Monday, June 22, 2009

A Horribly Lame Attempt at Apologetics

Francis Collins, renowned geneticist and Christian apologist, included this image in his presentation at a recent conference on the compatibility of science and religion:


Now, he's not a creationist in the usual sense, but I just found this image to be so utterly contrived and pathetic that I thought I'd post it here. You can read a full transcript of his talk here, if you can stomach it.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rationality that is eroded by religious fantasy is never a nice thing to see in anyone, let alone scientists.




Shadowjack:(

nognog said...

Has this dumbass ever heard of fractal geometry. People (even before civilization of any kind) were creating patterns of random shapes. My grandmother made quilts with rosebud patterns. Would some creationist idiot really try and tie that to god and intelligent design?

Blind Faith (with no evidence)

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Low IQ

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CREATIONISM AT ITS FINEST

jonathan said...

hey nognog(nice name by the way)...you actually prove the point that francis collins was making when he used these two images...intelligence is the source of such designs....whether its these 2 images or your grandmothers quilt or civilizations thousands of years ago, there is intelligence at the source of any work....your grandmothers quilts didn't make themselves....

jonathan said...

hey nognog(nice name by the way)...you actually prove the point that francis collins was making when he used these two images...intelligence is the source of such designs....whether its these 2 images or your grandmothers quilt or civilizations thousands of years ago, there is intelligence at the source of any work....your grandmothers quilts didn't make themselves....

Anonymous said...

Your point is well pointless

out of all the random shapes humans have made im not suprised that one looks kind of like a bit of DNA

it means nothing
i drew a picture of what looked like an atom when i was 2 and i hadnt saw a picture of an atom before it means nothing

Anonymous said...

They don't look anything alike in the first place. The DNA one isn't even really circular.

Patricia Marley said...

Rationality that is eroded by religious fantasy is never a nice thing to see in anyone, let alone scientists. Shadowjack:(

Robert Cole said...

Your critique is rather contrived as well and speaks only of the blindness caused by your bias. Mandalas come from every religion on the planet, show up in the patterns of nature from DNA to the sunflower, and in the processes studied by psychologists and psychotherapists and physicists. They are symbolic representations of wholeness nothing more, but if read properly can give individuals a great deal of insight into their own psyche (their own psychology i.e. what makes them believe whatever they believe from Creationist theory to your own anti creationist point of view). In both cases the points-of-view are seen as truth by each party and both are profoundly arrogant in their presentation. Both are about tearing down someone else's philosophy so as to substantiate their own, both are of the ego and don't represent the best that is within each of us. Dig a little deeper beyond the superficial aspects of your ego (who you imagine yourself to be) and you might be surprised at what's there.