The far-right American Family Association is peddling a new DVD series proclaiming that the world’s living wonders can’t possibly be explained by science. Check out the Incredible Creatures That Defy Evolution Series here. The videos feature Jobe Martin, a dentist whose The Evolution of a Creationist lectures are all the rage among the anti-evolution crowd. (Another creationist dentist? Don McLeroy must be proud.)
The AFA e-mail promotes the usual “intelligent design”/creationism theme about the complexity of life forms:
The Incredible Creatures That Defy Evolution Series enters the fascinating world of animals to reveal sophisticated and complex designs that shake the traditional foundations of evolutionary theory.
This series features Dr. Jobe Martin, who for the past 20 years, has been exploring evolution vs. creation. His findings have been fascinating students around the world as he lectures on these remarkable animal designs that cannot be explained by traditional evolution.
Dr. Martin himself was a traditional evolutionist, but his medical and scientific training would go through an evolution, rather a revolution when he began to study animals that challenged the scientific assumptions of his education. This was the beginning of the evolution of a creationist.
Examples from the Web site:
– How can birds navigate over thousands of miles of ocean and never get lost?
– How do fireflies and glowworms create light that generates no heat?
– How do great whales dive to the bottom of the ocean without the pressure causing them to implode?
– What creature was the inspiration for the helicopter?– How can some creatures be cut in half and still regenerate themselves? Some can even grow a new head!
– How can some dogs know that a storm is coming before it appears, or can sense when their masters are about to experience a seizure?
– Which creature perlexes scientists because of its amazing ability to heal itself, even when it sustains horrendous injuries?
The AFA is all about conspiracies to hide the “truth” from people, by the way. At the bottom of the e-mail is another DVD the folks at AFA are peddling:
It’s Not Gay
The sanitized version of homosexuality being presented is not the whole truth.
The truth, as they say, is out there.