In the sense that Karl Marx is an important and influential economist (albeit one who is praised only by idiots and tyrants), as intelligent design is an important and influential theory in biology (promoted only by creationists), so too is David Barton working his way to becoming an important and influential historian (praised by both creationists and theocrats).
We’ve written about Barton a few times before. The first brief mention was in The Founders Rejected Evolution? — about an article by Bryan Fischer who quoted Barton as a source. That was our first clue. We’ve since learned a thing or two about Fischer (see Meet the American Family Association). But let’s not be side-tracked; we’ll stick with Barton.
You can learn quite a bit about Barton at Barbara Forrest’s website in this revealing article: Governor Jindal’s Friends in Low Places. We’ve also pointed out that he’s an “expert” whose knowledge is highly regarded by the Texas State Board of Education (see Texas Education: Creationism & Theocracy).
Barton is also a frequent guest on various shows at Fox News. We have a video of one such appearance (see Creationism on Fox News).
That’s all we’ve had to say about Barton until today Now check out the video at the top of this post. It lasts less than a minute. We first learned of it at Little Green Footballs, so they get the hat-tip.
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