Creationists object to Spore

Written by Joe Martin

September 10, 2008 | 11:09

Tags: #funny #lol #spore

Companies: #ea

It has begun. The first inevitable backlash against EA's Spore has started, with creationist bloggers starting a massive anti-spore campaign which seems to miss out on the point that Spore, if anything, is an example of intelligent design and not evolution.

"You would think that as a member of the Episcopal Church, a smart man like Will Wright would not be capable of creating Spore. However, we must be reminded that the Episcopal Church is the only church in america that ordains homosexuals on a regular basis," says the Anti-Spore blog.

Hm - classy.

"I have received many comments saying that the game is more like intelligent design than evolution and I must say I very much disagree after using Craigslist to find someone who would allow me to watch how the game is played," says the blogger in response to our previous 'intelligent design' argument. Of course, in the process of saying all this it has unwittingly been revealed that the blogger doesn't even have a copy of Spore to play.

"Yes, the game allows the player to choose how the character looks. But the game guides you through the evolutionary theory.
If you create a character that functions badly, and you can not eat, or fight, or move fast. You have difficulty surviving. Thus you must through trial and error select a design that works. Which is the fundamental “survival of the fittest” theory behind evolution.

"God did not create us through trial and error. He did not make millions of mistakes until deciding on the final concept. Each of his concepts were perfect on the first try."

There is some good news however, which is that even the controversial creationist bloggers have contempt for Jack Thompson. After being attempting to contact Jack Thompson at the recommendation of campaign supporters, the blogger came to the following conclusion; "Turns out that Jack Thompson is a terrible lawyer."

Incidentally, if you want to make up your own mind about Spore then you can check out our nine-page review and graphical analysis of Spore. If you want to hear what Will Wright says about Spore and what he has tried to accomplish with the game then you can check out this lecture he gave on the topic too.

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