8 Replies to “Evolution as a barroom argument

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    Mapou says:


    I love it. I was waiting for Danny DeVito to say something funny though.

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    bornagain77 says:

    They are stealing Sternberg’s shtick

    Guy Walks Into a Bar and Thinks He’s a Chimpanzee: The Unbearable Lightness of Chimp-Human Genome Similarity – Richard Sternberg – 2009
    Excerpt: I am often struck by how the topic of evolution in general, and chimp/human ancestry in particular, can be an immediate conversation opener that just as quickly becomes a conversation closer. Mind you, I don’t go around buttonholing people at, say, my favorite lounge (this music will conjure up the atmosphere) about some phylogenetic arcana — at least, I try not to do so. But for some strange reason, there exist individuals of good will who apparently feel called upon to “raise my consciousness” about some Darwinian facts that I’ve presumably gotten wrong. Not just a bit wrong, but astoundingly wrong. You see, to their way of thinking, I am in dire need of reeducation and they are there to charitably point the way to “help.”
    Here is an example of how “chats” like the one I’m talking about begin.,,,

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    Indiana Effigy says:

    The sad thing is that this bit was written to demonstrate the absurdity of the design position, and they don’t get the joke.

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    Mapou says:

    Effigy, I’m sure it was but the joke came back and bit them in arse. You don’t get it because you’re a dirt worshiper.

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    jimmontg says:

    I don’t think it’s necessary to play the name calling game. That is the other side’s bit. I know they believe about how we evolved from a prebiotic soup that geologists say never existed or how they think life was formed at volcanic undersea vents despite the fact that proteins cannot form underwater and that only leaves them with the “clay crystal” scenario or life was planted here by extraterrestrials who were formed on a planet that would remarkably have the same problems as here on ole terra firma, the biotic soup existed on ET’s planet, but proteins still cannot form in water and so they came up with the multiverse so the odds would greatly increase that in some universe somewhere life would appear and evolve and we just happen to live in the one where it did despite there being no proof that a DNA/RNA system could ever have happened in THIS universe. They don’t worship dirt, they worship themselves like most everybody else does. There are of course exceptions, but even they can be selfish and prone to call people names. We don’t win any friends by calling them names and I guess that is my long winded and long sentenced point.


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    Charles says:

    Dogbert and the theory of evolution

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    mw says:

    Just for more fun: evolution, Richard Dawkins and Irish type Lutheran humour.


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