Every time I hear a creationist claim that evolution is a myth, I shake my head and smile. And that’s because I know only too well that the individual has not taken the time to do their due diligence and actually investigate what it is that evolution is. And how would I know this? Well because they spout off the same nonsense that came out of Glenn Beck’s mouth yesterday when he said he believes that it is “ridiculous” to believe that “we came from monkeys.”
“I haven’t seen a half-monkey, half-person yet.”
Not content with coming off as a moron with that last line, Beck goes on to say:
They have to force it down your throat. When anyone has to force it, it’s a problem. You didn’t have to force that the world was round. You didn’t have to.
Truth is truth. You don’t have to force the truth. You just keep adding evidence and evidence and evidence and evidence until it becomes self-evident.
Wow. It’s hard to imagine that anyone could pack so much crap into a couple of sentences. But then again, we’re talking Beck here, the ultimate bullshit/idiot-meister. I’m not going to bother trying to refute nonsense of this sort. I’ve wasted too many hours of my life debating people like Beck – simpletons who would rather hang on to childish fairy tales then actually do the study necessary to allow for intelligent debate. But if you do care, MediaMatters puts in the attempt here.
I’ll just say for the hundredth time that evolution does not speak of the existence of god or gods or for that matter, the beginnings of life. It says only that the diversity of life we see around us has come about in the most beautiful and elegant of ways – evolution. It is the individual’s choice to study and know or remain clouded in ignorance. What is not an option though, is forcing their self-imposed ignorance down the throat of schoolchildren.
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