Solid Argument

This is from a bigoted article by Gerald Christian Nordskog, with Dr. Ted Baehr and Dr. Tom Snyder. The bigotry isn’t particular important (or well constructed). The interesting piece is when these mooks try to venture beyond their expertise of hate-mongering.

Most homosexuals seem to have adopted an irrational, unscientific view of the now defunct evolutionary model. They fail to realize, however, that, if evolution were really true (which it isn’t), there actually wouldn’t be any human homosexuals in the world. Why? Because, according to evolutionary theory, nature would have “selected out” over time, by the so-called “natural selection” evolution process, any truly genetic homosexual tendency because homosexual people do not procreate, or create any descendents. Thus, their deviant tendencies would have been eliminated from the gene pool by the untenable methodology of evolution.

No biologist is going to claim there is a gene which determines sexual preference. That isn’t how genetics work. Although studies have been conducted which have found that the genetic marker Xq28 conveys a tendency toward homosexuality, there is nothing that says homosexuality is deterministic. In fact, that study is far from solid but if it were true, it still wouldn’t say homosexuality is deterministic. This is essentially the problem encountered (unwittingly) by these bigots.

I may have a gene which gives me a predisposition to strong muscles around my shoulders. That doesn’t mean I’m going to be a great pitcher for the 2013 Boston Red Sox. It doesn’t even mean I would necessarily even have a chance at making it into an Independent League. Most genes have some degree – often a high one – of interaction with environmental conditions. This is why there is no “gay” gene(s) – and just the same, this is why there is no “straight” gene(s).

But just to be antagonistic toward these bigots, one possible way a gene which gives a predispotion (though not determinism!) toward homosexuality can be maintained in a gene pool is through sexually antagonistic selection.

The results of this model show the interaction of male homosexuality with increased female fecundity within human populations, in a complex dynamic, resulting in the maintenance of male homosexuality at stable and relatively low frequencies, and highlighting the effects of heredity through the maternal line.

These findings provide new insights into male homosexuality in humans. In particular, they promote a focus shift in which homosexuality should not be viewed as a detrimental trait (due to the reduced male fecundity it entails), but, rather, should be considered within the wider evolutionary framework of a characteristic with gender-specific benefits, and which promotes female fecundity. This may well be the evolutionary origin of this genetic trait in human beings.

Bigotry never wins.


Did you know evolution leads to autocracies?

Yes, that’s right. The more states improve their school systems, the more scientists become effective at conveying their fields, the more the facts of evolution are known, the more and more we will head to an autocracy. At least that’s what crazy ol’ Rev. Dallas E. Henry thinks.

Secular humanists cling to the theory of evolution as truth. If mankind is nothing more than a highly adapted animal with this life being all there is, then there is no higher moral law with which to concern ourselves. With only human laws, people will risk the odds in getting caught to engage in abhorrent behavior. If this life is all there is, people can do whatever they feel like and the only authority they have to answer to is other people. If enough people live by this philosophy, either anarchy or an autocracy (government by a single individual ruler) will be the result.

So in other words, if a nation becomes too secular it will fall into utter chaos. Or it will fall in line under the strict control of a single individual. Yes, that’s right. Rev. Dallas Cowboys believes that the more people come to understand science, the more government will become one particular way. Or the more it will become exactly the opposite way. Whatever. Let’s not parse words. It’s just important that we all realize that evilution will lead to something bad, even if Rev. Cowboys is incapable of putting forth a coherent argument toward that point.

Oh, and it isn’t just evolution. It’s all of science.

Paul wrote to the Romans, โ€œalthough they knew God, they did not glorify Him as Godโ€ฆโ€ Secular Humanists and atheists rely totally on science to explain everything. In reality, natural law has become their God. Natural law is a description of what has been observed to happen when certain conditions occur i.e. the law of gravity states that if something falls from the sky it will eventually hit the ground. Anything contrary to that defies natural law and therefore cannot be true. Science is anti – God; it is a gift from God. But when manโ€™s knowledge begins to take precedence over Godโ€™s eternal power, โ€œthey became futile in their thoughts and their foolish hearts were darkened.โ€ These people refuse to allow room for anything supernatural to exist. If it cannot be explained logically, it canโ€™t be true.

Carl Sagan put it best when he said, “You can’t break the laws of Nature; there are no penalties for doing so. The real world…is merely so arranged that transgressions can’t happen.” It does not matter if Rev. Cowboys thinks something contrary to gravity or the speed of light can occur through the magic of his particular god. I return to Sagan here, “The Universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.” And that’s exactly what Rev. Cowboys is espousing – his ambition. Sure, he has it all gussied in this whole god-guise. But it’s still his ambition, likely instilled in him since birth, or perhaps through some personal experience which he incorrectly attributed to the predominant god of his culture. His ambitions and anti-science spewing vitriol will always pale, however, in comparison to the work of scientists, just as the ugliness of his horribly evil teachings based upon his horribly ugly god contrasts so starkly with the beauty that is revealed through science.