Darwin’s Missing Link

It amazes me when I hear fellow Americans, who have had access to books and education, argue against Darwin’s theory of evolution.  Physical evidence abounds in the form of bones and fossils.  Scientific observation has shown the abilities of organisms to adapt and change to their environment.  However, the most indisputable proof EVER can be observed everyday on daytime TV.  The missing link between modern humans and their most primitive ancestors can be found in living color on the Jerry Springer show.jerry springer

I try not to look at these creatures.  I’d rather only read about them in books.  Sometimes, when the TV is on and I hear the “Jerry, Jerry” chanting from the beginning of the show, I run to find the remote to change the channel immediately.  I only recently allowed the kids to catch a glimpse of these frightful beings.  Youngest Son is in college, a biology major, and I figured he was ready for this visual lesson in anthropology.  Yet, even his jaw dropped in amazement, his eyes transfixed upon these strange life forms.  I allowed myself a glimpse the other day when I had some shirts to iron.  It’s like watching mankind’s journey from the primordial ooze.

These denizens of the Springer show use a rudimentary language quite similar to our own, yet their grammar structure is far from developed.  They all speak with a pronounced twang, unlike any regional accent.  Voice modulation is a skill they haven’t mastered.  They often scream and yell, and make their point by lunging at one another.

They still rely on hand signals as a common method of communication.  They wave their arms and use hand gestures like the following:

hand gestures

talk to the hand

Their family structure is quite random.  Sometimes they marry, but the vows are rarely taken seriously.  They use their offspring as a means of showing relationship, such as baby momma or baby daddy, although frequently baby daddy is not known.  Sexual urges seem to be very strong, and boundaries on mating are not clear.  Often a male will mate with a female, and then move on to her sister or even her mother.

I ask you, folks.  How can they teach creationism when the evidence for evolution is so crystal clear?

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16 Responses to “Darwin’s Missing Link”


  1. 1 Consuella Banana Hammock November 14, 2009 at 9:21 am

    when i was living overseas, i would meet people that would want to practice their english with me. i can’t tell you how many times i heard this frightful sentence…”i learned english watching jerry springer.” and yeah, i could tell that they had!

    ok now, i had heard that people on that show were all actors. is that true? not true?

    amusing post my friend. thanks for the smile this morning!

    • 2 les@mamaneeds2rant November 14, 2009 at 9:40 am

      OMG Consuella! They learned English watching Springer? No wonder the world thinks we’re a bunch of jerks!

      Unfortunately, I don’t think those people are actors, although I’m sure the show manipulates their actions and responses.

  2. 3 Cyndi November 14, 2009 at 11:31 am

    This is hilarious!! I can’t watch it either. I don’t think it’s real anyway. I have no doubt that most their “stories” are true and their trashiness is genuine too but I think all the fighting is staged. Despite me laughing at this post….I think you’re absolutely right about the people on this show proving evolution, I’d never thought about it that way. 🙂

  3. 4 lynette November 14, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    les, i burst out laughing reading this post — the lead-in gave no hint where it was going!!!!

    i remember years ago watching that show on a somewhat regular basis just because i was fascinated with the cross-section of human life that was paraded on the screen.

    i will be laughing about this all day! 😀

    what gets me about people disputing the theory of evolution is that they say “it’s only a theory”. as a scientist, i can tell you EVERYTHING in science (except for some hardcore proven mathematics) is a THEORY, supported and accepted based on evidence.

    jerry springer serving a higher purpose by providing evidence for evolution — wow.

    • 5 les@mamaneeds2rant November 14, 2009 at 12:25 pm

      Cyndi and Lynette: I’m glad you share my sense of humor. I sat on this story a couple days because I know my somewhat juvenile sense of humor is not appreciated by everyone–and I really DO try not to be mean. But political correctness has taken the humor out of everything–and anyways, I was so traumatized by what I saw on Jerry the other day, these thoughts kept swirling around and around in my head until I just wrote it all down.

