Ray is known around the YouTubes as the banana man, for a now infamous presentation he made in which he used everyone’s favourite shaped like a phallus yellow fruit, to show that only God could have designed something so easy to pick up, eat and enjoy.
There are various versions of the video floating around, some of which have been edited to exclude the analogy Ray was trying to draw between a coke can, which has a designer and a fruit—his reasoning being that this too must have a designer, since it fits so neatly into the human hand, has an easy-open stalk like a ring-pull and is colour coded to indicate ripeness. I’m not making this up.
Of course the banana does have a designer, although unfortunately for Ray it’s not the big guy upstairs he’d hoped we’d all slap ourselves silly in our recognition of, once he pointed it out. Ray issued a retraction of the claims made in his ‘Behold, the atheists nightmare’ video, when it was pointed out to him that, in fact, the banana we know today has been modified by all-too-human selective breeding.
The irony of the fact that this is the very method that one can use to breed certain qualities into a species with artificial selection, that when he observed it in pigeons lead Charles Darwin to his description of natural selection, isn’t lost on Ray, who so vehemently dislikes the evidence for religious reasons he proceeeds, in this BBC Radio 4 interview, courtesy of atheistpoint.com, to outline exactly why, for these reasons and others, you can’t be a bible believing Christian and simultaneously capable of putting two and two together on matters of fact.
NOTE: I don’t normally like hot-linking to other people’s media, but since it is assumed atheistpoint.com want this to get out there as widely as possible and you’ve all promised on pain of death to click over there and read every last article till your eyes fall out, I’m hoping they’ll let me off this once.
EDIT: 29th April: @atheistpoint: @MovingToMontana – I don’t mind the hot link at all; It’s a nice site you’ve got by the way, & thanks for the mention too, it’s appreciated!
Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/atheistpoint/statuses/1647482448