Easily the worst anti-evolution blogging any of us have seen

I’m not entirely surprised, given the source, but still, I gotta give huge anti-props to the doggedly brain-dead Nathan Bradfield for this unbelievable, reckless chimera of lies, misunderstandings, suppositions, canards, and (not that insults need be piled on these mortal injuries) hapless subject-verb mismatchings.
This is unquestionably the most worthless attempt to undermine evolution I’ve ever read. Not only does Nathan not look into anything scientists have to say, he can’t even keep his creationist lies straight. I actually hope for his sake that he wasn’t trying to be at all honest, because otherwise I’m afraid he’s got to be one of the dumbest would-be political bloggers in the free world and there can only be a gossamer-thin line between him and a feeding tube. I defy anyone to be more charitable than that.


I am confident that out of those sentences Nathan has written that are both intelligible and topical, every last one of them contains a grievous error. But if you demanded that I go after one section of this debacle above all others, it would be the seven alleged “Gaps” in evolutionary theory. Not only are most of these not actually “gaps,” they are entirely divorced from science. And meaningful English. It’s hard to refute points that don’t deal in any way with what evolution asserts.
What evolutionary changes would we expect in a reproductively isolated population of finches in 170 years, Nathan? What do computer simulations have to do with the evolution of the eye? Have computers made God? Or Ann Coulter?
Actually, this, to me, is the most emblematic bit: “All the animal phyla appears suddenly with no ancestors.”
That’s right, every last one of them, clean out of the newly created blue sky. On that Cambrian period, Nathan (you see, a “Cambrian” is not a foreign-made compact car), when do you suppose it really was? It’s not mentioned in your Bible, but you must believe in it or else you wouldn’t be saying people are wrong about what transpired during it. Do you know the time frame in which geologists place it? Also, good call assuming “phyla” is singular because it ends in “a”…you f*cking nitwit.
Forgive me, good Alabamans, if I’m starting to get the idea that your state is not a hotbed of progressive-mindedness and vision.
Screw it. If you guys want to deal with this freakish mess one chunk at a time and post responses, I or one of my lackeys (such as the still-throbbing Brian Lyons) will assemble these into a unified rebuttal and add it as a comment to Nathan’s site. This, although on the surface no more likely to produce salutory effects than yelling “BAD COACKROACH! BAD!” could actually make a difference; as dumb as Nathan is, he knows when he’s been slaughtered — notice that he never quite got around to the advertised “Part 2” of “Darwin crumbling from within,” although this is just as likely to have resulted from limbic system failure as humiliation.
Conservatives with lights on upstairs must cringe when goofballs hanging on to the far right wing of their party for the ride start erupting with this kind of short-bus crap.

17 thoughts on “Easily the worst anti-evolution blogging any of us have seen”

  1. If I tried to parody a creationist blog, I couldn’t have done it better! :)
    Even that photo is great. Please, tell this is not for real…

  2. Kevin, you’ve got a renegade italics tag somewhere up there.
    Oh man. He actually throws an Ann Coulter quote in there too. When in doubt always quote an expert on the subject. 8eye roll.
    This however, was awesome in it’s super cool awesomeness:

    The most fanatical proponents of evolution are not palentologists, biologists, scientists, or college professors. They are cretinous high school biology teachers and liberal loud-mouth’s who haven’t been updated on current evolution opinions by the aforementioned because why would they risk their cushy, tenured jobs and subject themselves to the gauntlet of “peer-reviewed” publishing when they can remain hush about it?

    Cushy High School tenured jobs?

  3. “Kevin, you’ve got a renegade italics tag somewhere up there.”
    Thanks, dude. I’m on the road and I swear that’s the only reason I’m reading and writing in IE7…
    I think it’s at least possible that Nathan, who is not adroit with keeping us abreast of the antecedents of his pronouns, might have meant that the paleontologists at al. were the tenured ones keeping hush-hush and all that, not the high-school teachers. This, of course, doesn’t put a scratch in the teflon coating of thoroughgoing idiocy in Nathan’s claim, or does it diminish the surreal irrelevance of his post as a whole.
    It’s always interesting to hear what goes on at colleges and universities from people who misspell words like “I” and drop terms like “loud-mouth’s.” Something tells me they’re not gathering their info up close and personal.

  4. Cushy High School tenured jobs?

    I thought exactly the same thing. Then I googled ‘tenured high school teacher’ and came up with a number of matches. Apparently, the Chicago Public School District does it, among others.
    Not the that makes the jobs ‘cushey’, regardless: I just was unaware tenure was granted in High Schools.

  5. Have computers made . . . Ann Coulter?
    You know, I consider this an open question. It would explain many things . . .

