The Discoveroids have a long history of retroactively recruiting dead people, in order to add their prestige to what’s going on in the Discoveroids’ Seattle ministry. When they began their macabre membership drive, it was originally limited to Thomas Jefferson. See Thomas Jefferson Joins The Discovery Institute!
But then they became emboldened and embarked on an active campaign of recruiting dead people. See, for example, Discoveroids Adopt Alfred Wallace as Godfather, and then Discovery Institute Snatches Another Corpse (Jean-Jacques Rousseau), and then they really got carried away when Charles Darwin Joins the Discovery Institute. Their most recent grave robbery was described here: Invasion of the Discoveroid Body Snatchers (James Clerk Maxwell).
But now they’ve gone beyond adopting stiffs. Today’s article by David Klinghoffer is the first time we can remember that they’ve attempted to recruit a comic book character. Klinghoffer’s latest is In Man of Steel, Superman Is Pursued by Darwinian Bad Guys.
There’s not much to this one. Klinghoffer hasn’t seen the movie and neither have we. Apparently, he’s relying on some advance information in the form of a video clip. Here are a few excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Among other points of interest: the bad guys, pursuing Kal-El a/k/a Clark Kent to Earth, are animated in the film’s telling by an eerily Darwinian philosophy.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Assuming that’s a theme of the movie, the Discoveroids are so desperate that they’re using a Hollywood script writer’s understanding of science as evidence in favor of intelligent design! Klinghoffer also says, based on the video clip embedded in his article:
In one clip, chief bad guy General Zod confronts Superman’s birth father Jor-El and calls on him to join in a campaign against the “degenerative bloodlines that led us to this state.” Later, in a duel with planet Krypton’s assassin sent to wipe him out, