Wednesday, March 28, 2007

evolution: both sides now

a while back i posted a ~7 minute video showing carl sagan's explanation of evolution on my own blog...

in order to not be one-sided, i thought i'd offer this little 2 minute video disputing the validity of evolution.



[colbert-ism]

chuck missler makes an obvious point with that peanut butter prop. i, for one, have been grateful everytime i've opend a jar of peanut butter and not found new life! if those silly evolutionists were correct, you'd think we would have been able to grow at least one form of new life in one of those peanut butter jars that we've produced, packed, bought and sold over the last ~100 years! the next thing those crazy scientists'll be telling us is that quantum mechanics is real! ha! QM says there's a probability that if i sit on my couch long enough* (surrounded by the comfortable lighting of my living room writing blog after blog after blog on my new laptop), i will eventually fall through the couch! well, that would be pretty darned inconvenient now wouldn't it, scientists! sheesh! there are over 7 billion people on the earth... why havent we heard a single report about anyone falling through their couch!?!

[/colbert-ism]

* QM predicts i'd have to sit there many times longer than the age of the universe since the big bang++

++ if you belive in that sort of thing.

4 comments:

Heath said...

That peanut butter analogy was gold! Reminds me of a speaker we had at school once - he commented that if the theory of evolution was true, he could put his watch down, come back to it in a few million years and it would have changed into an iPod.

Jokermage said...
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Jokermage said...

You beat me to it!

Aaron said...

What kills me about his argument is this: let's say life COULD arise spontaneously out of peanut butter. Missler takes a quick glance at the surface and concludes that no mold (or ants) equals no life. But any life that arises spontaneously is going to be far too small and simple to see, and likely to be inside the peanut butter. So for all Chuck knows, life arises spontaneously from peanut butter every day and is consumed unnoticed by humans who fail to take a microscope to their sandwich.