I was surfing the ole interwebs the other day when I came across a story about a new dinosaur that was recently discovered and described by one paleontologist as “half-duck, half-crocodile.”
Now, to be honest, I didn’t think much of it. That is, until Hemant Mehta reminded me why this discovery is so important.
You see, a couple of years ago Kirk Cameron and his pal Ray Comfort posted a video they thought for sure would finally debunk the foolishness that is evolution. I shared it on my blog and a good laugh was had by all.
According to their video, if evolution is true and so-called missing links exist, then we would see weird creatures in the fossil record like the “Crock-O-Duck.” A creature of their own invention that was….wait for it…half duck, half crocodile.
As Cameron reasoned at the time, “if evolutionists can come up with imaginary missing links, why can’t we?”
Seriously. You really need to watch this video. It’s only 2 minutes.
What’s really amazing about this video isn’t Cameron’s unintentional Nostradamus-like evolution prediction skills, it’s what’s going to happen next.
Despite the damning evidence, we won’t see any creationist anywhere budge for their deeply entrenched position of denial.
You see, to any logical person not bound blindly to ideology it is clear that this is yet one more nail in the coffin of creationism. Probably, the most ironic nail of all.
But I’m betting we won’t hear a peep out of Cameron’s camp.
Because arrogance and denial are the foundation of fundamentalism.
You see, they had no problem arrogantly denouncing evolution in their ridiculous video because that’s what fundamentalism is built upon – the arrogance of ignorance.
It’s an arrogance that has no need for inconvenient things like facts and reality because it already has all the answers. No inquiry and certainly no questions are needed or wanted.
That arrogance drives out any space for the sort of humility that is required to admit that you’re wrong about something you’ve spent so much time and energy into denouncing.
Which is why the only thing we’re likely to hear from the creationist camp is the chirping of crickets.
Because there’s no greater sin in the world of fundamentalism than admitting you’re wrong.