The “Myth” Of Evolution

September 25, 2010 in Misc by RangelMD

Delaware’s favorite crazy daughter and prospective national leader Christine O’Donnell claimed in a 1998 appearance on Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect that “evolution is a myth”.  Let’s look at the commonly accepted definitions of the term “myth“.

A traditional or legendary story . . esp. one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature . . any invented story, idea, or concept . . an unproved or false collective belief that is used to justify a social institution.

This is ironic since it sounds like the biblical version of creation and the term “myth” fit perfectly. In the very least, evolutionary theory provides a logical explanation for the existence of fossils, something that is never mentioned in nor should even exist according to Genesis.

O’Donnell appears to be a creationist supporter who claims that there is “as much, if not more, evidence” for creationism than there is for evolutionary theory. The problem that O’Donnell and other creationists dismiss is that creationism is based on a literary and religious myth and evolution is  based on empirical evidence. There is no getting around this fact nor the fact that O’Donnell and creationists are incapable of determining the difference between theology (myth) and science (evidence).

Like other creationists, O’Donnell is also incapable of understanding that the pedestrian definition  of the term “theory” (guess, conjecture, or speculation) is not the same as the use of “theory” in scientific
parlance (a coherent group of general propositions used as principles of explanation for a class of phenomena).

What is not at all clear is whether O’Donnell is really a moron who’s intellectual development stopped prior to her formative years or whether she is a “victim” of circumstance held captive by her beliefs or given better opportunities to advance politically by being a moron within the moron party. But I have a hard time believing that a reality could exist where O’Donnell has a respectable career as an evolutionary biologist. As they say, the cream always rises to the top. Or in O’Donnell’s case, the opposite.

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