Darwin Smudge Draws Evolutionists

I couldn't resist linking to this piece from The Onion:

A steady stream of devoted evolutionists continued to gather in this small Tennessee town today to witness what many believe is an image of Charles Darwin—author of The Origin Of Species and founder of the modern evolutionary movement—made manifest on a concrete wall in downtown Dayton...

Despite the enthusiasm the so-called "Darwin Smudge" has generated among the evolutionary faithful, disagreement remains as to its origin. Some believe the image is actually closer to the visage of Stephen Jay Gould, longtime columnist for Natural History magazine and originator of the theory of punctuated equilibrium, and is therefore proof of rapid cladogenesis. A smaller minority contend it is the face of Carl Sagan, and should be viewed as a warning to those nonbelievers who have not yet seen his hit PBS series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.

Still others have attempted to discredit the miracle entirely, claiming that there are several alternate explanations for the appearance of the unexplained discoloration.

"It's a stain on a wall, and nothing more," said the Rev. Clement McCoy, a professor at Oral Roberts University and prominent opponent of evolutionary theory.

(Thanks, Big Gary!)

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Posted on Wed Sep 10, 2008


What I love most is the text beneath the imagein the link:
"Darwinic pilgrims claim the image fills them with an overwhelming feeling of logic."
They see Darwin in a big smudge and go there to 'worship' it, and then claim to be filled with an 'overwhelming feeling of logic'...
talking about a contradiction

"I brought my baby to touch the wall, so that the power of Darwin can purify her genetic makeup of undesirable inherited traits,"
Real logic going on here people
Posted by Snowowl  on  Thu Sep 11, 2008  at  10:04 AM
erh.. wait...

I think I simply failed to get the joke?

Now I'm just confused XD
Is this for real or a joke?
Posted by Snowowl  on  Thu Sep 11, 2008  at  10:14 AM
Here's a hint: go to google (or wikipedia) and look up The Onion. isn't it cool how the answers to your confusion are always within reach?
Posted by Snowy  on  Thu Sep 11, 2008  at  05:51 PM
I'm interested in knowing which small Tennessee town it is. XD

Of course, it had to be Darwin in Tennessee. No Jesus or Virgin Mary or Bigfoot for us.
Posted by Lucy Boomcrackle  on  Tue Sep 16, 2008  at  07:38 PM
Looks like Bigfoot to me.
Posted by Thebes  on  Wed Sep 17, 2008  at  04:01 PM
Looks more like Chewbacca to me.
Posted by Trysta  on  Fri Sep 19, 2008  at  12:25 PM
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