Dr Pangloss lives, and she is a creationist

I am speechless.

…we can look at the nasal bones right here. God designed humans very specifically with this nasal bone, because he knew because of sin we’d be wearing glasses and contacts, right, so this helps hold our glasses. Primates have no need to wear glasses, so they were not created with that bone there. Right? Distinct difference. And that’s how easy it is to look at a fossil and know right away whether it is a primate or whether it is a human.

That’s from Answers in Genesis, just today.


  1. wzrd1 says

    So,, a perfect design malfunctioned and sinned, then the perfect design unperfected due to hard wave, mumble, mumble, imperfection, mumble.
    Makes mumble sense to mumble me.
    Mumble mumble idiots.

  2. Bruce says

    Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him well.
    I can recognize his human skull by its great big nasal bone.
    Wait! What’s this? Yorick was a chimp the whole time, and I never noticed.

  3. Bruce says

    I think an examination of the skulls of all four of Ken Ham’s grandparents would show no nasal bones. Perhaps because all humans are chimpanzees who live with nasal cartilage. But I’m not an anatomist, like I presume Mr. Ham is.

  4. says

    Is she trying to argue that apes have perfect eyesight and none of them are nearsighted? I’d really like to see the evidence.

    @2 Bruce
    The line is “Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him Horatio”. Sorry can’t resist a little Shakespearian pedantidm.

  5. consciousness razor says

    I wear glasses because of sin. I’m not proud of that. It’s just an indisputable fact, because disputing it is sinful.

  6. Bruce says

    Alternatively, if the tiny bit of actual bone that sticks out above the nasal cavity is all she means, then Homo Erectus skulls show a similar divine ability to wear the eyeglasses of sin. Thus, Answers in Genesis declares that the Homo Erectus skulls were fully human 2.0 million years ago, and sinning well enough to fail their eye tests.
    In contrast, actual NAZIs are shown on TV as only wearing monocles, not eyeglasses, so AIG apparently thinks NAZIs were without sin. Well, that explains a few things.

  7. Bruce says

    By the way, nobody tell her that humans still are primates. We are still mammals too, and most of us are even still vertebrates.
    In heaven, all the angels are jellyfish, octopi, and spiders, because they have no nose bones, and thus have never sinned.

  8. consciousness razor says

    In heaven, all the angels are jellyfish, octopi, and spiders, because they have no nose bones, and thus have never sinned.

    Of course, God himself has been in a vegetative state for eternity, which is why things are so fucked up here.

  9. whheydt says

    Re: Bruce @ #8…
    Back when Reagan was governor of California, it was rumored that at some college or other there was an extra credit question on an anthropology test…

    True or False: Ronald Reagan is a primate.

  10. nomdeplume says

    Is it just me, or does everyone think the levels of stupidity, indeed insanity, are increasing among creationists, as they each try to outdo each other with new mad-brained schemes?

  11. nomdeplume says

    Purdam firstly laughs nervously, as if she thinks it is a joke, then realises it isn’t and says “right” and looks down at her papers in, I hope, an embarrassed way…

  12. edmond says

    People get cancer because of The Fall, too, don’t they? Where’s the bone to hold up our cancer filters?

  13. Ridana says

    So does the nasal bone atrophy if you wear contacts or don’t even need glasses? Actually, doesn’t God know who will end up wearing glasses? So why give everyone nasal bones, when many of us will have no need to wear glasses? For that matter, why give people these glasses-holding props in their faces millennia (even if only 6) before we invented glasses? A generation prior would’ve sufficed to slip that into the genome.

  14. Pierce R. Butler says

    … he knew because of sin we’d be wearing glasses and contacts, right, so …

    A) A lower-case “H”?!? I hear the thunder rumble: “It’s smitin’ time!”

    B) Why didn’t he then save a lot of trouble and Wrath, by inventing barbed wire and putting it around that fruit tree?

  15. captainblack says

    “So why give everyone nasal bones, …”
    Because (hu)man(s) was(were) created in God’s image and as everyone knows God wears glasses (for some reason?)

  16. Carl Muckenhoupt says

    Makes me think of the Douglas Adams bit about a puddle observing that the indentation it’s sitting in is exactly the same shape as itself and concluding “It must have been made specifically for me”

  17. Frederic Bourgault-Christie says

    I love how he mentions contacts. You know, the thing that obviates the need to have ANYTHING on your nose.

