Not sure if this link has been posted before, but this comic strip is pretty funny. This is the first of the the strips. Be warned tho, those with strong religious sensitivities might wanna give this a miss.
"The good Christian should beware the mathematician and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of hell." - St. Augustine
"I asserted â€” and I repeat â€” that a man has no reason to be ashamed of having an ape for his grandfather. If there were an ancestor whom I should feel shame in recalling it would rather be a man â€” a man of restless and versatile intellect â€” who, not content with an equivocal success in his own sphere of activity, plunges into scientific questions with which he has no real acquaintance, only to obscure them by an aimless rhetoric, and distract the attention of his hearers from the real point at issue by eloquent digressions and skilled appeals to religious prejudice." --- T. H. Huxley's reply to Bishop Wilberforce, as reported by J. R. Green.
I'll wager that you'll never see a monkey or a chimpanzee denying they are kin to me; they've got more sense. In all my life I never knew a wallaby or kangaroo to disagree with Darwin's view and take offence.
Creationists cannot pretend that any rodent would descend so very low as to defend or back their side. No tiger stalks you to explain how Darwin softens up the brain and nor do lions (in the main) they've got more pride.
The works of Gish and Johnson both (so naturalists will take their oath) do not convince the three-toed sloth or slender loris; and self-respecting plankton, I'm informed, have very little time for less developed forms of slime like Henry Morris.
No matter how Kent Hovind prates, close observation demonstrates no members of the ungulates endorse his views. For antelope he's no allure; impala find his works obscure; and wildebeest are too mature (but that's old gnus).
Creationists cannot deceive orang-utans: they're not naive. They hear them out, but don't believe a word they tell 'em. E. coli cannot understand why Behe's books are in demand and wouldn't want to shake his hand with its flagellum.
Amongst the lemurs, not a word in praise of William Dembski's heard; his work's considered quite absurd in Madagascan climates. The howler monkeys' tuneful throngs are not debating in their songs if Bishop Wilberforce belongs among the primates.
But Man, that self-conceited chap this "clever man", this Homo sap. can't find his arse without a map --- pretentious clown! It seems the swelling of his brain has only made him quite insane. Let's climb into the trees again and not come down.
quote:I'll wager that you'll never see a monkey or a chimpanzee denying they are kin to me; they've got more sense. In all my life I never knew a wallaby or kangaroo to disagree with Darwin's view and take offence.
But neither would the kangaroo Or any creature in the zoo Treat evolution as a view To proselytize. The chimpanzee up in the tree Cares not a whit for EvC And has no cause that I can see To dogmatize.