1. Tuesday, September 23, 2008

    roger ebert on Creationism through q and a 

    but first this old clip where he makes fun of religion

    in his sunday column for the chicago sun-times (i wonder if it made it in print) the author of Your Movie Sucks presented questions and answers in regards to Creationsim. here are some examples:

    Q. Were there ice ages lasting millions of years?

    A. No, but a recent and catastrophic Ice Epoch.

    Q. Did the Colorado River carve out the mile-deep Grand Canyon over eons?

    A. It was the result of Ice Epochs, the Great Flood and other catastrophes within the last 64 to 100 centuries.

    Q. Was there a Noah, and did he have an Ark?

    A. Certainly. There are many unverified reports of a massive wooden vessel on Mount Ararat. The Arc contained eight people, from whom we are all descended. It also contained two of each kind of animal. Since living species were obviously not created through an evolutionary process, every surviving land-based mammal species (about 5,400) had both ancestors on the Arc.

    Q: What about dinosaurs?

    A. They walked the earth at the same time as man, but were wiped out by the Flood, whose turbulence buried their bones in non-sequential sediments.

    rarely will i link to the sun-times, as they seem to favor the white sox, but this column is amazing, to say the least.