They have, at least for the moment, stopped blogging about their own books, which is a welcome change for the neo-Luddite, 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).
The Discoveroids’ latest post is Wesley Smith Launches New “Human Exceptionalism” Blog at NRO. It’s by David Klinghoffer, whose creationist oeuvre we last described here, and upon whom the Discoveroids have bestowed the exalted title of “senior fellow” — i.e., flaming, full-blown creationist. His name has some of the resonance of Red Skelton’s Clem Kadiddlehopper.
Klinghoffer says, with bold font added by us and his links omitted:
Wesley Smith is not only our Discovery Institute colleague — he’s also a hero. That’s two reasons why it is so delightful to be able to announce the launch of his new blog, Human Exceptionalism, at National Review Online.
We’re very sorry to learn that National Review has gone openly creationist. Perhaps they’ve been that way for a while but we weren’t aware of it. Well, we are now. Let’s find out what else Klinghoffer says:
No one has done more than Wesley to bring home the very practical consequences, in the most powerful moral terms, of the Darwinian-materialist picture of the world. His subject matter is not theoretical stuff but the gross crimes against our own humanity that result — and are doing so right now — when a culture increasingly turns to a conception of man that see us as nothing more than animals. That’s what Darwinian evolutionary theory is all about at the end of the day, isn’t it?
Darwinism causes crimes against humanity? What? Oh, we forgot for a moment that we’re writing about a Discoveroid essay. Let’s read on:
You can put your cat or dog down when it becomes too expensive or troublesome to keep caring for their illness, so why not human beings as well? This is the horrible perspective behind what is sometimes called by the euphemism “death with dignity.”
Are they now going to blame euthanasia on Darwin? It was practiced by the Greeks and the Romans in ancient days — if it weren’t a common practice, the Hippocratic Oath wouldn’t mention it. Anyway, Klinghoffer continues, telling us that Wesley is writing that euthanasia is being practiced in Holland, Belgium and Switzerland. Then he quotes Wesley:
Here’s the moral of the story: Once a society agrees that some suicides are good, the categories of the killable never stops expanding.
Here’s how Klinghoffer wraps it all up:
So we see the logic of Darwinism working itself out. The outcome is a culture of death.
There you are, dear reader. Today’s news is that National Review has gone creationist, and Klinghoffer has something new to blame on Darwin — euthanasia.
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