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Jun 08 2013

Saruman’s Advice

Do not speak to me of Dr Terry Mortenson. He is a foolish fellow.

It’s not that. It’s his excessive consumption of mushrooms! They’ve addled his brain and yellowed his teeth!

Something wicked this way comes in Lanarkshire in East Kilbride (Scotland). Apparently they are going to hear the debate about “Creation versus Evolution”. I assume afterwards they are going to hear the debate whether the Earth is Flat or Spherical.

A group of Christians led by Hairmyres surgeon and Christian youth leader Doctor Nagy Iskander have arranged a visit by well known creationist Dr Terry Mortenson, a lecturer and “researcher” at Answers in Creation in the US, to Scotland this weekend.

Dr Mortenson will be speaking at the Answers in Genesis Scottish Conference being held in Hamilton College.

The topics?

Creation in six days or 14 billion years? Because magic is a better answer than science!

Origin of Species: was Darwin Right? Yes and No. The idea of evolution was right, his “theory” was wrong.

Creation versus evolution: why it matters? Because if we teach fairy tales in science classrooms we will end up with a nation of morons.

Urging local people to attend the lectures, Dr Iskander, who runs the Jesus and Me Club for children in East Kilbride and the Discovery Bible Group said: “The question of origins has occupied the human mind for many centuries: did God really create the World and all that is in it? Or did life begin by the random collision of enough of the atoms which form complex molecules to produce biological cells capable of replicating themselves?

Overly simplifying a complex process so that it sounds stupid doesn’t mean your god exists.

“This debate is usually conducted in heated discussions that produce more heat than light, but let us approach this matter in a calm and scientific way, and let us examine the evidence before we jump to conclusions.

Remind me again. What’s the scientific evidence for a god?

“Both the creationists and evolutionists have the same facts – we have the same earth, the same geological layers, the same fossils – but when we examine the facts we might come to different conclusions, depending on our starting point.

Yes. If your starting point is “Assume Magic Exists” then you pretty much are going to conclude everything functions through it.

He added: “For example, an atheist who does not believe in God has to accept that in the beginning there was nothing and that nothing exploded to bring the universe into existence.

Actually we don’t really know what was around in the beginning. And absolute nothing is a high state of potential energy… There are some mathematical models out there but the point is we don’t really know what was there before the Big Bang because the Big Bang by it’s nature kind of obliterated any traces of what was about before.

“But a Christian will start by the first verse in the Bible: “In the beginning God created the heavens and earth”, which explains the source of life (God) and the time (the beginning) and space and matter (Heaven and earth).

So what created god? I mean if the idea that nothing exploded into reality is so bizarre then surely an eternal sky wizard is infinitely more bizarre than a process that occurs through natural process.

Repeat after me.Evolution is fact like Gravity is a fact. The Theory of Evolution explains how evolution takes place just like the Theory of Gravity explains how gravity functions.

Maybe next week we can host my “The Moon is Made out of Cheese” theory meeting there.

3 comments

  1. 1
    rq

    Actually, I’d like to see one of these creationists debate Saruman. And see how fast god helps them get down from that awful tower where he put Gandalf… who at least had the good sense to be friends with some wickedly flight-capable eagles.

  2. 2
    Pierce R. Butler

    … Dr Iskander, who runs the Jesus and Me Club for children …

    I first read that as the Jesus and Mo Club for children, and thought it was a fine idea indeed.

  3. 3
    yoav

    “Both the creationists and evolutionists have the same facts – we have the same earth, the same geological layers, the same fossils – but when we examine the facts we might come to different conclusions, depending on our starting point, the creationists then ignore the 99.99999% of these facts that can’t be twisted to fit into their preconceived conclusion that the universe is younger then the Sumerian culture and was created in a week.”

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