American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer Defeats Darwin in Four Easy Steps

Your mind-numbing anti-science idiocy of the day
Wingnuts • Views: 31,087

Bryan Fischer, spokesman for the politically active hate group American Family Association, says “defeating Darwin” is so simple even a caveman could do it.

Then Fischer demonstrates how a caveman does it.

This hilariously stupid article has so many howlers in it, it’s hard to pick out a favorite, but this one is a stand-out: the “turtle on a fence post” argument.

When you see a turtle on a fence post, what’s the one thing you know? Somebody put him there. When you see a world hanging in space, what’s the one thing you know? Someone hung it there.

As all creationists must, Fischer proceeds to misrepresent the views of paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould:

But, sadly for Darwinians, after 150 years of digging in dirt all around the world, there are still no transitional fossils at all, not one! The most famous paleontologist in the world, Harvard’s Stephen Jay Gould, said, “The extreme rarity of transitional forms in the fossil record persists as the trade secret of paleontology.” (Note” “extreme rarity” is Harvard-speak for “nada, zilch, zippo.”)

The claim that there are “no transitional fossils” is a standard creationist lie. But no matter how many transitional forms are discovered, creationists relentlessly repeat this falsehood. (Isn’t there a Commandment about “bearing false witness?”)

Refuting a brain-dead article like this is an exercise in futility, but I’ll also point out that Fischer quotes “University of Bristol scientist Alan Linton:”

And this from University of Bristol scientist Alan Linton: “Throughout 150 years of the science of bacteriology, there is no evidence that one species of bacteria has changed into another. None exists in the literature claiming that one species has been shown to evolve into another.” (Note: “none” means “none, nada, zilch, zippo.”)

Oddly enough, Fischer doesn’t mention that although Alan Linton may be a scientist, he also happens to be affiliated with the UK’s Biblical Creation Society. Just an oversight, I’m sure.

Also see

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Recent PagesClick to refresh
Weather Channel’s Kait Parker Lays the Smack Down on Breitbart in an Awesome Video ClipClimate Change deniers continue to confuse climate with weather, even through there is a huge difference between the two. Unfortunately, a short term cooling does not change the fact that humans are causing the planet to warm up by pumping ...
CriticalDragon1177
38 minutes ago
Views: 75 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 4 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Millions Exposed to Malvertising That Hid Attack Code in Banner Pixels Researchers from antivirus provider Eset said "Stegano," as they've dubbed the campaign, dates back to 2014. Beginning in early October, its unusually stealthy operators scored a major coup by getting the ads displayed on a variety of unnamed reputable ...
Thanos
1 hour, 37 minutes ago
Views: 68 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe - NYT Cooking Ingredients 9 ounces/255 grams semisweet chocolate ¾ cup/205 grams smooth natural peanut butter ¼ cup/28 grams confectioners’ sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon kosher salt Nutritional Information Nutritional analysis per serving (10 servings) 250 calories; 17 grams fat; ...
The Vicious Babushka
2 hours, 11 minutes ago
Views: 73 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Russia Seen Moving New Missiles to Eastern Europe In what could mark an escalation of tensions with the West, commercial satellite images suggest that Russia is moving a new generation of nuclear-capable missiles into Eastern Europe. Russia appears to be preparing to permanently base its Iskander missile ...
Thanos
2 hours, 28 minutes ago
Views: 64 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
This Illustrates Our Choices Now-Air, Water, LandTrump Picks Scott Pruitt, Climate Change Denialist, to Lead E.P.A.NYT Trump’s EPA pick has fought vehemently … against the EPAMSNBC This is us with an EPA This is where they don't have an effective EPA
Unshaken Defiance
3 hours, 1 minute ago
Views: 80 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Pay Attention to Trump’s Tweets-Policy and Polity So what happens when he loses his blue checkmark for another rapey Mexicans comment? Next you know he will attack the Twitter CEO. Or anyone and everyone who calls him on his bullshit. Carrier, Boeing, or someday one of ...
Unshaken Defiance
3 hours, 32 minutes ago
Views: 78 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
FIRST OFFICIAL Trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming This is the FIRST trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming starring Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr. and more, in theaters July 7th.Connect with Jimmy Kimmel Live Online: Visit the Jimmy Kimmel Live WEBSITE: bit.lyLike Jimmy Kimmel Live on FACEBOOK: bit.lyFollow Jimmy ...
Thanos
3 hours, 59 minutes ago
Views: 86 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Of Monsters and Men - We Sink (Lyric Video) Of Monsters and Men - We Sink (Official Lyric Video)Please visit icrc.org to donate and for more information. Download this song: smarturl.it Taken from Beneath The Skin Directed by Tjarnargatanen.tjarnargatan.isActors:Heba AljakariJimmy SalinasJulie LopariaKansha IyassuKhaalid Saaid JeylaniMajid ZareiNazanin Askari Choreography:Stella ...
Thanos
4 hours, 6 minutes ago
Views: 69 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
John Glenn, American Hero of the Space Age, Dies at 95 John Glenn, a freckle-faced son of Ohio who was hailed as a national hero and a symbol of the space age as the first American to orbit Earth, then became a national political figure for 24 years in the ...
Thanos
6 hours, 35 minutes ago
Views: 91 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Americans Are Paying Apple Millions to Shelter Overseas Profits So you could rebel - but all the other major outlets for content also shelter their taxes overseas, including Google, Microsoft, and Amazon. All of these companies enjoy the network in this country of public transport, communications rights of ...
Thanos
23 hours, 4 minutes ago
Views: 195 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0