Satire works when it exaggerates some truth — you see it in The Onion all the time. But there’s no truth in this article, so I don’t understand the humor.
Based on initial behavior, it was clear that the professors and students in attendance expected and wanted Dr. Welland to annihilate Dr. Ham with the scientific evidence. Unfortunately for Dr. Welland, that is not what happened.
The audio transcript makes it clear that while Dr. Welland answered questions by generally calling names and talking condescendingly, Dr. Ham simply presented the actual scientific evidence in a polite manner. As the debate wore on, it became clear to all that Dr. Welland was losing. Students began to file out of the auditorium. Dr. Welland began to sweat and became a bit nauseated. Dr. Ham continued to state devastating fact after devastating fact.
… Dr. Welland decided to end the debate early. As he sprinted off the stage, he was heard shouting, “I don’t want to hear any more facts! You can’t confuse me with the evidence!”
Or maybe this is funny… but for all the wrong reasons.
It’s the type of thing Creationists probably find hilarious while anyone who knows a shred of science will sit stonefaced.
I mean, we know Ken Ham, the brain behind the Creation Museum, doesn’t have any scientific evidence to present… and a scientist “talking condescendingly” is just Conservative Christian code for presenting highly supported data.
Here’s something funny: Some churchgoers will be forwarding this article to their friends as if its the greatest article they’ve read all day.
(via Tominthebox News Network)