9.11.2008

RickRoll'd!

Some of you may have heard of Spore, a new video game from The Sims creator Will Wright. Spore takes the micro-management of The Sims and expands it to an evolutionary level - the game allows one to manage the evolution of a creature from the single-celled organism to the complex animal, giving the player the ability to customize everything along the way (creatures, buildings, spaceships) and share them with other players.

Naturally, a game featuring evolution in such a way was sure to raise issues with the creationist crowd, and soon after AntiSpore.com sprouted up. The blog (which touts the tagline "Resisting EA's attack on Creationism") attacked Spore for its attempt to assault Christian values and brainwash kids into believing in evolution.

Then came today's post. An excerpt:

...People of science claim that the Earth is the way it is because of millions of years of time and science effecting it. But we are taught and believe that our world is this way and has the aged look because of the flood of Noah. It was the waters covering the Earth on such a grand scale that caused the aging that people of science claim as proof.

But in the Bible we are told in Genesis 6:7 “So the LORD said, “I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth–men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air–for I am grieved that I have made them.””

But the Bible teaches us that God was not done with man. For we were His creation and He then spoke to Noah in Genesis 8:21-27 after the flood.
“21. The LORD smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood. And never gonna give you up. 22. “Never gonna let you down.” 23.”Never gonna run around and desert you.” 24. “Never gonna make you cry.” 25. “Never gonna say goodbye.” 26. “Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you.” 27.”Never truly believe anything you read on the Internet. There will always be cases of Poe’s Law.”

By the by, Poe's Law basically that it's difficult to tell fake fundamentalism from real fundamentalism since they sound equally ridiculous.

The best Rick Roll of all time?

Hell yes.

-M

3 comments:

RAB said...

This brought joy to my heart.

Then I read the over 1000 comments on that post, most of which indicated they hadn't actually read the post they were complaining about but were writing to express their outrage all the same, and I went back to my usual dyspeptic state.

CalvinPitt said...

Oh for the love of. . . and people say comic fans complain about ridiculous stuff. Humanity just has to keep finding reasons to cause me to despair.

I wonder if this happened with Cubivore? If i remember, in that game your creature could develop limbs or other handy features as the game progressed and you were able to capture and eat prey. Granted, that's more Lamarck's theory of evolution than the current one.

bov said...

pure genius