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Wednesday, April 4, 2007

“Still Not Convinced?”: The Day in Ridiculous Conspiracy Theories

posted by on April 4 at 11:35 AM

First, enjoy this inspired bit of whimsy from the Titanic Truth Movement.

Then, take a cold plunge into humorless bullshit with this non-whimsical offering from evangelist Chuck Missler, who aims to disprove evolution with a jar of peanut butter.

(Thanks for the double heads-up to Nancy and Phil.)

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wow. i'm not sure which was funnier. sadly, it's very obvious which is scarier.

Posted by konstantconsumer | April 4, 2007 11:54 AM

Wow. I totally get it now. It makes all the sense in the world. Those scienticians and their "primordial sandwich" lies are finished!

Posted by steve | April 4, 2007 11:54 AM

Holy what the fuck, Batman!

Posted by him | April 4, 2007 12:01 PM

Steve, according to Missler the only primordial sandwich would have been made with peanut butter. (No doubt with a banana, God's Perfect Food, on the side.)

Posted by Sachi | April 4, 2007 12:03 PM

That's all very good, Mr. Missler. But I believe that there's a jar of peanut butter out there that's got life in it. And I don't need your "science" to prove such things don't happen. I have my faith.

Posted by MvB | April 4, 2007 12:06 PM

Even if life did form inside a peanut butter jar, it wouldn't just jump out when the lid is opened and bite ya in the ass.

Posted by Mr. Designer | April 4, 2007 12:24 PM

Basic failure of education here. They don't understand just how huge the numbers involved are. Obviously the creation of life from lifelessness is very, very, very improbable, but it had a very, very, very long time in which to happen. If you could check several septillion jars of peanut butter, I wouldn't be at all surprised to find the beginnings of new life.

Most importantly, it only had to happen once. It could have been so improbable it only happens once every 10 billion years and that would still be enough.

Posted by gfish | April 4, 2007 12:27 PM

Wow. The entire theory of evolution, debunked by a jar of peanut butter. Who knew?

Posted by SDA in SEA | April 4, 2007 12:30 PM

OMG, I've been wrong all these years! Peanut Butter can't turn into monkeys!! Stupid, stupid me.

Posted by Cate | April 4, 2007 12:35 PM

Damn you peanut butter and your vast knowledge of science, your infalliable logic, and sense of fashion!

DAMN YOU!!!!! *shakes fists*

Posted by Monique | April 4, 2007 12:36 PM

mmmmm peanut butter and banana sandwiches...

Posted by Angel | April 4, 2007 12:46 PM

So, if the jar was open a crack and the hand if God could slither in there, we might open it to find little peanut butter people made in His image? That would be so like Him.

Posted by A-Train | April 4, 2007 4:13 PM

What an awesomely profound misunderstanding of the definition of evolution. This experiment equates the Theory of Evolution to magic by insisting that unless fully formed life forms crawl out of a jar of peanut butter, evolution must be false.

The frustration that the educated feel towards the blissfully or willfully ignorant is that they are incapable of getting even the most basic aspects of Evolutionary Theory correct. We can dismiss them as delusional fools, but with propaganda like this they become a dangerous distraction to real education. Here is the reason that public education is so lousy and sub-par to the rest of the world. While we so painstakingly try to refute ridiculous "Peanut-butter" postulates, time is wasted just catching up to the basics other industrialized countries have gone far beyond.

Posted by montex | April 5, 2007 9:56 AM

Let's go over this again. Evolution is a theory about how life, once started, changes over time. Evolution is almost universally accepted by the scientifically literate. Theories on the origin of life from non-living matter, aka abiogenesis, are more speculative, and no single theory is widely accepted over all others. Confusion of evolution with abiogenesis, as evidenced by the video, is a mark of profound scientific illiteracy.

Also, his choice of peanut butter sucks.
Adams rules!

Posted by butterw | April 5, 2007 1:19 PM

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