Clueless creationist testifies for Kansas BoE

Interestingly for a group that says they are not promoting intelligent design or creationism, the Kansas Kangaroo Court today called Charles Thaxton, the creationist who had the bright idea to rename creationism as “intelligent design” back in 1988.

According to Red State Rabble:

During cross examination, Thaxton admitted that he does not believe that humans – homo sapiens – evolved from hominid ancestors.

According to MSNBC:

During the hearing, Irigonegaray asked Thaxton whether he accepted the theory that humans and apes had a common ancestor.

“Personally, I do not,” Thaxton said. “I’m not an expert on this. I don’t study this.”

What’s that? A chemistry professor testifying against evolution says that he is not an expert on human evolution, but defies the scientific consensus despite unfamiliarity with the evidence? Makes perfect sense to me. If listeners are supposed to disregard all of the antievolution testimony before the Kansas Kangaroo Court whenever the antievolution witnesses speak on topics outside of their professional expertise, then there wasn’t much point in these hearings.

Let’s review some of the evidence on the somewhat important question of human evolution. It is not as if it is hard to find.

One: Hominid skull sizes for the last several million years

Two: Hominid skull photos

Three: Comparison of human and ape chromosomes

Four: Embryology. Yep, that’s right Dr. Wells, the real embryos support evolution. See also here.

Five: Shared retrovirus leftovers at identical places in human and ape genomes

Six: Human babies with actual atavistic tails

Seven: Sequence similarities

If any of the “witnesses” at the Kangaroo Court actually deal with this kind of evidence, someone let us know.