The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166900   Message #4023236
Posted By: Steve Shaw
11-Dec-19 - 06:56 PM
Thread Name: BS: in the beginning and now
Subject: RE: BS: in the beginning and now
I have no interest in wresting anyone's beliefs away. I don't mind challenging them of course. The anti-evolution post just before this one is such garbled, ignorant nonsense that I'm amazed that its perpetrator could be so daft as to want to expose his idiocy by posting it. Now it's time for you to do your good cop bit, Bill... ;-)

I was at the house of some good friends today. They have one of those beautiful potted orchids that have become very popular. What a lovely, beautiful, intricate, delicate thing, came the remark (they're fine Christian people). Sez I, it is. A tiny part of the beauty, complexity and diversity of life on Earth. But, sez I, adding a slightly less romantic though pertinent note, just like us that orchid flower is the fruit of four billion years of evolution*, a process that progresses in tiny juddering steps. I think that anti-evolutionists have real difficulty in getting their heads round that terrifying time span. Well I know they have. They appear, some of them, to have invented 4004 BC...

*With a bit of artificial selection tweaking, of course...