Friday, December 16, 2005

Finals

The combination of a vicious ice storm here in Harrisonburg and a big pile of final exams that isn't getting graded on its own has kept me away from the blog for a few days. Regular posting will resume on Monday.

In the meantime, feast your eyes on some novel anti-evolution arguments from the charming folks at The Eagle Forum:


Fact v. Fiction #1: Some evolutionists who claim to be Christians — but also evolutionists who label themselves “theistic evolutionists” — argue that God could have used the evolutionary process hypothesized by Darwin to create the universe. But evolutionism reduces man to an animal. Theism, conversely presents man as made in the image of God. If man is an animal, but man is also made in the image of God, what does that make God?


And:


Fact v. Fiction #2: Evolutionists claim that their battle against creation-science is primarily a “scientific” issue, not a constitutional question. But our treasured U. S. Constitution is written by persons and for persons. If man is an animal, the Constitution was written by animals and for animals. This preposterous conclusion destroys the Constitution. The Aguillard Humanists leave us with no Constitution and no constitutional rights of any kind if they allow us to teach only that man is an animal


Emphasis in original.

I leave the refutations of these arguments as an exercise for the reader.

8 Comments:

At 9:49 PM, Blogger Ahab said...

What arguments?
They sound like the ravings of a lunatic to me.

 
At 2:39 AM, Anonymous Ian H Spedding said...

Fact v. Fiction #1: Some evolutionists who claim to be Christians — but also evolutionists who label themselves “theistic evolutionists” — argue that God could have used the evolutionary process hypothesized by Darwin to create the universe.

And why not? God is supposed to be all-powerful, so he can do what he damn well pleases.

But evolutionism reduces man to an animal.

What's all this "reduces"? Sounds like blatant kingdomism to me.

Theism, conversely presents man as made in the image of God. If man is an animal, but man is also made in the image of God, what does that make God?

A bit of an animal...?

Fact v. Fiction #2: Evolutionists claim that their battle against creation-science is primarily a “scientific” issue, not a constitutional question. But our treasured U. S. Constitution is written by persons and for persons. If man is an animal, the Constitution was written by animals and for animals. This preposterous conclusion destroys the Constitution.

And why shouldn't animals have a constitution? Sounds like more kingdomism to me.

The Aguillard Humanists leave us with no Constitution and no constitutional rights of any kind if they allow us to teach only that man is an animal.

I didn't realise that Edwards v Aguillard had abrogated the US Constitution. Why doesn't anyone tell us these things?

 
At 9:09 PM, Blogger Michael "Sotek" Ralston said...

I love the "allow us to teach" bit in the second one.

 
At 2:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Constitution was written by animals for animals, yes that is true, but it's too broad. It makes more sense to narrow it down more as such: The Constitution was written by humans for humans. That's true too, but it's also too broad. The original Constitution was written by white male humans for white male humans.

Humans would/should end up with no rights since we're "only" animals? It seems irrelevant. If, in a weird hypothetical world, humans were NOT animals until we were TAUGHT that we were, would we give up our rights when we "became" animals?

On the contrary, driving home the point that humans are "only" animals might help end the torture and killings of over a billion "mere" nonhuman animals in this country every year.

 
At 11:48 AM, Blogger Ginger Yellow said...

"Humans would/should end up with no rights since we're "only" animals? It seems irrelevant. If, in a weird hypothetical world, humans were NOT animals until we were TAUGHT that we were, would we give up our rights when we "became" animals?"

Of course, in the real world, most humans only got rights when other humans (usually white males) decided that actually, they're just a bit better than other animals, and give them those rights. Never bothered the creationists before.

 
At 12:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is God? God is a black man: since there is a DNA mutation recently found to explain how white skin evolved from the dark skin of the first humans, and since God created man in his own image, God is therefore black. Jesus is also black, since he is the son of God. Being descended from black people, all whites are black. And there is no scientific basis any longer for white racism. We're all one big black happy family. Bro!

 
At 2:26 PM, Anonymous alfonso said...

Re: "Fact v. Fiction #1": God created the material vessel that's the human animal via Darwinian evolution. But man is spiritually distinct from other animals in that He and only He was provided by God with an immortal soul. Man is therefore divine while being yet part-and-parcel of nature.

 
At 3:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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I didn't realise that Edwards v Aguillard had abrogated the US Constitution. Why doesn't anyone tell us these things?

 

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