Evolution Explained by The Simpsons

Submitted by: kaparo 10 years ago in Funny
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Funny short explaining the evolution of mankind within one minute.
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Male 564
Wow, even something like this devolved into a debate on creationism/evolution? (no pun intended)
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Male 1,114
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Male 2,309
Also, if any of you read the old testament...God DID sort of `click` his fingers and boom everything into place. But I really am getting tired of this nonsense with, "it`s just a theory." Just like gravity is just a theory, and atomic theory, and microbiology, etc. These things must NOT be real, because we haven`t noticed the fact when we jump, we come down or that bodies circle the sun, black holes, viruses, microbials, or the mighty atomic bomb. These things all are just `theories.`

Here is the funny part. We know less about the atom then we do about biology itself. Evolution is the best understood scientific theory (aka scientific fact) on this planet. To call it just a theory is to say that the theory of gravity is up for debate...it`s just not.

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Male 2,309
The bible has over 300 contradictions in it...and it`s supposed to be infallible. Can someone fill me in on this? Anyway, that book is a joke. Anyone who follows that might just be insane, because a close read shows, misogyny, ethnic cleansing, bigotry, jealousy, and malevolence of an order greater than all the villains in all of mythology--all done by God.
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Female 920
lol!
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Male 7
(paradigms are essentially theories) as time occurring due to gradual accumulation of anomalous data which the reigning paradigm could not encompass.

Now here is the kicker: Evolution is highly supported, there are no known anomalies to suggest an outdated paradigm, and there has not been and is not likely to ever be a single case of empiracle refutation.

As for your contradiction, how about the descent of Jesus from the patrilineage of David to warrant his Messiah status when he is also the son of some indo-european sky father deity? Seems contradictory to me having no father (Luke 1:26-38 and Joseph being in the house of David (Luke 3:21-38), furthermore both the gospel of Mark (1:1-16),the gospel of Luke, and Chronicles (3:10-19) give different geneologies. How`s that for contradiction?

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Male 7
Naoscaire,

I take it you have not read Kuhn`s the Structure of Scientific Revolutions any of Popper`s lectures or even Hawkings. I would even bet that you have zero to little experience with epistemology or inclanation to do so. If I were you I would look at the specialist literature and not take what appears to be the Oxford Dictionary`s definition of "theory" to be the absolute criterion to base all claims of its usage on.

In science there is this thing called empirical support with which theories and paradigms are gauged. Evolution by natural selection is highly supported it is as close to "truth" as one can get into science. Meaning that in science one does not prove but instead one supports or refutes. Hawkings pointed out that it takes but one instance of repeatable and logical refutation to kill a theory. Whereas, Kuhn (who is regarded by many as the proper authority on the subject)instead viewed paradigmatic shift (paradigms are essentially theori

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Male 571
"I`m 20. You`re not a prodigy, because you already are a complete moron."

Are you serious? You just said that to a 16 year old! Grow some body hair, pal, seems you need to grow up.

A great tactic atheists here are using is completely over-simplifying the existance of a higher power, thus making it sound ridiculous.

It seems the atheists here know very little about the Bible and also have distorted ideas of what`s in the Bible. The Bible wasn`t written by a man, it was written by many men and yet there are no contradictions.

I`m yet to see someone contradict anyone passage in the Bible.

Let`s not forget there is contraversy over the translation of the Bible and many Christians differ greatly in their beliefs of the Bible.

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Male 571
Nobody here is actually proving or disproving Evolution or Creationism. It just can`t be done. Also, a couple of people should get a dictionary because they obviously don`t know the meaning of "Theory":

"1. a coherent group of general propositions used as principles of explanation for a class of phenomena"

Propositions... Phenomena...

2. a proposed explanation whose status is still conjectural, in contrast to well-established propositions that are regarded as reporting matters of actual fact."

Proposed... and best of all CONJECTURAL, people!

Evolution is not a fact, it`s a theory. Also, evolution doesn`t negate that existance of a higher power because the Bible doesn`t state that God clicked his fingers and the Earth was created. Humans weren`t created out of nothing. There`s nothing in the Bible to suggest the Earth is only 10`000 years old either.

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Male 2,309
I guess that`s why you are living in the west Chickenman.
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Male 165
i see what u mean, especially about him spending less time on argueing (how ironic).
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Male 7
The Selfish Gene is a bit too reductionist. I generally prefer a wholist organismal point of view for evolution. It is still a good read and I wish Dawkins would spend more time on his research instead of arguing with people beneath him...but I`m no one to judge since I argued on this board
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Male 165
dont forget, "river out of eden" or "the selfish gene" SPrinkZ (altough the first is better). those are both a rather good read. and helped with my a-levels (and will hopefully aid my degree)
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Male 250
I already have summer reading, thanks.
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Male 2,309
Also Chickenman...all people who `believe in religion` and have studied evolution, go with evolution. They all turn into deists, because we have reasons for natural things. We just don`t assume magic happened.

I suggest you read the "Blind Watchmaker," by Richard Dawkins (it`s a good read), or "Origin of Species," by Charles Darwin. They are both good reads...they would be great summer books. If you read those books, I am sure you will be able to outwit 95% of the people you know when it comes to evolutionary biology, or biology in general.

So good-luck. I hope you do the right thing.

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Male 2,309
Oh by the way...when the settlers came over, they used God as an excuse to kill the Native Americans. That`s over a hundred million of them. That was about 3% of the population back then...even Hitler didn`t do that well.
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Male 2,309
I`ve proven you wrong this entire time, but you`re too dense to see it. Also, the mass genocides in the name of God would have been the crusades, but Hitler also was a Roman Catholic who used God in his speeches as an excuse to `kill the jews.`

We have all proven you wrong, because you haven`t studied the facts. I know more about the bible than you do, and far more about evolution than you do. I can see you are moderately intelligent, as am I. The only difference here is that I looked at the facts, and you haven`t. When you do, you will be just as enlightened as others are; until then, you will be a fool.

