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Creationwiki vs. Evowiki
March 1, 2007 4:40 AM   Subscribe

Creationwiki is an online encyclopedia concerning creation science in the spirit of Conservapedia (previously discussed here) and that serves as a sort of counterpart to Evowiki (previously mentioned in this thread). According to the article on Creationwiki found on Evowiki, "All contributing editors must believe the universe and life on earth were created by God. Non-creationists are prohibited from editing articles, except for spelling and grammar corrections." Of course, Creationwiki has their own article on Evowiki. It's entertaining to read their discussions about one another.
posted by inconsequentialist (36 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
The theory of evolution (or general theory of evolution) is a philosophical perspective that stems from an atheistic worldview.

BING BING BING BING--WE HAVE A LOSER!
posted by DU at 4:49 AM on March 1, 2007 [3 favorites]


Also, it seems significant to me that the site's icon (in the address bar) is an upside down Darwin fish. Their real purpose isn't to create a science but to turn a real science upside down, negating it.
posted by DU at 4:53 AM on March 1, 2007


They call this image creation vs. evolution, but it looks to me more like Darwin and Jesus are kissing.
posted by grouse at 4:56 AM on March 1, 2007


As a side note, whatever happened to bevets?
posted by grouse at 4:57 AM on March 1, 2007


As a side note, whatever happened to bevets?

We can't post the "Summon Bevets" card.
posted by Sticherbeast at 4:59 AM on March 1, 2007 [2 favorites]


It's wonderful that creationists are able to use magic gizmos like computers and the internet to propagate their bedtime stories and superstitions.

I'm really looking forward to the SantaWiki and the EasterBunniki.
posted by Dave Faris at 5:05 AM on March 1, 2007


I've had it with these wikis!
posted by Flashman at 5:08 AM on March 1, 2007


So what? It just shows that even idiots can start a wiki these days. No big deal, since it will appeal only to likeminded people. I will implode like so many attempts to undo science.
posted by homodigitalis at 5:11 AM on March 1, 2007


Evolutionism is the belief in the theory that life on Earth is simply the result of random, natural processes, and ultimately attempts to explain the existence of humans by means other than divine creation.

This is a complete and utter misrepresentation of the theory of evolution. Evolution could hardly be entirely random and there is nothing about the theory of evolution that necessarily excludes "divine creation." A divine being could very well have created man through an evolutionary process.

What the theory of evolution does reject is the foolish notion that God made Adam from dust and Eve from his rib in the short space of one week. Evolution challenges the literal interpretation of the bible. THIS is why fundies must be discredit the theory, because you know if the bible is literally wrong about that it might also be literally wrong about homos and all that other stuff too.
posted by three blind mice at 5:12 AM on March 1, 2007


EasterBunniki is a great idea. I'd love to see someone with both an obsession for proving religious nutjobs wrong (I qualify here) and a lot of time on their hands (I do not qualify here) work that up into a going concern.

"Anti-Easter Bunny biologists will tell you that rabbits don't lay eggs, but these striking drawings from the 1400s may indicate that there is a previously unknown species that does."
posted by DU at 5:16 AM on March 1, 2007


If only we had some sort of metawikifilter thingy.
posted by logicpunk at 5:17 AM on March 1, 2007


Creationism is a belief based upon a literal interpretation of a creation mythology story that was originally composed to explain existence to a pre-literate population several thousand years ago.

insert David Cross rant on the first six pages of the Bible here.-->
posted by psmealey at 5:20 AM on March 1, 2007


three blind mice: Arguing with the sites you read on mefi, in the comments here is basically analogous to arguing with your TV.

