Creationist Kent Hovind has been on a tear lately attempting to explain why things like broccoli and celery and grapes disprove evolution because they are too complicated to have evolved without God’s help. (I guess bananas were taken.)
His latest example of Darwinian Kryptonite?
… So some of you believe lettuce came from a dot of nothing that exploded. And it formed itself over billions of years — no Designer. And you think that is science and you’re smart, and you want to teach that silly stuff to children… you might be really smart in some other areas, but you’re silly in this area.
You think if only you can talk everybody into believing it, it will become true. And you want me to help pay your salary! I don’t want to pay for it. You think guys like me that don’t believe it are an obstacle to the science of evolutionism. And you want me to be happy about this! No, I’m not happy.
So for the 57th time, how could lettuce evolve slowly by chance and from what? How many trillions of intermediate steps would there have to be to go from a dot of nothing to a living lettuce plant? Is there any scientific evidence besides lines on paper?
There was literally a peer-reviewed paper published last year all about the evolution of lettuce. We could try explaining that history… but Creationists like Hovind don’t actually want to hear it. They think their ignorance is enough proof for everyone. He’d rather make videos arguing that God Did It applies to food as well as people.
Maybe one day, Hovind will get his science education from a biology textbook instead of a trip to the grocery store.
(Large portions of this article were published earlier)