I know I’ve brushed off the Bill Nye/Creationist debate, but there’s been some fun follow-up that I had to share.
Amanda Marcotte does a hilarious take-down of the questions put forth by Creationists that are meant to stump the Evolutionists. For example:
“How do you explain a sunset if their [sic] is no God?”
It’s true, this one is a stumper. Some say that the sunset is caused because the sun god who rides his chariot through the sky every day crash lands on the ground, only to be reborn in the sunset, gently expelled by Mother Earth in a ray of light every morning. Some say the sun is a giant fireball God throws across the sky that explodes every night. Scientists clearly have no explanation, which goes to show that they are full of shit.
Even Pat Robertson doesn’t buy the Creationist view.
“Let’s face it, there was a bishop [Ussher] who added up the dates listed in Genesis and he came up with the world had been around for 6,000 years,” Robertson said. “There ain’t no way that’s possible. To say that it all came about in 6,000 years is just nonsense and I think it’s time we come off of that stuff and say this isn’t possible.”
He continued: “We’ve got to be realistic that the dating of Bishop Ussher just doesn’t comport with anything that is found in science and you can’t just totally deny the geological formations that are out there.”
When Pat Robertson tells you to get real, the show’s over.