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Creationism makes people say stupid things; I think we can all agree on that. Occasionally, however, I hit upon someone acting in a way that’s so unbelievably stupid it actually makes me embarassed. 

This is a perfect example of what I’m talking about.

The content is nothing special; it’s a mixture of current and outdated Creationist claims, including the ‘flood geology’ stuff that’s been kicking around for ages. (You know someone is truly hardcore when they subscribe to that particular kind of nonsense.) What makes it unbearable is when you look at how the author replies to commentors:

 

Why do you guys keep barking up my tree? or at the moon? or whatever? You guys always have something to say, but you really ain’t saying nothing. How come you guys never have the temerity to actually address the points of argument I’ve presented in the blog? [Oh, because you can’t. You either lack the intellect to try or you possess intellect enough to know I’ve got your number.]

 

Apparently, someone’s got a high opinion of himself. But wait, there’s more!

 

As I’ve warned others in the past, please read the About Me page, as I have rules on my site. One of the more pertinent rules is that if you wish to make a comment, you must actually engage whatever small capacity you possess to form your own arguments in your own words. We call this independent thought. We’re big on it here even if you’re not. We don’t allow you to appeal to your own special higher powers like TalkOrigins. Instead, we use our blogsite as a benevolent excuse to make Darwin neophytes think and articulate for themselves, instead of appealing to authorities.

 

Read the least sentence a few times, until indignation turns to hilarity. I’m sorry, but when somebody takes themselves that seriously despite not having the first clue what they’re talking about, the only thing you can do is laugh. 

Of course, the author is nowhere near to delivering a killing blow to ‘Darwinism’, but the post has convinced me that covering ‘flood geology’ at some point might be a good idea.

6 Responses to ….

  1. Sirius says:

    I see you’re also pretty stuck on yourself, pal.

    btw, neoCatastrophism is the study of flood geology from the naturalist POV, so please be sure no to cut off your nose to spite your face.

    Is mockery all you got? or do you have something specific you object to? Oh yes, and why do you object to it? “The Darwin tells me so!”

    All you can do is laugh because you aren’t that good at argument [it requires independent thought, not parroted dogma, darbot]. As for getting you to articulate your arguments, well, you can lead a horse to water…

    –Sirius Knott

  2. forknowledge says:

    Don’t worry, I’ll be covering flood geology’s ‘evidence’ soon enough, along with every other Creationist canard on your website. I was going to get to them all in the fullness of time, but I had naively thought that cliches like the peppered moth photographs had finally died out by now. Apparently, people are still falling for them. Watch this space if you’re interested in hearing why you’re wrong.

  3. Penguin_Factory says:

    Sirius: You seem to like heaping scorn on the idea of accepting scientific theories as dogma, but I’m willing to bet you’re engaging in more than a bit of that yourself when it comes to creationist claims.

    How much independant research have you actually done on flood geology and the like? Have you compared pro-flood claims to what the scientific establishment has to say on the matter? How do you decide which version is correct?

    For example, in a recent post of yours you “expose” the fact that the geologic column isn’t always neat and orderly, yet scientists have known this for a long time. Indeed, anyone who studies geography in high school will be able to tell you why this is so.

    Those drawings are merely for the purpose of clarity; no one actually believes that the strata are that orderly in reality, just as no one is really suggesting that Jupiter is close enough to Saturn to cast a shadow on it, but it must be shown that way to get all of the planets to fit on the same textbook page.

  4. freidenker85 says:

    Um, Sirius, did you NOTICE the funny part? Or do you just enjoy spewing fire at people who disagree with you and find your beliefs silly?

  5. Looking forward to the flood geology post. By the way, I’m going to add you to my blogroll, if you don’t mind.

  6. forknowledge says:

    airtightnoodle: Of course I don’t mind! Thank you very much. I’ll add yours to mine as well; if nothing else it will remind me to check it more often.

    freidenker85: I’m assuming you’re being rhetorical here!

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