The Banana and Peanut Butter Arguments on YouTube

The Banana and Peanut Butter Arguments on YouTube August 23, 2007

In my religion and science class today I mentioned the Kirk Cameron-sponsored board game about evolution and intelligent design (which, for him at least, is the same thing as anti-evolutionary young earth creationism). Let me share, for those who may not have seen it, the infamous ‘banana argument’ Kirk lent his support to, as well as two informative and entertaining critiques of it, once again all on YouTube. I posted these before on my old blog, with additional commentary. I share them again for the benefit of my current religion and science students, and because some of them are just so funny!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zwbhAXe5yk

The last one has at least a couple of inaccuracies, but is included because at the end it shows how the cultivated banana differs from the naturally-occurring wild banana, and thus provides evidence of evolution!

Once you’ve finished with the “banana argument”, you can move on to the claim that peanut butter is also “the atheist’s nightmare”, in another clip with Chuck Missler showing off his scientific ignorance. I follow it up with a Pastafarian perspective.

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