Friday, February 26, 2010

Two Rhyming Verses for Creationists

From The Texas Tribune (2/17/2010)
Meet the Flintstones
by Ross Ramsey

Nearly a third of Texans believe humans and dinosaurs roamed the earth at the same time, and more than half disagree with the theory that humans developed from earlier species of animals, according to the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

The differences in beliefs about evolution and the length of time that living things have existed on earth are reflected in the political and religious preference of our respondents, who were asked four questions about biological history and God:

• 38 percent said human beings developed over millions of years with God guiding the process and another 12 percent said that development happened without God having any part of the process. Another 38 percent agreed with the statement "God created human beings pretty much in their present form about 10,000 years ago."

• Asked about the origin and development of life on earth without injecting humans into the discussion, and 53 percent said it evolved over time, "with a guiding hand from God." They were joined by 15 percent who agreed on the evolution part, but "with no guidance from God." About a fifth — 22 percent — said life has existed in its present form since the beginning of time.

You can read the rest of the article at the following link:


A Creation Quatrain

On the seventh day God said: "I did my best.
Now I'm going to take a rest!
I labored hard for six long days.
Now write me a hymn of thanks and praise."

A Rah Rah Rhyme for Creationist Cheerleaders

Evolution? Nay! Nay! Nay!
Creationism? Yay! Yay! Yay!
Genesis tells us all we need to know.
Our world was created six thousand years ago.
Darwin got his science facts mangled and twisted.
Humans and dinosaurs co-existed!


  1. Scoff at creationists all day long.
    It's fine to believe that they are all wrong.
    But isn't it strange, or may I say "wack,"
    to teach an unproven theory as fact?

  2. Rebecca,

    I guess I will respond to your quatrain with a quatrain of my own:

    Scoff at evolution. Close your mind and say:
    “The world was created in just six days.”
    I find it rather puzzling that so many people look
    at the Holy Bible as scientific book.

    As a former teacher, it concerns me that so many Americans DO close their minds to the wonders of nature and biology and the universe because they don't fit inside their neat little box of beliefs.

    There are lots of scientific theories. No one was an eyewitness to the Big Bang. Did it actually happen as theorized? Maybe...maybe not. That said, do you believe people shouldn't keep their minds open to new discoveries and to ideas and theories that may be based on the best scientific evidence we have?

  3. Ooh - I'm not going to join in THIS argument! Although my favorite question from the Book of Job is, "Where were you when the foundations of the Earth were laid." The question is asked by God of Job... and he has no answer.

    Neither do I.

    So, do you feel another poem coming on??? This one

  4. Tanita,

    Thanks for that link. What a news story! It's funny and scary at the same time.

  5. Wasn't really trying to start a debate. I just think it is amazing that so many people see Darwin's theory of evolution as absolute fact. It is a theory, so teach it as such is all I'm saying. I also think it is amazing that Christians (and I suppose people of other faiths) get picked on for believing in a creator. Shouldn't the open-mindedness work both ways?

  6. Rebecca,

    I have no argument with people of any faith who believe in a Creator. It's people who close their minds to discoveries and people like the Fundamentalists who worked to keep the movie Creation from being shown in the United States that trouble me. What are they afraid of? If they don't want to see the movie, they don't have to. Why try to keep other Americans from watching the movie?

    Some of these fundamentalists pick on teachers and schools that teach the theory of evolution. I can't say whether some schools teach evolution as absolute fact. I have heard/read no information about that.

    I was taught about the theory of evolution in parochial school many years ago. My science teachers--who were all nuns--didn't think that a Creator God and evolution were mutually exclusive.