I have checked, and this is not a spoof newspaper like The Onion, and the college really exists. Worse, it's accredited.
â€œI teach that the universe was created in six literal days. We believe that the Genesis account refers to literal 24-hour periods. You wouldnâ€™t have the words morning and evening if it was referring to an indefinite time period,â€ said Professor Billy Wilbanks, chair of the Science Department at Jacksonville College. â€œPeople accept either theory just by their beliefs and what they have been taught â€” we really canâ€™t prove either one.â€
According to Wilbanks, there are just too many holes in the theory of evolution for him to believe it is true.
â€œAt the time of the Big Bang, evolutionists believe there was all this matter out there, where did that matter come from? At the time of the Big Bang, how did the Earth end up getting all of the water and the air and the life-forms? Everything from as simple as bacteria to as complicated as people â€” no life-forms have ever been found anywhere else,â€ Wilbanks said. â€œWe hear that all life-forms are progressing from one life-form to another, but yet in the world we do not have any life-forms that are between forms. The fossil record has never shown anything to be in a transition state, going from this form to that form.â€
Wilbanks thinks that scientists often get caught up in thinking that everything in the world has some type of explanation and that everything can be explained, but he believes that the world shows this assumption to be untrue.
â€œThereâ€™s a lot of questions right now that I canâ€™t answer. What holds the clouds up? If we throw a whole bucket of water in the air, the whole bucket is going to come right back down, but when it rains, all these little raindrops fall,â€ Wilbanks said. â€œThere are still many unanswered things out there. Cell differentiation in human reproduction is something we donâ€™t understand. Back when we are just a small cluster of cells, how do some of our cells know to become blood, brains, muscles, bones or something else. We donâ€™t have an answer for that.â€
Wilbanks believes, and Jacksonville College teaches, that the universe is just too complicated to be a random result of chance.
â€œWhen you consider all of the â€˜randomâ€™ events that have taken place for our benefit; the element we need more than anything else is oxygen â€” thatâ€™s what weâ€™ve got the most of. The compound we need the most is water â€” thatâ€™s what weâ€™ve got the most of. Trees give us oxygen, and we give them carbon dioxide. The odds of any of those taking place is incredibly low, and when you add them all on top of each other, it just makes it all the less likely still,â€ Wilbanks said.
I've started a slightly more serious thread about this scandal here, but if you haven't seen Jon Stewart's opening segment from last night yet, please do. It's the funniest thing I've seen on the subject:
Here is a joke... ( blonde joke ) X.x There are three blondes all walking through the woods, they come acrossed some tracks. The first blonde says... " These are fox tracks!" Second blonde says " No they are too big to be fox tracks, they are coyote tracks!" Third blonde says " NO YOU'RE ALL WRONG THEY ARE WOLF TRACKS!"
And they are all fighting when the train hits them.
Giraffes Not Dead, Scientists Puzzled : Why is it that evolutionists can't explain the unusual tongue of the European Green Woodpecker? And then there's the giraffe, which should die every time it bends down to get a drink of water, but still lives to drink another day.
He's Got Us There : Evolution doesn't explain where the different species came from ... And also, if evolution was a fact, and true... a person wouldn't need to be a PHD in biology to have it explained to them...
Can't Do Joined-Up Reasoning : Supposedly life evolved from non-living matter, to living matter, to one-celled creatures, to fish, to amphibians, to reptiles, and finally to mammals; so evolutionists can't explain the origin of whales or dolphins (mammals that live in the sea).
Probably Not The Clearest Of Thinkers : Sorry my reply is so long. In the end I fail to see why Intelligent Design is considered pseudo-science. We are currently modifying creatures both plant and animal in ways that evolution can't explain. How could evolution explain genes from Jellyfish ending up in mice? Man created this intelligently designed creature and not evolution.
James Melton, Angry Idiot : Mammoths have been found frozen, preserved perfectly in ice in Northern Siberia and Alaska. Many of these are very large and strong animals, which evolutionists claim should have survived and overcame any obstacles. BUT THEY DIDN'T! What happened? Why did they die out? How can evolution explain this? Evolution CAN'T explain it. Evolution IGNORES it.
"This page is dedicated to those coincidences that evolution can't explain." : Note: I get a lot of letters from evolutionist who do not know what the evolution debate is about. When I say evolution is false, I am referring to Darwinian evolution ... Did you know that all planets in our universe are on the exact same plane with the exception on Pluto. If one single planet's orbit were to across another planet's orbit, the entire planetary system would collapse due to the collisions. How by chance did all the planets end up on the same plane and rotating in their own orbit without crossing another planet's orbit? Pluto is the only exception. Pluto is at a 14 degree angle from the plane. Why? Because Pluto crosses 2 other orbits. If it had been on the same plane it would be on a collision course. Pluto is the signature of the Creator to prove the impossibility of chance.
An Update On What Scientists Believe : Evolution can't explain many things. For example, species don't evolve into other species. Scientists now no longer believe that man evolved from apes or other primates.
Where Do They Get This Stuff From Anyway? : The theory of evolution does not and cannot explain so much about the universe that we know. For instance, when and how did water evolve? How does it happen that gravity can hold us to the Earth, and at the same time allow us to step up without any trouble? How did it happen that the Earth is spinning at the exact rate that keeps us from feeling that movement?
Creationism --- Now With Even More Pseudohistory! : In museums around the world are ancient Chinese maps, many of them maps of the entire world, even detailing the continent of North America, yet charted thousands of years before Columbus. Evolutionists have no explanation for any of this.
When All Else Fails, Lie : Evolution doesn't explain what kinds of species lie between fish and amphibians, amphibians and reptiles, reptiles and birds, birds and mammals, or mammals and autonomous human beings.
"EVOLUTION - the biggest cover-up since ROSWELL" : A problem evolutionists can't explain is symbiosis. When it comes to symbiosis (def. an interaction between two different organisms living in close physical association, usually to the advantage of both parties.) evolutionists go quiet because they can not explain why in the fossil records insects appear at the same time as flowers, which needed them for pollination. such flowers could not propagate even for one season if the insects were not there. The flowers would have died without the insects.
If He Remembers Correctly : If I remember correctly; evolution normally starts in some primordial soup with a creature of some kind crawling from the ocean onto dry land. Evolution doesn't explain where either the soup or the land evolved from.