Uh. No, not really.
9/1/2009 3:18:07 PM
The bible points out that there were people of different languages BEFORE the tower of bable.
Hmm...how do the fundies explain that?
9/1/2009 3:41:59 PM
Well, since one is a ridiculous fairy tale and the other is a ridiculous straw man, I'd say that both are pretty unreasonable.
The multitude of languages (and sub-dialects) is pretty much exactly what you'd expect to happen in a world guided by evolution. Like biological adaptations, language develops slowly over a long period of time, and isolated groups tend to split off from one another, developing different traits -- and different languages.
Of course, language differences are not good evidence for evolution or creationism. Language developed long after humans evolved. You're desperately grasping onto straws here.
9/6/2009 7:48:36 AM
Yes, that makes no sense. Mainly because you just spun a bunch of random crap from a bunch of random unrelated fundie arguments together.
If you took the time to study this crap, you'd realize that linguistic evolution is not quite the same as biological evolution, although it certainly works by a similar process (a population separating into smaller populations and adapting on their own and whatnot). It happens a lot faster, though.
What would really blow your tiny little mind however, is a process that happens right along with it: the evolution and spread of folk tales and religion. If you study this you'll find little bits and pieces of similar stories that appear in most religions and a myriad of folk tales. The most well-known example of this is the great flood.
That story appears with different names and events attached to it all over the world from Africa to Scandinavia to Japan to the native religions of North and South America. A lot of Christians realize this and try to say that it's proof that it really did happen. Perhaps it did in a localized fashion. But you know something? It didn't originate with your religion. The version in the bible is only a link in the chain of the tale's evolution. In fact, most of your entire bible is a hodgepodge of different stories that both pre-existed the bible and went on to become more advanced versions. Your bible (and it's many rewrites and translations) is just a blurry photocopy of a bunch of folk tales stuck fairly consistently in the stage of evolution they were in when they swept through land of nomadic goat herders that collected them together. And you worship that crap.
9/19/2009 8:13:09 PM
Yes, it is. It's a good thing no one is actually espousing that second process; the Big Bang, abiogenesis, biological evolution and linguistics work quite effectively to explain it as they stand.
11/9/2009 2:03:22 PM
"God created all of mankind's different languages"
Ah, so in that case, LL Zamenhof, who created Esperanto, and Marc Okrand, who created Klingon (and is spoken more than Esperanto, the next most popular constructed language) are God? In that case...:
The Bible is purely the invention of men - Bronze Age goatfuckers, to be precise.
11/10/2009 9:56:32 AM