Sunday, 17 June 2012

Pigeon Chess: not just debunking Creationist lies but destroying them!

Via WEIT, I came across a great new blog today, called "Playing Chess with Pigeons" by Troy Britain. (New for me, that is!)

In a recent post, “Gill slits” by any other name…, he goes after common Creationist misconceptions (and deceptions) regarding the evolution and vertebrate development of "pharyngeal apparatus". Not only does it make a really interesting read but it does a beautiful job of highlighting - and then destroying - the common Creationist fallacies regarding this particular bit of anatomy.

Why "Playing Chess with Pigeons"? Apparently, it comes from a quote from an Amazon book review:
"Debating creationists on the topic of evolution is rather like trying to play chess with a pigeon; it knocks the pieces over, craps on the board, and flies back to its flock to claim victory."
- Scott D. Weitzenhoffer

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