Thursday, February 26, 2009

Knitted From Embryos

More fun courtesy of Creation on the Web. This time it's a letter responding to a poll about stem cell research:

I cannot believe that so many visitors of your web-site would be in favor of this research. They must know that this process kills the embryos. God knit us in our mother’s womb — from embryos.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Marriage According to Genesis

And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

Genesis 4:19 don't ever let a creationist (or christian for that matter) tell you about the traditional meaning of marriage being between "one man and one woman".

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Where are the Transitional Fossils??

Well, here's one (thanks Ron):

And here's the fascinating story behind its discovery, well worth taking the time to watch:

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Beware of the Blob!

I'm currently trawling through Creation on the Web's feedback section for an upcoming post on PhD scientist Dr Jonathan Sarfati, PhD, who has a doctoral PhD in physical chemistry at PhD level. That should give you a clue as to the subject of the post (HINT: he has a PhD!), meantime I found the below quote here:

I have never believed in evolution because I knew My God was more powerful than that and would not have made a blob in His image!

Helen Wright

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Charles Darwin

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.

Charles Darwin

Monday, February 9, 2009

Morons of the Month: A Holy Trinity of Stupid

Since there are far more creationist morons than there are months in the year, it's time to play catch up. Here are February's top three morons:

3. Theology professor Tom Frame

For this embarassing article, in which he wonders why people who accept the fact of evolution don't let it utterly dominate their lives:

[Richard Dawkins] won't take his depiction of Darwinism to logical conclusions. A dedicated Darwinian would welcome imperialism, genocide, mass deportation, ethnic cleansing, eugenics, euthanasia, forced sterilisations and infanticide. Publicly, he advocates none of them.

PZ Myers effortlessly swats this bothersome fly:
While Newton described the acceleration of falling bodies accurately, it does not imply in any way that he he advocated pushing people off of tall buildings. Rational people might be able to see that.

2. Answers in Genesis' UK Spokesperson Paul Taylor

For making the UK look as retarded as Kansas in this debate. Watch how, as his tired old arguments fall flat, he gets frustrated and his head starts to redden and swell up like a big balloon. Quick, somebody loosen his tie or it's gonna explode!

Peter Atkins owns everyone right there. That's how it's done.

1. Marie Jon

For one of the most unconvincing and poorly-written piles of drivel I've ever had the misfortune to read. Marc Draco has already posted about it on his blog Abusing the News. Apparently Marie is aspiring to become the new Ann Coulter. On the basis of this piece, she's far more likely to become the new Sarah Palin. I'll let you decide which is worse. Rather than provide a proper critique of the article, I can't resist picking out a select few of Marie's insightful observations:

Why should young people believe in a half-hearted Creator who willy-nilly allowed things to sort of fall into place?

Animals, bugs, trees, and plants do not have the capacity to reason as human beings do.

A big brown-eyed raccoon might be capable of figuring out how to open your garbage can, but not one raccoon has ever celebrated a wedding anniversary, or thought of buying its mate a birthday present.

At this very moment, a mansion is being prepared for those who love Him. There is no housing debacle where the most Holy God abides. Your heavenly home has already been paid for by a loving Savior.

She also claims that "only people have minds that can critically think and deduce complex things". Her article is convincing evidence to the contrary.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Marrying Relatives: Inadvisable

On Cain marrying his sister (or possibly mother):

...there was nothing ‘sick’ about it, because laws against brother-sister intermarriage were not introduced until the time of Moses. Before then, there were few genetic defects (mutations) that today make it inadvisable for close relatives to marry. For example, Abraham was able, both biologically and morally, to marry his half-sister Sarah (and their descendants are the Jewish/Hebrew people).

From here.