Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Dissecting Creationist Lies

A poster on Evolutionblog provided me with an opportunity to dissect some common lies creationists tell about evolution and the scientific evidence:

"There is no proof or hard evidence, in the fossil record or in recent scientific observations, of anything changing into something else."

Tiktaalik is not only a transitional form, it was found recently EXACTLY WHERE THE SCIENTISTS PREDICTED IT WOULD BE. One has to be rigid in the extreme to not be persuaded by such evidence. If you need more, check here, where many many transitional forms are documented.

"You might want to consider the extremely complex organ called the eye ... all [parts] need to operate in consonance or there is no sight."

This argument has been debunked repeatedly. Watch my favorite version here. Ditto for the bombador beetle, the bacterial flagellum, and all the other examples creos like to trot out.

"Einstein, perhaps the greatest mind,stated that most of his life's work was the pursuit of understanding how 'God did it'."

Typical creationist quotemining (ie lying). Here is what Einstein said about that:

"It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it."

Back to the creo nonsense...

"It is truly astonishing that so many accept evolution as fact based on such trivia as a change in color of a fuchsia, an appendix, beak size in finches, Wolbachias killing their hosts, changes in habits of the hawthorne fly, fruit flies, ad infinitum, where none have indicated change to something else only variation."

No, what is truly astonishing is that you people keep parroting these lies, despite how readily accessible proof of your lying is. And then you complain about being called liars. Hysterical, really.

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