We cannot be endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights if we do not have a Creator
|By Guest Column Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr.|
June 12, 2013
In a book review of Brilliant Blunders in the June 9th Washington Post by Mario Levin headlined “Colossal mistakes by towering geniuses,” Outlook contributor Marcia Bartusiak writes:
Darwin, of course, demonstrated that species on Earth were not independently created; instead, the diversity of and animals arose over time with adaptations to their environments through selection.
Darwin knew in his heart that he had produced nothing but a patchwork of incoherent guesses, and so did his friend Lyell who, after reading his copy, suggested to Darwin that “[W]hen, as I fully expect, a new edition is soon called for, you may here and there insert an actual case to relieve the vast number of abstract propositions.”
Stormbringer's Thunder has a GREAT post on Atheists and their behavior on blogs and Facebook here.
Trolls on Facebook are all individuals, so not every one of them behaves badly. But this Christopher Smith fellow who was posting on Facebook made some very simplistic blunders while questioning a post and I was happy to answer his questions. But he broke the rules of the site and the site administrator banned him. Before he was banned, his questions were all answered and frankly he really didn't understand evolution nearly as well as the commenters on this blog. My average troll at least understands the basics of evolution. They may not see the fundamental errors of the mythology, but they know the narrative. It was pretty funny that he declared victory after being shredded...
Oh, he got replies. In fact he got lots of replies. He thought that 20% of all mutations are favorable and didn't know how speciation worked. He'd not even heard of Kirschner and Gerhart's work ( Kirschner, M.W. and Gerhart, J.C., The Plausibility of Life: Resolving Darwin’s Dilemma, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2005). He thought that there were bacteria that had evolved when in fact the Citrase, Nylonase and Arsenate bacteria were all examples of either a broken mechanism (Citrase) or pre-existing genetic material that we'd not realized was there (Nylonase) or just plain false advertising (Arsenate). He claimed to go to several links and read them all within a few minutes when he certainly didn't have the time to do so. He was banned for breaking the forum rules (not my forum, not my call). Then he goes to some Atheist site to brag on his victory.
If you want to see a really good post on the problems of Atheists, by all means go to that Stormbringer link and check it out. Did you know that Atheists are less trusted by the average person than Muslims? In fact, less trusted than any other group?
Atheism and Darwinism and Socialism are creating a generation of people who do not really understand critical thinking and have become accustomed to having people think for them. They are fed sets of so-called facts and expected to spit them back out on tests. Inquiring minds are not necessarily welcomed. It is no wonder Americans are beginning to turn to home-schooling. Public schools and education no longer have a friendly relationship.