      Thank God for like-minded socially evolved humans! 🙂

  4. 6 Cyndi November 14, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    You know I’m all about juvenile politically incorrect humor….bring it! 🙂 I keep laughing about this post!

    I was also thinking about Jerry Springer himself. He was on Dancing With The Stars one season when I used to watch that show. When I first heard he was going to be on I was disgusted. But he turned out to be the sweetest, funniest man….someone I would want to be my kids’ grandpa. It’s so strange that he makes his living exploiting the antics of these “creatures”. Maybe he’s just conducting a science experiment.

    • 7 les@mamaneeds2rant November 14, 2009 at 1:12 pm

      Haha. Yes, Jerry Springer, the social scientist. : ) I do believe he was in politics, also. And we all know politicians are THE greatest actors on earth. No one knows their true motives or personalities!

  5. 8 Dawn November 15, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Now THAT is too funny Les — snort!

    The Jerry Springer Show is one of many that made giving up the television so easy to do. How frightening to hear that some consider it an educational avenue — OMG!

  6. 10 lynette November 15, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    i don’t watch tv either — movies yes, tv no. too many other things i want to do when i have time to spare.

    now if only i could get the rest of my family to buy into it too….

  7. 11 shane November 15, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    i have to say that i’ve always considered the show to be staged considering how over the top it is but nevertheless, its always a good way to make yourself feel better about your own life. also, i will admit that i find the part where the audience makes fun of the people on stage during the question session pretty entertaining.

  8. 13 Peldyn November 29, 2009 at 3:49 am

    My poor MIL was watching Jerry Springer and starting to incorporate some of the incidents she saw there into her “life stories” (she has Alzheimer’s). My niece who watches her had to switch her over to watching Sesame Street!

  9. 15 Muqeem December 29, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Creationist and Darwinists

    Can any body tell me? Who has made the perfect, mathematical and complex laws of Physics, laws of Chemistry and laws of biology , complex reproductive system in human and animal and plants ?. Scientists are only discovering these laws and in through obeying these law making some imperfect or semi perfect things. Yet the scientists have discovered a tiny part of the Creator’s innovative world. 99% yet to be explored. Keeping in view only a stupid or illogical persons can deny the perfect, and the wise Creator.

    The Darwin has proposed a theory not fact . His tautology could not be proved by any undoubtedly/real true scientific evidence/fact. After studying 10,000 fossils, Harun Yahya (click here to explore) a Turkish biologist has challenged all Darwinists of the world to produce a single intermediate fossil, he will pay US$100 billion . He has proved that every species appeared in perfect shape and disappeared and new specie appeared in perfect shape. No incomplete bird can survive and incomplete eye can see. A half build eye and half build wing cannot see and cannot fly.

    Survival of the fittest? Why love existence? Why a mother dies for her child?, Why A perfect family system of Honey bee functions?. Why Peacock beautiful colors appeared?. Darwinists have failed miserably to explain the facts of creation. So fact of existence of creator of a perfect, very beautiful and complex creation is just like Sun on the sky but blind cannot see.

    Click to watch video : Death of Darwinism and Win of Creationists

    Click to watch video : Fossil Record Prove Creationism

    Click to watch Video : Collapse to Ethism

    Click to Watch video : Disasters Darwinism Brought to Humanity

    Indeed Creation and ordering of the universe is seen as an act of prime mercy for which all creatures sing God’s glories and bear witness to God’s unity and lordship. According to the Islamic teachings, God exists without a place. According to the Qur’an, “No vision can grasp Him, but His grasp is over all vision. God is above all comprehension, yet is acquainted with all things” (Last book from God to Humanity : Qur’an 6:103)

    • 16 les@mamaneeds2rant December 29, 2009 at 11:28 am

      Thanks for your opinion Muqeem, but I don’t believe evolution and a Supreme Being are mutually exclusive. It’s very possible that a Creator set the whole thing in motion, but the physical evidence for evolution is there and should not be ignored just to support one’s literal translation of their religion’s writings.


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