As our series reaches the milestone number of 200, we bring you what may be the all-time unbeatable example of creationist wisdom. This is a column by Ann Coulter which appears in Human Events.
The thing is titled The Flash Mob Mentality of Scientific Inquiry, and it’s a huge load of screaming, raving, hysterical creationism. Every paragraph is one we could excerpt and have fun with, but there’s just too much of it. We’re boggled by the sheer volume and density of the material; and the quality. It’s like being confronted by the simultaneous eruption of every zit on the planet. So we’ll just pick a few excerpts to play with. You’ll have to click over to Human Events to read it all — or as much as you can. Here we go, and the bold font was added by us:
Roughly one-third of my 2007 No. 1 New York Times best-seller, “Godless: The Church of Liberalism,” is an attack on liberals’ creation myth, Darwinian evolution. I presented the arguments of all the luminaries in the field, from the retarded Richard Dawkins to the brilliant Francis Crick, and disputed them.
But apparently liberals didn’t want to argue back.
It’s not just the liberals who won’t debate science with Ann. Even your Curmudgeon, who is notoriously non-liberal, wouldn’t dream of it. But Ann can’t imagine why — after all, she’s such a well-informed lady, and classy too. For those who don’t know, the Wikipedia article on William Dembski says:
Dembski, along with fellow Discovery Institute associates Michael Behe and David Berlinski, tutored Ann Coulter on science and evolution for her book Godless: The Church of Liberalism. Approximately one-third of the book is devoted to polemical attacks on evolution, which Coulter, as Dembski often does, terms “Darwinism”
We’ll skip Coulter’s tirade against Chris Matthews; we don’t care for him either. After that the gusher begins. It’s like a catastrophic break in a high volume, high pressure sewer pipe — one that services a densely-populated leper colony:
This week, we will consider one small slice of the mountain of scientific evidence disproving this mystery religion from the Victorian age.
Most devastating for the Darwiniacs were advances in microbiology since Darwin’s time, revealing infinitely complex mechanisms requiring hundreds of parts working together at once — complex cellular structures, DNA, blood-clotting mechanisms, molecules, and the cell’s tiny flagellum and cilium.
Complexity! Parts working together at once! The flagellum! This is more than the typical festival of creationism — it’s the World’s Fair of Foolishness! We continue:
Thanks to advances in microscopes, thousands of such complex mechanisms have been found since Darwin’s day. He had to explain only simple devices, such as beaks and gills. If Darwin were able to come back today and peer through a modern microscope to see the inner workings of a cell, he would instantly abandon his own theory.
Right. Here’s a little bit more:
Evolution fanatics would rather not be called on to explain these complex mechanisms that Darwin himself said would disprove his theory. Instead they make jokes about people who know the truth. They say that to dispute evolution means you must believe man walked with dinosaurs.
This is why the brighter Darwiniacs end up sounding like Scientologists in order to cling to their mystery religion.
We can’t go on. For just this once we’re dropping out; you’ll have to carry on without us. Go ahead, read it all. Then let us know what you think — if you still can.
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