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You don’t need to delve into the sub-atomic to prove evolution is bunk. Evolutionists can’t answer the chicken / question, they don’t know what birds did with feathers before they could fly, they can’t tell us why the first mosquitoes decided, on a whim, to start sucking blood. They have no answers to the easy questions...

Husband&Father, TheologyOnline Forums 16 Comments [10/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Esjeur

And neither do you dumbass.

2/14/2007 5:18:41 AM

Langdon Alger

\"Goddidit\" is not an answer.

2/14/2007 6:24:21 AM

BurtBush

LOL, and you can?

2/14/2007 12:14:31 PM

Man Called True

\"Evolutionists can’t answer the chicken / question,\"

You're missing half that, but I'll assume the other half is \"egg\". Quick answer: egg. The earliest amphibians were laying them, long before chickens showed up.

\"they don’t know what birds did with feathers before they could fly,\"

Most likely answer: bodily warmth. Fur's not the only tool for that, you know. Recall that \"evolutionists\" (I hate that phrase, it's got the usual religious overtones) believe birds are descended from dinosaurs, many of which were cold-blooded. Any forms of heat retention would have helped.

\"they can’t tell us why the first mosquitoes decided, on a whim, to start sucking blood.\"

It wasn't a whim; many lower forms of life drink blood, a rather easier dietary requirement to fulfill than flesh. And only female mosquitos drink blood, anyway, in order to help their eggs develop.

\"They have no answers to the easy questions...\"

FAIL.

2/14/2007 12:52:22 PM

Darwin

On a whim?! Mosquitos don't have a brain large enough to be capable of 'whims'. However their brains are probably larger and more complex than that of Husband&Father

2/14/2007 2:11:19 PM

JP

Baby mosquito \"MOM! I'm hungry.\"
Mom \"Make yourself a sandwich.\"
Baby mosquito \"How? Where's the bread? I can't reach the peanut butter...wah.\"
Mom \"Just go suck some blood or something!\"

2/15/2007 8:16:12 PM

BurntBush

Do you mean \"why did the chicken cross the road?\"?

2/15/2007 9:53:02 PM

Kuyohashi

Female mosquitoes drink blood because they need the iron and protein to lay eggs.

Flight came before feathers, not the other way around. Pterodactyls could fly, and they didn't have feathers. Feathers came about as the world got colder. They have minimal impact on actual flight; otherwise we'd be gluing chicken feathers onto airplanes.

3/14/2011 2:35:39 PM

Angua

Feathers probably were used for insulation. Velociraptors didn't fly, but velociraptors had feathers. Even today, the ostrich and the emu have feathers and they don't fly. Young birds have feathers before they can fly. The yellow downy coat of a newborn chick is hardly going to help it fly. It does help it stay warm.

The ancestors of birds did not evolve feathers for flight. The ancestors of birds which had already evolved feathers for another reason simply found feathers conductive to gliding and, eventually, flight. They were co-opted for a completely different purpose. Now the details on how feathers became used for flight might be debated. Whether or not feathers evolved specifically for insulation might be debated. Exactly how feathers evolved might be debated.

But is it really that easy of a question? It's not because scientists have trouble thinking of plausible scenarios here. It's that they are spoiled for choice. There are a huge number of benefits feathers can provide non-flying animals. There are a number of possible ways flight could have evolved. There are a lot of variables.

3/14/2011 10:20:50 PM

Swede

I'm no scientist, but I remember reading that scales slowly became feathers. Besides, there are birds with feathers who can't fly. Pillows are filled with feathers, not to make the pillows fly, but to keep them warm and fluffy.

So, if it's such an easy question; why did the first mosquito decide to suck blood? No, Goddidit is not an answer, the question is still why. And, who created God. How do you know it was your god and not someone else's?

3/15/2011 12:29:09 AM

Quantum Mechanic

Lie much?

5/28/2011 4:50:44 AM

Kyeto-X

Chicken Egg Question:

Egg came first. Reptiles started laying eggs millions of years before the chicken of the modern sense came around. The egg in a recognizable state comes from the chciken...because only a chicken has evolved to make an egg like that.

Feathers without flight:
Actually, feathers are very good at maintaining body heat; a trait that coat manufacturers have been using for years.

Mosquitoes sucking blood:
It was a ecologcial niche. Not many creatures feast on blood of larger animals, and yet it is a reliable and rich source for protein. prefect for easily getting the building blocks needed to make the next batch of bloodsuckers.

There...no degree and I have answered your three questions without hurting myself. I would like to see you do the same with explaining Why we have two eyes.

7/18/2011 12:14:59 AM

Quantum Mechanic

Dinosaurs had feathers you stupid fuckwit.

4/25/2012 9:27:52 AM

Alex

1) Something very similar to a chicken laid an egg that had slightly mutated DNA. What we call a chicken hatched from that egg.

2) Feathers are very good at insulating birds

3) Mosquitoes didn't suddenly decide to drink blood. It most likely arose from some sort of symbiosis.

What were you saying about no answers?

5/14/2012 7:08:54 AM

Quantum Mechanic

DNA sequencing isn't your strong suit is it?

6/6/2012 9:09:28 AM

Meshakhad

Those aren't easy questions. Those are actually very good questions.

11/11/2013 2:46:06 PM
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