A few weeks ago I posted an innocuous little satirical article for my blog, which made the modest proposal that articles have no authors. The article committed just about every logical fallacy that evolutionists use in defending their beliefs. It was a fun little article, and many of you posted comments that you enjoyed reading it. Thanks!
What I was not expecting is the number of people who wanted to argue against the article! We got a lot of comments from “authorists” – those people who believe that articles are written by authors. I got the impression that many of these authorists are also evolutionists. So while they believe that an article could not come about by chance processes of nature, they are willing to believe that organisms, which are far more intricate and complex, could come about by chance processes of nature. A number of them chimed in to defend the authorship of articles, apparently oblivious to the inconsistency of believing in biological evolution while taking a creationist position on article origins.
Well, I couldn’t resist the chance to jump in and defend the evolutionary/chance origin of articles. It is not often that I have an opportunity to defend the evolution side (for argument’s sake). So I responded to the authorists’ claims. I made every effort to argue like an evolutionist – committing the same logical fallacies and making the same false assumptions that so often appear in evolutionary literature. I was very curious to see if evolutionists would spot these blunders in logic when they occur in arguments that are not arguments for molecules-to-man evolution. Did they?
For the most part, they did not. A number of them conceded points that (from a rational perspective) they should not have. Some of them began to think and argue in the right direction, only to veer off course when it started to become clear that such reasoning would also disprove biological evolution. By the way, I believe in all sincerity that it is very easy to prove that articles have authors – but not without simultaneously disproving particles-to-people evolution! Go ahead and take a look at the comments that were posted. (Make sure you have some free time – there are a lot!) And please feel free to join the conversation and post your own comments.