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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Disgusting "Darwin Day" celebration in Iowa

The Iowa Darwin Day celebration is described here.

Darwinism has acquired all the trappings of a bona fide full-fledged religion -- a founding prophet, a priesthood, dogma, anathema, excommunication, and now a holy day, Darwinmas.

My article Linking Lincoln myth to Darwin myth also denounces Darwin Day.

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Anonymous W. Kevin Vicklund said...

You do realize that Darwin Day is intended as a parody of religion, don't you? We're mocking the idea that evolution is a religion with the use of satire.

Thursday, January 04, 2007 9:12:00 AM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

W. Kevin Vicklund said...
>>>>> You do realize that Darwin Day is intended as a parody of religion, don't you? We're mocking the idea that evolution is a religion with the use of satire. <<<<<<

No, I don't realize that it is intended as a parody of religion -- it looks dead serious. There are the Darwin Day lectures, the Evolution Sunday sermons in churches across the USA and around the world, the Darwin & Lincoln essays, etc.. And I think that there would be a fear of alienating religious people by mocking religion.

Thursday, January 04, 2007 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous W. Kevin Vicklund said...

To be more precise, it is mocking the fundies, who are going to alienate themselves no matter what. You simply are incapable of comprehending what Darwin Day really is about. Darwin Day is a day to get together and make fun of the fundies and educate those not blinded by their own belief.

Out of curiousity, how disgusted are you by the Super Bowl? That has a much greater religiousity index than Darwin Day could ever hope to achieve (not that that is the aim of Darwin Day, mind you). How about President's Day? St. Valentine's Day? Sweetest Day? Mother's Day? Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday? (oh wait, your position on slavery and civil rights makes that one pretty clear...) Burns' Day? Earth Day? You must be in a perpetual state of nausea - no wonder you want to destroy the American system of government.

Thursday, January 04, 2007 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous W. Kevin Vicklund said...

Off topic - that was pretty cool. I just found out I can collapse individual comments by clicking to the right of the commenter name. I always thought the "collapse comments" command collapsed all comments. Learn something new every day.

Thursday, January 04, 2007 12:19:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

W. Kevin Vicklund said...
>>>>> To be more precise, it is mocking the fundies, who are going to alienate themselves no matter what. You simply are incapable of comprehending what Darwin Day really is about. <<<<<

Here is the website of the Darwin Day Celebration:

http://darwinday.org/

Please show me something here that mocks the fundies.

Friday, January 05, 2007 4:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Jim Sherwood said...

Larry, if you haven't seen it already, Google the combination:

"Darwin lives" Stanford Medicine

and be treated to a sketch of Darwin with a halo over his head and light streaming upon him from the sky. Hands palm to palm, this evident saint or prophet is seen blessing all of the little birdies and beasties.

At least some of these guys must be apostles of a Darwin-religion.

Thursday, February 01, 2007 5:37:00 PM  

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