After exploring several fake science sites, I noticed a trend in all of the creationist-based “research” articles. Each author simply provided scientific facts, whether it was about genetics or fossils or some other biological phenomenon, and then proclaimed that they could only be true due to a divine creator if there was no concrete science to back up the facts. However, not once did any of the authors provide any evidence to support the idea that a divine creator must exist. Any one in the sciences knows how complex science can be and how long it takes to discover and tease out the mechanisms by which many scientific processes occur. The answers do not just arise, it takes lots of research and experimentation, it will never be as simple as just saying, it is this way because it is; which is essentially the only thing every creationist author says.
The site I found most amusing was answersingenesis.com; it’s clear that nothing on the site is of any logical or scientific merit. There were several articles that functioned in just the same way as every other creationist article I stumbled upon as outlined above, but the one that caught my eye and made it most obvious that the site was complete junk was “The Body of Evidence, under the category the human is created by God”.
It is frightening that some people could actually be misled by any of the information on this site. The description of the article makes it seem as though there was actually going to be a lot of evidence to explain why the only solution for humanity is God-even though that is ridiculous on its own- (shown to the right), however once again there was no actual proof. Instead, to get the evidence you are prompted to buy a 16-part video series that will explain it all for you, how convenient right? And it is only $135. I would be curious to know how many people actually fall for the nonsense included on this website. They make a statement as bold as, “your feisty white blood cells, which could only be the handiwork of a Master Designer”, but have no explanation following to prove why there can’t be an alternative explanation. Scientists have actually explained their possible origin using evolution, the evidence suggests that the most primitive blood cell was likely involved in phagocytosis and nutrition in metazoans and later evolved in certain marine annelids. The marine annelids had differentiated cells that carried food and oxygen, much like the modern day erythrocyte. Although this scientific explanation is for red blood cells, it proves the point that there is a more cohesive and stronger explanation for how blood cells emerged using the process of evolution and what the actual evidence points to than there is saying that a divine creator must have waved his finger one day and was somehow responsible for creating all of life’s complexity.
Reading this article was extremely comical, but also very alarming. It’s frightening knowing that many people just believe everything they read. I would be curious to see how many people wasted their money on these videos.
The wording of the article sounded like a poorly funded sales pitch. It seemed as though the author was just listing facts about the human body and preceding each textbook-like clause with “God made” or “Learn how God did this”.
There is nothing scientific about this site. There needs to be a way to teach the masses how to properly decide whether a source is credible or not.
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