I first spotted this guy’s tweets a few weeks back. Rather than taking himself to a quiet corner to find out if the torrent of links people sent him, pointing out his mistakes, actually contained anything he might find interesting, he just came back with yet more received opinion and the usual stuff about being “evolved from” and “believing in”.
You honestly can’t make this stuff up. It’s both comedy genius and utterly terrifying. Think about it. This guy is actually entitled to vote!
Starchasr: @MovingToMontana Cmon?!?! Listen to what evolution claims…How can you seriously question my sanity for not believing it?
Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/Starchasr/statuses/6667263721
Yeah, because magic man impregnating his own mother before he was born to save us from sins he created us with is so much more appealing in the credibility stakes.
Starchasr: @MovingToMontana I do I read the bible…..Evolution is a confusing theory I expect much more from a “proven fact.”
Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/Starchasr/statuses/6665347486
Can you IMAGINE the response I might have solicited from him had I asked to which “proven facts” in the bible he was referring?
Starchasr: @MovingToMontana But at least we dont think our ancestors were potatoes….Evolution vegetables in every way…
Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/Starchasr/statuses/6662595187
This is one of those, “I know how evilooshun works because I once watched a creation science ministries video about it on my Alpha course” non-argument that could only come from someone who has exactly zero clue what taxonomy is. In a way it actually serves as a useful reminder that we’re not always dealing with people who have all the necessary information at their disposal. It’s actually a very sad indictment of the education system, in certain parts of the world. It’s also a commentary on the kinds of TV and radio media which passes for science programming these days. A far cry indeed from the days of Jacob Bronowski’s ‘The Accent of Man’ and the embarrassment of riches contained in David Attenborough’s BBC wildlife programmes.
Of course, you can’t simply blame the media for a general lack of intellectual curiosity among the gabbling masses. There will always be a certain percentage of the population who would prefer to take their opinions intravenously.
I’d love to think @Starchasr might give himself at least another string to his bow, if he is serious about debating the evidence for evolution with people. In that light I’ve suggested this reading list to him, but I rather suspect his only retort will be to assume I didn’t read any Christian literature in the 14 years I was an evangelical. Such is life. Sigh.
The Relics of Eden: The Powerful Evidence of Evolution in Human DNA
Evidence and Evolution: The Logic Behind the Science
The Geological Evidence of Evolution
The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design