Duggar Son-in-law Proves Every Scientist Wrong

Jessa Duggar and her husband Ben Seewald visited the Institute for Creation Research in Texas and Seewald, who has no education at all in the sciences (or in anything else, for that matter), thinks he’s proven virtually every scientist in the fields relevant to evolution wrong by simply declaring them to be wrong.

Jessa and her husband Ben have not been shy about their disapproval of evolution. Last year, Jessa said that the theory of evolution played a role in the deaths of millions in Nazi concentration camps.

In a video uploaded to YouTube, Seewald asked the institute’s Dr. Jason Lisle if he could prove that God existed.

Lisle explained to the 19 Kids and Counting star that atheists don’t really exist at all. “The evidence of God is ubiquitous. It is everywhere,” he told Seewald. “In fact, Roman 1 tells us that God has revealed himself to everyone, and what that means is, there is really no such thing as an atheist.”

Such a compelling argument.

“I know there is also a lot of scientific evidence, we are here at the Institute for Creation Research, and there is a lot of — really, all science points to the validation of the Genesis account,” Seewald said.

Silly me. All this time I’ve been looking to scientists to understand science, people who had spent years and years getting their education, researching and publishing in their area of expertise, when all I had to do is ask a homeschooled dumbass whose total knowledge of the subject could fit inside an M&M with room to spare.

"In the absence of knowledge that I don't really want to look for I might ..."

The History of ‘Blood and Soil’
"If the "new" is meant to completely replace the "old" the distinction should have already ..."

Yes, the Bible Does Say to ..."
"And Isaac Abra(ha)m's son assuming that counts?"

Swanson Thinks Burning Man Wants to ..."
">Evolution PsychologyAre you kidding? Are you next going to cite a publication on astrology or ..."

The Real Target is Contraception. Again.
Follow Us!
POPULAR AT PATHEOS Nonreligious
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment
  • blf

    ask a homeschooled dumbass

    I sense a new “reality” show here…

  • John Pieret

    a homeschooled dumbass whose total knowledge of the subject could fit inside an M&M with room to spare

    … along with his brain.

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    Of course he proved all those scientists wrong! He IS the Kwisatz Haderach after all! What, you think the Duggars were pumping out kids ‘cuz they enjoyed it??

  • dmcclean

    +1 for the capital “IS”

  • Captain Mike

    Seewald is not one of the Duggar children. He is the product of some other quiverfull ding-dongs.

  • moarscienceplz

    So if you can squeeze out 19 pups that makes you an expert on science AND history! Wow, somebody should tell all those grad students they are wasting their time.

  • peterh

    The stupid. It never seems to dry up and blow away.

  • eric

    You see, its empiricism! They don’t need no argument from authority, because all of science and observation points to God. How did they determine that all of science and observation points to God? They looked it up in Romans 1.

  • opposablethumbs

    their disapproval of evolution

    I love this. Do they also disapprove of gravity? Perhaps they disapprove of electromagnetism, or valency, or the existence of carbon atoms …

    .

    On a separate note, while I realise that the majority of homeschoolers may be fundie nuts I have (on line) come across some people who are homeschooling precisely in order to get away from predominant fundagelicalism in their local school system. For those unlucky enough to live in places where the school system is fundie to the core (whether xtian or some other flavour) the decision to homeschool could be a positive one; just thought that was getting elided there.

  • https://plus.google.com/107312188884508959908 James North

    …the subject could fit inside an M&M …

    Plain or Peanut M&M?

  • sceptinurse

    #10′ James North

    Mini.

  • grumpyoldfart

    Fifty percent of Christians probably believed every word spoken in that interview. The other fifty percent probably thought it was bullshit, “But let’s not say anything negative about it because they are working for the Lord after all…”

  • colnago80

    Sounds like Egnorance’ kind of people.

  • jufulu

    My daughter got a 2-fer in the mail yesterday. In the envelope was a letter from the Duggars and one from Ken Ham asking for money (of course). She is trying to figure out how she got on their mailing list, she is an anthropologist and doesn’t normally hang with that type.

  • Francisco Bacopa

    It’s totally weird that they’d say there are no genuine atheists since Psalm 14 clearly states there are sincere atheists. This same psalm goes pretty in depth about how horrible atheists are.

    The Bible itself proves that atheists have been around forever. The Psalms are among the oldest and least revised parts of the Bible . And some of the Psalms are clearly written for a polytheistic audience. And why not? Genesis says Rachael and Laben were polytheists, and Jacob was cool with that.

    And of course all but the priests were polytheistic. Why else were there Asherah Poles everywhere?

  • Jared James

    @15 It’s right in the First Commandment: you shall have no other gods before me, not “you shall have no other gods or [fire, brimstone, gay marriage, Sarah Palin on TLC, &c].” If the ancient Hebrews had been monotheists, the First (and second) Commandment wouldn’t need to have been included. The Most High could have moved on to more important things, like “you shall not partake of decaf,” or “fizzy yellow beer is an abomination. I have spoken!”

  • sugarfrosted

    @Captain_Mike, you misread son-in-law as son.

  • Sean Boyd

    …whose total knowledge of the subject could fit inside an M&M with room to spare.

    Peanut or plain?

  • frankgturner

    Given that much of the understanding of many of this type of Xtian is that reality is like a J M Barrie novel, this is not surprising.

  • dingojack

    jufulu – perhaps, while she was studying primitive bronze-age religious hucksters from the shelter of a holographic blind, an explosion caused a catastrophic power loss, making the holowall collapse. This revealed the anthropologists to the con-artists who mistook them for marks for one of their mail scams.

    (Unfortunately, Picard was too busy trying to wake Riker after one of Data’s execrable cat sonnets to assist).

    Dingo