Episode 42: Bad Objections to Evolution

03 Feb

We once again attempt to digitally celebrate Darwin Day with a few episodes about evolution. Here, we take on some bad and common objections to evolution.

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What does the show say? This:

  • Hello, listeners!
  • Wait, What…? Alan Keyes on the coming (sp?) gay dystopia
  • Evolution can’t happen, because something can’t come from nothing
  • Evolution takes too much time to have been observed, so we can’t know it’s true
  • Ring species (see a cool look at some of these here)
  • Micro evolution is true, but macro evolution is not
  • You never see a Crocoduck
  • Why don’t you see dogs giving birth to cats?
  • If humans came from apes, why are there still so many apes?
  • Darwin was wrong about some aspect of evolution
  • Hitler believed in evolution and used the principles to drive Nazi ideology
  • The human eye is too perfect to have evolved (find your blind spot!)
  • The bacterial flagellum is irreducibly complex and couldn’t have evolved
  • We don’t observe any transitional forms in the fossil record
  • Mutations are always negative, so they can’t be making us better and better
  • Mutations don’t create new information
  • Life is balanced on a razors edge (ex: because of the proportion of oxygen in our atmosphere), it is only rationally attributable to an intelligent creator – Cliffe Knechtle in a debate with Matt Dillahunty at 1:12:30

Posted by on February 3, 2014 in Mailbag, New Episode, Science, Wait What?


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9 responses to “Episode 42: Bad Objections to Evolution

  1. No, my name IS actually Kevin...

    February 4, 2014 at 1:18 am

    Haha. You guys forgot that evolution violates the second law of thermodynamics! You dudes messed up by not including that one. Which means everything else you said it’s a fallacy.

    And now I’m feeling kind of stupid. 40 episodes in and it just occurs to me that Erik’s water park in Ohio over Christmas thing is a joke.

    • Facebook-Fanboy Kevin

      February 4, 2014 at 3:56 am

      I was wondering about that too, but there is a waterpark here in Indiana, right by me, that turns into an ice skating rink in the winter, so it didn’t seemed strange, but possible.

    • nontheology

      February 5, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      Haha, we thought about covering the 2nd law, but we didn’t get there. Maybe that’ll be something we cover in the future. Like I said, we couldn’t give a comprehensive list of all the bad objections. There are just too many!

  2. pete

    February 18, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    My eyes were so bad that I had to get a guy with a laser to reshape my cornea so I could see without lenses.

  3. W

    May 27, 2014 at 12:11 am

    To be fair, I think a dog giving birth to a tomato or an ice cream machine would be less problematic than a dog giving birth to a cat.

    Also, what happened to the podcast?! Are you guys not making new episodes? I demand you produce more free media for my enjoyment!

  4. Johan

    November 12, 2014 at 1:17 am

    A claim that isn’t true, but wouldn’t matter even if it was true. There has GOT to be a word for that.

    • nontheology

      February 10, 2015 at 12:23 am

      Yeah, I agree there should be a word for it, but we couldn’t think of one. Do you have one?

  5. JM

    February 7, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    I’m going through the back catalog and had nerdgasm after nerdgasm onthis one. high brow content buried balls-deep in lowbrow humor. Keep this up and you might get yourselves a tenth listener!

    • nontheology

      February 10, 2015 at 12:22 am

      lol, glad you liked it, and I hope you used protection!


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