Selected Pete

And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

The Laughable Files – Marketing Darwin and a Hatchling Named “Jesus”

leave a comment » – Komodo Dragon Fertilizes Itself: Virgin Births Expected Soon

This silly article is a prime example of what is held up today as “overwhelming evidence” for ongoing evolution in classrooms across the country. Middle school biology prof’s will no doubt hail this as evidence of ongoing beneficial mutation without even dipping into whether it is a recent mutation, or simply a trait that has always existed, but never been observed. Teen boys eager to see a giant lizard instead of boring models of protoplasm will gawk in amazement.

Phrases such as “In an evolutionary twist” immediately wrap this otherwise interesting story in a shiny shrink-wrap for the Darwin hobby horse. Ironically, if any pro-creationist were to write an article like this with Biblical references, the science nazis would immediately spring to action to decry and defame it as being completely non-scientific.

In an evolutionary twist, Flora has managed to become pregnant all on her own without any male help.It would seem the timing is auspicious: the seven baby Komodo dragons are due this festive season.

“We were blown away when we realized what she’d done,” said Kevin Buley, a reptile expert at Floras home at the Chester Zoo in this town in northern England. “But we certainly wont be naming any of the hatchlings Jesus.”

Overwhelming evidence..Indeed…another interesting and truly fascinating biology discovery perverted by the insertion of a dogmatic worldview. Galileo would no doubt chuckle at our ironic swapping of roles between religion and science.


Written by selectedpete

December 20, 2006 at 11:09 pm

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