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has Roger Ebert gone off the deep end?

WTF is this? Roger Ebert appears to be coming out in support of creationism. Is it meant to be satire, and if so, where’s the satire? This has got to be a joke. Please someone tell me this is a joke. And then, please someone tell me where the joke is.

Choice excerpts:

Creationism: Your questions answered

// / September 21, 2008

By Roger Ebert

Questions and answers on Creationism, which should be discussed in schools as an alternative to the theory of evolution:

Q. What about bones representing such species as Cro-Magnon Man and Neanderthal Man?

A. Created at the same time as man. They did not survive. In fact, all surviving species and many others were created fully formed at the same time. At that moment they were of various ages and in varying degrees of health. Some individuals died an instant later, others within seconds, minutes or hours.

Q. Was there a Noah, and did he have an Ark?

A. Certainly. There are many unverified reports of a massive wooden vessel on Mount Ararat. The Arc contained eight people, from whom we are all descended. It also contained two of each kind of animal. Since living species were obviously not created through an evolutionary process, every surviving land-based mammal species (about 5,400) had both ancestors on the Arc.

Q. How long did the Great Flood last?

A. We know that Noah was 600 years, two months and 17 days old when he sailed. Using that as a starting point and counting forward, Genesis tells us it lasted for 40, 150, 253, 314 or 370 days.

Q. Why would God create such an absurd creature as a moose?

A. In charity, we must observe that the moose probably does not seem absurd to itself.

Whether it’s satire or not, why doesn’t it have anything to do with movies?



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