3a. Evo-illusion and Irreducible Complexity Revisited
The URL for my book is www.Evo-illusion.com.
The above video is about my book Evo-illusion, now available at Amazon. The page begins below.
Evo-Illusion is a science all on it’s own. It is very much like a cultish religion. It’s made up of group psychology and bait and switch techniques. The goal of evo-illusion is to fool evolutionauts (students and those honestly searching for reasons for our existence) into believing this tainted science. They want to keep the believers believing, and they want to isolate the doubters, and turn them into believers. Do the evo-illusionists really believe what they are preaching? I really can’t answer that, but I get the same feeling from these people that I get from charlatan evangelists. I really think a lot of evo-illusionists have their egos so involved, and love the adoration that they receive, that they can trick themselves into believing what they teach. Below is a compendium of how evo-illusion works, and on the next page (3b) is a great example of evo-illusion in action, starring one of the best, Ken Miller. First take a look at the video showing how illusion works. It is really an entertaining video. Next I will tie it into evo-illusion, and show you how magical illusions and evolutionary illusions are one and the same.
There couldn’t be a better example of evo-illusion than that produced by the new Cosmos and Neil de Grasse Tyson. In it he describes how evolution produced vision. It resembles a Donald Duck cartoon. Anyone can make drawings and animations. The real problem is how did vision first form? Humanity isn’t within light years of figuring out this incredible Puzzle, and the attempts of modern science are no better than those of any ancient religion’s attempts. There simply is no plausible pathway to the formation of vision, and Neil couldn’t possibly do a better job of proving my point.
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On the next page (3 b) I have a video of Dr. Ken Miller operating in the same fashion, only in front of a live audience in his lecture hall. Just like Neil, he gets the audience to believe the first impossible step. Then getting them to believe rest is easy. Here is how Miller and his “live audience” phase of evo-illusion works:
Step 1: Have a very credible demeanor as if your are “above it all”. Sound British, and intelligent. Be or be like a college professor. Talk in echo-y lecture halls. No one will want to challenge you, whatever you say. The audience will be responsive, worshipful, intimidated, and even more enthusiastically on your side. They will laugh at your jokes, no matter how bad. At every chance, make light and fun of those in the skeptic group. That group will shrivel and skeptic turncoats will come over to your side. No one wants to look foolish.
Step 2: Group all skeptics together, no matter their reasons for being skeptical. Make fun and light of the least credible in the group so it seems like the whole group is equal to the buffoon. Demean their education, let them know that their challenges are “old and tired”, call them names, degrade their ability to think. Most in the audience will not want to be associated with the group of skeptics, and will willingly and enthusiastically be on your side. No one wants to look foolish.
Step 3: Make the audience think that they are witnessing an impossible event of your choosing (as in the linking rings illusion) , or that an impossible event took place that you describe. Make them think they are seeing something that they are not. Fool them into believing an event took place that didn’t. Once they believe in that one impossible event, they can be easily convinced the next impossible event also took place. As each impossible event is displayed, the audience will be more and more easily convinced, until an entire series of impossible events of your choosing will be accepted by the audience without question.
Step 4: Bait and switch. Make the audience think you are going to show, do, or describe something unbelievably difficult. When the audience is convinced, show, demonstrate, or describe an event that is far easier, but convince the audience that the new task is ever MORE difficult than the one you originally were going to show, do, or demonstrate. As they are already in your pocket because of the first three steps, they will accept step 4 without question.
Evo-illusion technique #2: Above is a beautiful clade illustration showing how birds evolved from earlier theropod dinosaurs. This timeline has been prominently displayed on science television shows, such those on Discovery channel, and on the UC Berkeley Biology website. There are three major problems with this timeline. The species shown inhabited locations all over the world. None were in very close proximity. Sinosauropteryx, listed as the oldest species on the far left roamed China 130 MYA, 20,000,000 years after birds first appeared. Velociraptor, next in line, roamed China 75 MYA, 75,000,000 years after birds first appeared. Unenlagia lived in southern Argentina, 90 MYA, 60,000,000 years after birds appeared. Caudipteryx and Protoarchaeoptery roamed China 120-136 MYA, over 14,000,000 years after birds first appeared. Archaeopterx roamed Germany 144 MYA, just about the time birds first appeared. Eoalulavis was probably a modern bird, and inhabited Spain 115 MYA, 35,000,000 years after birds first appeared. Geographically and chronologically these species could not have interacted or evolved whatsoever. Supposedly all of these species formed a chain that lead to Corvus or crows. Reality is that this lineage of species had to evolve into almost 10,000 different bird species. Single species lead to single species……..until the last in the chain was 10,000 bird species? Why didn’t the illustration make this fact clear? Did placing only one selected species at the end of the chain make it look more plausible? More believable? Was this a conscious effort on the part of the makers of the timeline? This is a perfect example of evo-illusion and the bending of evidence to support the theory.
Evo-illusion technique #3: This is the “after the fact” technique. Evo-illusion is based on events that happened millions of years ago, that cannot be observed today, nor replicated in a lab. Ev-illusionists want you to think that changes in bacterial metabolism, the color in the wing of a moth, or fruit flies that don’t mate with other fruit flies are examples of today’s evolution. But, the evolution that formed hearts, alimentary canals, brains, et al, are the type of examples that evolution needs to demonstrate. And it can’t. Not even close. So evo-illusion uses “after the fact credit”. For example, in regard to complex and miraculous organs and bio-electromechanical devices, evo-illusionists give evolution all the credit. “Isn’t natural selection just amazing? Just a wonder of nature!”
And when the news or evidence is bad, evo-illusionists use “after the fact excuses”. “Mollusks didn’t all form complex vision systems because they didn’t need to see all that well.” “Ceolacanth didn’t evolve in 410 million years because cosmic rays didn’t go that deep into the ocean so mutations couldn’t occur.” “T. Rex’s arms didn’t grow because it was fine just the way it was.”