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Female 943
cute!
i like it. <3
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Male 250
Hah. You have yet to prove me wrong on a single point. You have no room to talk. :-/

Besides, that`s exactly what SPrinkZ said.

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Male 165

"Let`s stop arguing. I`m sick of this."

translation: lets stop as i am about to cry


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Male 250
[quote]On 6/11/2007 11:06:02 PM knoxer wrote: -- brain drain in the US. From, Knoxer, MA Anthropology 2007 a concerned biological anthroplogist[/quote]
Or the moral decay in the USA from the Evolutionists?

[quote]On 6/11/2007 11:40:51 PM R_U_Kidding wrote: chickenman: "There`s absolutely no way you can prove that God doesn`t exist." True. And there`s also absolutely no way YOU can prove that God DOES exist. So I guess we`re even.[/quote]
Deal ;-)

Let`s stop arguing. I`m sick of this.

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Male 4,246
chickenman: "There`s absolutely no way you can prove that God doesn`t exist."

True. And there`s also absolutely no way YOU can prove that God DOES exist. So I guess we`re even.

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Male 7
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brain drain in the US.

From,
Knoxer, MA Anthropology 2007
a concerned biological anthroplogist

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Male 7
Evolution is change in gene frequencies over time.
It is a scientific theory that IS supported (if in lieu of proven for Karl Popper)in laboratory conditions on a daily basis. A scientific theory is much different some theory of who stole the cookies from the cupboard. A theory is a logically self-consistent model or framework for describing the behavior of a related set of natural or social phenomena. It originates from or is supported by experimental evidence. In this sense, a theory is a systematic and formalized expression of all previous observations that is predictive, logical, and testable. Another example of a scientific theory aside from evolution is plate tectonics.
Oh well, I wouldn`t be suprised if more than a few people on this board think that is only a "hunch" too. They probably see the world as literally flat.

This argument would not occur in any other industrialized country. You members of the lumpenproletariat are responsible for brain drai

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Male 7
"If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is an intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time."
-Bertrand Russell
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Male 250
[quote]On 6/11/2007 4:45:36 PM Aj_ratboy wrote: (i would like to clarify at this point that i am NOT blaming the jewish for the holocaust on the basis of them being jewish)[/quote]
Yes, you are. Saying "I`m not racist, but..." doesn`t absolve you from being racist. Same goes here.

If there was no creationism, there would be noone for creationists to argue against. Durr.


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Male 250
So you`re comparing me to hitler now?

Yes, I have heard of a holy war. I mentioned the crusades, retard. I never said Hitler was aryan, I meant that he believed in a master race, and wanted to kill jewish people.

Hmm... Hitler was non-religious. He started that war. Yes, that is, WORLD WAR II. The biggest war to ever descend upon Europe and the Pacific Ocean. The Crusades are trifles compared to that.

Have you ever heard of a species? When an animal becomes "Fully Homo Sapien", they can no longer breed with those that came before it. Adam and Eve?

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Male 165
onaly flawed, as it implies a difinitive and definite human, which quite frankly, dosnt exist, as we have variation in various features. (height, eye colour, stamina, skin colour)
so if u could define the "homo sapien", its quite simply racist, and quite hitler-like
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Male 165
firstly "worship of himself [hitler] and other aryans" - hitler wasnt aryan. just look at a picture of him, then look up aryan in a dictionary.

and now to explain the basic concencus of my arguement ; if there was no religion, no judaism, there would have been no jews to hitler to concentrate his hatred on. (i would like to clarify at this point that i am NOT blaming the jewish for the holocaust on the basis of them being jewish)

and yes, i know hitler had no religion. he realized the flaws in it. in this manner he atleast had some sanity.

and this arguement, if there was no religion, who would there be to argue against. NO-ONE, and hence no arguement.

and war.. nearly all war is based on religeous thought and between countries that have opposing religious beliefs. never heard of a "holy war?" (and u realy should, being a boy of faith and the "holy book")

and once again. the term "fully become Homo Sapiens" is sientifically and evoluti

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Male 250
"oh deary deary me, are u kidding. evolution dosnt just happen in one generation like that, with an ape-like animal just giving birth to a human. it is a very slow proscess that usually occours when 2 groups of the same species are split up, and change differently cope with different surroundings."

Oh dear god. You think I don`t know this already? You know exactly what I meant. I never said a human popped out of a chimp, I said that the first two people to fully become Homo Sapiens.

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Male 250
Mass genocide? Give me an example? If you say Hitler, that proves your idiocy. Hitler replaced god with himself, he had no religion, other than the worship of himself and other aryans.

War? Give me an example (besides the crusades, which was hundreds of years ago). If you say muslim terrorists, you are once again an idiot. The muslim belief that terrorists profess is extremely corrupted, bent to serve the needs of the terrorist leaders to hate freedom.

This argument here? Started by evolutionists. You have to be the most gullible person in the world to think Kingdante was serious. Honestly, how stupid do you have to be?

I already conceded this argument on the grounds of lacking knowledge, yet you wish to continue it. Just because SPrinkZ had success arguing with me, does not mean you will, since you are obviously his intellectual lesser. Come back with a grammar book and spell check.

