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Creating Evolution is Creating Controversy

Creating Evolution is Creating Controversy

If it were possible to create an entire planet and everything in it would you? On Sept.7, EA games released “the highly anticipated game” Spore. Spore is considered a God game. The player takes the role of creator and basically controls all aspects of the game. From the cell stage to the space stage you are in charge of what your creature becomes.

Will Wright designer of the Sims is designer of the game and has named it an “massively single-player online game.” Game players can share and show-off their creations including creatures, buildings, automobiles, planes, and spaceships. Plus the player is able to create and evolve an entire species of… well anything!

Controversy arose because of the games evolutionary take. Believers of creationism have had complaints about the game’s impact on children. The game is rated E for “Everyone” 10+. The blog antispore.com caught the attention of many Spore game players. The writer of antispore.com is a Christian mother who has had it with Will Wright and EA games she writes on her about page,

“I created this blog to find support for and follow my progress in letting Electronic Arts know that their biggest attack on Christian values to date will not be tolerated. We can not allow the gaming industry to invade our homes and poison the minds of our children. After all, their billions in revenue and all the advertising in the world are no match for the power of God.”

The Antispore blog however is a controversy in itself. Antispore.com has had over 1,000 responses to the blog’s about page. A few of the over the top posts the “Christian mother” wrote began to generate skeptics.

On Sept. 11 the blog was revealed as being a prank or “Rickroll.” The term “Rickroll” comes from an internet joke/hyperlink which spread from user to user usually in the form of the Rick Astley video, “Never Gonna Give You Up.”

The Antispore blogger concealed the lyrics of “Never Gonna Give You Up” within their post on Sept. 11, revealing the true nature of their creationism controversy,

“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.”

(Video Below: Spore Trailer CELL PHASE )



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