Our April 2016 Award for Stupid theories goes to this Creationist, proclaimed "researcher", Emmanuel Fortes.
The Institute of Creationist Biology (if such a thing can exist), located in Barcelona, Spain has claimed that our ancestor, Homo erectus had gay inclinations which led it to extinction.
They state that "new archeological evidence emerging from the Palau Pe Dang site in Indonesia [shows that] these ancestors of modern humans possibly favored interbreeding with their own gender, leading to a steep decline of their population".
What led these "scientists" to come to such ridiculous conclusions is still being debated. Perhaps they found the remains of coupling Homo erectus, or was it the "homo" part of their scientific name that led them to conclude they were "homosexual"?.
Of course we are interested in the creationist biology, how do they explain the origin of the "creator"? What proof do they have to uphold such "scientific" theories?. Did they find erectus remains in the ruins of Sodom and Gomorrah
Hint Genesis 1:
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Of course plants appeared on day three before day and night were created on day four and the sun too. How is this explained by "Creationist science", perhaps a miracle kept the plants alive before sunlight began fuelling their clorophyl production....
The article I have read says that "DNA studies done on LGBT community members worldwide clearly show the remnants of the Homo erectus DNA in much stronger percentiles than in heterosexual groups, a fact mainstream scientists dismiss as pseudo-science, but the numbers are there for everyone to see" this was said by the Assistant Director of the Creation Science Museum, in Salt Lake City, Utah, a Mormon community.
Maybe the May 2016 award will be given to this Assistant Director...
How can such silly ideas survive in the XXIst century?
Paraphrasing Jesus, (Luke 20:25), "Then give back to Science what belongs to Science, and to God what is God's." In other words religion is nice and soothes people's anxieties when facing difficult situations and the uncertainty of death, but leave it to science to explain how the universe works.
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