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Male 165
oh dear god....
just stop chicken man. you are not going to win. sprinkz is quite clearly better than you at this. and yes, him being 20 and you being 16 does (generally speaking) make him more intelligent, and this arguement does back this point up.

and now, "Adam and Eve could be the first two people to evolve to Homo Sapiens"
oh deary deary me, are u kidding. evolution dosnt just happen in one generation like that, with an ape-like animal just giving birth to a human. it is a very slow proscess that usually occours when 2 groups of the same species are split up, and change differently cope with different surroundings.

and now, point number 3 of mine:
"But with all the good religion does in this world"... ... please please please give me an example, because all i can think of is war, war, discrimination, this argument right here happening on the batttle field that is i-am-bored.com. oh yeah and MASS GENOCIDE!

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Male 250
Know very little about evolution.

(Adam and Eve could be the first two people to evolve to Homo Sapiens? W/e, I`m just trying to propose a possible explanation)

I too am getting tired of this debate. But with all the good religion does in this world, why do we feel the need to get rid of it?

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Male 250
Go ahead, declare yourself a winner, everyone knows doing so doesn`t necessarily make you won. Egad! You wond an arguments with a 16 year old! And a moron to boot! You have SO MUCH to be proud of! Maybe if you tell your mummy about this, she`ll bake you some cookies, and if the world is lucky, she`ll bake it with cyanide.

I never said I was a prodigy, I said there were prodigies in this world. You attacking my age (and getting it wrong, when it`s perfectly viewable in my profile) shows your immaturity, despite your age.

I admit, the only Evolutionary science I know of was covered in Biology and AP Biology, so my knowledge is scarce. But I think we should all believe what we want to believe. I was just defending my right to say it, and my right believe in it. I`m sure if I got somebody else who is much further educated in both Evolutionary Theory and Religion, and believes in Religion, you would have a much tougher time. As it is, I`m a relative young`n in faith, and I

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Male 2,309
Irreducible complexity has been disproven time and time again. Just look up the motor Flagellum: it was the ultimate argument for irreducible complexity, and they were able to reduce it to 20% of its working parts, and it still functioned.

You believe in a lot of pseudoscience, because it makes you feel better, not because it`s true. You have a lot of growing up and learning to do. You`re obviously watching the world with rose-colored glasses, and I find that I care about this `debate` less and less. I`ve won it, and you just haven`t. There is no evidence for your argument--and evolution ISN`T a house of cards; Creationism is.

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Male 2,309
I meant Nautilus not a Mollusk.
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Male 2,309
"Why don`t Lions have creative thinking? How about advanced problem solving? Emotions besides the instinctual protect-my-young or the animal that shares the most of my genes (Animals are shown to help those that have the most genes in common with them.. sibling instead of cousin, child instead of sibling). Lions and other predators have been eating meat for much longer than any primate has."

You`re a moron. If I respond to this, it will only prove you don`t understand natural selection or evolution.

Humans are not the `ultimate` evolutionary thing. In fact, we are JUST as advanced as our cousins in the great ape family. We just evolved a different way. Also, Cats do have some primitive problem solving skills. They are predators after all.

Still, you do not understand evolution at all, and often confuse it with abiogenesis, and I am getting tired of listening to you ramble about your pseudoscientific nonsense. Good-day.

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Male 2,309
5th. The animal eventually forms a crude lens, and this protects the light sensitive cells, as well as enhances the vision.

And this goes on and on until we get our human eye. This is very simple stuff. Now if you said the Flagellum`s motor, I`d really have laughed at you, since you can take away 80% of its working parts, and it still functions.

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Male 2,309
4th. This pit deepens some more, and now it`s like a Mollusk:
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Male 2,309
"Besides, there is evidence of God`s hand in the creation of humans/animals. Ever heard of the eye? How incredibly complex it is? How some scientists admit they have no explanation for how the eye came to be? Do you want to look up Irreducible Complexity for me? And there is no way to observe Macroevolution, it can"

Personal incredulity is a bad argument. The creation of the eye is a ridiculously simple thing to explain.

Let`s begin:

1st. We have a light sensitive cell. This cell cannot tell the direction of the light, but it can tell if it`s night or day roughly, and if anything else is in the way. This aids in survival.

2nd. The light sensitive cell begins to dip into the small organism, and now it can tell the direction of the light. This is a great thing, because now it can avoid its predators a little better.

3rd. The pit gets even deeper, and now it has an IDEA of what is around it, and thus will aid further in survival.

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Male 2,309
"Once again, you`re seeing evolution as a why, instead of a how. Evolution can simply be the tool God used to create humans. The bible says "6 Days" but God`s time could be much different than ours. It could be the estimated 4.9 billion years that Earth has been in existence."

If it`s a metaphorical story...then so is Adam and Eve. If that`s metaphorical and not literal, then why are we here? What `sin` have we committed if we evolved for a little over 3 billion years?

"I`m 16, dick, a WHOLE THREE YEARS YOUNGER THAN YOU? Oh noes!!1!! I must be an idiot! You college students are all the same. You know "EVERYTHING". I`m sure there are 13-year olds that are much smarter than you or me. Ever heard of a child prodigy?"

I`m 20. You`re not a prodigy, because you already are a complete moron. I just provided why micro-biology helps the argument for evolution, and you just side-step it because you`re a complete tool.

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Female 33
I went from the first page of commenting to this page and all I saw was long comments about evolution and God and all that good stuff. Lol.
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Male 250
Only be inferred.

Ok, so predators are a bit smarter than their prey. That doesn`t explain how primates start eating meat, and after awhile.. Hyoomons!

Why don`t Lions have creative thinking? How about advanced problem solving? Emotions besides the instinctual protect-my-young or the animal that shares the most of my genes (Animals are shown to help those that have the most genes in common with them.. sibling instead of cousin, child instead of sibling). Lions and other predators have been eating meat for much longer than any primate has.

