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Creationist Cults

The notoriously bizarre Institute for Creation Research (sic) cult routinely publishes equally bizarre religious notions which they wish to pretend are some how scientific. This text file takes some of the cult's own bizarre publications and takes a look at them in extract to show just how nutty (verging on the insane) these "Modern Day Flat Earth Society" nuts actually are.

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Creationists seem to hate video movies about evolution and the history of plants and animals with particular ire being reserved for movies that cover the speciation of humans. In this propaganda piece we read:

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The "Out of Africa," "African Eve," or "Mitochondrial Eve" theory, proposed in 1987, has captured the popular imagination.

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Good. The popularization of science so that the general public can share in the joys of scientific discoveries is a good thing and something that needs to be encouraged considerably. "Out of Africa" was wdely popular regardless of whether the viewer believed in deity constructs or not and, in fact, it was a good movie.

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Cover stories in magazines gave graphic accounts of this alleged "mother of us all," said to have lived about 200,000 years ago.

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I guess the ICR has yet to learn about Lucy. <smile>

The propoaganda piece continues with a fractured explanation of how DNA can be -- and has been -- used to track the evolution of humans. The cult starts talking about a computer program:

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The researchers used a computer program designed to reveal a "maximum parsimony" phylogeny. This would be the family tree with the least number of mutational changes, based on the assumption that evolution would have taken the most direct and efficient path -- a rather strange assumption, considering the presumed random and haphazard nature of evolutionary change.

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Who presumes that?

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...It is now recognized that... an African origin for modem humans is not preferred over the other continents.

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So obviously evolution doesn't happen some how. The ICR cult goes on at some length to try to deny what DNA evidence has to say about the subject; it's rather nutty but nothing seems amusing enough to rise above the general crap level to warrant special notice. The cultist does eventually get around to finishing off his or her hut rant with an appeal to occultism:

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The Bible is God's revelation to those created in His image.

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Have any evidence for that, George? Any at all? Before you can claim that gods can have "words," and before you can claim that you have those "words," you need to provide evidence that these gods of yours exist, George. Then you may begin presenting evidence that these "words" of yours were written by these god things of yours.

You may begin at any time.

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Genesis is part of that revelation.

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Which version? At least count there were two conflicting versions of the Genisys mythology and there were at least six other creation myths in the classical Christanic mythologies.

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The failure of the "African Eve" theory is just another illustration of the impossibility of constructing an authentic record of human origins by scientific means.

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That's strange... the fact of the matter is that the evidence continues to point toward Africa as being the birthplace of humanity so one's left wondering why this cultist has pronounced that horse as dead.

What's interesting is that the ICR cult didn't just simply demand that "Eden" was in Africa and be done with their stupidity. Instead the nut cult felt the need to try to pretend DNA evidence was faulty to the point where it should be ignored in favor of demanding "gods dun it."

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It is for this very reason that God gave us an authentic revelation of our origins in the book of Genesis.

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Apparently the gods of creationists feel that their followers are total and complete idiots. If creationists had gods that were even marginally brighter than said creationists, they would have written something that makes sense.


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"You can lie about ICR all you want." -- Jason Daniel Henderson

"Thank you for your permission however there's never any need to.
Creationist propaganda is already self-debunking." -- Fredric L. Rice

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