Scientist: Hey, I'm not the one who insisted on presenting an alternate explanation.
Another conspiracy theory. But where’s the grassy knoll?
Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster!
until you get abducted
biology is the alternate explanation
Well, it does explain Exodus.
Ah, The Celestials theory.
Actually the Earth was used as a penal colony for the criminally insane much as Australia was used by Great Britain. Our ‘civilization’ is the descendant of that colony.
But Jesus still went around burying dinosaur bones, right? And I forget, was Jesus a Neanderthal man, or a Homo sapiens?
The blackboard explanation is a design, and is just as intelligent as any other cockamamie explanation I’ve ever heard……but I understand that some people are evolving on this issue…..
I can’t think of any Neanderthal jokes….anybody got one? How many Neanderthals does it take to replace a light bulb? Just one to say, “Wut is litebolb?”
Teach the (imaginary) controversy!
As one who is religious and scientific, I must say that science gets rather conjectural around the edges, and those edges sound no more provable than religion’s tenements. Anything experiments regarding evolution that have been explained to me could also be taken as proof that life could have been created on purpose.
Your mileage may vary.
Somewhere right now Erich von Däniken is wiping a grateful tear from his eye.
He told us so in 1968.
Saying the design is intelligent doesn’t make it a good design.
JohnnyDiego, so did the covers of YES albums….
Bender, nobody cares who or what caused it! That can only be conjecture at this point in our evolution. We’re still working on the “How” and get all kinds of crap for doing it, too, I might add….Truth is the only goal. I will concede that modern physics is a bit speculative, however…….
The history of our biological development is pretty much nailed down…
isn’t that the whole premise of the ancient aliens series of the history channel. and, it is much better than those idiots who think that the flintstones is a documentary.
Isn’t this what all scientists believe? ;-)
" Beam me up, Scotty. There’s no intelligent life left on this planet. "
if you want tio claim intelligent design, you have to first define intelligence! this falls under the category “be careful what you wish for!”
They keep saying that Intelligent Design isn’t thinly disguised Creationism, but if you don’t postulate a being functionally equivalent to God, then SOMEBODY Evolved naturally, which ID says can’t happen.
I’m still wondering why it’s so important…
Big scientific breakthroughs have invariably been achieved through ambitious open-ended inquiry, although results may not be immediately evident.
Good point. Perhaps, I was a bit hasty.Back to the Mother Ship!
It was declared politically incorrect.
uh, i don’t see the Flying Spaghetti Monster in there anywhere
Some people evolve, and the comments here devolve….
Arthur Clarke short story from many years ago…. aliens are scouting Earth, but quickly cross it off the list as having no future possibilities. Back at home the boss alien asks why? The scouts report, because they test nuclear weapons in the atmosphere….Yes, folks, we really did.
Aliens, eh? Well… where did THEY come from? Originally?The bottom line is that you WILL have faith. You will have faith in whatever answer you choose to believe. But since NEITHER side will ever be proven 100%, you will have to take that jump of faith on your own. Choose wisely.
I have faith that some things can never be known.
This guy is great !
Personally, I find it mind blowing that scientific data supports the theory that there has to be another planet out there that is like earth, that has intelligent life, and they’re probably wondering what other life is out in the universe too – if they don’t know already. (However, I don’t believe in alien abductions)
Yes, Wiley should have drawn the ape and the alien monolith as an homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey. But for those who have not seen this great movie, maybe the flying saucer and brain-ray is better.
If our scientists are so smart, how come they are still not able to bring life to a non-living thing, create real artificial intelligence, find the missing link, or explain why evolution has ceased to occur? And you scoff at God?
Well I hope the School Board is satisfied now.
But God created the alien if he exists.
Genius, Wiley! Pure genius!
God and the Bible belong in church, not in schools. And who says evolution has stopped? Nothing evolved overnight. Look back in a few hundred years.
At least 3 dozen state legislatures would likely vote in favor of teaching this in the classroom……
Brian Ransom – artificial bacteria have been created, evolution is very definitely still happening and being observed, and many of the “missing links” have been found and more are being found all the time (there is no single key missing link). Computer science is a long way from artificial intelligence still but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. As far as an earlier comment about why it is important – for example, a lot of our medical technology is based on evolution. Not to mention agricultural science. Really all of modern biology is dependent on evolution.
Well, he did insist on alternative theories. Maybe he should have been more specific about which one.
Is that Lars from Mars’ people?
That’s where I got it from. Moved from Colorado to Arizona in the 70’s to escape the Californians. Unfortunately, they followed.Had the “other” bumper sticker on my truck.LOL
Couldn’t have said it better myself.
I would naturally select the alien space ray explanation.
Perhaps that having used the brains He gave us to the best of our meager ability, and accepted whatever conclusions they led us to no matter how emotionally unsatisfying, we should be admitted to His presence for eternity. Which leaves open to question what He will say to those who repudiated His gift and instead slavishly followed those who claimed to be able to satisfy their cravings for facile certitudes.
’Pascal’s bet’ is an intellectual crock. As perhaps the greatest mathematician of probability who ever lived, he was the last person you would expect to do such a sloppy job of partitioning a probability space. But of course his Jansenism made him incapable of conceiving of a God who didn’t regard unthinking belief in Himself as the only virtue.
Two Neanderthal walked into a bar: because evolution hadn’t raised it yet.
hey-seus was definitely a homo sapien since it was only 2k years ago. what alternate explanation are they referring to?
But this doesn’t explain why there are so many morons in the world. The real answer is that God needs something to do when the cable goes out. :-)
These alternative theories are the fantasies of people so lazy they would rather just “believe” something rather than learn or worse, know reality.
Wuz and sammysock, I was thinking more along the lines of HIM saying, “Ha! You guys crack me up. Let’s go have a beer. Vinny, watch the gate, k?….BTW, guys, remember, this is heaven. Anything you want…… Oh, look, here’s our waitresses now….Great ladies all…Hey, remember that time you were talking to Flanders and you said….”
There are 3 choices:
1. All civilizations have gone extinct before becoming advanced enough to simulate our ancestors.
2. All civilizations advanced enough to simulate our ancestors had absolutely no interest in doing so and therefore did not.
3. At least some civilizations advanced enough to simulate our ancestors did so and thus we are almost certainly simulations.
If intelligent design was involved this makes more sense than Genesis.
Boring story to follow, but I hope it makes a point: My parents taught me a lot about the Bible, enough to make me eager to ask questions. Then public school taught me evolution theory (not much detail, just assertions), which made me eager to ask questions. So I studied detailed evolution as thoroughly as I studied the Bible. Ended up convinced evolution cannot be true, but that’s not the point. The point is this: teach anything you want in school; parents can teach anything they want at home; trust the student to be smart enough to ask questions, learn, and form their own conclusions.
Have to say, it’s as good a theory as any other. Although i do believe that Mr WillardMBaker is onto something.
It’s Blasphemy! The Flying Spaghetti Monster is the greatest and the ever TASTY!
How ironic – at the end, we attack our creators with a missile.
yeah, and history departments. oh, and social science halls.literature, pretty much all the arts.i guess mostly anything professional, using classical languagewhich those of us who aren’t culture war casualties like yourselfare aware are fields</> employing the sophistication of biblical languageyou know, the greek of medicine, latin of the law…
Where’s the guy with the funny hair?
Oh…and the lisp.