If the first talking snake had kept shtum, we wouldn't be here. Eve wouldn't have eaten the forbidden fruit. But she listened and was curious. So she fell into humanity, thank God. Good old snake, say I. I celebrate its independence of mind. Satan? Neh, that's a later interpretation. The snake was part of the divine purpose. God allowed it into the garden, aware of its linguistic abilities. He knew what would happen. Jesus commended dove-like innocence. AND the wisdom ... of the snake.

Friday, April 07, 2006

A missing link? Whatever will they say at AIG?

Yesterday's Guardian led with a story about the discovery of a new fossilsed transitional form between fish and land animals. I could practically write the debunk on AIG [Answersingenesis] myself. (I have this incredible site - that's incredible as in, you can't believe a word of it - saved as one of my internet favourites. I'm sure its owners would be pleased; however I have renamed it Codswallop in Genesis.) It is a creationist article of faith that there are no transitional forms, cos that would imply evolution happening, oh horrors. So this allegedly transitional form will turn out to be something else.

Let me guess: AIG will attack the personal credentials of the scientists who discovered this creature. They will claim that it's a distinct species, although they might need to be a bit careful they don't identify it as an actual "kind", because that might mean it would have qualified for a place on the Ark, which has been calculated to have just enough space for the kinds we already know about. It follows there can't be any more to discover. They will point to the Guardian story as further evidence of the liberal conspiracy to discredit Biblical science and quite possibly attach some significance to the timing of the announcement, just before Holy Week. It's bad enough having to fend off a flaky Gospel of Judas and all the publicity about the Da Vinci Code film without these damned evolutionists prating on about transitional forms. Yes indeedy, Satan is tightening his grip on our culture. Roll on the rapture. I can guarantee that AIG will not accept this discovery as genuine.

OK, let's see how long they take to come up with an answer. Watch this space.


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