lunes, 24 de mayo de 2010

Chapter 6 - Difficulties with the Theory

The Atheists Nightmare returns! Originally Ray Comfort presented a banana as absolute proof that God must have been present throughout evolution and had a plan with humans as the ultimate form of life, because a banana is perfectly made for people. This, however, was mocked all over the Internet, because bananas were actually domesticated by the people of Papua New Guinea between 5000 and 8000 years ago through the process of evolution. Now, however, believers of Intelligent Design have returned with another sure-fire way to disprove evolution, a jar of peanut butter.

The argument is based on the idea that since life is said to have originated from matter and energy, then this should continue to repeat itself throughout our existence. The claim is that since, when you open a jar of peanut butter you don’t see a new life form that has been created with the matter of the peanut butter and the energy from the sun that life never could have been formed in this way. They then stretch this even further to say that this proves that God’s presence in the initial creation of life.

I don’t to dedicate this “New and Hot” to refuting this argument based on a jar of peanut butter, because it is an argument based on a belief in God and its absurdity can’t be debated in the realm of science. Instead I want to wonder why this is able to make people question the validity of Evolution by means of Natural Selection. I feel the questions Darwin himself raises within On the Origin of Species (1859) are much more interesting to consider and should make people question his theory. Personally I think Darwin’s question about whether instincts can develop through the process of Natural Selection is much more interesting and though provoking than a jar of peanut butter.

My only plea is that if you are going to spend your time questioning Natural Selection at least use of your time well and think about an interesting question and not a jar of peanut butter.


Darwin Rocks.


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