tells us that the process doesn’t work that way, and casual observation is not proof of the negative.

  2. #2 feralboy12
    February 21, 2010

    Against stupidity, even the gods contend in vain.
    I’m just embarrassed for my country today. Where do I start? Confusing origin of life with speciation? Maybe we could send this guy some penicillin-resistant gonorrhea or something.
    Please believe me when I say Americans are not all this stupid.

  3. #3 lmf3b
    February 21, 2010

    Wait, wasn’t peanut butter and banana Elvis’s favorite sandwich?

    I’m having a vision…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8ueTFT5eek&feature=related

  4. #4 Michael D. Barton, FCD
    February 21, 2010

    Chuck Missler, “Engineer & Author,” waxes ignorant on biology. This guy worked a lot with the Calvary Chapel Bible school in southern California that many of my friends in the late 90s went to, I believe. I think I have a cassette tape somewhere of him talking about evolution one of my friends had given me.

  5. #5 feralboy12
    February 21, 2010

    Hey! There’s a crocoduck in my peanut butter!
    Actually, peanut butter proves evolution. It randomly combined with chocolate to create Reese’s peanut butter cups, which have since speciated into a crunchy version, a dwarf variety, and both dark and white chocolate cups.

  6. #6 Earon Davis
    February 21, 2010

    Amazing stuff! Apparently, these people are experiencing dementia and confusion from aflatoxin exposure.

  7. #7 Chester Burton Brown
    February 22, 2010

    Great Scott!

    Isn’t this a bit like someone “finding Jesus” after searching fruitlessly for many years? It turned out Jesus was to be found in the church and not, as the lost soul would have it, in a shoebox on the really high shelf at the back of the closet.

    “Hello, Evolution? Where’s my new life? Could it be…in the attic? Let’s go see! Aw, nuts.”

    These guys must be similarly be disappointed by the lack of Earth-like planets in the pantry, or the fact that there are absolutely no cures for cancer under the old Christmas decorations in the attic!

    Yours,
    CBB

  8. #8 WIll
    February 22, 2010

    oh god the idiocy hurts my brAIN.

  9. #9 Elaine
    February 22, 2010

    And I thought the banana thing was asinine. Of course it got more ridiculous. >_>

  10. #10 nitramnaed
    February 23, 2010

    These people have no idea what they are talking about…..Trust me, I’m and Architect.

  11. #11 Bodach
    February 25, 2010

    Watching that made me dummer.

  12. #12 Alan Tabor
    February 26, 2010

    Dude, you’ve got it all wrong. You need to stand on the roof with your jar in a lightning storm. That’s when new life appears! Give it a try. It works for me every time!

  13. #13 Red State rebel
    March 2, 2010

    ” we shouldn’t be surprised that so many in the United States aren’t able to understand the science of climate change.”

    ——

    Climate change is a science indeed. Climate on earth varies from cycle to cycle. The radiation from the Sun also has something to do with weather. Where science FICTION comes in is the whole man made climate change crap. Maybe we changed the climate with HAARP technology? That’s about as close to changing climate as man will ever get – a fictitious conspiracy theiry designed to gain control, gain power, grab moeny, and control the population. That’s all. As for evolution, I will slap a person for insulting me by telling me my ancestors were monkeys. Every time a “scientist” mentions evolution they should be slapped until their delusional fantasies fade away with their thirst for power and control. Evolution is a slap in the face to those of us who know our Creator and know that we decsended from Adam and Eve, the first two humans who lived less than 10,000 years ago.

    Anything less is unnacceptable, undeniable, and categorically evil.

  14. #14 Tamina
    March 9, 2010

    Excuse me, Red State Rebel? At what point does the science for carbon dating break down, exactly? Because if you can accept that, say, we can tell when someone died ten, twenty, years ago then how is that less evil for using the exact same process for a larger time scale?

  15. #15 john crawford
    April 28, 2010

    I bet that guy actually works for the peanut butter company…

    The words, “categorially evil” sounds more like implanting nonsense into people. Use science, not dogmatic lessons your learned from a book that man created to unveil the intricacies of the world around you.

    Science doesn’t lie. Author and Engineer’s can and do.

    Don’t be ignorant and close minded. Just because peanut butter jars have not spontaneously created new life does not contradict that it COULD happen.

    Learn science before you criticise it.

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