Every few months I forget how stupid my creationist relatives are and tell them about something new or exciting in evolutionary biology. I don't know why I do it, because every time it sparks a "discussion" for two hours that makes me face-palm every couple minutes. Last night my mother and I talked about evolution which was a monumental failure of a discussion.
The following mantra was repeated by her through out the conversation no matter what I said.
"They never found the missing link".
"God doesn't talk about evolution in the Bible".
"Darwin thought we created ourselves".
"Evolution means we came from nothing".
"There are no fossils of one thing turning into another".
"Darwin admitted he was wrong so why believe it?".
"If we came from monkeys why are there still moneys?".
"If it was true monkeys in the zoo would give birth to humans".
Nothing I said to refute these statements seemed to matter, as they kept being repeated anyway. When I would come close to making her position look foolish, like when I said "the Bible talks about unicorns are they real too?" she would just get angry. Then after her brain had time to devise a reason why her flawless book spoke of unicorns came back with "well those parts might have been someones interpretation of an animal". Then I said "No god speaking in the first person talks about unicorns", then she got angry again and changed the subject to threats about how I would be sent to hell. People like that are mentally ill, and she is no exception. They refuse to listen to reason, ignore evidence, get angry and throw a tantrum when their position is questioned, and refuse to learn new information. The ironic part is she said I was in denial because 'I know god exists but refuse him' and that 'I needed help'. I cannot stand the idiocy of my family, they are beyond ridiculous to talk to about reality.