Quote# 6598

The whole idea behind evolution is crazy. If you believe in evolution, you must also believe that one could take apart a fine Swiss watch and place the contents in a bag. Then if one shakes said bag long enough the watch will assemble itself. Get real!

claycountyredneck, FirstCoastNews Talk Back! 19 Comments [3/1/2004 12:00:00 AM]
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The whole idea behind Christianity is crazy. If you believe in Christianity, you must also believe that one could come back to life, be born of a virgin mother, or walk on water. And if God shakes a bag long enough a watch will assemble itself. Get real!

3/4/2007 4:02:16 PM

Feel My Force

Um, no.

An explanation for the hard of thinking follows:


3/4/2007 6:02:27 PM


Mirror, mirror on the wall.

3/4/2007 6:11:15 PM


Logical fallacy. Why must we believe the watch thing if we believe in evolution? It doesn't follow. Grrr.
Claycountryredneck says it all.

3/4/2007 6:15:30 PM

Matty The Red


3/4/2007 7:59:32 PM

he who knocks thee down a peg

those two things are...entirely unrelated

hey fucknuts, evolution is basically proven fact

6/1/2007 8:26:48 PM



6/1/2007 8:32:39 PM


The First Church of Stupid Analogies checks in once again.

6/1/2007 8:50:50 PM

Brian X

Evolution doesn't work that way? LIFE doesn't work that way.

6/1/2007 8:57:09 PM

Wet Walnuts

I love it when people say \"if you believe in Proposition A, then you must also believe in [totally unrelated] Proposition B.\" Inevitably, I end up having to explain to these idiots what a \"non-sequitur\" is.

6/1/2007 8:57:38 PM


But if you took an infinite number of Swiss watches and an infinite number of bags, it is inevitable that eventually one of them would through sheer blind chance reassemble itself through the shaking process.

Why do fundies not understand probabilities?

6/1/2007 9:02:55 PM


6/1/2007 9:03:49 PM


Funny thing is, if you shake the bag long enough it actually might reassemble itself :D Hooray for infinitesimal probabilties.

12/2/2008 9:21:38 PM


I don't have words to express how inutterably hilarious any and every "random assembly" analogy is to someone who did a degree in chemistry, learning about very non-random behaviour of chemical compounds.

12/2/2008 9:31:00 PM


This is just another bad interpretation of Paley. I give it three.

12/2/2008 11:36:47 PM

debunked claim is debunked

I hope that was easy enough for you to understand

12/2/2008 11:53:48 PM


Hmmm, maybe if it were a Casio...

4/5/2009 2:02:09 AM

Sentry Gun

There is a very thin but existent chance it happens. Plus chemistry is not total random. Do it for a billion year, I'm sure you will end up with something way simpler than a watch that, with the right reproductive system and external pressure, will end up as a watch.

Oh, wait, watches don't procreate !

12/9/2011 10:45:04 AM

even though the theory of evolution says man evolved from another animal it does NOT say that if I run a person through a wood chipper and collect all the bits in a big garbage bag that the pieces will reassemble themselves no matter how hard or how long I shake the bag.

That would require a very old vampire or a necromancer, neither of which probably exist.

12/10/2011 10:32:51 PM

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