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Male 250
[quote]On 6/10/2007 12:07:12 PM SPrinkZ wrote: *sighs* [email protected] Have you ever heard of MICRO-EVOLUTION?[/quote]
Once again, you`re seeing evolution as a why, instead of a how. Evolution can simply be the tool God used to create humans. The bible says "6 Days" but God`s time could be much different than ours. It could be the estimated 4.9 billion years that Earth has been in existence.

I`m 16, dick, a WHOLE THREE YEARS YOUNGER THAN YOU? Oh noes!!1!! I must be an idiot! You college students are all the same. You know "EVERYTHING". I`m sure there are 13-year olds that are much smarter than you or me. Ever heard of a child prodigy?

Besides, there is evidence of God`s hand in the creation of humans/animals. Ever heard of the eye? How incredibly complex it is? How some scientists admit they have no explanation for how the eye came to be? Do you want to look up Irreducible Complexity for me? And there is no way to observe Macroevolution, it can

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Male 1,364
haaha i remember seeing that one its one of the best
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Male 2,309
*sighs*

[email protected] Have you ever heard of MICRO-EVOLUTION?

Oh noes! I win again! Micro-evolution is a proven fact, and is one example of OBSERVABLE EVOLUTION. Oh noes! You fail again!

Also, you`re what...13? You don`t understand anything you are talking about. Also, if you haven`t noticed, predators are MUCH smarter than their prey. You also must have 0 understanding about evolution because all you do is present false dichotomies about it. Evolution is very complex, and all I was doing was explaining how humans have evolved in some manners.

But, you come in here with your stupidity and try to make me look stupid, and instead made yourself look more ignorant than I thought possible. Your argument has been raped. Go pick up a book, moron.

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Male 250
[quote]On 6/8/2007 10:46:44 PM Bekll wrote: Haha... cute clip. ^ Agrees with everything SPrinkZ said.[/quote]
Somebody ate a nice, big bowl of stupid for breakfast.

Tell me this. Why did SPrinkZ say that "DNA" and "microbiology" are proof of Evolution? I can understand Genetics, which is affected by DNA, but a long string of nucleotides is proof enough of Evolution to believe in it? What about Microbiology... Can you look that up for me? Right. It`s the study of Microorganisms. Nothing to do with evolution. Thanks, SPrinkZ, you proved to me how much of an idiot you are!

Rape my argument? Don`t give yourself so much credit.

Bekll, please, please just read what the man says before you go agreeing with him. It makes you look a lot dumber than you probably are.

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Male 250
[quote]On 6/9/2007 10:37:06 PM LazyMe484 wrote: HAHAHA!! creationsits, dont bother trying to convince them of anything, unless youve got a thing for it. Personally, I feel that people who refuse to arknowledge an opinion or an idea arent worth the effort...[/quote]
Wow, I could say the same thing about Evolutionists.
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Male 250
[quote]On 6/8/2007 10:21:52 PM SPrinkZ wrote: Meat causes larger brains[/quote]

What about all the animals that were carnivores for much, much longer than primates? Why don`t they have a high intelligence? Honestly man, don`t be an idiot.

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Male 250
[quote]On 6/8/2007 9:16:23 PM R_U_Kidding wrote: Definitely one of the better opening sequences, that`s for sure. :-D I say the creationists started this debate, unless kingdante87 was only being ironic. But that`s neither here nor there. Personally, I find the theory of evolution easier to swallow simply because it`s actually SCIENTIFIC. Creationist theory breaks numerous (if not all) scientific laws - not suggestions, not guidelines, LAWS. Laws that are proven and re-proven in laboratories every day. How anybody could believe that everything just suddenly sprang into existence barely 10,000 years ago...frankly, it`s unreal.[/quote]

You used ironic wrong. Kingdante was being SARCASTIC.

Scientists don`t have the power/knowledge that a god would have. There`s absolutely no way you can prove that God doesn`t exist.

Science can never be 100% Right.

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Male 27
I`m talking about the people in this immediate thread, who took it upon themselves to do so in a malicious manner, some of which was pre-emptive and completely unnecessary. However, I`m not ruling out the theists who were obnoxious, so I`m sorry if you took it that way.
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Male 4,246
Chiaroscuro: "Do Atheists have to be this obnoxious when they slam my beliefs?"

No. Do Theists have to be that obnoxious when they slam MY beliefs?

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Male 10,440
HAHAHA!! creationsits, dont bother trying to convince them of anything, unless youve got a thing for it. Personally, I feel that people who refuse to arknowledge an opinion or an idea arent worth the effort...

This is one of my fav simpsons intros, its just so epic :-D

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Male 1,704
@first post - show off :P

nice concept.

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Male 27
Do Atheists have to be this obnoxious when they slam my beliefs?
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Female 83
Creationism isn`t scientific theory. It`s inherently flawed from the start.

Evolution is a theory. It`s one the majority of science academia agree on, but it`s a theory.

I was more disgusted by how hard creationists/religious people were slammed so hard in this thread even before they ever dared to voice their opinion. This is not a scientific forum, this is a place where we should all be entitled to state what we think without being bitch-slapped for it based purely on the fact that you disagree or have a different belief.

I for one agree with evolution, and disagree with the idea that creationism is up for scientific debate, because it is not in fact scientific. Still, show some class, please, and stop making my team look like a bunch of jerks.

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Male 4,246
theRam: `in the "going into space" link (page 1 of comments), Homer says "cosmic."`

No, he says "Cooool!" Just FYI.

Anyhow, my fave part of THIS clip is the one-celled Homers all saying "D`oh!" when they split.

