In a very bizarre rant this past week, creationist Kent Hovind wrote
“So for the 57th time, how could lettuce evolve slowly by chance and from what? How many trillions of intermediate steps would there have to be to go from a dot of nothing to a living lettuce plant? Is there any scientific evidence besides lines on paper?”
I think the real question is why did he pick the 57th time? It does not seem like a random number. Perhaps he channeling Heinz Ketchup, or perhaps there is some other nefarious reason behind this secret code. Perhaps it is that the premise of his claim makes no more sense than the conclusion. I will go with the last assumption, which makes me wonder why anyone would listen to his nonsensical claims on any topic.