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Friday, June 20, 2008

Darwinist roaders go off deep end

Picture is courtesy of the Uncommon Descent blog.

This has got to be the living end. This puts the "I love Darwin" knick-knacks and "Friend of Darwin" certificates (given to the Dover plaintiffs team) to shame.

Also, this Jesus-Darwin smooching logo is being sold on T-shirts, caps, stickers, and mugs.

What we need is a Hitler-Darwin smooching logo.

Another example of Darwinist roaders going off the deep end is the Clergy Letter, which treats criticism of Darwinism as blasphemous or sacrilegious. The Clergy Letter says,

We believe that the theory of evolution is a foundational scientific truth, one that has stood up to rigorous scrutiny and upon which much of human knowledge and achievement rests. To reject this truth or to treat it as “one theory among others” is to deliberately embrace scientific ignorance and transmit such ignorance to our children. We believe that among God’s good gifts are human minds capable of critical thought and that the failure to fully employ this gift is a rejection of the will of our Creator. To argue that God’s loving plan of salvation for humanity precludes the full employment of the God-given faculty of reason is to attempt to limit God, an act of hubris.


Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

This Clergy Letter was written by an "evolutionary biologist" who is a clueless Darwin-zealot, evidently.It was signed by some foolish preachers, including some who were too ignorant to know that Darwinism is largely discredited, and probably some who simply wanted to ingratiate themselves with the orthodox "evolutionary biologists:" by swallowing whatever arbitrary and undemonstrated doctrine they may prefer. The Letter itself is mostly nonsense. And incidentally, it was signed by Judge Jones own preacher, Harold Hand.

Friday, June 20, 2008 3:55:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

The biggest Darwin-zealots are often the "theistic evolutionists," who should more properly be called "theistic Darwinists." They have actually integrated some doctrines derived from Darwin into their theistic religion, so that they evidently consider any challenge to those doctrines to be a threat to their theistic faith. Kenneth R. Miller is one very unfortunate example. And the poor guy in the photo is evidently another one.

Friday, June 20, 2008 5:42:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

>>>>> They have actually integrated some doctrines derived from Darwin into their theistic religion, so that they evidently consider any challenge to those doctrines to be a threat to their theistic faith. <<<<<<

Yes, William Dembski has said that theistic evolutionists are Intelligent Design's "most implacable foes." Some of them seem to regard even merely debating critics of evolution as blasphemous or sacrilegious questioning of the wisdom of the creator. Ken Miller was the lead expert witness of the plaintiffs in Kitzmiller v. Dover. He has no qualms about using the power of the courts to suppress scientific (or pseudoscientific, to him) ideas that conflict with his religious beliefs, which of course include theistic evolutionism.

Friday, June 20, 2008 6:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Michael said...

theists evolutionists is where the PZ Meyer crowd likes to hide behind when they are in trouble while they are chasing their invisible aliens around...lol...

One thing about the ID movement, it has brought out the true fruits of neo-Darwinism. It's a hypocritical stance when evolutionists promote "critical thinking" of everything else, but their own beliefs.

Saturday, June 21, 2008 2:37:00 AM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

I agree with Michael that the Darwin-guys are hypocritically ready to promote critical analysis of everything except their own belief in materialistic evolution. And one funny thing about that is that there really is no materialistic theory of evolution today that is in any way credible. Thus Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini has got the faith that all life somehow evolved by some perfectly mechanical process: and yet he doesn't know what that process is! See the link to the interview with Massimo on Uncommon Descent, May 11.

Saturday, June 21, 2008 1:24:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

I've puzzled over the same thing that Larry mentions, that some theistic evolutionists think that it is blasphemous, apparently, to even debate critics of the conventional theory of evolution. I've heard of one college, which is supposed to be Christian, where the biologists are all "theistic evolutionists." So all of them refused to even read Behe's book Darwin's Black Box! So it's said.

Times are changing, and it looks as if they may have to enlarge their "reading list."

Saturday, June 21, 2008 1:48:00 PM  

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