Given his penchant for crazy, stupid and bigoted views, I’m sure it will come as no shock to my readers to find out that E.W. Jackson, the “bishop” who managed to win the Republican nomination for lt. government of Virginia, is also against evolution. And he offers powerful arguments like this:
Scientist have made much of the fact that chimpanzees have been trained to use sign language. They take this as proof that primates are our ancestors because they, like us, have “language capacity.” It is amazing the length to which people will go to prove what is so palpably false. The ability to make sounds which serve to communicate the simplest to most complex ideas is an astounding thing, almost supernatural in itself. Equally remarkable is the ability to reduce those sounds to written symbols universally understood and capable of conveying the ideas that those sounds represent. To suggest that all this is an accident of evolution belies the intellectual power language represents. Those are gifts given to mankind by God who created us. He gave those gifts to no other creature. There is an unfathomable gulf between humans and all other creatures because creation was designed that way. No amount of time or theorizing will ever bridge that gulf. Only mankind was made to represent the divinity and genius of God himself.
And monkeys also eat bananas, the atheist’s worst nightmare. Checkmate, science!