Stupid Creationist Argument Given A Dose Of Science

You know the one about the human eye being too complex to have evolved? Yeah, that one:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-07/cifa-mpe062915.php

I’m making a short story out of an article well worth reading, so click the link if you want to see more.

Here we have a predatory single celled organism with an eye much like a human eye, an interesting quote: “The single-cell marine plankton, a predatory microbe, bears a dark purple spot known as an ocelloid. It resembles the multicellular eye of animals so much that it was originally mistaken for part of an animal the warnowiids had eaten.”

With further study they found:  “this eye-like structure contains a collection of sub-cellular organelles that look very much like the lens, cornea, iris and retina of multicellular eyes that can detect objects — known as camera eyes — that are found in humans and other larger animals.” How’s that for some cool beans? I do wonder how an eye so complex could have evolved in a single celled organism? The creationist argument says something like the human eye is too complex to have evolved these traits, therefore jeebus. Or some such shit.

Now here we have a single celled organism much with eyes like our own. I guess jeebus loves his special little single celled creations as much as he does humans? I didn’t see anything along those lines back when I took it upon myself to read the bible, maybe I missed that part?

Scientists are unsure exactly how these eyes work, they still have some difficult work to do, but I think we have another creationist claim laid to waste, by science. 1,000 stupid claims to go.

I will finish up with another quote from the article: “The work sheds shed new light on how very different organisms can evolve similar traits in response to their environments, a process known as convergent evolution. Eye-like structures have evolved independently many times in different kinds of animals and algae with varying abilities to detect the intensity of light, its direction, or objects.”  Yes, new light that sends the cockroaches scurrying along to look for another unsupported claim to bolster their attempts to appear scientific. Good luck with that…

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11 thoughts on “Stupid Creationist Argument Given A Dose Of Science

  1. On the evolutionary scale, creationists are somewhere on par with algae in the IQ dept. Idjits.

  2. Good stuff. But even before this computer models had created a complex human eye from a simple light sensitive patch of tissue with an upper estimate of like 200,000 generations. Childs play in the span of evolutionary history.

    • I hadn’t heard of that one. Thanks for the info 🙂 I am sure though, if recent history is any indication, no amount of evidence will sway those with the desire to cling to their preconceptions. Still it is nice to point out the evidence when we can.

  3. Only a small number of Christians are Creationists.

    • Last time I looked they were all holding the same bible, and proclaiming otherwise.

      I have looked at a few polls, much depends on how you frame the question, no matter how you look at it there is a large segment of the US population that does indeed believe in creationism.

      Now when you limit that choice to YEC the number goes down. Which is good, it takes an arkload more cognitive dissonance to reconcile the facts on the age of the earth with their particualr beliefs. But I will tell you I have yet to meet a x-ian that was not a creationist. If you could point me in the direction of the evidence on which you make your claim I would take a look.

      • An extremely wealthy, politically powerful group of xtians are creationists. Until we, as Americans, can laugh such fucking idiots off the political charts, they will be dangerous, venomous, and a vile disease that needs curing.

      • Burn the heretic! He must be a witch!

        You know, if they would just be content to practice their beliefs in those things… what are they called? Oh, churches. And stop trying to force their beliefs into public schools and public life, and quit pretending they they haz make believe science, I would not have a problem with that reality. The reality we have is much more as you have described.

      • $Amen$

    • It is the coolest thing I’ve seen in a while 🙂

      A single celled predatory organism, with a complex camera lens eye, that it uses to hunt with. What isn’t cool about that? That is awesome cool!

      I have always had this notion of the beginnings of life, the first single celled squiggles, squiggling around doing what they do. Then one day one of them says “hey, I wonder how Fred would taste?” Then wham! We have predator and prey. From there all it took was a few billion years…

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