Friday, December 28, 2012

Frames 2-4,

In the second half of Frame 2, the polite, well groomed white Christian boy "PWGWC" says he opposes evolution. Notably, he is the lone "voice in the wilderness." Frame 3 shows the Evilutionist professor (with his comb-over hair on end, sweat and spit flying in the air) ordering PWGWC boy out of the class until he apologies for being “rude and ignorant.” No professor would object to an ignorant student on the first day of class. Quite the opposite, how are you going to teach people who already know the material?

But, in the end of Frame 3 the Evilutionist decided to "systematically tear your little beliefs into shreds." All that is missing is the cartoon evil villain laugh;


"PWGWC" begins his defense of creationism in Frame 4b by citing the Bible, and the notion of "biblical kinds." This notion of biblical "kinds" is a creationist delusion built on the translation of the plural Hebrew word baramin, a gerund from the verb bara. "Bara" basically means "given," or sometimes "shaped," or "made." The English gloss for this found in Genesis 1 is "kind."

On the third day;
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

and again on the fifth, and sixth day;

21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

Some people who are professional creationists with science degrees have formed an organization originally called the "Baramin Study Group," and now the Creation Biology Society. Their goal is to reinvent biological classification to comply with their biblical interpretation of "Kinds." The essential character of "Kinds" is that they do not evolve. This is how creationists process "after their kinds." They must stay the same "after" and "after" and "after." That is, unless they do evovle, but then they evolve within "Kinds" that don't evolve. In other words, Baraminology is just more creatocrap. They have pretend "science conferences," and a pretend "science journal." The whole deal warrants an extended review far beyond Jack Chick and his phony science in Big Daddy. Since there is no further mention of "kinds" in Big Daddy, for now I'll let this fade into the background.