Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Liars for Jeebus and their gullible customers
This Jeebus website is typical for the Liars-For-Jeebus industry. For example they invoke a fake fossil that was thrown out more than a half century ago, while ignoring 21st century discoveries, for example the fossils of whale ancestors recently found in Pakistan. It's for a good reason they ignore and/or lie about whale fossils, because the fossil record that describes the transition from land animals to whales is complete. They also ignore the fact that fossils are not necessary to call evolution an established truth, thanks to even more powerful evidence from other branches of science. Their goal is to spread the idea that scientists are dishonest, while hiding the fact that they are constantly lying or withholding information. And of course they never know what they're talking about. Like their gullible customers, the Liars for Jeebus are uneducated morons.
"Creationists sometimes claim that scientists have a vested interest in the concept of biological evolution and are unwilling to consider other possibilities. But this claim, too, misrepresents science. Scientists continually test their ideas against observations and submit their work to their colleagues for critical peer review of ideas, evidence, and conclusions before a scientific paper is published in any respected scientific journal. Unexplained observations are eagerly pursued because they can be signs of important new science or problems with an existing hypothesis or theory. History is replete with scientists challenging accepted theory by offering new evidence and more comprehensive explanations to account for natural phenomena. Also, science has a competitive element as well as a cooperative one. If one scientist clings to particular ideas despite evidence to the contrary, another scientist will attempt to replicate relevant experiments and will not hesitate to publish conflicting evidence. If there were serious problems in evolutionary science, many scientists would be eager to win fame by being the first to provide a better testable alternative. That there are no viable alternatives to evolution in the scientific literature is not because of vested interests or censorship but because evolution has been and continues to be solidly supported by evidence."
-- National Academy of Sciences