THIS is a double winner. It’s an article by Patrick Joseph “Pat” Buchanan, conservative columnist and three times a candidate for the US presidency. His article appears in WorldNetDaily, which we have previously described as “one of the worst practitioners of journalism that ever existed, or that ever could exist.” We’ve presented our opinion about them here: WorldNetDaily — Worthless Creationist Rag! They are also a winner of our coveted Buffoon Award.
Brace yourself, dear reader, as we give you some excerpts from Buchanan’s WND article: Making a monkey out of Darwin.
He begins by praising what he calls “a splendid little book” by Eugene G. Windchy: “The End of Darwinism: And How a Flawed and Disastrous Theory Was Stolen and Sold.” Here’s an Amazon listing. Sales Rank: #4,726.
With Windchy as his intellectual guide, Buchanan proceeds to tell us all about the evils of Darwin and his theory. The bold font was added by us:
That Darwinism has proven “disastrous theory” is indisputable.
“Karl Marx loved Darwinism,” writes Windchy. “To him, survival of the fittest as the source of progress justified violence in bringing about social and political change, in other words, the revolution.”
“Darwin suits my purpose,” Marx wrote.
Darwin suited Adolf Hitler’s purposes, too.
We’ve devoted several essays so such fallacies, starting here, so we’ll waste no time repeating ourselves refuting Buchanan’s (and Windchy’s) nonsense. Let’s read on:
Historian Jacques Barzun believes Darwinism brought on World War I: “Since in every European country between 1870 and 1914 there was a war party demanding armaments, an individualist party demanding ruthless competition, an imperialist party demanding a free hand over backward peoples, a socialist party demanding the conquest of power and a racialist party demanding internal purges against aliens – all of them, when appeals to greed and glory failed, invoked Spencer and Darwin, which was to say science incarnate.”
All that because of those Galapagos finches! We continue:
And here Windchy does his best demolition work. Darwin, he demonstrates, stole his theory from Alfred Wallace, who had sent him a “completed formal paper on evolution by natural selection.”
Yeah, Darwin was a thief! Somehow Buchanan fails to mention that Darwin assassinated Lincoln, kidnapped the Lindbergh baby, and was in league with the Zionists. Maybe he’s saving those for his next article. Here’s more:
Windchy goes on to relate such scientific hoaxes as “Nebraska Man” – an anthropoid ape ancestor to man, whose tooth turned out to belong to a wild pig – and Piltdown Man, the missing link between monkey and man.
For 150 years, the fossil record has failed to validate Darwin.
Yeah, right. Another excerpt:
And Darwinists still have not explained the origin of life, nor have they been able to produce life from non-life.
True, and that has nothing to do with evolution. But tell us, Pat, when the trick is eventually accomplished, whatcha gonna do? Well, never mind. Here’s Buchanan’s final sentence:
Darwinism is not science. It is faith. Always was.
What’s Buchanan’s point here — that faith is bad? Okay, Pat, if you say so. Nice article!
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