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Sunday, November 18, 2007

The cult of Darwinism

Dover expert witness Kevin Padian hands out "Friend of Darwin" awards to Dover plaintiffs at reunion. From blog of Wesley "Ding" Elsberry


"Friend of Darwin" award? Good grief. Is there a "Friend of Newton" award? "Friend of Einstein" award? "Friend of Maxwell" award? Etc.

There are other signs that Darwinism is a cult: Darwin Day celebrations, Darwin Sunday sermons, "I love Darwin" knick-knacks, Darwin v. Lincoln essay contests, Darwinian birthday cakes (for Darwin's birthday), etc..



Anonymous Anonymous said...

> Is there a "Friend of Newton" award? "Friend of Einstein" award? "Friend of Maxwell" award? Etc. <

How many of these were attacked by lunatic fundies?

Sunday, November 18, 2007 8:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again with the cult references and accusations of Darwin worship... How it's an "us vs. them" mentality, one faith versus a supposed another. The biggest irony of all is that it is the fundies themselves who have deified Darwin.

And to add to the hypocrisy, it's so convenient for the fundies to omit the fact that Christianity started out as a cult. The biggest irony is that there is a chance that they will be reduced back to a cult if they continue their anti-science jackassery.

Sunday, November 18, 2007 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous W. Kevin Vicklund, FoM said...

>>>Is there a ... "Friend of Maxwell" award?<<<

Actually, yes. We also celebrated Maxwell's birthday, I have a pin that says "And then God said [Maxwell's equations]", etc.

Monday, November 19, 2007 9:46:00 AM  
Anonymous BobC said...

I think the Darwin Day celebrations are a reaction to the massive ignorance in this country about evolution. In the entire world virtually 100% of biologists completely accept evolution. In Europe and in Japan, evolution is much more accepted by non-scientists than in the United States. America is in a race with the Muslim countries for the most stupid population of the world. Our ignorance of evolution, and our acceptance of various forms of magical creation, including magical intelligent design creationism, is disgraceful. More than a century after Darwin, with the evidence for evolution growing more rapidly than ever before, the massive idiocy of the Americans who deny this important scientific fact is disgusting.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 11:04:00 PM  

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