Creationism where it belongs, in the fiction section

Today Greg Laden mentioned a paleontology-based creationist novel that was bundled in with the Expelled marketing campaign called Fossil Hunter. Some of you may recall that I mentioned the book about a year ago but never got around to reading it/posting about it. Since I went to all the trouble of getting a used copy from an independent bookstore (so the money would go to the bookstore, not the people behind the book), though, I figure I might as well make good on my promise to review it. It couldn't be any worse than Monster, right?

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If it proves amenable to mockery, will you mock it mercilessly? ;o)

By Moderately Unb… (not verified) on 04 Aug 2009 #permalink

She couldn't know that circumstances would bring her adversary and competitor, Dr. Murad, to Iraq when she discovers an ancient human fossil so controversial it puts her entire expedition in danger.

Please please tell me that this ancient hominid fossil is actually that of a sparkly vampire!

"Please please tell me that this ancient hominid fossil is actually that of a sparkly vampire!"

Nope, it's one of the super-fast & strong predatory vampires from Peter Watts' "Blindsight", who preyed on normal humans but possessed a neurological quirk that caused them to go into seizures when they saw intersecting straight lines, causing their eventual extinction once human technology started to feature straight, manufactured objects and buildings.

Evolution belongs in the insane asylum along with all other marxist socialist anti-christian bigots. There is not enough room on planet earth for freedom of individuals and marxist socialism. One of them has to go. I pick the extermination of marxism and the theory of evilution (intended)and its worshippers.

Was Darwin a monkey's uncle? probably.

Darwinism is evil.

Socialism is evil.

Communism is evil.

Liberalism/socialism is evil.

Evil never dies. it just burns forever and ever in a lake of fire just like evolution will do.

By Antievolution man (not verified) on 04 Aug 2009 #permalink

Thank you Edgar Allen 5)

You never responded to Brendon Reid on the Monster post! He seemed like such a reasonable fellow.

You're a braver man than me, Brian. Reading that kind of dreck amounts to self-torture as far as I'm concerned. It will be entertaining, once you're finished, to read what will no doubt be a merciless review. Hey, you read this stuff so we don't have to!

By Raymond Minton (not verified) on 05 Aug 2009 #permalink

Nope, it's one of the super-fast & strong predatory vampires from Peter Watts' "Blindsight", who preyed on normal humans but possessed a neurological quirk that caused them to go into seizures when they saw intersecting straight lines

Ah! They must have preyed heavily upon our ancestors during the aquatic phase of human evolution.

Quote from AntiEvolutionMan

"Evolution belongs in the insane asylum along with all other marxist socialist anti-christian bigots. There is not enough room on planet earth for freedom of individuals and marxist socialism. One of them has to go. I pick the extermination of marxism and the theory of evilution (intended)and its worshippers.
Was Darwin a monkey's uncle? probably.
Darwinism is evil.
Socialism is evil.
Communism is evil.
Liberalism/socialism is evil.
Evil never dies. it just burns forever and ever in a lake of fire just like evolution will do."

Please shut up, because you either have:

A) No idea what you're talking about
B) Under influence of alcohol or drug abuse
C) All of the above

You don't have a modicum of common sense or intellect in that grey slop of moldy pudding you call your brain. I suggest you do some research, read a few books written by scientists, visit a museum (Not the Creation one in Kentucky, thanyou.), and then come back to the real world when you realize your world was built on nothing but a book of lies filled with bigotrous ignorance and complete superstition.

And people wonder why aliens haven't contacted us yet. Tell me, are you also a member of the Westboro Baptist church? Is this Fred Phelps? I look forward to protesting at your funeral Mr. Phelps :)

Brian Switek I'm so glad I came across this blog. Someone else who shares the same views I do. To me, Creationism doesn't belong in any section in a bookstore, it belongs in a garbage can.

By Matthew Webster (not verified) on 28 Apr 2010 #permalink