The Nonsequitur Award Goes to …
Desmond Morris for the following example of inspired smugness (in an article discussing the recent discovery of the remains of miniature hominids):
In theory, the existence of Mini-Man should destroy religion, but I can already hear the fanatics claiming that he has been put on earth by the Devil simply to test our faith.Errr… Why? Can't God create anything (or anybody) He wants?
It might be due to the supposed incompatibility between this discovery and atheist's fantasies about what religious people believe about souls:
Why not? I already believe that fetuses have semi-souls. Why can't this be another example?
They stubbornly continue to insist that we are some kind of special creation.
The arrival of "Mini-Man" is going to give them nightmares.
How can he be "semi-special"? That won't make sense. He can't very well have a semi-soul.