We have yet another column by Ann Coulter which appears in Human Events. The last one we told you about was just a few days ago and it inspired us to write Creationist Wisdom #200. Now she’s at it again. It’s difficult to believe, because her recent column seemed to be the Krakatoa of creationist essays, but it now appears that she was holding back — there was still more madness that was yet to be disgorged.
We explained in our earlier Coulter post that her creationist tutors are William Dembski, Michael Behe and David Berlinski. They’re associated with the neo-theocrats at the Discovery Institute‘s creationist public relations and lobbying operation, the Center for Science and Culture (a/k/a the Discoveroids, a/k/a the cdesign proponentsists).
But those creationists, notwithstanding their Discovery Institute connections, are aware (to some extent) of the evidence that supports evolution. Their game is to somehow dance around it while simultaneously appearing to be scientific. Coulter, on the other hand, is utterly unrestrained by any contact with the world of science. She knows nothing but Discoveroid dogma. Thus she screeches hysterically — and we think sincerely — about how stupid people must be to accept something as foolish as Darwin’s theory when [*pause to flick hair back*] it has absolutely nothing in its favor.
Coulter in the role of science guru reminds us of one of those clones you see in low-grade science fiction movies — you know the plot: A fiendish scientist (the only kind known to Hollywood) fabricates a human clone in his lab. She’s lovely, but her mind is a clean slate. The madman imprints her brain with his own demented thoughts and she is then released into society to do what she’s been programmed to do. Coulter’s creationist writings are the result.
But Coulter is not a newly-hatched clone, a mere tool blindly following the instructions she was given by her demented creator. If she were, we could then say that she’s not really responsible for her actions. But Coulter wasn’t born yesterday in a lab, so we do hold her responsible — at least for using extremely poor judgment in choosing her mentors.
Coulter’s latest essay is Liberals’ View of Darwin Unable to Evolve. It’s solid craziness from beginning to end, so we’ll give you only a hint of what awaits you when you click over to Human Events to read it all. Most of it is a rant about how there are no fossils of transitional species. None! [Hey Ann — if you’re reading this, take a look at Wikipedia’s list of transitional fossils.]
We’ll skip almost all of the column except the end — the thundering climax, so to speak — of Coulter’s science adventure. Here it comes:
Intelligent design scientists look at the evidence and develop their theories; Darwinists start with a theory and then rearrange the evidence.
These aren’t scientists. They are religious fanatics for whom evolution must be true so that they can explain to themselves why they are here, without God. (It’s an accident!)
Any evidence contradicting the primitive religion of Darwinism — including, for example, the entire fossil record — they explain away with non-scientific excuses like “the dog ate our fossils.”
So there you are. Now that it’s over, we’re left with the feeling that somewhere, in some secret lair, someone responsible for Coulter’s performance is grinning and rubbing his hands together as he gleefully mutters: “Excellent, my pet. Excellent!”
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