Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Creationists: Where's Your Comparable Science?

A Harvard experiment has produced chickens with partial alligator snouts.

This was already covered elsewhere in the blogosphere, but the question is this: when was the last time a creationist actually produced something? Or did something in nature that had never been done before? Or created a new medicine? Creationists are great at explaining after the fact what something meant; for example, here you can find links to Conservapedia's Andy "Hindsight is 20/20" Schlafly, telling Craig Venter the significance of what he's been doing for the last two decades.

Beyond this, there's the self-evident observation that the entire pharmaceutical-biotech-medical enterprise that has advanced Western medicine so dramatically in the last century has done so fitting neatly into a biology that has, at its core, the theory of evolution. If you're a creationist, you should ask yourself very seriously why you trust surgeons or cardiologists who are taught a curriculum shot-through with evolution. It's almost like you don't really believe what you're saying.

The absence of productive, cutting-edge creationism research looks exactly look we should expect it to if creationism is about obscuring the truth, rather than trying to uncover it and use it to productive ends.

Meanwhile, here's Venter and Dawkins, just chillaxin.

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