Evolution bananas this time!

Remember the creationist outside the Evolution meetings who handed out bananas with Bible verses on them yesterday? My ex-student Mohamed Noor (president of the Society), decided to respond by making evolution bananas, which were placed in the fruit bowl at the meetings. The Society issued an official tw**t:

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Those of you who have studied evolution will recognize the gospels. I hope there was a Coyne and Orr 1989 (or 2004) and that somebody snatched it up. If those aren’t part of the canonical Gospels of Noor, I disown him.


  1. Mohamed Noor
    Posted June 22, 2014 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Fortunately, Coyne & Orr 1989 was really on some bananas, so I’m safe…

    • Scott Reilly
      Posted June 22, 2014 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

      I’ve taken quite a few Coursera courses and Your Intro to Genetics and Evolution is still the best one by a country mile. I still have a look through the lecture videos now and then just for fun. Many thanks!!

      • Mohamed Noor
        Posted June 23, 2014 at 3:38 am | Permalink

        Glad you liked it, and thanks for telling me!

    • Posted June 22, 2014 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

      Photos or it didn’t happen!

  2. Posted June 22, 2014 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    Who got Darwin, 1859?


    • Christian
      Posted June 22, 2014 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

      That guy outside. But after the first bite he burst into flames.

      • Diana MacPherson
        Posted June 22, 2014 at 3:14 pm | Permalink


  3. Posted June 22, 2014 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Hey, if we’re descended from bananas, how come there are still bananas?

  4. W.Benson
    Posted June 22, 2014 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    No direct mention of bananas in the Bible. There may, however, be a reference: “For where two or three bunch together in my name, I am there among them.” – Matthew 18:20. There are also no jokes.

    • Diane G.
      Posted June 22, 2014 at 10:23 pm | Permalink


    • Posted June 22, 2014 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

      Especially no jokes.

    • John Scanlon, FCD
      Posted June 23, 2014 at 1:05 am | Permalink

      There are some funny bits about Abraham (pimping his wife, maybe not so funny for her), and the J creation myth is pretty hilarious when properly understood. But yeah, Jewish comic writing peaked a lot later.

  5. zackoz
    Posted June 23, 2014 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    No jokes in the Bible? More or less true, I suppose.

    I haven’t thought of this for years, but I had a Xtian friend at uni, who told me this one:

    A newly arrived vicar boasted to his congregation — “Suggest to me a topic for a sermon at the beginning of the Sunday service,and I will preach a suitable sermon on it, complete with Bible text.”

    Needless to say, two of the younger more frivolous parishioners couldn’t resist the challenge, and one Sunday handed the vicar a piece of paper inscribed “Suggested topic — Constipation”.

    The service wore on, and when the time for the sermon came, the vicar mounted the pulpit and announced “The text for today is Exodus xx:x, “And Moses took the two tablets, and went out into the wilderness.”

    I don’t know why I remembered that!

    It’s more a joke *about* the Bible, I suppose.

    Sorry that it doesn’t mention bananas.

    • Diane G.
      Posted June 23, 2014 at 1:26 am | Permalink


  6. Dominic
    Posted June 23, 2014 at 1:37 am | Permalink

    Which Charlesworth is it? Deborah or Brian?

  7. boggy
    Posted June 23, 2014 at 1:52 am | Permalink

    Were there bananas on the Ark? If not, what did the monkeys eat?

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