Sunday, September 07, 2008

The Onion on Darwin stain

No need to say more. From the Onion, Evolutionists Flock to Darwin-Shaped Wall Stain:

DAYTON, TN—A steady stream of devoted evolutionists continued to gather in this small Tennessee town today to witness what many believe is an image of Charles Darwin—author of The Origin Of Species and founder of the modern evolutionary movement—made manifest on a concrete wall in downtown Dayton.

"I brought my baby to touch the wall, so that the power of Darwin can purify her genetic makeup of undesirable inherited traits," said Darlene Freiberg, one among a growing crowd assembled here to see the mysterious stain, which appeared last Monday on one side of the Rhea County Courthouse. The building was also the location of the famed "Scopes Monkey Trial" and is widely considered one of Darwinism's holiest sites. "Forgive me, O Charles, for ever doubting your Divine Evolution. After seeing this miracle of limestone pigmentation with my own eyes, my faith in empirical reasoning will never again be tested."

Added Freiberg, "Behold the power and glory of the scientific method!"

And of course, my favorite part:

A smaller minority contend it is the face of Carl Sagan, and should be viewed as a warning to those nonbelievers who have not yet seen his hit PBS series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.

Its true. Read the full article here. In case you missed the Muslim version of these claims, here is a story of meat in Nigeria (no this is not from the Onion), which appears to spell out "Allah" in Arabic. Oh - the miracle!


Anonymous said...

You realize the Onion is a satirical publication, and that, while the article may contain some facts, it is not a true story.

Salman Hameed said...

hmmm.......yes - hence the "humor" tag...

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