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Aron Ra begins his series with a nice set up about how the extreme religious tend to frame evolution as being exclusively atheistic.  I suppose anything that can be used to flog/frighten people to the cause is fair game for the radically religious.

 

Where do you draw the line between taking on bad arguments and lending credence to corrosively stupid notions? This was one of the meta-debates that went on before, during and after the Nye v. Ham debate.  It is a fine line to walk as savaging creationist stupidity publicly lends said stupidity, a veneer of credibility that it most certainly does not deserve.  Bill did a fairly good job of making Ham’s arguments look like the silly pap that they are, but also brought more attention to the creationist set of bass-ackward notions as a whole.

Creation “science” needs to pack up its silly bags and go away.  But I’m unsure if this is the right way to go about it.  Anyhow, enjoy the post debate analysis. :)

 

Picking on creationists and their loopy ideas is low-hanging fruit, however, every once and awhile, you find someone who does an exceptional job of skewering cringe worthy creationist ninny-poo while being laugh-out-loud funny.   Paul Chartly, in my opinion, achieves this in his video.  It is long at twenty seven minutes, so a morning cup of coffee is required for viewing.

Enjoy.

I had it all wrong, Creationism actually should be in the classroom and everywhere else.  But do not believe me, listen as Mr.Deity lays it all out for you.

Or anyone who claims to be rational.  I’m not sure how the religious do the whole indoctrination thing with a straight face.  Can you imagine?

 

Child:  How were we made?

Parent: Well you see this magic ooga-booga decided to scrape some mud together and breath life into it about 6,000 years ago….

Child: But I learned in school today that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago…

Parent: Stop talking sense, or you’ll go to hell!

Child: (cowering)(is quiet)

Err…yes, anyhow lets not do that kids, they deserve better.  Much better than what the vapid crusty old religious have to offer.

Some of what I dislike about creationists stems from their basic epistemological premises.  For instance the idea that belief in an idea ipso facto makes it correct.   The harder you believe in something, the more correct you are.  Of course this idea is just one of the pathologically shitty ideas creationists come up with; it gets worse.

Because in their epistemology if you believe something, and their magic book of choice happens to mention it in passing, well then Goddidit and no further explanation is needed.  It must nice to be dishonest and lazy when it comes to backing up and relating your ideas to the world.  Dear reader, I hear you saying, “But Arbourist, this is a rational humanist blog where is your evidence?”  Praise the Four-Cheezes patience, gentle reader the mighty wordpress has come to the rescue.

There is a handy feature in wordpress where you can search tags people make for the content of their posts.  The posts I tag with “creationism” are much different much much that appears in that category.  Take for instance, this noxious little gem of stupidity which we are going to examine with some detail.

What can we prove?

The truth is that no one can prove evolution or creation. We have the same evidence, but no one alive today was an eye witness to the origins of man, and neither of the claims of  the creationist and the evolutionist can be observed today. We can only study the result.

*splat* That was my cerebral cortex recoiling in horror at the level of stupid in this one small quotation (there is more friends, but my little cortex is weeping and is begging for the inanity to stop).  The fastest way to make arguing easy for yourself is to dishonestly represent your opponent.  This one little paragraph is dishonest and shows an astonishingly brain-dead-shambling-zombie-like grasp of argumentation and rhetoric.

The truth is that no one can prove evolution or creation.” – Bullshit – About 3,630,000 results say you are being a dishonest fuck-wit.

We have the same evidence,” – Bullshit – Your “evidence” is based on the mystical ramblings of barely sapient bronze age goat-herds.  Some 3.6 million papers that mostly conform to the scientific method, are peer reviewed and falsifiable say your version of the facts are the equivalent of the chunder my dog threw up yesterday.

but no one alive today was an eye witness to the origins of man, and neither of the claims of  the creationist and the evolutionist can be observed today.” – What the frack does being an eyewitness have to to with anything?  I cannot see the moon orbit around the earth, should we infer that it floats into the sky on unicorn farts and then sinks every night once they dissipate?  Usually you cannot see electricity, only its effects – are we to believe it doesn’t exist either or is its more fucking fantastical farting  unicorns?

We can only study the result.” – The only thing being studied by creationists is the depths of their rectal cavities because it is where they get all their fecal-dominated facts from when not busily bloviating about how godidit.

There is no controversy, only the religiously deluded making shit up and trying to pass it off as reasonable.  Their arguments are piss-poor and they offer little to no evidence of a theory with more explicative power.  Their arguments can sound good, but like polishing a turd for centuries,(the bible being one of the biggest floaters in the bowl),  once the varnish is gone, all you are left with is shit.

 

 

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