The Worldnutdaily has yet another advertisement for a book they’re selling, barely disguised as an actual news article. But this one is particularly stupid, even for them. It’s a creationist book called The Magic Man in the Sky, and the “article” tells you all you need to know about the reasoning ability of the author:
Scientists throughout history have a less-than-stellar track record of accuracy, and cannot be counted on to definitively ascertain the origin of life, claims the author of a brand-new book defending the Christian faith.
In “The Magic Man in the Sky,” Carl Gallups, a supporter of the Bible’s creation account, says there’s a world of difference between someone declaring a momentary truth, and the actual “true truth.”
He recalls some ludicrous ideas once steadfastly believed and promoted by the most intelligent people of their day.
“At one point in history, the brilliant minds of the world declared that the earth was flat,” writes Gallups. “A number of great minds proclaimed that the world was held up at the four corners by giant elephants. This was declared as truth. Others thought the sun revolved around the earth. To believe anything different was considered unscientific, to the point of absurdity.
“For eons, men believed that if one sailed upon the seas long enough, one would reach the end of the world and then tumble over the edge. At one time, all of these concepts were declared as truth, and they were thought to be truth because the enlightened minds and the scientists of their time said so. As we now know, they were not true. In fact, they were not even close to the truth.”
Wow, how terribly compelling. Of course, he conflates the findings of science with “the brilliant minds of the world” in centuries past, ignores the fact that many of those bad ideas came from religion and that the only way we know they’re false now is because of science. But anything you have to say to your ignorant followers to make them think that science is wrong and there really were talking snakes, burning bushes and people rising from the dead.