Surfing Monkeys Dec 30, 2020 14:49:09 GMT 10
Post by Wayne Smith on Dec 30, 2020 14:49:09 GMT 10
Creationist: Evolution Tells Us There Were Surfing Monkeys 34,000,000 Years Ago
By Hemant Mehta
It’s been a while since I’ve posted about Matt Powell, the budding hate-preacher who has said the government should execute gay people because the Bible says so, and that women should stop dressing like whores, and that “99% of school shootings are done by atheists,” and that it’s a “historical fact” that dinosaurs were killed in the Civil War, and that all atheists are “Coke-drinking video game addicts.”
He’s a liar is what I’m saying. A Christian liar. A very dumb Christian liar. Either that, or he’s really an atheist plant whose sole job is to make Christianity look bad. (That would be brilliant satire, actually.)
But until that last option is revealed to us, Powell is not done giving atheists fodder.
In a bizarre video posted yesterday — in a suit, outdoors in the snow, because I guess he thinks it makes him look professional? — Powell attempted to talk some sense into Christians who accept evolution because he insists the two things are not compatible.
You know what? He’s right! Religion and science contradict each other in ways that can’t be reconciled!
But he’s only angry because he believes those Christians ought to be Young Earth Creationists. And he offered up some LOGIC that should pull them right over to his side.
Listen to this comical drivel:
It’s not even worth trying to explain why his Monkey Surfing explanation is wrong, because he’s fully convinced he understands everything about evolution. (He doesn’t.) He’s like a first-year physics student who insists Einstein got the theory of relativity all wrong. But instead of educating himself and raising his questions with experts, he slams the introductory textbook shut after reading the first chapter and acts like he’s a Ph.D. who can echo what evolutionary biologists would tell you about the subject. And then he passes it along to viewers who are even more ignorant than him.
I wish everyone believed in “scientific, logical, and rational things.” Unfortunately, Christians are often represented by guys like this, who have a superficial understanding of science but cosplay as experts.
The simple fact is no evolutionary biologist would accept his understanding of evolution as accurate. If he can’t explain what the “other side” says, he’s in no position to refute it.