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Male 273
LOL Moe went back in time.
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Male 432
IceWater
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
4 Posts Friday, June 08, 2007 4:21:52 AM
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Why do all the religous people ruin a perfectly good clip with their religion acting all offended? The only reason people get offended is because they allow themselves to.
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I myself am religious, but I wasn`t offended by that... The people who were (I`m not sure who you`re talking about, though) do need to loosen up, though. I laugh at all sorts of religious satire aimed in my direction, and this wasn`t even religious satire! It was a stupid opening skit for The Simpson that was supposed to just be funny.
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Female 706
I only saw one, maybe two people seriously arguing for religion... then like, 30 people arguing for evolution.
I think evolution wins. =D
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Female 488
It all makes so much sense to me now...
Kingdante, I sincerely hope that you were joking.
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Female 1,984
irule40: "I know what will make everyone happy!
God used evolution to create humans."
Ugh... this isn`t any better.

Evolution: Complexity from simplicty.
God: Complexity from complexity. (E.g., God willed himself into existence; God always existed.)

THEY DON`T GO TOGETHER!

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Female 173
Because you try to stifle religion? Seriously, how is creationism a flawed theory? You can debate someone who said "God snapped his fingers and Earth suddenly came into existence", but have you ever taken a step back to see just how plausible it actually is that Humans, as well as all life on Earth, was created by *SOMETHING*?

you cant prove it. thats why its debateable. you can prove science, science is hardcore fact/evidence.

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Female 1,832
SPrinkZ :
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah ....
OK we get *YOUR* side now ok? STFU already, your beating a dead horse, noob.
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Male 994
hmm I would go into this argument. But the fact that some creationists on this board seem to have almost no knowledge of basic bio-life studies seems to make it seem Evolution has already won the battle

Funny clip BTW Saw it in Science Class allot

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Male 195
this was definately among the top simpsons openings, definately in my top 10
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Male 166
For anyone who hasn`t seen it before....in the "going into space" link (page 1 of comments), Homer says "cosmic." I`m not sure what language it was tranlated into, though.
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Male 2,703
fictional being, im not listening...
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Male 2,703
back in the early days, people attempted to build ladders and skyscapers to the "heavens" so they can be with god...they learned that there is nothing up there that has anything to do with god. so we built space ships, maybe god is further in the universe.....nope just planets.

maelstroms alien argument is just as viable as religion or evolution (but it seems we are in concensius that evolution happened, just how it all started). isnt that what they said in the hitch hiker`s guide to the galaxy? that the earth was created to answer the greatest question in the universe? yeah it sounds funny and rediculus, but so do you religion friends if you stepped back and looked at yourselves once. i used to be hardcore catholic and when i think back on my beliefs i have to laugh. when i sneeze and someone says "god bless you" i start laughing at them.

expand your minds and then you can carry more intelligent arguments, but im not listening as long as you believe in a

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Male 2,703
i dont understand how someone can believe whole-heartedly in a "invisible" being that can be all powerful. religion has "evolved", if you will, over the years as well. what really tees me off is the fact that you can put all your faith in a book, ITS A FREAKING BOOK!!! the way i look at the bible is someone was really bored so they began telling a story, a story of a man. whats really funny of you guys is that you want to dismiss mormons for their beliefs but get offended when someone puts down your own.

whats even funnier to me is that when something good happens, it HAD to be god or a higher being, but when something bad happens it HAD to be the devil`s hand....hmmmm what if it was really the other way around, what if the "devil" was the one causing good things to happen to you to spoil you, while "god" was on the other end trying to humble you?

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Maelstom also go pick up A complete History of almost everything by Bill Bryson
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Male 2,309
That doesn`t make me happy at all. Occam`s Razor shows us that God is not needed. Plus, it`s feasible that organic molecules + energy = primitive replicating molecules, that turn into RNA, and eventually, DNA.

Now I`m happy.

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Female 124
Damn it, everyone is seriously taking the fun out of this clip for me.
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Male 98
I know what will make everyone happy!
God used evolution to create humans.
Will everyone shut the f uck up now?
(please)
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Male 2,309
There is no such thing as devolving. :|
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Male 35
haha that had the perfect ending, and moe devolving... this is definetly one of my fav simpsons intros
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Female 500
Awww regardless of the debate on evolution, I still thought that the Simpson`s clip was cute. I marked it as a favorite. :-D
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Female 1,984
Haha... cute clip.

^ Agrees with everything SPrinkZ said.

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Male 2,309
thinking*
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Male 2,309
"I agree with chickenman, in the fact that I KNOW that evoulution happened, just as he KNOWS that we were created. One of us is wrong, I think it`s him he, thinks it`s me. Internet arguements will not change the way people think, if they do those people think they have their beliefs for the wrong reason. Personally, I think all Theists and Atheists should just agree to disagree and just stop starting these useless agruments. We should, however, still express our opinions in a non-politicly correct way, Political correctness stifles free thinking... Got a little off-topic there. Oh yeah, the clip was awesome!"

Don`t be so utterly stupid. You are right. He is definitely wrong. There is not one shred of evidence what so ever for a God in this universe. Personal incredulity, argument from design, and other logical fallacies will just NOT do. Do not surrender what you know is absolutely true to someone because you feel it is unethical to denounce stupidity and unscientific think

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Male 2,309
So I don`t have FAITH in evolution. I can see it obviously happened. I have facts; you have a comfort zone.
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Male 2,309
"The theory of evolution presents a possible explanation for how we got here, not how evolution happened. Natural Selection explains how evolution happened. For all intents and purposes, Creationism is a theory as well as Evolution... And I do not "believe" we were created, I KNOW we were created... It`s a simple matter of faith. You have faith in Evolution, I have faith in God."

1) Evolution does not account for the creation of the first organisms. That would fall under abiogenesis.