  6. No way man! Yes, your guy is a total cretin. Yes, he knows nothing about science, and probably actually knows nothing about the bible either, BUT… Don’t be dissing Bill Dembski’s Blog Uncommonly Dense. I mean Uncommon Descent!
    http://www.uncommondescent.com/
    As you can see, UD has got MUCH, MUCH dumber, stupider bloggers and posters:
    1. Bill Dembski – Pencil-necked geek, Mr. Obfuscation, the
    “Isaac Newton of Informaion Theory” and mental light-weight.
    2. Denyse O’Leary – Canadian Christian – Moron – Writes at a high school sophomore “C – D” level.
    3. DaveScot Springer – AKA DaveTard/ Mr. Cheesy Poof/ Fatso / Dumbo etc. Dembski’s “Moderator” and bans anyone that does not agreeed with ID “theory”. Has recenly been trashed by SCiBlogger Orac for pushing non-tested cancer treatment DCA.
    I will put MY TARDsters agains your NathanTard anyday.
    I can go to Uncommonly Dense anytime I want to get a whole new blast of utter nonsense, and YOUR guy is only a 1-trick pony, and a Shetland Pony at that.
    PLUS! BONUS! The ATBC site is a bunch of smart people making total fun of UD – ALL THE TIME – an entire BLOG devoted to laughing and poking fun at the UD knuckelheads.
    YOUR idiot Nathan? Proabably only his mother and everyone he knows in his little corner of the world makes fun of him… UD gets International Hate.
    For After The Bar Closes fun at UD expense go to:
    http://www.antievolution.org/cgi-bin/ikonboard/ikonboard.cgi?s=45e878ec141ebbf8;act=ST;f=14;t=1274;st=12780
    So, remember, that in the Big Tent of Creationism, there is unfortunately plenty of room, for both YOUR Tardster Nathan and my UD Tards.
    Have A Good Weekend!

  7. No way man! Yes, your guy is a total cretin. Yes, he knows nothing about science, and probably actually knows nothing about the bible either, BUT… Don’t be dissing Bill Dembski’s Blog Uncommonly Dense. I mean Uncommon Descent!
    http://www.uncommondescent.com/
    As you can see, UD has got MUCH, MUCH dumber, stupider bloggers and posters:
    1. Bill Dembski – Pencil-necked geek, Mr. Obfuscation, the
    “Isaac Newton of Informaion Theory” and mental light-weight.
    2. Denyse O’Leary – Canadian Christian – Moron – Writes at a high school sophomore “C – D” level.
    3. DaveScot Springer – AKA DaveTard/ Mr. Cheesy Poof/ Fatso / Dumbo etc. Dembski’s “Moderator” and bans anyone that does not agreeed with ID “theory”. Has recenly been trashed by SCiBlogger Orac for pushing non-tested cancer treatment DCA.
    I will put MY TARDsters agains your NathanTard anyday.
    I can go to Uncommonly Dense anytime I want to get a whole new blast of utter nonsense, and YOUR guy is only a 1-trick pony, and a Shetland Pony at that.
    PLUS! BONUS! The ATBC site is a bunch of smart people making total fun of UD – ALL THE TIME – an entire BLOG devoted to laughing and poking fun at the UD knuckelheads.
    YOUR idiot Nathan? Proabably only his mother and everyone he knows in his little corner of the world makes fun of him… UD gets International Hate.
    For After The Bar Closes fun at UD expense go to:
    http://www.antievolution.org/cgi-bin/ikonboard/ikonboard.cgi?s=45e878ec141ebbf8;act=ST;f=14;t=1274;st=12780
    So, remember, that in the Big Tent of Creationism, there is unfortunately plenty of room, for both YOUR Tardster Nathan and my UD Tards.
    Have A Good Weekend!

  8. Not the that makes the jobs ‘cushey’, regardless: I just was unaware tenure was granted in High Schools.

    Tenure is actually fairly common in public school systems. The period of time that a teacher has to serve to earn tenure varies considerably, but once a teacher is tenured it’s almost impossible to get rid of him or her, short of breaking the law, and even then it’s a legal battle.

  9. I’m not sure how much effect any comments to Bradfield will do, but since he actually knows that absence of evidence isn’t positive evidence (“If a creationist said, “This is the absolute Truth and must be taught because you can’t prove it didn’t happen,” he’d be crucified.”) I will give it a go.
    Not being a biologist I will begin with the rest:

    the construction of everything in the universe begins with a) the Holy Spirit (magnetic field); b) Light (an electric field); and c) that Light can be created by a sonic influence or sound,” Samuel J. Hunt writes on his website.

