Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Blogging Gems

Last year, John & Belle hit upon pure gold with "If Wishes Were Horses, Beggars Would Ride -- A Pony!":
John has developed an infallible way to improve any public policy wishes. You just wish for the thing, plus, wish that everyone would have their own pony! ... Just wish that we might all live in a state of perfect liberty, free of taxation and intrusive government, and that we should all be wealthier as well as freer. Now wish that people should, despite that lack of any restraint on their actions such as might be formed by policemen, functioning law courts, the SEC, and so on, not spend all their time screwing each other in predictable ways ranging from ordinary rape, through the selling of fraudulent stocks in non-existent ventures, up to the wholesale dumping of mercury in the public water supplies. (I mean, the general stock of water from which people privately draw.) Awesome huh? But it gets better. Now wish that everyone had a pony.

Classic.
But now P.Z. Myers has found an even better comeback than "and a pony". Straight from a creationist comic book, he offers us: "If you doubt this is possible, how is it there are PYGMIES + DWARFS??"
[I]t's his supporting evidence for his claim that Adam was 15 feet tall... Man, the existence of pygmies and dwarfs has nothing to do with whether men were 15 feet tall 6000 years ago, and I had to laugh out loud. It's an incredibly useful phrase that's going to come in handy.

Ever wonder how the hell a moron like George W. Bush got elected? "If you doubt this is possible, how is it there are PYGMIES + DWARFS??"

How can people be so gullible to believe the nonsense peddled by the Discovery Institute? "If you doubt this is possible, how is it there are PYGMIES + DWARFS??"

"Kids, go clean your rooms." "Awww, do I have to?" "If you doubt this is possible, how is it there are PYGMIES + DWARFS??"

There are more ridiculous creationist fantasies in the book, including his devil-driven dinosaur assault on Noah's Ark and some malarkey about how T. rex could breathe fire, but it's the same old evidence-free babble. Or rather, the evidence is all along the lines of, "If you doubt this is possible, how is it there are PYGMIES + DWARFS??"

(I should add that The Book of Hinderaker is also rather brilliant.)

2 comments:

  1. I think, however, we can all agree that it would be way cool if the T. Rex could breathe fire.

    Cheers,
    -T

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