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[During a discussion about the guy who said "I can sum it up in 3 words: Evolution is a lie."]

I covered for him later by saying, "'Evolution' is not a word."

AV1611VET, ChristianForums 24 Comments [3/31/2008 7:13:20 AM]
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Submitted By: the grinch's little helper
WTF?! || meh


3 words:It's in the dictionary.

4/3/2008 10:09:51 PM


Behold, the fundamental cause of lunatic religions' inexplicable staying power in the face of mounting evidence: some people would rather die, or take leave of reason altogether, than concede even a momentary error.

4/3/2008 10:15:34 PM


Yeah, you showed them.

4/3/2008 10:22:44 PM


Oh snap.

4/4/2008 2:22:30 AM


No wonder religions have so many followers... somo of them are just brain dead...

then again at least half of this planet seems to be brain dead.....

4/4/2008 2:35:59 AM


It's a number?

4/4/2008 2:43:12 AM


Oh snap you really fucking showed us....... :/

4/4/2008 3:38:04 AM


Ummm. Let's see in these catalogs of words called dictionaries. The Werriam-Webster... Yup, it's there. In the Collins? There. The Petit Robert (French)? There again. My Garzanti (evoluzione, in Italian)? Again. The OED? Whew, quite an entry! Even an etymological dictionary (my beloved Dictionnaire historique de la langue française) attests it in French as early as the 16th Century; it comes from the Latin evolutio. Oddly, all these entries describe roughly the same meaning.

On balance, it therefore seems that we're dealing here with a sequence of letters to which is ascribed a recognized meaning. That is, IT'S A WORD!

You could have at least looked it up in one dictionary before demonstrating once and for all you're clinically insane.

4/4/2008 2:57:56 PM


yes, but 'is a lie' is not a full sentence

4/4/2008 3:23:13 PM


I am in loss of words.

12/15/2008 9:15:58 AM

Mr. Creazil

@aaa: Then just say evolution.

12/15/2008 7:30:33 PM


So "leprechaun", "pixie", and "fairy" aren't words either?

Just goes to show how much this is true.

6/1/2009 2:24:34 PM


I wanted to be state the obvious guy for this, but in doing so, I'm pretty sure that the obviousness would become so great that it would reach infinite obviousness, collapse upon itself and become a black hole.

6/1/2009 4:32:55 PM

Ah, AV1611VET, he never fails to amuse.

6/1/2009 11:01:18 PM

David B.

"'Evolution' is not a word."

No, it's a fact.

6/2/2009 4:34:33 AM

Swedish Pagan

Evolution is a word, just as Gehenna, Valhalla, leprechauns, dream, fairy, god. The thing represented by the word does not need to be true, existing or present, for the word to be a word.

6/2/2009 5:09:12 AM

Allegory for Jesus

That is the worst and most nonsensical joke I have ever heard. And I've listened to creationist arguments.

10/10/2010 8:34:56 PM

Philbert McAdamia

The blind following the blind.

10/10/2010 10:05:17 PM


If you ever spend any time on CF, you'll see a lot of this guy. He's completely insane.

10/10/2010 10:18:30 PM


Okay, I'll entertain your fantasy about evolution not being a word (despite the fact that you can say it, type it, and find it in the dictionary). Even if we're going to say evolution is not a word, and therefore your friend doesn't fail mathematics forever, he still thinks evolution is a lie. He still completely fails at science. And unless you can back up the statement about evolution being a lie, you have not really done anything to help your case. Playing with semantics is not the same thing as establishing whether or not something is a fact.

10/10/2010 10:37:22 PM


The one has a sequel? And it manages to be just as nutty?


10/11/2010 12:22:00 AM


Then I suppose those folks at Websters must have gotten their facts wrong...

10/11/2010 12:50:28 AM

Rapax Pringer

But if "evolution" isn't a word, the we just have a sentence fragment: "is a lie". We need a subject for the first word so the sentence can be coherent.

Grammarfag, I know. >w>

6/16/2011 12:59:35 PM


Yes it is.

6/16/2011 5:12:14 PM