Wednesday, December 12, 2007

ERV-- Priestess of Apollo

Another one of my prophesies has come true:

Um, Billy, I haven’t read your book. I haven’t even seen a table of contents. And I bet a bottle of single malt scotch I can tell everyone exactly what you and Moonie-Man Wells wrote. Ahem:
...
  • Fossil record is incomplete. There should be transitional fossils, but there arent any.
...


BEHOLD!!!
Let's skip ahead to the discussion of transitional fossils:
What did paleontologists find? Many new fossils, to be sure. But what they didn't find were the numerous intermediates that, according to Darwin's theory, had once existed. Rather than plugging gaps in the fossil record, new fossils tended to create new gaps.
Oh, Snaps! Everytime we find one transitional fossil we create two gaps (okay, Heracles is a little gassy and is contributing to the poo, but he is the son of Zeus and he will recover and clean the stable).
Intelligent Design Creationists using a Young Earth Creationist Claim? No one could have seen such a thing coming.

FEAR MY POWERS AAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


16 comments:

Tyler DiPietro said...

It appears that we're shooting fish in a bucket at this point in time.

SFMatheson said...

Ow. Hit my head diving under the table. I fear your powers. Bye.

Art said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Art said...

The more we know, the less we know. Sigh. You really can't blame ID Creationists for using that one, it's just so spiffy. Until science publishes the Master List of Begats for every generation of everything that ever lived, AND provides notarized birth certificates, they will be able to pull this little trick.

When they pull it, it would always be nice to mention how the genealogy of Jesus is all fucked up in the Bible.

Matthew 1:2–16 and Luke 3:23–3 give radically different lineages from David onward -- a far bigger mess than science has regarding life on earth, since it's an indication that Matthew and Luke independently invented the lineages to bolster the Jesus messiah myth.

-- HalfMooner

Jay Fuller said...

You're a shiner!!!!

John said...

Your powers of precognition are clear evidence for God.

J Myers said...

comment deleted? Aw, I really wanted to be entertained by the idiocy of F'ing Total Kook today. Say, wasn't she going into therapy? Any word on how that's going?

Gary said...

Hey! Where's my comment! I posted earlier that I wanted to see more Frothiness!

BTW - Congrats on being right. Again. And I can hear the Gnashing Of Teeth from KS all the way here in Chicago, so double congrats.

J-Dog

Brett said...

So basically, his tactic is to repeat the same refuted arguments and falacies over and over and hope his audience never encounters any real scientists.

Reynold said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Reynold said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Reynold said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Reynold said...

Well, there is a reason why scientists call the arguments that creationists (of all stripes) use PRATT which stands for

Reynold said...

Oh, sod it. You all know what it stands for...

Sheesh. Such a simple post, but the formatting keeps buggering me up. Ironically, the previews always look correct...until I hit the publish button.


Meh. First the chat in SkepticFriends and now this!


Argh.

Brett said...

Point Refuted A Thousand Times. Thats just plain awesome.

btw Abbie, I tagged you in that funky meme that's been going around.
http://tinyurl.com/36a8nr

Glend said...

I think I finally figured out why the evidence for evolution doesn't take with the IDiots: They can't do anything but repeat the same old shit over and over again, and their "designer" is made in their image.

Ergo, the extremely derivative nature of life strikes them as just what an "intelligent designer" would do, repeat himself ad nauseum. Not that evolution isn't more imaginative than the IDiots, but it would require intelligence and imagination for them to learn that, so...

Yep, that's all creative intelligence means to them, repeating the same thing in slightly different ways. It's too bad that they almost uniformly lack any creativity, or they might notice the near absence of creativity in their "designer". And then they might finally quit worshipping evolution in the form of their deity.

Glen Davidson