Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Peanut butter disproves evolution

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Anyone out there who thinks the theory of evolution might be true may as well just forget it, as it's almost certainly disproved by jars of peanut butter which, if the theory stood up, would occasionally contain new life when you opened them:



Thanks to New Humanist reader Alistair Scott for sending this in. He was convinced it was a gag until he Googled the presenter, Chuck Missler, and found out that he's a well-known evangelist and a former "Branch Chief of the Department of Guided Missiles" in the US military...

15 comments:

cultureofdoubt said...

http://pics.livejournal.com/manage/pic?id=15 - seen in Portsmouth's own creationist museum. Most of the arguments there are on about that level. The rest are simply wrong.

cultureofdoubt said...

Grrr, many apologies for the wrong link. I mean http://pics.livejournal.com/cultureofdoubt/pic/0000f355/g2

Paul Sims said...

Thanks for that Culture of Doubt - so you're saying there's a creationist museum in Portsmouth? Please pass on more info if you've got it, as I've never heard of this. Wouldn't have had Pompey down as a creationist base!

Neil E Roberts said...

Sadly it seems to be true.

http://www.csm.org.uk/expo.php

Have a gander at this and weep...

Paul Sims said...

Thanks for that Neil. Very depressing, although it looks pretty crap compared to the muti-million dollar American museum. I imagine the budget was at least a couple of quid.

Checked out your blog by the way. Like your tone. "Chuck Missler is a twat" - indeed.

cultureofdoubt said...

It is indeed quite low budget. It's very small - just a few rooms. It's free entry too, although I imagine people would be asking for their money back if they were charged for so little. Unfortunately it's also right in one of the key tourist areas in Portsmouth so it probably attracts a few people in who don't know what it's really all about.

Kaleena said...

Oh no!! Not the peanut butter argument!!

Graeme said...

I'd find this video incredibly funny if there weren't actually people who believe this nonsense!

My favourite bit is the people have been "doing stuff" to chemicals for nearly ONE HUNDRED years, and no new life has come about!!

sesaworuban said...

This is just too funny. :D

wtf? said...

OK - so over a billion experiments a year are conducted in peanut butter. I am presuming then that every jar was thouroughly invesigated and checked under a microscope to ensure no new life was found!!!
Scientific proof against evolution?? What a load of s**t

not completely useless said...

Wow, stunning video.

The theory of evolution isn't concerned with how life began, just with how it developed afterward. You can't pick on evolution for this.

"Life from non-life without the intervention of God" Impossible? Then where did God come from?

Don't they expect that any new life that would appear would be microscopic? And probably not recognizable to us as life at all.

Besides, you can get new life from a jar of peanut butter. You just have to wait for a billion years for it to appear. (Can anyone disprove that statement?) Another example of shoddy creationist research.

Cluracan said...

How very silly indeed!

However, I wonder whether they have tried spontaneously creating life out of peanut butter through the power of prayer?

Would they have any more success than the people that have been "doing stuff" with chemicals?

I think not.

Eric said...

This is what happen when you sniff peanut butter instead of eating it. If someone offers you peanut butter, just say no. A mind is a terrible thing to stick ... with peanut butter.

Ondrive said...

I can't believe I've just seen and heard that. I really can't... I need to go and clean my eyeballs. Surely even a primary school kid could realise that evolution takes millions of years, whereas we've had Peanut butter for, what, 200?

Oh no, I'm actually trying to reason with this nonsense... Now I need to try and wash my brain too.

Gah.

Alistair Scott said...

Oh my g..

A creationist museum in Portsmouth? What's happening in the UK? Unfortunately I don't live there at the moment. Can anyone organise a laugh party there? A whole horde of people, laughing themselves senseless at the 'exhibits'. That's the only way of combatting this nonsense.