All of the Slapstick, None of that Pesky Evolution

World Net Daily, more commonly known as Wingnut Daily (Chuck Norris is a regular columnists) has these words of reassurance for parents who would like to take their kids to the new movie The Pirates! Band of Misfits but are concerned by the fact that the main character is one Charles Darwin:

Even for those creationist audiences who may be wary of Darwin’s presence as a primary character, there is little cause for concern. Darwin is portrayed prior to developing his notorious theory of evolution, as an earnest but bumbling naturalist in search of his big break.

The film has a pair of gags about Darwin’s later “discovery,” one in which a character asks if Darwin and his trained chimpanzee are “related,” while in another the Captain declares, “We didn’t evolve from slugs just to lie here and drink our own sweat, did we?”

To which Darwin replies, “Wait. What was that part about slugs?”

Those familiar with evolution will get the gags, while they needn’t worry about indoctrination in Darwinian dogma.

As inveterate Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep fans, the kamper clan will be seeing this one, evolution be damned.

Update: Ha ha, just realized that the number one result if you enter “Darwin evolution” into Google is a creationist site entitled Darwin’s Theory of Evolution – A Theory in Crisis. Nice work, creationists! If only you dedicated as much energy to your critical thinking as you did to your Google bombing. Rather than take on the Darwinian whole kit and caboodle, the site uses the de rigueur argument of “irreducible complexity” to suggest intelligent design. Here is that argument demolished.

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One Response to All of the Slapstick, None of that Pesky Evolution

  1. “So there you go! You’re the retarded offspring of five monkeys having butt sex with a fish-squirrel! Congratulations!” – Mr. Garrison

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