Quote# 2249

The theory of evolution teaches that living things are becoming more complex as time progresses. Because the chromosomes in living matter are one of the most complex bits of matter in the known universe, it would seem logical to assume that organisms with the least number of chromosomes were the first ones to evolve and those with the most chromosomes are the end result of millions of years of evolution experimenting to increase complexity in living organisms. From the chart, it is "obvious" that we all started off as penicillium with only 2 chromosomes, and that we slowly evolved into fruit flies. After many "millions of years" we turned into tomatoes (or house flies) and so on, until we reached the human stage with 46 chromosomes. One of our ancestors must have been one of the identical triplets—opossums, redwood trees, and kidney beans—with 22 chromosomes each. If we are allowed to "continue evolving" we may someday be tobacco plants and maybe we may even become carp with 100, or maybe even the ultimate life form, a fern with 480 chromosomes! Don’t you believe it! God made this world and all life forms, as recorded in the Bible!

chrislb, Rapture Ready 7 Comments [2/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
Fundie Index: 4
WTF?! || meh


MORBO: Yes, this is exactly how evolution works.

Oh, you mean for weak, pathetic earth creatures. Then EVOLUTION DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY!

6/21/2008 3:34:59 PM


Sweet. Except that plants handle chromosomes differently than animals; some plants can accidentally end up with double the necessary chromosomes, while if an animal as complex as a human is missing even part of one, they're deformed. And except that the whole 'chromosome duplication' things leads to speciation in plants.

6/21/2008 11:23:59 PM

Tormentor of Religion

Why do they always use common ancestry to take us through plant AND insect stages?
Yes, we are related, even to those, but only up to the point where we were multi-cellular organisms.

4/4/2009 2:34:27 PM


Behold son, the mighty triceratops!
Dad, it's a cow.

*points and laughs* point, you missed it.

4/4/2009 2:50:15 PM

I don't knowwhy the fundies think that evolution is so linear...

4/13/2009 1:07:19 AM

Quantum Mechanic

Making up shit is no substitute for thinking.

4/7/2012 12:54:06 PM


Speaking as the guy who set evolution in motion and observed it's progress over the course of 3 billion years, I can safely say that you got it WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG.

8/1/2013 12:37:25 PM