Tiktaalik: Causing Creationists Consternation Since 2006

Tiktaalik, by Cectic

Our good friend and blogging goddess Dana Hunter has gone above and beyond the call of duty. In my recent post about the death and miraculous resurrection of this poster:

Evolution. We have the fossils. We win.

I asked those of you with blogs to reproduce that poster on your site. I want to spread it around enough that it won’t disappear again.

Dana has done far more than just stick the poster on her blog. She has written an excellent article about evolution and fossils. Go there and read it!

I did want to make a couple of clarifications to her article, though. She writes:

…just a single page search on Pharyngula turns up a snake with legs…

Unfortunately, all that example does is convince creationists that they’re right. According to creationist sch[*snort*]… Sorry. According to creationist schol[*snicker*snicker*snicker*]… Sorry again. According to creationist scholars[*bwaahahahahahahaha!!*]… I just can’t say that with a straight face.

Maybe I can put it this way: According to creationist paleontologists… See? That was easy to say. What’s that? Of course there are creationist paleontologists. They dig around up their ass, pull shit out, and call it “science”!

So anyway, one of the conclusions that these creationist ass-miners come up with is that the Bible very specifically says that Satan dressed up like a snake and convinced Eve to eat the apple. So rather than actually punishing Satan for his misdeed, God goes off and finds an actual snake, who had nothing to do with this event at all, and takes away his legs! So you see, all that the scientists have found is one of the pre-Fall snakes, thereby proving Genesis!

Let’s get back to Dana’s article:

…and that’s not even beginning to scratch the surface of what comes up when you search for transitionals on ScienceBlogs. You could fossilize a creationist underneath that strata of fossils.

Yes, but then later cretinists would deny being related to your fossilized cretinist.

9 Responses to “Tiktaalik: Causing Creationists Consternation Since 2006”

  1. Ron Britton Says:

    I’ve heard different interpretations. You’re right about Satan not showing up until later, but I’ve heard Christians say that the snake just wasn’t any old snake out for a good time. He was the devil incarnate. I guess he just popped back through time for a bit of fun.

  2. Buffy Says:

    I put up a post using the poster. Hopefully others will do the same and it won’t be “disappeared” again.

  3. Parrotlover77 Says:

    I thought the “Satan” interpretation was added much, much later. And, in fact, I didn’t think all Christians believed it. Remember that Satan didn’t even appear until, like… what was it… Job? And even then, he wasn’t far away in hell. He was freaking playing double dog dare with God. And God was the one doing all the evil things.

    But I digress…

  4. Parrotlover77 Says:

    Well, you know, omnipresence and all that.

  5. Cujo359 Says:

    Tiktaalik is now safely stored on Blogspot, and my computer. He can erupt back onto the Internet any time he’s needed.

  6. gen Says:

    hi Mr. Britton, long time reader, first time poster (pun intended but failed). I did my part about preserving the poster, but I had to modify it a bit for my blog. I hope you like it.
    It’s Here

    Greetings from Torreon Mexico

  7. Ron Britton Says:

    Gen:

    Great to see Tiktaalik taking over the Spanish-speaking world, too. Soon there will be nowhere left for creationists to hide.

  8. Dana Hunter Says:

    Ron. If I’m a goddess, what does this do to our status as atheists? Not that I’m complaining, mind! Thankee kindly for the wonderful words!

  9. Gorgonopsid Says:

    Tiktaalik and Trilobite both rock