Which is awesome in a crazy old coot kind of way.
posted by aubilenon at 5:21 AM on March 1, 2007


where is the pastafarian-wiki?
posted by empath at 5:22 AM on March 1, 2007


Well technically Pastafarianism belongs on creation wiki.. However i'll bet ya $.25 that you will get banned if you dont tow the line of xtianity
posted by MrLint at 5:29 AM on March 1, 2007


It's somewhat disconcerting to have the standard wiki format when tabbing back and forth between the two. I keep forgetting which of the sites I'm on, with many comical double-takes ensuing.
posted by logicpunk at 5:31 AM on March 1, 2007


beatadeadhorsewiki
posted by pyramid termite at 5:33 AM on March 1, 2007


I'm right. You're wrong. Where's my trophy?
posted by Benny Andajetz at 5:53 AM on March 1, 2007


I call dibs on TheoryofIntelligentFallingWiki!
posted by mmahaffie at 5:55 AM on March 1, 2007


Wow, this is depressing. Instead of a pursuit for a quantifiable understanding of the world, every little niche philosophy or interest can throw up their own wiki? This will end well.
posted by rzklkng at 5:59 AM on March 1, 2007


The problem for people who reject science is that evolution is far more amazing than God just blinking us into existence. The vastness of the universe, the complexity of cellular life, and now, with 10 motherfucking dimensions, life is simply too much for them.

So they scurry away under an aegis of myth and relic, like an elderly lady locking herself in her apartment to escape death. But, unfortunately for her, death is Robert Redford!
posted by four panels at 6:04 AM on March 1, 2007


Wow, this is depressing. Instead of a pursuit for a quantifiable understanding of the world, every little niche philosophy or interest can throw up their own wiki?

I don't find this depressing, somehow.
posted by grouse at 6:07 AM on March 1, 2007


I don't have a problem with CreationWiki, in fact I prefer that they both have a space to make their views known and also that they don't have to resort to vandalizing other wikis to have their say. Leave them be, hopefully they'll leave everybody else be as well.
posted by substrate at 6:21 AM on March 1, 2007


...hopefully they'll leave everybody else be as well.

LOLLERGELICAL
posted by DU at 6:29 AM on March 1, 2007


Go forth and trolleth thine wiki sayeth the lord!
posted by jeffburdges at 6:44 AM on March 1, 2007


To be consistent, a truly creationist Wiki would only be editable by God.
posted by alms at 6:57 AM on March 1, 2007 [6 favorites]


I'm pretty sure God has a shitty internet connection, and when he's online, he mostly just surfs for porn.
posted by Dave Faris at 7:01 AM on March 1, 2007


Highlights from the forthcoming Gravywiki:

Ingredients:
Red-eye gravy does not contain eyeballs, in any form.

Pop Culture:
The Song "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head" is rumored to have been originally conceived as "Gravy Keeps Dripping on my Chest."

Literary References:
Poe had a predilection for gravy consumption due to its close association (in his drug-addled mind) with The Grave.

Sexual Associations:
A 1988 pornographic movie directed by The Dark Brothers was entitled "The Lumpy Gravy Train," which became the preferred slang for the sexual practice featured in the video.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 8:18 AM on March 1, 2007


The problem for people who reject science is that evolution is far more amazing than God just blinking us into existence.

He didn't just blink us into existence. It took him six fucking days and then he had to rest. God: creator of all things earthly and heavenly... Was tired. And had to rest.
posted by psmealey at 8:25 AM on March 1, 2007


three blind mice: Arguing with the sites you read on mefi, in the comments here is basically analogous to arguing with your TV.

Heh. Got rid of the TV ten years ago aubilenon... arguing with the books with which I waste my evenings instead is no way satisfying.... this is all I have.
posted by three blind mice at 8:26 AM on March 1, 2007


"you will get banned if you dont tow the line of xtianity"

Can we please start a campaign to get this right? It's TOE the line.

Sayings that people mangle should have their own wiki.
posted by zoogleplex at 10:57 AM on March 1, 2007


They do
posted by DU at 11:00 AM on March 1, 2007


BY GOLLY, WHAT AN INTER-NET-TRON!!!
posted by zoogleplex at 11:07 AM on March 1, 2007


Evolution is what the Space Gods would LIKE you to believe in before they come back and have you as a snack.
posted by Artw at 9:25 PM on March 1, 2007


Hang on, this so called wiki contains NO entries for Erich von Daniken’s , Cthulhu or Jack Kirbys Celestrials. What in the shit is that?
posted by Artw at 9:30 PM on March 1, 2007


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posted by mlis at 11:00 PM on March 1, 2007


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