I found a video* this morning that “disproves” evolution,” and I’m still not quite sure how I feel about it. “How can anyone actually believe this nonsense?” is my first reaction, but I also feel like it’s actually doing a disservice to christian apologetics. Anyone who might be undecided on the issue of evolution vs. creation (and the bigger picture of god vs. no god) can’t take this guy seriously. Here’s a few choice quotes from the video, with my comments in italics below:
The main argument that evolutionists like Richard Dawkins use is that evolution is a fact. That may be true, but guess what? Us true christians don’t care about facts. Biblical truth is good enough for us.
First, Dawkins’ use of the “evolution is a fact” statement is hardly an argument, rather a conclusion drawn from his extensive research in the field. My main beef with this section, though, is him announcing that “we don’t care about facts.” It makes refuting nutjobs much easier when those same nutjobs that things like that.
Next, explaining that simpler organisms are found lower in the earth’s crust, which evolutionists explain by saying they evolved first, and were fossilized sooner.
What happened is that when the flood came, all animals ran up to the mountains to get away from the water. The smallest and slowest animals drowned of course first, because they could not run as fast. Then drowns the fishes, and then squids, dinosaurs, mammoths, and the snails in the end.
Ok, try to stop laughing. I’m really trying to figure out why the fish and squid will drown at all, let alone how they drown before the mammoths. And of course, the speedy snails have outrun everyone else, and are easily located in the top layer (just above the firstborn Egyptians). His next statement addresses the fast snails:
Still, there are skeptical scientists out there claiming things like velociraptors could run faster than snails. Well how do you know? Have you ever seen a dinosaur run? Have you ever seen a snail try to get away from the wrath of my loving god? In fact, snails can move pretty fast when they really have to.”
Snails can move fast when they have to, huh? How does he know? Has he ever seen a snail move fast? I certainly haven’t. Until he has, then he cannot use his “Have you ever seen a dinosaur run?” statement. But also in here is my absolute favorite: the wrath of my loving god. Read that a few times and tell me it makes sense.
One last one.
“So once again, I have proved that christianity kicks ass.”
Yes, I’m sure you did. Good for you, pal. I’ll close with another use of the fantastic graphic that I obtained stole from Phil Plait:
*This blogger is not responsible for headaches incurred from inadvertently smacking yourself in the forehead do to the sheer stupidity of this video.