  18. nomdeplume says

    Leaving aside the insane biological aspect of this (and I retain faint hope that even Georgia Purdam has enough sense of shame to have been horrified by this segment) how on earth could anybody be mad enough theologically to come up with this? The crazy idea that a god would bother putting a tree in a garden that no one was allowed to eat? The lunatic notion that one person, 50% of the then human race, having eaten this fruit, the rest of humanity for all eternity would somehow inherit guilt? That 8 people apparently not having inherited this guilt were then saved on a wooden boat while the whole world was flooded and every other living organism killed, and the world somehow repopulated by these people, but heir offspring somehow inherited guilt that they didn’t have? And that this inherited guilt manifested itself in some human beings having poor eyesight? But they had to put up with that for several thousand years until someone invented spectacles? Which god had anticipated by evolving a bony nose? Seriously, why isn’t someone who talks like this locked up in a psychiatric institution?

  19. Kagehi says

    @22 Near as I can tell the answer to this is, “Recognizing such people as mentally… confused… would call into question the sanity of religion itself. Thus only cultists can be called insane. (Where cultist is defined as someone suggesting, for example, that every woman in a cult has to sleep with them, rather than just doing this on the sly, behind everyone’s back, and other similar behaviors, which are ‘unapproved’ by the mainstream religions).

  20. InitHello says

    @23 I recall someone once tongue-in-cheekily stating that religions and cults are the same, there’s some asshole at the top who knows it’s all a scam. The difference is, with religions, that asshole is safely dead.

  21. ajbjasus says

    #22. I live in the uk, and when I first came across AIG, for many weeks I genuinely thought it to be a spoof.

    What I now found astonishing is that your well reasoned criticisms are probably hand waved away by the adherents with a kind of “heard it all before, come up with something new” riposte.

    It all truly is beyond parody, and I-can’t think of anywhere in Europe where this would get any significant traction at all. Mind you, we do have the Vatican.

  22. davidc1 says

    It must be true ,why else would the big sky daddy put our ears where they are .
    And doesn’t a certain kind of sin make you go blind ?
    She may be on to something

  23. R. L. Foster says

    Question from the back of the classroom — If you sin and repent does your vision immediately return to 20/20?

  24. Osbert Snudge says

    “It is demonstrable,” said he, “that things cannot be otherwise than as they are; for as all things have been created for some end, they must necessarily be created for the best end. Observe, for instance, the nose is formed for spectacles, therefore we wear spectacles. The legs are visibly designed for stockings, accordingly we wear stockings. Stones were made to be hewn and to construct castles, therefore My Lord has a magnificent castle; for the greatest baron in the province ought to be the best lodged. Swine were intended to be eaten, therefore we eat pork all the year round: and they, who assert that everything is right, do not express themselves correctly; they should say that everything is best.”
    ― Voltaire, Candide

  25. answersingenitals says

    You sinners may laugh, but haven’t you noticed that God gave us the exact right number of fingers to fit into a pair of gloves!?! (And don’t get me started on jock straps!)

  26. dstatton says

    Check out the Atheist’s Nightmare, a YouTube from 2006, telling us abut how the banana was designed just for us. Hilarious.

  27. Who Cares says

    It is even better. What is this original sin? Eating the fruit isn’t a sin because for that they need to understand that the beast lied to them and as both were in a state of innocence they neither had the ability nor the reason to suspect that the claim of them are allowed to eat the fruit was a lie. And once Eve did eat that fruit she still wouldn’t have had the ability to guess the beast was lying to them nor a reason to suspect so when she offered a piece to Adam.

    What I find ‘funnier’ is Mr. Incompetent complaining to his coworkers that his biological robots/androids have been hijacked and given an upgrade he didn’t want them to have since it would reduce/eliminate his control over them, basically begging his coworkers to help him figure out how to prevent them from eating from the other tree which would make them equals to Mr. Incompetent and his coworkers.

  28. Rob Grigjanis says

    Two best arguments for the existence of a god: Our arms are just the right length for wanking, and the boiling point of ethanol is significantly less than that of water.

  29. davidc1 says

    @34 If there is a god ,why did he give us so many vertebrae ?
    @35 No wonder they always look so pissed off in the movies.

  30. says

    Glasses use the nasal bone because it was there. If it weren’t there, our glasses designs would be adapted to use different anatomical features for support – this is a classic case of pointing at a puddle and remarking how amazing it is that the depression it fills was so perfectly designed to fit it.