Why Creationism Fails
I have been following the creation-evolution controversy for a few years now. The problem is, there is really no controversy at all. Evolution is science; creationism is religion. And they certainly don’t belong in the same classroom.
But although scientists do not try to sneak evolution into Sunday School, creationists do try to sneak creation into the science classroom. Hence they came up with the terms “creation science”, and Intelligent Design (which is basically the same thing all over again). But which part of the word “science” don’t they get? The theory of evolution provides a testable explanation of the natural world. Creationism provides nothing other than a blunt “God-did-it”. Therefore creationism is not science. Simple, yes?
There is no “Theory of Creation”. Creationist websites (to name a few: AnswersInGenesis.org and TrueOrigin.org) do not state a theory of their own, they simply attack evolution with bald-faced lies, thinking that if evolution is falsified, then creationism would be automatically accepted. In order for intelligent design to become a scientific theory, it must present its evidence, and open itself to criticism. (You can start by not disabling comments and ratings on YouTube). Bashing evolution here and there is just like trying to bring down somebody-else’s house of cards, when you haven’t even built your own. Biologists do not try to destroy creationism in order to prove evolution valid. They search high and low for evidence for evolution, not evidence against creation… So what exactly is the “theory” of intelligent design? *pulls out the Bible* Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”. Now that’s what I call scientific.
“The Nat Geo channel and the Discovery Channel are two of the worst bastions of brainwashing I’ve ever seen. Every time I hear them say, “billions of years ago”, I just want to laugh. Yeah, they were there, they would know.”
– Fellow creationist from Yahoo! Answers
It is ridiculous the things creationists come up with. A few years ago it used to be “God planted the fossils to test our faith”. Then it became “Satan did it to distract us from God”. Now we have vegetarian T-rexes, co-existing with man some 6,000 years ago. Therefore I have come to call creationists the Flintstonians. Surely these bloody nut-cases must have gotten their science from the Flintstones. That’s fine – it’s good entertainment for me. But what I absolutely cannot stand is when creationists deliberately misrepresent science – (which is about the only thing they actually know how to do). In fact, I have come to the conclusion that the only thing these people really want to achieve is to be able to cling more comfortably onto their Bronze-age faith. Who gives a $#@% about the truth? It’s not that hard to be a creationist. 1 – Read Genesis. 2 – Get my science from AnswersInGenesis. 3 – Ignore all contradicting evidence. Who cares what 98% of all biologists think?
Where is the substance in the claims that creationists make? I have yet to find a creationist argument which has not been refuted. Thermodynamics, crocoducks, irreducible complexity, polystrate trees, the eye or the flagellum – you name it. Sorry to break your bubble, there isn’t one! You know, carbon-dating is all wrong and inaccurate. Oh, by the way, dendrochronology, paleomagnetics and molecular dating are wrong too, because they all show the same results as the carbon-dating – so that can’t be right. While we’re at it, let’s ignore all of the evidence arising from biology, biogeography, molecular physics, archaeology and paleontology as well. You know what, let’s just pretend that the fossil record doesn’t exist. According to Genesis, the world is only 6,000 years old. What did you say? There’s evidence from embryology as well? It’s akay, we’ll just pick on Haeckel’s embryos. That’ll keep them busy for another year or so while we prepare for our next court case. Chances are we’ll win this time, seeing that we’ve lost like five times in a row, over the past century. What? They’ve found another missing link? Screw them. There’s no macro-evolution.
Evolution is what? The change in alleles frequencies over time? The non-random survival of randomly generated variables? That makes no bloody sense. Dogs don’t give birth to cats. Life doesn’t come from non-life. My grandfather wasn’t a monkey. John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” God is real. The Bible is the word of God. Stupid fucking atheists.
Pardon my French.