THIS is really breaking news. No, it’s not the Precambrian rabbit — the non-existent proof that Darwin was wrong — but it’s close.
At the Discoveroid blog we read Rabbi Hirsch, Darwin Dissenter. It’s written by John West, so you know it’s important.
Who is John West? It’s in his honor that this post is adorned with our jolly Buffoon logo. If you already know who West is, you can skip this indented paragraph:
West is a winner of the Curmudgeon’s Buffoon Award. He’s a Senior Fellow at the Seattle-based Discovery Institute (the DI), where he is Associate Director of their Center for Science and Culture (a/k/a the Discoveroids). That makes him one of the chief Keepers of their Wedge strategy, and the guru of the cdesign proponentsists (a term described here: cdesign proponentsists).
What news does West have for us? Here are some excerpts, with his links omitted and some bold font added by us:
Despite the old canard that the only people to question Darwinian evolution are evangelical Protestants (a canard regurgitated yet again last week by the New York Times), the fact remains that Darwin dissenters can be found among thoughtful scientists and other people from all religions and walks of life.
Yes, Westie, it’s the “thoughtful” people who are creationists. Let’s read on:
There have been many Catholic dissenters from Darwin, from St. George Jackson Mivart and G.K. Chesterton a century ago —
A century ago? Wow! We continue where we interrupted that sentence:
— to biochemist Michael Behe and philosopher/theologian Benjamin Wiker today.
Michael Behe? Yes, he’s “thoughtful” too. Here’s more:
There also have been numerous Jewish dissenters from Darwin. David Klinghoffer writes about one of them in an essay for First Things on Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch (1808–1888):
This is really impressive. West wants us to know that it’s not just evangelicals. Even smart people — like Catholics and Jews — can be creationists. We told you this was breaking news.
It seems that Discoveroid David Klinghoffer has found a creationist Rabbi who died in 1888. He outlived Charles Darwin by six years, and yet he remained a creationist. Fantastic! This discovery is yet another scientific triumph for the Discoveroids.
All that remains of Westie’s post is a one-paragraph quote from Klinghoffer’s article. We’ll spare you. But in case you really want to learn about this Rabbi and his creationism, here’s a link to what Klinghoffer has written: The Mission of the Jews.
The Discoveroids are doing a great job. With scholarship like this, it won’t be long before Darwin and his theory will be found only in the dustbin of history.
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