Remember Terrie? She showed up in the thread about the Dover school board that voted to allow the teaching of Intelligent Design and demonstrated how she had little to no grasp of what the Theory of Evolution actually says. She posted under the name Teri in that thread. Turns out she decided to contact me via email to further demonstrate her cluelessness. I’ll replicate both of our exchanges so far in the extended section.
Here’s the first email quoted along with my response:
- Terrie Smith wrote:
> If we can from apes which is what some are saying we came from.
We came from a common ancestor to the apes. They continued to evolve in one direction and we went in a different one.
> Why haven’t other apes evolved and some have? Which is something I have never understood, and no one has answered that question.
Apes have evolved into several different species. Why would you think that they haven’t?
> And why are there so many types of species?
I would’ve thought that would be self-evident. There are so many types of species because evolution is an ongoing process that is constantly occurring.
> Did these other species evolved from apes as well? How did earth get created from apes? So god is an ape? I am not trying to be a smart ass or funny.
You really need to study up on Evolution a bit more as you’re obviously confused. Apes are not the starting point for all life. God has nothing to do with it and the Theory of Evolution says nothing about whether God has any hand in the process.
> There are a lot of things no one has explained.
It’s been explained, you just haven’t been looking in the right places. I’d suggest starting with the Talk.Origins FAQ: What is Evolution? (http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/evolution-definition.html)
> Evolution is just one of many theories.
Evolution is more than just a theory, it’s a theory with a lot of evidence backing it up and that puts it above many other competing theories and well above the non-theory of Intelligent Design.
> There are many people from different walks of life, from different cultures, and with belief systems. And we are not all going to agree with each other. But it does not make one ignorant, or stupid because we all dont agree with one another. We simple don’t agree. Agree to disagree.
There’s a difference between an opinion and an informed opinion and yours is not an informed opinion and that does make you ignorant, at least with regards to Evolution. If you’re going to show up and argue about Evolution then you should at least have a clue what the theory actually is. To do otherwise is to be the dictionary definition of ignorant and it makes you look a fool that no one will take seriously. Do you often show up in forums discussing other topics you don’t have a clue about and try to make authoritative claims? If not, then why do so with Evolution? It’s clear you don’t understand a thing about it.
Now here’s the follow up:
Terrie Smith wrote:
> One I am not a fool, but if you want to resort to name calling go ahead.
Like I said, I’ve yet to call you a name. I’m just stating my opinion of your intelligence, which I believe I am entitled to just as you are entitled to believe whatever nonsense you wish to. Don’t be a hypocrite.
> And second of all I never claimed to be an expert on this theory of evolution. I was not trying to argue with any one on the subject. I just simple stated my own personal opinion which I believe I am entitled to.
Your personal opinion is factually wrong and it displays your stunning ignorance of the subject. I don’t recall asking you for your personal opinion either so if you feel you have the right to show up at MY website and speak your personal opinion about a subject you just admitted you don’t know jack shit about then I have every right to tell you what a clueless idiot you are.
> You can not agree with someone with out resorting to name calling.
I can agree with lots of people without name calling and I can also disagree with them as well. Perhaps I should give you an example of true name calling.
> I cant perform brain surgery either, but that does not make me stupid or foolish.
It does if you show up and start spouting off about how the cerebellum is “just a theory” that you don’t personally believe in. If you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about, but insist on acting like you do then you’re an idiot.
> And yes this evolution is one of many theories. I just don’t happen to believe it in, go ahead call me a name.
It just happens to be the only theory that has any amount of evidence backing it up, but don’t let things like facts interfere with your idiotic world view when bitching about being called names will suffice to reassure you that you’re not as clueless as everyone else realizes you are.
> I found that most people who believe in this theory called evolution often resort to name calling as if that will change someones mind, or opinion…If you going to resort to a level of name calling then please do me a favor and don’t email me. I am a bright and intelligent person, and I know that. So therefore I don’t need any ones approval. Understand?
You’re the idiot who first showed up at my site and shared your uninformed opinion without being asked and then you went on to email me first. If you can’t handle hearing the opinion of someone who disagrees with your personal belief that you have more than two functional brain cells then don’t open your big mouth in the first fucking place. That just makes you an idiot AND a hypocrite.
I await with abated breath her next mind-numbing missive. OK, not really.