    Bradfield has been taken by a crackpot, of course. Hunt thinks his gods voice created the universe by sonoluminicense in the vacuum, doesn’t explain why the vacuum appeared, thinks sound is EM waves, that EM waves are “the only wave that exists”, that particles must have mass, and that photons aren’t particles.
    If Bradfield checks some science sources, he will find that nothing of the above corresponds to real physics. I detest crackpots exactly because laymen can confuse their jabber with science and knowledge instead of recognizing that they met the jabberwocky.
    But since this is about cosmology Bradfield isn’t discussing evolution here.

  10. I’m not sure how much effect any comments to Bradfield will do, but since he actually knows that absence of evidence isn’t positive evidence (“If a creationist said, “This is the absolute Truth and must be taught because you can’t prove it didn’t happen,” he’d be crucified.”) I will give it a go.
    Not being a biologist I will begin with the rest:

    the construction of everything in the universe begins with a) the Holy Spirit (magnetic field); b) Light (an electric field); and c) that Light can be created by a sonic influence or sound,” Samuel J. Hunt writes on his website.

    Bradfield has been taken by a crackpot, of course. Hunt thinks his gods voice created the universe by sonoluminicense in the vacuum, doesn’t explain why the vacuum appeared, thinks sound is EM waves, that EM waves are “the only wave that exists”, that particles must have mass, and that photons aren’t particles.
    If Bradfield checks some science sources, he will find that nothing of the above corresponds to real physics. I detest crackpots exactly because laymen can confuse their jabber with science and knowledge instead of recognizing that they met the jabberwocky.
    But since this is about cosmology Bradfield isn’t discussing evolution here.

  11. I’m not sure how much effect any comments to Bradfield will do, but since he actually knows that absence of evidence isn’t positive evidence (“If a creationist said, “This is the absolute Truth and must be taught because you can’t prove it didn’t happen,” he’d be crucified.”) I will give it a go.
    Not being a biologist I will begin with the rest:

    the construction of everything in the universe begins with a) the Holy Spirit (magnetic field); b) Light (an electric field); and c) that Light can be created by a sonic influence or sound,” Samuel J. Hunt writes on his website.

    Bradfield has been taken by a crackpot, of course. Hunt thinks his gods voice created the universe by sonoluminicense in the vacuum, doesn’t explain why the vacuum appeared, thinks sound is EM waves, that EM waves are “the only wave that exists”, that particles must have mass, and that photons aren’t particles.
    If Bradfield checks some science sources, he will find that nothing of the above corresponds to real physics. I detest crackpots exactly because laymen can confuse their jabber with science and knowledge instead of recognizing that they met the jabberwocky.
    But since this is about cosmology Bradfield isn’t discussing evolution here.

  12. You are privileged. He actually links to you

    I do find it amusing that evolutionists like this chimp use a post to attack me and be so completely off base with it. As in the past, he’ll probably post a follow-up piece saying I made a futile attempt to respond and didn’t answer any of his points. Well, jeepers Wally, maybe if you’d answer some of mine, since you did feel the need to respond first, we might could get somewhere. Instead, so far, we’ve just got a bunch of chicken bloggers and emailers that want to scream, “Fool!” “Idiot!” “Nutcase!” at any opposition to evolution.

  13. I dunno, Mr. Bradfield’s blog is certainly lame enough to be parody, but it is awfully (in every sense of the word) earnest, as well.
    I too was struck by the “sonoluminescence.” How did the Holy Ghost make a sound in the vacuum?
    There’s always fixedearth.com, I’m sure they mean it.

  14. I have to thank you for mentioning fixedearth.com. I had never been there and it is an absolute hoot! I suggest the discussion regarding geosynchronous satellites for starters. I found the following gem:

    Thus, while we take into consideration that an apparently equal gravitational force of some 14.7 lbs psi covers the surface of the Earth, we also know this is not the kind of force that could play a significant role in causing a geostationary satellite to hang motionless in space at an altitude of 22,236 miles.

    No, I guess a gravitational force of 14.7 pounds per square inch is not the sort of thing that could have anything to do with a satellite. Neither is a mass of 12 inches per second or a pressure of 32 feet per asparagus squared. No, I’m afraid he’s hit the nail on the head: geosynch satellites are held in place by a “balance of electromagnetic forces”. He even has a little desk model of a magnetically levitating earth to prove it.

  15. Conservatives with lights on upstairs must cringe when goofballs hanging on to the far right wing of their party for the ride start erupting with this kind of short-bus crap.

    You know, this strikes me as a really weird thing to say. I self-identify as politically conservative, but I don’t see why I should cringe over this guy. He has nothing to do with me. I should probably feel insulted.

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