Who has written the most cringe-worthy and pathetic article of the week? Ray Comfort of course:
[In response to more of Ray’s stupidity about evolution] Meyers said on his blog, “I know Ray is rather stupid, but who knew he could be that stupid. This has been explained to him multiple times: evolution does explain this stuff trivially. Populations evolve, not individuals, and male and female elephants evolved from populations of pre-elephants that contained males and females. Species do not arise from single new mutant males that then have to find a corresponding mutant female — they arise by the diffusion of variation through a whole population, male and female.”
Which is correct; it’s perfectly fine. What response Ray have? Does he take into account anything that he has just been told? Ha!
Comfort responded, “Okay, I’ve got it. Your belief is that species do not arise from single new mutant males that then have to find a corresponding mutant female. So, let’s take it slowly for those of us stupid folk who like empirical evidence. We are looking at a contemporary male and a female elephant. They are part of a population of elephants. Let’s go back to their elephant ancestors 10,000 years ago. They are still male and female elephants (they had to be because that’s how elephants reproduce). Let’s now go back one million years to what you called ‘the populations of pre-elephants that contained males and females.’ Obviously, they are still male and female way back then because that’s how pre-elephants reproduced.”
It gets funnier. Go and read it. And this too.