2) Evolution is not "possible", it is an observed, irrefutable axiom, with empirical evidence to support it. Fossil records, genetics, dna, micro-biology, etc. These all support evolution without contradiction. Scientific theories are thrown away or reformed if contradicting information comes into view, and so far evolution has been tried again and again for 150 years, and so far, nothing.

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Male 2,309
evolution a bit more before you talk...
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Male 2,309
<i>I`m pretty sure Gravity is also only a theory but people just accept that... And if you know the first thing about evolution you`ll know humans did NOT evolve from monkeys. There`s a lot of evidence for it, just look up `Evidence for Evolution` on Google. It is plausible that a God did somehow cause evolution, so religion does not have to oppose science.</i>

It is not plausible that God intervened. It`s not even worth considering because evolution and natural selection explain how humans could have come to be. There are simple reasons. There are things that we contain in our bodies that are from times when our ancestors ate mainly a vegetable and plant diet. That`s why we have wisdom teeth, and the reason they are so weak, is because natural selection did not favor those with them, because we eventually became predators and ate meat. Meat causes larger brains, and more intelligence, thus we became more intelligent. This explanation is a very small one. But read up on e

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Male 2,309
All right. I`m going to rape everyone`s argument one by one...here we go...
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Male 140
And I say evoulutionists DID start this fight
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Male 140
I agree with chickenman, in the fact that I KNOW that evoulution happened, just as he KNOWS that we were created. One of us is wrong, I think it`s him he, thinks it`s me. Internet arguements will not change the way people think, if they do those people think they have their beliefs for the wrong reason. Personally, I think all Theists and Atheists should just agree to disagree and just stop starting these useless agruments. We should, however, still express our opinions in a non-politicly correct way, Political correctness stifles free thinking... Got a little off-topic there. Oh yeah, the clip was awesome!
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Female 363
Ah, you gotta love the Simpsons:)
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Male 4,246
Definitely one of the better opening sequences, that`s for sure. :-D

I say the creationists started this debate, unless kingdante87 was only being ironic. But that`s neither here nor there.
Personally, I find the theory of evolution easier to swallow simply because it`s actually SCIENTIFIC. Creationist theory breaks numerous (if not all) scientific laws - not suggestions, not guidelines, LAWS. Laws that are proven and re-proven in laboratories every day. How anybody could believe that everything just suddenly sprang into existence barely 10,000 years ago...frankly, it`s unreal.

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Male 686
awsome
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Male 372
i wouldnt say that evolution was EXPLAINED...
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Male 163
These things are gettin waaaayy too long now, lol.
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Male 250
Ok... I`m gonna have to say the evolutionists started the fight here.

Theory: 2. a proposed explanation whose status is still conjectural, in contrast to well-established propositions that are regarded as reporting matters of actual fact.

The theory of evolution presents a possible explanation for how we got here, not how evolution happened. Natural Selection explains how evolution happened. For all intents and purposes, Creationism is a theory as well as Evolution... And I do not "believe" we were created, I KNOW we were created... It`s a simple matter of faith. You have faith in Evolution, I have faith in God.

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Male 553
OMG!! we evolved from rats
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Male 250
[quote]On 6/8/2007 4:21:52 AM IceWater wrote: HA!Burns smacked Homer when he was swimming. Why do all the religous people ruin a perfectly good clip with their religion acting all offended? The only reason people get offended is because they allow themselves to. By the way how do you change your picture? I tried but it just did not work out for me. [/quote]
I have yet to hear anyone complain... besides fayth, but only because she`s a biology major.
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Female 269
lol! I love the Simpsons!
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Male 144
that was awesome! I found it a little sad, in fact.
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Female 2,084
haha. i`ve never seen that one. that was cool.
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Female 455
I`m pretty sure Gravity is also only a theory but people just accept that... And if you know the first thing about evolution you`ll know humans did NOT evolve from monkeys. There`s a lot of evidence for it, just look up `Evidence for Evolution` on Google. It is plausible that a God did somehow cause evolution, so religion does not have to oppose science.
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Female 441
That wuz Gangsta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i luv the simpsons ive been watching them since i wuz in diapers 4 realzzzz!! y the heLL r people tryin 2 debate this. Get a life.
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Male 104
``People say that because monkeys share 98 or 99% of our DNA we must have evolved from them! What about the in excess of 90% of DNA we share with dogs. Did we evolve from them?``

We evolved along side apes etc. There`s a `missing link` between the two species, from which both species evolved but down different evolutionary paths.
We share 90% DNA with dogs because humans and dogs are mamalian and our cells are quite similar. FFS *pig* organs can be used in humans, mouse tissue can be used to grow human body parts.. Mamals are similar genetically.

That doesn`t mean we evolved FROM them.

<Sticks fingers in ears and closes eyes> LALALA NOT LISTENING TO YOUR REPLY TO MY COMMENT LALALA

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Male 2,309
Plus Maelstrom...personal incredulity is not a good argument.

You: I cannot understand how that could have happened...so it must not have happened.

Same logic but a different person: I cannot understand how I am a person...thus I must not be a person.

You`re just stupid...face it man. Go pick up a book and do us all a favor and shut the hell up. Creationism is not a theory. Evolution is a SCIENTIFIC THEORY.

Scientific theories as I stated, explain the facts. Evolution did happen. We`re just trying to explain how it happened. You won`t find any disagreement on that in the scientific community.

