Sarah Palin’s Creationism Evolves Into “Palin Derangement Syndrome”

IT’S AMAZING what a search on Palin creationism will turn up these days. We’ve largely abandoned our quest for legitimate news articles with accurate information about Palin’s troubling but seemingly low-key creationism — which she never attempted to insert into the science curriculum of Alaska’s schools. All that remains is amusing ourselves with various demonstrations of what has come to be known as Palin Derangement Syndrome. Behold:

In something called College on the Record, which says this about itself: “CollegeOTR is the country’s premiere college blog, capturing the best of everything that happens at college,” we read Alaskan Music Teacher Confirms Sarah Palin Thought Dinosaurs, Mankind Coexisted.

It’s a fifth-hand account about an alleged university music teacher, allegedly named Philip Munger, who allegedly claims that he had a long-ago conversation with Sarah, during which she allegedly made a goofy statement about dinosaurs and humans, which then was then described in an alleged email, which then blossomed all over the internet. An excerpt:

Palin told him that “dinosaurs and humans walked the Earth at the same time,” Munger said. When he asked her about prehistoric fossils and tracks dating back millions of years, Palin said “she had seen pictures of human footprints inside the tracks,” recalled Munger…

It’s on the internet, and it turns up in a Google search, so it must be true!

Here’s another, appearing at the site of something called Atlantic Free Press, founded in September 2006 by Richard Kastelein of V.O.F. Expathos, in the Netherlands. They say this about themselves:

The mission of AF Press is simple: to dig out nuggets of truth from the slag-heap of lies, ignorance and witless diversion that has buried public discourse today. AF Press provides a new venue for disseminating hard news and insightful, fact-based analysis of the harsh realities too often ignored or distorted by the mainstream press.

You can’t go wrong with a website like that, where you can read: Death Becomes Her: Let’s Make Her Our President . Excerpt, with bold added for emphasis:

Savage animal slaughterer that she is, it’s apt that Sarah Palin has now brutally plunged a razor-sharp knife into the very heart of the seemingly invincible doubts concerning her capacity to be Vice-President of the United States. Wielding her chutzpah with the awe-inspiring deftness with which she employs her gun or rifle when hunting defenseless wolves or moose, she appeared on 20/20 and left our skepticism writhing on the ground in agony, immersed in its own blood and gasping its last.

That’s just the opening paragraph. Here’s the end of the article:

Whether we are conscious of it or not, we US Americans are all (to varying degrees), perpetuating the malignant expansion of our culture of death. We are the cancer. The Earth is the patient. And the prognosis is not very reassuring.

Sarah Palin. Death becomes her. And we have become death. Now that’s a match made in Hell. Let’s make her our president….or at least put her one 72 year old heartbeat away…..

Hey, it’s on the internet, so it must be true! A little bit of creationism goes a long way.

[Our related articles are here: Sarah Palin & Creationism.]

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10 responses to “Sarah Palin’s Creationism Evolves Into “Palin Derangement Syndrome”

  1. You may have missed this (it was axed from Fox News):

    And this:

    All kudos to Tina Fey, but I think Ms Palin does a better job of parodying a Presidential running mate.

  2. They are faithfully reporting what the music teacher claims in his email. I guess that makes them trustworthy — for that kind of thing.

  3. I don’t think you are going to get better than 2nd hand information. – She’s not talking to anybody.

  4. Hearsay may or may not be true, but it isn’t anything, really. At this point we don’t have reliable information. I don’t like not knowing, but the fact is that we just don’t know. What we would like to be true is irrelevant.

  5. Don’t you think that if it weren’t true … she would put an end to the rumor? Or do you think she hasn’t heard about it?? (like the rape kits excuse)

    If there were rumors (and plenty of them on a national level – and in national newspapers) being spread that YOU were a YEC – wouldn’t you make your objection public? At least put a denial on your blog?

    Or would you not care?

    Personally, I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a YEC until about 5 years ago when my hubby told me that one of his co-workers believed in a 6000 yr. old earth. I was literally shocked that such people existed! I argued w/ him and said “No way – he’s just messing with you”.

    …and now I’m in the South. Ugh

    Also, there’s this … Pentecostals also adhere to the doctrine of Biblical inerrancy.

    The website to her church in Wasilla linked to this page that you might find interesting.


  6. I don’t think candidates should be held accountable for what their pastors say, and no, I am not Barach Obama. Sarah Palin had the opportunity to try to inject creationism/intelligent design into Alaska’s classrooms, and she didn’t do it. She would have less influence on education as Vice President than she does as governor, so even if she is a creationist, closet or otherwise, it would have little or no effect on policy. It may be an indicator of her intelligence, but no more so than Joe Biden’s apparent disregard for his own credibility when he said flat-out to Katie Couric that FDR addressed the nation on TV in 1929. (Even if there were TV in 1929, why would he be talking to the nation about the market crash 4 years before he was elected?) Jeez, Joe, what were you thinking??

    I’m not at all happy with either VP pick, and I wish BOTH would quietly step aside for the better of their respective parties — and the nation.

  7. Please correct my misspelling of “intelligence” in the previous comment. Thanks. (Potato. Potato. Potato.)

  8. Yeah, Joe Biden can be dumb in a way most people are comfortable with. Palin seems to be dumb in a very disturbing way. She’s against abortion even for rape and incests, for instance (places her in a minority of say 10-20% of Americans) and the church service in which a minister prepares her for her governorship makes her look like a member of some deranged cult.