Night at the Nuthouse

We're Flintstones home-schooled kids!One of the fond memories of our increasingly distant youth is of lovable reactionaries, folks so beyond the pale that they were barely worth a warm head-shaking Paul Harvey chuckle.

And either we’re regressing, or those days are returning.

We’ve often expressed our gratitude for WorldNetDaily, which boldly goes where Drudge fears to tread, and spares us the trouble of cruising dozens of wingnut websites. But lately we’ve noticed they’ve been letting us down, with hysterical stories not even remotely relevant to the issues of the day. (Trust us, Joe, the Fairness Doctrine is a non-starter.) It’s hard to play fearmonger when the nation is increasingly confident about itself.

What’s more, we think they know it. Thursday’s story about the recent discovery of dinosaur blood does a very credible job explaining the science underlying the claim, right down to the amino acids.

It’s only at the end that they remember to tack on a boilerplate objection to the entire effort, without even bothering to source their quote:

Young earth proponents see something entirely different in the findings. As one creationist noted: “There’s no way this blood could be 80 million years old. The evolutionists are just saying so because they cannot bear the thought of recent dinosaurs causing their millions of years scenario to come crashing down. Without the millions of years, Darwinism is dead, dead, dead.”

Heh-heh-heh. Page 2.

Dinosaur blood extracted from bone [WND]
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A bunch of fundies, olds, ignorants and stupids with nary a biology PhD or full set of teeth among them passing judgement on evilushun? Yeah, this will end well.

As I’ve said before. The irony of dimwits who don’t “believe” in the Big Bang, hate teh gayz and evolution while using computers (solid state physics that came from the big bang), modern software as envisioned by the very gay Alan Turning and eating various corn based “cheeeez” products that can be only produced using techniques via biology based on evolution is sometimes too delicious (except the corn based “cheez” products.)

Young earth proponents see something entirely different in the findings. As one creationist noted: “There’s no way this blood could be 80 million years old. The evolutionists are just saying so because they cannot bear the thought of recent dinosaurs causing their millions of years scenario to come crashing down. Without the millions of years, Darwinism is dead, dead, dead.”

That’s right… there’s no way this could be 80 million years old. Of course, I’ve given no reason to support this conclusion other than my own incredulity, no science to back the claim that soft tissue could not possibly be preserved in the core of a fossilized bone, no mechanism to explain my objections. I simply refuse to believe what science has just proven. And so it must be the scientists who are wrong, and not me.

Even though I do a lot of posts on wingnuts, I can’t bring myself to go to WND. Well played sir.

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