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Female 538
I loved it... :-D Never seen it before... but I really liked that. Hehehe.
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Male 2,309
Also...the fact you called evolution a `theory` is proving my point. Do you even know what a theory is? A theory is used to explain the facts. Evolution DID happen, but the THEORY of evolution EXPLAINS how it happened. Darwin did many experiments, and we`ve witnessed macro evolution. There is a type of moth that lives in England, back during the industrial revolution the moth was black, and then after they switched off of coal and it was less smoggy the animal returned to its color before. So a darker color was favored by natural selection because it aided survival, and then after the environmental conditions left, the moth returned back.

Very simple science. You need to read a book.

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Male 4,393
cool vid
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Male 2,309
Maelstrom, why don`t you get off your fat lazy @ss, and go pick up the "Origin of Species," by Charles Darwin. Read that. Then, read, "The Blind Watchmaker," by Richard Dawkins, and go and ask yourself if you have to `believe` in evolution anymore. Because those of us who understand the theory, do not believe in it, we know it.

Good-day.

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Male 20
You all suck.
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Male 416
LOL love how mo goes downward evelolution.
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Male 108
this is the kind of crap thats making us destroy outselves. instead of focusing on WHY we are here lets do something WHILE we are here.
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Female 91
:-)
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Male 1,254
Most religions in the world don`t discount evolution, The Big Bang, or anything else. Fundamentalists are the ones who go around preaching creationism for the most part.

Even Pope John Paul II agreed with the Big Bang, so yeah...

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Male 189
I do not know why but I think that would have been much funnier with family guy characters. I`m a fan of both though and nearly 16 loyal years to the simpsons makes me almost like Simpsons better.
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Female 124
I say:

Let people believe what they believe. If you`re looking for the satisfaction of changing other peoples` opinions to coincide with your own, then your beliefs are for the wrong reasons anyway and you should be ashamed. In other words, if you`re not believing in something for yourself, but for something to argue, then why the hell are you believing in it at all?

And nobody try to tell me that the reason you`re preaching your beliefs isn`t so that you can feel some kind of sick satisfaction for yourself.

I never understood why people don`t find enough worth in simply believing what they believe. Instead, they feel the need to compensate for what is lacking in simple belief by convincing others that "I`m right and you`re wrong".

That said, it`s a damn Simpsons clip! Just watch and do/don`t enjoy. Lets leave our feelings about the SUBJECT MATTER out of it.

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Male 1,882
A theory I just made up that is more plausible than evolution:

One day, a bunch of aliens decided that they wanted to create a new race in the Universe. They found the planet Earth and decided to start there. They began by making fish and birds and plants, eventually stepping up their skills and creating things like elephants, whales, and even dinosaurs. However, dinosaurs weren`t that smart, so they threw a comet into the Earth to kill the dinosaurs and start over. Next, they tried monkeys, but were disturbed by the fact that they throw feces at each other. Finally, they created man, the most intelligent creature yet. Things looked good at first, but eventually the aliens started to realize that most humans were idiots. It was about this time when the U.S. government detected them and shot them out of orbit, causing them to crash into Roswell. In 2116, they will send reinforcements to wipe us from the face of the Universe.

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Male 838
^^^^
I JUST LOOOOOOOOVE some good Chaos! Dance puppets...dance.
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Male 155
I spelled sentence wrong.
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Male 155
It`s probably not a episode but it`s the intro.
They have Bart Writing Sentances. Homer working at the nucular power plant. Marge drives a car. don`tremember Lisa`s spot but she allmost hit Homer with a bike when Homer gets their, then Marge allmost hit him with a car. Then they sit on the couch. sometimes they do other things.
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Male 1,882
"on a more serious note -i don`t see why you religous [sic] types can`t respect us non-religious types"

Because you try to stifle religion? Seriously, how is creationism a flawed theory? You can debate someone who said "God snapped his fingers and Earth suddenly came into existence", but have you ever taken a step back to see just how plausible it actually is that Humans, as well as all life on Earth, was created by *SOMETHING*?

Evolution is a horrible, poorly thought out theory, yet it is spoken of as if it were fact. Yes, we all evolved from some bacteria that was magically created in the ocean. It is like coming up with a theory behind the advancement of technology that ignores the existence of humans.

Scientists discredit other scientists that don`t believe in evolution. How hard is it to believe that maybe something created us and put us here? Hell, it could be aliens, it is still more plausible than coincidental evolution.

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Male 732
Seen it before, still don`t get what`s supposed to be funny about it.
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Male 1,882
Kinda funny. Evolution is a crock of poo though. It just amazes me how a scientist can say we just "evolved" from some single-celled organisms, and with no help mind you, in the matter of a few billion years (especially considering the number of "ice ages" that Earth has experienced, where most life dropped off the face of the Earth).
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Female 83
I`m a little confused... why are people flaming creationism when no creationists have spoken up? o.0 (Though I`m not one of them.. I`m a catholic evolutionist)

Anyway, this was pretty good coming from the new episodes.. impressive, at least, if not too funny. =P Honestly, I don`t care that their animation quality is top-notch now - I just want the good jokes and satires back! x3

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Male 838
^^^^
LOOOL great stuff
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Female 124
Hahaha, I do love this one. =) Especially how Moe "devolved".

I still like Ms. Garrison`s explanation, though.

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=1483755384

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Male 695
ahh....now i know.
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Male 16
Lol great way of explaining evolution o_O

on a more serious note -i don`t see why you religous types can`t respect us non-religious types like we do to you it`s a silly lil old video you moaning isn`t gona change the way millions of atheists feel...

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Male 325
this is old
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Male 838
LOL

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Male 72
This is how the world started: once, god got really bored, so he made a huge explosion, creating the universe. After countless years, he got bored with his aliens, so he made earth and animals, and let the rest go scientifically. God created the humans, using science.
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Male 733
lol "what ok you so long?"
classic
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Male 17
I think this is hilarious, people saying there is a debate over creation and evolution here, when I really havn`t seen anybodybring up creationism wisely until Naoscaire. It is like you some of you are *trying* to start a debate, so the question is, who is really the one trying to attack the other belief?
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Male 571
...terrible lizard" in Greek.
It was a funny clip; I wasn`t offended at all and I haven`t seen one comment from one person here explaining about how they`re offended.

