Jerry Coyne recently shared this image:
To the image itself, one could simply respond with this:
But Coyne added enough of a disclaimer to indicate that he recognized there was a problem- albeit an inadequate and problematic disclaimer that itself conveys the impression that he didn’t fully grasp the issues. He wrote:
Of course “pics” here means “reliable evidence,” as of course there was no photography when most religions arose. But just think how many words theologians have written to circumvent this criticism!
And in our era of Photoshop, “pics” is simply not a synonym for, or a good symbol for, “reliable evidence.”