and the list just goes on.
Even if they can’t explain it, people clearly understand how evolution works. They always have.
The comic covers my point, and also Maki and I are in discussion on in depth comics about the subject, so no need to go on just yet but feel free to start holding your breath. In the mean time, I’m gonna link to this.
Now some of you don’t like clicking on ambiguous links and I don’t disagree with you. In fact I frequently find myself in a situation where I’ll be reading or watching something online and suddenly think to myself ‘in the likely scenario that someone sneaks up behind me right now and puts a bullet in my brain, as is their wont, and I had a couple seconds of bleed-out time to have a final thought, how depressed would I be that this is the last thing I was watching?’ My enjoyment of any given piece of internet media is dependent on the answer to that question. My point is don’t worry about the fact that assassins are most probably out to get you at any given moment, especially when you are most vulnerable, say, in the bathroom with your pants around your ankles (remember kids, developing a fear of going to the bathroom isn’t paranoia, it’s just healthy realistic probability!), you can’t change that. What you can change and what you should worry about is whether the link I send you to is gong to waste a minute of your time. That shit’s crewsh* Also, I’m wide open for baby-sitting gigs.
In this case however, my link goes to a classic: Bananaman Ray Comfort’s hilarious attack on evolution. He has since seceded the point when he could no longer deny that banana’s are a result of directed evolution via artificial selection and not a ‘natural creation’. I realize this topic has been overdone but I bring it up because the other day I went to a used bookstore and found a copy of a book Bananaman published and distributed for free at various campuses last year. A reprinting of The Origin of Species, where he stuck in a 50 page evolution bashing special intro. I had wanted to get a copy when they were at Yale to see how ridiculous it would be but they changed their distribution dates to avoid the mocking undesirables and roustabouts. Either way, I found a copy and felt it was ok to pay a few dollahs for it since it was just going to the bookstore.
But then I took my copy home and–Horror! The previous owner had defaced the interior. I hate it when people write in books, even coloring books, ‘oh good job kid, you scribbled in it with crayon. Now you have a bunch of paper stapled together instead of a mint condition book’. But in this particular case the defacing made me laugh. My title page to the Special Introduction by Ray Comfort now reads:
“Special“ Introduction by Ray Comfort.
Says all you need to know about those 50 pages.
But here’s the spit-take worthy response to this edition by Dawkins anyway!
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*for the unhip, that’s the phonetic shortening of ‘crucial’