WND Promotes Crackpot


The Worldnetdaily offers a video by Sid Roth that claims to have “proof [that] evolution is not scientific.” The video features Bruce Malone, who makes some truly silly claims about science and evolution. Among other things:

“I realized what I had been told about world history couldn’t possibly be true,” Bruce Malone tells Sid Roth, “because the very rocks themselves don’t match the characteristics of these ‘huge’ time periods [that evolution requires].”

A former inventor and chemical engineer for Dow Chemical, today Malone is the director of Search for Truth Ministries precisely because the evidence convinced him evolution was nothing more than “storytelling” to convince the world there is no God.

A chemical engineer who has absolutely no knowledge of geology, which is why he says stupid things like this:

Everything I’d been taught says this world is billions of years old, but this speaker was showing how fossils could not possibly be billions of years old. And the more I studied it, the more I realized that’s true. If you think about a fossil, it’s a dead animal caught in a rock layer. And yet if you have a fish that dies in your aquarium, it doesn’t turn into a fossil.

Yep, he actually said that. Sid Roth, who does the interview, hosts this show called It’s Supernatural. It’s breathtakingly bad. Like this show, where his guest “has been shown by God how to supernaturally change your DNA. He calls it “genetic salvation.” It goes beyond four generations of genetic curses — all the way to where the flaw started. Back to Adam and Eve.”

Comments

  1. dysomniak, darwinian socialist says

    “WND Promotes Crackpot”

    In other news, the sun rose in the east today.

  2. Mr Ed says

    evolution was nothing more than “storytelling” to convince the world there is no God.

    Any one ever notice that P.Z Meyers has a different Porsche for every day of the week but you never see a pastor, priest or minister in a nice car. Science is nothing more than a con game just look at who has more money.

  3. kantalope says

    Do NOT, donot, donot,donot, DO NOT – click on the comments on the linked article. I now have to call the fire department and the hazmat response team to come clean up all the stupid that leaked out onto my desk.

    AAAHHHH my eyes!

    You have been warned!

  4. Chiroptera says

    … but this speaker was showing how fossils could not possibly be billions of years old.

    I didn’t watch the video. Why can’t fossils be “billions of years old”? Do they evaporate after a certain amount of time?

  5. busterggi says

    “A former inventor and chemical engineer for Dow Chemical, today Malone is the director of Search for Truth Ministries”

    Meaning he couldn’t hack it in the real world so he joined the magic kingdom.

  6. eric says

    Genetic salvation…sorry, that sounds to me much more like a straight-up con game than any sort of sincere-but-stupid woo. IMO this guy’s just in it for the money.

  7. scienceavenger says

    The “billions” comment shows again that fundies have a damned hard time separating the age of the earth (billions of years) and the age of most fossils (millions of years).

  8. Reginald Selkirk says

    and the age of most fossils (millions of years).

    The earliest fossils of any sort are over 3 billion years old. Recognizably animal fossils go back over 500 million years. Dinosaur fossils are ~ 230 million to 65 million years old.

  9. Synfandel says

    When a fish dies in his aquarium, he should maybe remove and dispose of it rather than leave it there for billions of years.

  10. Synfandel says

    Backhoe Almost Destroys Giant Dinosaur Tail, Researchers Must Remove Fossil Before Canada Frost

    What’s Canada Frost, a brand of beer?

  11. exdrone says

    Malone is the director of Search for Truth Ministries

    Keep searching. You ain’t there yet.

  12. stubby says

    @ kantalope #3

    I am going to take your advice. I often read the comments on wnd articles linked by Ed and always end up regretting it. I thank you, sir/madam.

  13. Steven says

    I feel like a quarter or so of your posts could have this exact title “Wnd promotes crackpot”

  14. kantalope says

    Stubby – as a public service I will give you a hint on what kind of things are going on over there:

    The christianity is right because there are no contradictions in the bible
    and I think because it was translated from multiple other languages? And because there were lots of bible books. Sorry India, your religious stories apparently lack variety.

    Evolution disproved by math because speciation could not occur in a single generation….I know, right.

    No transitional forms…cause how do you know half a bird, half a dinosaur isn’t really a whole birdosaur or something.

    The dreaded vertical trees cutting the strata…oh noes. I’m guessing dino footprints can’t be far behind.

    Oh here is a new one, for me anyway: modern humans and neanderthals living side by side…um, baffles scientists I guess. Damn easily baffled bastards anyway.

    Haha – science is always changing it’s mind because of facts and stuff…creationism never changes so it must be right.

    ah damn it, something from nothing? And repeat it twice because that makes an argument stronger.

    fredw is fighting the good fight…wants to know why creationists don’t need proof while evolutionists do. You go fredw.

    New species are only from different chromosome pairs? Taxonomists will be so disappointed.

    There now you know how wnd overturned over a century worth of science in one blog post and y’all won’t need to pay for the toxic cleanup.

  15. stubby says

    @ kantalope #18

    Thank you, kantalope. That looks like the typical buffoonery I’ve come to expect at wnd.

  16. grumpyoldfart says

    Is that a real audience or just a bunch of paid shills?

    At the 1’32” mark a woman in red pants starts laughing and then realises that she is supposed to expressing awed amazement so she quickly changes her expression.

  17. says

    “A former inventor and chemical engineer for Dow Chemical, today Malone is the director of Search for Truth Ministries”

    Maybe after he was let go at Dow, for rigging test results to get a desired conclusion, a sympathetic job counselor at the unemployment office told him, “Hey, if you want to be able to spout lies, get paid well and NOT get shitcanned, look into being a man of the cloth.”.

  18. freehand says

    Putting his creativity to use. The rubes pay better than Dow and are less critical than the folks at the patent office. Plus, he gets to sleep in late.

  19. caseloweraz says

    Grumpyoldfart: At the 1’32″ mark a woman in red pants starts laughing and then realises that she is supposed to expressing awed amazement so she quickly changes her expression.

    There must have been a surge on the local power line at just that instant, causing a momentary variance in the reality distortion field they use on the audience.

  20. says

    I’m going out on a limb here, but I think the reason household aquarium fish don’t fossilize is because they don’t get buried under sediment for any great length of time. They typically float to the top and get scooped out.

  21. freehand says

    Bronze Dog: I’m going out on a limb here, but I think the reason household aquarium fish don’t fossilize is because they don’t get buried under sediment for any great length of time. They typically float to the top and get scooped out.

    Well, I’m trying a little experiment of my own. I understand that it’s only a single data point, but I thought it might tell me something. When I was a kid, a favorite zebra catfish of mine died and I allowed it to settle down into the aquarium’s sediment, where it has gradually become buried. In about [checks time] 99,974 years it should be fossilized. If those scientists are correct.

    I’ll keep y’all posted.

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