I just think it`s sad how people actually think that if you`re an atheist you`re smart and if you`re a Christian you`re an idiot.

Get real, people, pretend to be smart somewhere else.

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Male 571
I think it`s actually kinda funny how people adobt the theory of evolution into their beliefs and truly believe that if they profess it then they`re an intellectual.

Am I the only one who notices how much of an idiot kingdante seems to be?

I think some people here truly believe that science negates Christianity. Newsflash people: Evolution is a theory and even some Christians agree with certain aspects of it.

Yes, there were humanoid creatures on the Earth before man but they were not homo sapiens they were homo neanderthalensis.

People say that because monkeys share 98 or 99% of our DNA we must have evolved from them! What about the in excess of 90% of DNA we share with dogs. Did we evolve from them?

Before someone brings up dinosaurs, they`re mentioned in the Bible. Ever heard of the Leviathan or the "Terrible Lizards"? Let`s not forget the fact that "Dinosaur" is a word coined by the English palaentologist Richard Owen and the word actually means "

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Male 2,216
Even evolution from a cartoon is more credible a creation than Christianity, heh.
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Male 340
i love the different intros this is definatly one of the better ones tho
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Female 1,832
It was for entertainment dumba*sses!
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Female 1,832
I happen to love the Simpsons, tyvm, the haters are just mad and how in the he/ll did this turn into a school lesson about creation??!! STFU already!
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Male 988
this explains it amazingly, only backwards! http://youtube.com/watch?v=9L4MOHpOLWo
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Male 95
sorry 2 put i downer on everything, but that wasnt slightly entertaining
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Female 785
LOL That was cute actually.

And you morons I think KingDante was being sarcastic (at least I hope so).

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Male 7
Of course the Simpson`s go by the theory of evolution. They even had an episode with Stephan Jay Gould animated into it.
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Male 13
the simpson own!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Female 221
sweet!
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Female 432
Is this from the movie? It didn`t seem like an episode.
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Female 1,470
Nice video, i always lvued the simpsons, i use to stay up till 11 just to watcha rerun...now im a family guy fan.
srry simspsons but ur old
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Male 240
ooooo there`s a debate going on

You know, they have a word for believing in something that`s not true, its called ignorance

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Male 240
meh, new simpsons suck full stop. But yeah, a diamond in the rough
Can anyone here really, in their right mind... Read 240ZettoAKA`s post and think `man, she must know what the simpsons is`
wooo sarcasm
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Male 104
haha the last part made me laugh
does anyone know which episode this is?
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Male 72
If you cant understand evolution and use cristianity as an excuse, then go away.
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Female 274
At all the haters, everyone has their own beliefs, and its harsh to judge people just cause they believe in something different from you.

But I reckon religious or not, this was still entertaining. Homer`s sigh at the end made this awesome.

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Female 235
the pterodactyl made me laugh XD

i love it!

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Female 345
Believing in "Creationism" is hard. Unless you run around with eyes and ears shut, yelling "LALALA" all the time you simply cannot believe in it. That`s why religious zealots attack everything they don`t believe in. Just to silence their own doubts ;)
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Male 838
I guess Simpsons go by the Evolution Theory. TAKE THAT CREATIONISTS! Those litlle f*ckers are actually coming my country`s Colleges trying to convince teachers.
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Male 275
This is always good!
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Female 344
Love the Simpsons` classic episode~
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Male 4,012
heh, cute couch gag.
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Male 185
Interesting, huh?
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Male 155
HA!Burns smacked Homer when he was swimming.
Why do all the religous people ruin a perfectly good clip with their religion acting all offended? The only reason people get offended is because they allow themselves to.
By the way how do you change your picture?
I tried but it just did not work out for me.
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Male 286
Classic!!

cannot wait for the movie in july!

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Male 460
I liked this one.
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Female 86
love this one....if yr a religious person, i guess that you do not love this vid...the ending was hilarious.......just like tourettes put it "geez marge I only redid Evolution today!"
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Male 957
geez marge I only redid Evolution today! ahahahaha
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Male 3,631
Moe devolved! Ha ha ha! I count this among my favorites, up there with the one Lestat hyperlinked to; that one is definitely more profound, and hits me in that sweet-spot, but this one is definitely masterful in the ludicrously clever department; 5-stars!
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Male 49
im with you kngdante
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Male 3,631
KingDante, I`m with you. Except you left-out the part about time-lapse fossilization; you know, to explain the fact that we have oil after only 7,000 years of creationism?
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Male 761
seen it before but it`s still funny. . for the simpsons anyway
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Male 213
eh i f*cked it up, it`s SUPPOSED to say i think i like the one with them "going into space" better... but that`s just me. blah
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Male 213
I think I like the one with them better... but that`s just me. going into space
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Female 56
i liked it...spesh moe going backwards
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Male 213
Fayth, blow it out your ass. It`s not PBS for Christ`s sake :P
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Male 210
hehe
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Male 779
Evolution pwntz.
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Male 629
I`ve seen this one before.
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Male 50
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this was relatively amusing. but the end was perfect.
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Male 194
This was a good one!
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Female 496
Hahahaha no. -sigh-
Being a biology major makes it hard for me to enjoy these things. xD
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Male 7
Link: Evolution Explained by The Simpsons [Rate Link] - Funny short explaining the evolution of mankind within one minute.
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