Banana Man Believes in Fossils

 

‘Don’t Christians believe in fossils?’.

Ray Comfort, best known for getting the history of banana cultivation completely wrong, was us all to know that he believes in fossils. He made a special trip to the Museum in Paris and the Smithsonian Museum in Washington and saw fossils there. He just didn’t see any evidence of evolution.

Of course I believe in fossils, but I don’t believe in the unobservable bogus science called “evolution,” of which there is no empirical evidence. Anything that is said to be evidence always necessitates faith. I don’t believe, because I’m a skeptic when it comes to evolution.

So, in other words, because Banana Man doesn’t find evidence for evolution believable even when it’s staring him right in the face, evolution is therefore false. This is known as the “argument of incredulity” logical fallacy. It’s been Ray’s stock in trade for years. He and his acolyte, Kirk Cameron, have been misrepresenting information and even the basic principles of the theory of evolution. The most famous example of this is their claim that the theory of evolution predicts that somewhere, there had to have been a creature such as a crocoduck.

‘Don’t Christians believe in fossils?’

To say Ray has no credibility on this issue is a massive understatement. That he can look at the fossils in a museum display and not see the obvious indicates he is either willfully ignorant or simply dishonest.

Chimps are better at teamwork than anyone realized

Growing, I remember watching episodes of Sesame Street stressing how two or more people could accomplish a lot of more through cooperation. It was obvious that they considered it an important lesson. Child should learn to cooperate and work together because that made them better members of society. I imagine a lot of thinking was that it cut down on anti-social behavior as well. Now, research has indicated that maybe cooperation and teamwork were part of our genome even before we became humans.

Chimps are better at teamwork than anyone realized.

Each box housed a grape-dispensing mechanism that required the use of two non-interchangeable tools. From the back of the box, one chimp would move grapes into position with the use of a rake, while the chimp facing the front of the box inserted a stick to trigger the release of any grapes pushed into position by its partner. Retrieving the grapes therefore required the chimps to not only assume complementary roles, but aid one another in performing those roles.

The researchers concluded that this trait evolved before the human and chimp lines diverged and they’ve also confirmed similar behaviors the related species bonobos. Which means we’re not that far apart after all. Maybe with a little tweaking, we could see Rise of the Planet of the Apes after all.

Apollo Engines Recovered From Atlantic Ocean (PHOTOS) | TPM Idea Lab

 

Apollo Engines Recovered From Atlantic Ocean (PHOTOS) | TPM Idea Lab.

Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced Wednesday that his team, Bezos Expeditions, successfully recovered some of the remains of the F-1 engines that powered the Saturn V rocket, the workhorse of the Apollo lunar missions in the 1960s and 1970s.

It’s kind of fitting that the biggest dot com founder and pioneer of the internet world found one of the engines from the height of the space race.