It’s been three weeks now and just about everyday I can almost count on the fact that when I open my email inbox I will have yet another email from my cousin, Atheist turned Creationist Fundi Christian because Evolution is a Fail… Or so he says because as far as I have ever been aware that side of the family has always been Fundamentalist Christians. Typically I just make it a habit to avoid Creationist Fundies like a plague. Especially if I’m related to them, no matter how far removed.

 

For me personally I reached this point where the very mention of Macro and Micro evolution makes me want to Hulk out. It’s like there is absolutely no evidence out there that will be sufficient enough to prove evolution to somebody who willing does not want to believe it, refuses to believe it. And, even if therewas, say an absolute perfect example of the generation of a new mammal species entirely within a single human lifetime I doubt they would be convinced.

 

I guess I just get so damned frustrated when dealing with these people because their approach to science is so damn aggravating. They read scientific articles, gather conflicting information, miss interpret anomalies, ignore all obvious conclusions, ignore the basic assumptions in which most evidence is collected, toss in a little creationist sky daddy magic & then selectively spew Frankenstein information back at you. I spend more time, then I like, looking up their possible sources just to re-read the articles they butchered so I can correct them.

 

I mean there is only so much stupid one person can handle in a lifetime…. And, then they ask us why Atheists get so angry. For me it’s not so much as anger as frustration.

 

This was his latest email:

 

why do you avoid the question? of course you can give me countless mutations, but what about a new gene?

of course all evolutionist FAIL to answer that,

do you even know that micro and macro evolution is?

so if, i cut one finger and inherit that tradition to my offspring for millions of years, after that there will be a human with 4 fingers? NO the DNA is structured as a prototype for everything

at first i was an atheist, later i became a theist, since evolution FAILS and is just a refutable presumption.

dont avoid, NAME ONE GENE PRODUCT OF EVOLUTION. take your time, your golden star i shall spit and put it in your forehead if you givme one gene

For some reason he ends all his emails like this and I can only assume he is referring to the mark of the beast. This is yet another thing in Religion that I find absurd.

 

I guess what I am asking, is there anything I can say that will make him shut up? I just don’t think I can handle him this coming Thanksgiving since I know he is not going to be the only one. There are a few family members “gearing up” what ever that means. Not much of a family holiday when their all freaking sharks waiting for a drop of blood to hit the water.

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Sorry for the late reply, I've been on the side of a mountain at a mine for the past few days. Didn't account that we would get as much snow at least not so much that the planes would get grounded.

 

As always thank you for such an informative reply. The links you provided were wonderful and worth a read or two.

 

 

why do you avoid the question? of course you can give me countless mutations, but what about a new gene?

What about the bacteria which gained the ability to metabolise nylon? Pretty sure that involved a couple of new genes. Also worth noting is that this occurred in nature but is also known to occur in lab conditions I believe.

 

of course all evolutionist FAIL to answer that,

This statement is demonstrably wrong, see above.

 

do you even know that micro and macro evolution is?

Yes, I that they are....as in, I know that they can and do occur and are driven by the same forces.

 

so if, i cut one finger and inherit that tradition to my offspring for millions of years, after that there will be a human with 4 fingers? NO the DNA is structured as a prototype for everything

This demonstrates the creationists lack of understanding of gene inheritance (FYI I am a software engineer so my level of understanding is about that of an amatuer hobbyist). They even answer their own question... DNA is like the instructions to build a life form. This is a prediction of gene theory, NOT an argument against it...

 

at first i was an atheist, later i became a theist, since evolution FAILS and is just a refutable presumption.

By all means, please provide a refutation of the theory of evolution......it will make you WORLD FAMOUS! and will almost certainly result in a Nobel prize.

 

dont avoid, NAME ONE GENE PRODUCT OF EVOLUTION. take your time, your golden star i shall spit and put it in your forehead if you givme one gene

I'm not 100% sure what a "gene product of evolution" is.... I THINK I answered this before. For the record, threatening people with slobbery gold stars "put" in their forehead is not a good debate technique.

 

is there anything I can say that will make him shut up?

Probably not, I recommend educating yourself as much a possible on the subject matter and then pulling all of his arguments to shreds (as seen above and probably elsewhere by other posters). If he is actually reading what you are saying, he will either stop talking to you or he will start to realise he is wrong. The other alternative is to tell him that you are not interested in debating with him. Nothing about evolution states "you must proselytise evolution and defend evolution from unscientific claims". If he keeps emailing you demonstrably rude and ignorant emails like the one above, add him to your ignore list (same goes with the rest of the sharks).

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