Curt Schilling Complains About How People Say He Doesn’t Get Evolution… Then Shows That He Doesn’t Get Evolution

Curt Schilling, the former baseball pitcher, has finally responded to the controversy that erupted because of his tweets.

In case you need a reminder, last week, Schilling began promoting Creationist ideas on his Twitter account…

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ESPN writer Keith Law was one of several people responding to his nonsense… and he was suspended for it. Law then returned from his suspension with this brilliant tweet.

Anyway, what does Schilling say now?

Well, he claims that he really does accept evolution… though he has a weird way of showing it:

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… Somehow someone made it into me not believing in the Theory of Evolution? I never said it, not even close. I said as a Christian I understand where man came from and how, regardless of whether I can imagine it, God did it, that’s good enough for me.

Of course, he cites “Atheists/Liberals, Democrats” for sending him hateful responses, though most of the ones I saw were just correcting his ignorance.

He goes on to suggest that he accepts microevolution but not macroevolution (distinctions that you only ever hear about from Creationists).

His comments underneath that post also go against the notion that he understands how evolution works:

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The two comparisons to probability I heard, that I loved. 1) It’s akin to laying out all the materials to build a home, tying a hammer to a dogs tail and waiting millions of years for the house to be built 2) Dropping red, white and blue confetti, and waiting until it falls in perfect formation to form a flag.

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We can demonstrate one such transition problem by using the example of dolphins and whales. These mammals bear their young alive and breathe air, yet spend their entire lifetime in the sea. Presumably, in order for dolphins and whales to have evolved, they must have originated from a land mammal that returned to the water and changed into a sea creature. But dolphins and whales have so many remarkable features upon which their survival depends that they couldn’t have evolved! It would be a lot like trying to change a bus into a submarine one part at a time, all the while it is traveling at 60 miles per hour.

None of that gets to the heart of how natural selection works. He’s using the sort of logic you expect to hear from Ken Ham, not anyone who knows what s/he’s talking about.

Schilling would do well to put away his copy of The Case for Christ and pick up a book about science. The Ancestor’s Tale or Why Evolution is True would be excellent starters.

(via Deadspin)


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