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This story has so many connotations on so many levels, I don't even know where to start. Of course, we all know about the history of the fish and the Christians and the bumper sicker wars. In July surfaced the first stories about the connections beween radical Islam and Christian creationists. Now the guy involved in the islamic creationism movement, Harun Yahya (Adnan Oktar) has actually succeeded in getting a court order to block Turkey’s access to the web site of Richard Dawkins. This story (and the thread on also featured this picture from Yahya's book:

Apparently, the book uses this picture to make the claim that these caddisflies haven't changed for a few million years, so no animals have ever changed (great logic, isn't it?). If you look closely (as PZ has done already in January), you'll see that it actually depicts a fishing lure! It's a dummy only mimicking a caddis to lure fish to bite. Obviously, the flies made by Graham Owen are good enough to lure not only fish, but also creationists! laugh.png

This whole thing is just too good to be true! And yet, despite so many incidents like this, stupidity rules and creationism is still not dead after 150 years of evolutionary theory. There must be something strangely attractive to pseudo- or non-science.
Posted on Thursday 18 September 2008 - 10:42:47 comment: 0

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