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Georgia Rep. Paul Broun showing the world how enlightened he is:
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Tags: animals, Creationism, Evolution, intelligent design
Tags: Evolution, intelligent design, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, right wingnuts
Tags: Chimpanzee, Creationism, Evolution, intelligent design
Answer: They have all been used in arguments to disprove evolution. Here is the latest from Robert Ringer, at World Net Daily (discovered thanks to Ed Brayton) who bills himself as the voice of sanity. You decide.
As Guy Murchie pointed out in his book “The Seven Mysteries of Life,” an intellectual, long-standing argument for a random universe wherein a seeming miracle such as evolution could take place on its own is that, given enough time, anything – including the evolution of human beings from inanimate matter – is possible.
This argument, said Murchie, is based on the premise that if you could sit enough billions of chimpanzees in front of computers for enough billions of years, random chance would allow them to write all the great works of literature.
Which is a fascinating thought until you consider the mathematics involved. There are approximately 50 possible letters, numbers and punctuation marks on a computer keyboard, and there are 65 character spaces per line in the average book. A chimp would therefore have one in 50 chances of getting the first space on the first line correct.
Since the same is true of the second space on that line, the chimp would have one chance in 50 x 50, or 502, of getting both spaces right (meaning just the first two letters of the first word of just one of the great works of literature). For all 65 spaces on the first line, the figure would jump to 5065, which is equal to 10110.
How big is 10110? According to physicist George Gamow, said Murchie, it is a thousand times greater than the total number of vibrations made by all of the atoms in the universe since the Big Bang!
Conclusion: It doesn’t matter how many chimpanzees or how much time you allow, not even one line of one great work could come into existence through pure chance. Given that you are infinitely more complex than a single line in a book, what are the odds that you, with all of your billions of precise, specialized cells, accidentally evolved from “primordial soup” over a period of a few billion years?
Thus, evolution in a random universe – i.e., a universe without a Supreme Power Source – would appear to be a mathematical impossibility. As with such phenomena as wind and gravity, it would seem that the only way evolution could have come into existence is through the work of a Higher Power that is beyond human understanding. Not an old man in the sky, as atheists like to mockingly portray this Power, but an invisible, conscious source of power that man can never hope to comprehend.
- Caveman debunks evolution (honjii.wordpress.com)
- Worldnutdaily Columnist Waxes Stupid on Evolution [Dispatches from the Creation Wars] (scienceblogs.com)
Tags: Creationism, Criticism of Darwinism, Evolution, Mutation
While surfing the my favorite blogs this morning, via a post over at Dispatches from the Creation Wars, I discovered, Bryan Fischer: Defeating Darwin in four steps – so easy a caveman could do it.
After reading the post I am convinced it was, in fact, written by a cavemen. I’ve heard some ignorant drivel from the mouths of creationists in their misguided attempts to disprove evolution, but if there were a Nobel Prize for stupidity this guy would win, hands down. Not only is he ignorant and misguided, but his post is so pathetic in its own way it’s rather hilarious.
I would urge you to read the post, if just for shits and giggles. In addition to numerous quotes of scientific facts and theories that disprove evolution here are just a few highlights that made me laugh. Seriously, who needs drugs or booze to have a good time when there are troglodytes, like Fischer roaming the six thousand-year old earth, to offer boundless entertainment.
Here are a few of my favorite highlights.
When you see a turtle on a fence post, what’s the one thing you know? Somebody put him there. When you see a world hanging in space, what’s the one thing you know? Someone hung it there.
The turtle theory, that’s almost better than the peanut butter theory as proof of a creator.
it began when a ball of incredibly dense matter exploded and flung the universe into existence. Okay, fine. Now: where did that incredibly dense ball of matter come from?
This one was almost too tempting…incredibly dense ball of matter = brain of Bryan Fischer.
Fossils. Realize that the fossil record is the only tangible, physical evidence for the theory of evolution that exists. The fossil record is it. There is absolutely nothing else Darwinians have they can show you.
Sadly evolution lacks the same proof that creationist have…a turtle.
The problem: naturally occurring genetic mutations are invariably harmful if not fatal to the organism. Rather than improve an organism’s capacity to survive, they invariably weaken it. That’s why the phrase we most often use to refer to genetic mutations is “birth defects.”
Bryan has watched too many science fiction movies, he thinks all mutations are bad. I bet his turtle is a teenage mutant ninja.
- American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer Defeats Darwin in Four Easy Steps (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- Rats emboldened by Rick Perry (scienceblogs.com)