Friday, February 25, 2011


Posted at CARM on Feb 23rd 2011. Creationist: Dakotat5

OP: How did the leopard get its spots? How did the zebra get its stripes?

The answer may be a gene, which scientists have found governs colour patterns in deer mice, the most widespread mammal in North America.

This gene, called Agouti, is found in all vertebrates and may establish colour pattern in a wide variety of species, a process that has been poorly understood at both the molecular and the evolutionary level.

Dakotat5: if it were the gene alone and if evolution were true then everyone would have spots.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Shallow Time Fail

Posted at CARM on Feb 23rd, 2011. Creationist: Dakotat5

"you can no more look 7 million years into the past than you can look into last week"



Sunday, February 13, 2011

Finally Offended by a YEC

I have finally been personally offended by a young earth creationist. Here's the exchange.

dakotat5 (creationist)
Mountaineer_Elf (me)

dakotat5: just give a simple answer like 'i would' or 'I wouldn't' no need for a song and dance or a bashing party. let's see how honest you really are or if you will lie here as well.

HOW many evolutionists, et al, would die for their belief in evolution?

you are surrounded by an angry mob who are going to light you up if you do not renounce your evolutionary beliefs. would you die for evolution?

{i am betting most of them will lie}

Mountaineer_Elf: If someone put a gun to a random persons head and said "say there's no evolution or I'll shoot her" I will gladly say "there is no evolution" and do so quickly and without thought.

Why? Because it has no bearing on the fact that evolution does exist - it doesn't need my permission.

It's not a belief - it's an acceptance in the evidence and data that supports it.

If someone put a gun to my head and said to you "deny God or I will kill her", what would you say?

dakotat5: figures the woman would alter the question. it is not asking if a friend or stranger were being threatened but if you were. try to stick to the topic and do it right.

i would say shoot her.

Mountaineer_Elf: Wow - I suppose I should just jump back into the kitchen and get your dinner for you huh? Maybe make and have a baby on the way while attempting to vacuum with the handle in my mouth and burning my hands on the stove while baking bread.

Nice to know you don't value life though. Thanks for that. I hope I'm never in a situation where it's up to you to lie to someone to save my life.

I've never been offended by a young earth creationist before - it's usually just something along the lines of "oh, you know - that's how they are. They're a YEC, you know?" Or "oh grandma, you're so silly" when an old fashioned person says something racist or uncouth, etc.

Congrats on being the first YEC that's actually personally offended me on this website. Consider your post reported, though nothing will happen per usual.


ETA: I did misread your post, thinking it was two questions: "would you die for your belief in evolution" as well as "would you let someone die because you didn't renounce your belief in evolution".

Look - I admitted I made a mistake dakotat5. Must be the woman in me.

Good Christian, eh?


Thursday, February 10, 2011


Posted at CARM on Feb 10th, 2011. Creationist: Win.

What I'm asking is that: why death is possible if replication is the process? Why not continuing replication? Why nature limits it? The rock doesn't replicate, so it must have a limitation of survival.




Posted at CARM on Feb 10th, 2011. Creationist: Noob.

The short version: My post was about the discovery of a uniquely shaped metatarsal of A. afarensis which shows that the foot at the metatarsals had an arch to it, suggesting that Lucy and the other A. afarensis' were more bipedal than originally thought.
Noob: Evos are turbo super stupid regarding human anatomy. Foot bone. Feet consist of many bones.



Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Deserving FAIL

Passed on to me by DM on Feb 8th, 2011.

Reag: "I usually limit my comments to the Biblical ideas of helping deserving poor (which the Bible calls "widows and orphans"), and letting the undeserving poor starve as a motivation to change."

Wow. The image that came to mind was the starving children of Africa that aren't widows or orphans.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Fluid Dynamics FAIL

Posted at CARM on Feb 6th, 2011. Creationist: Noob

Evos can't take science appart and tell me how studying fluid dynamics in physics is aided by understanding mutations happen and species die.

Wow - really?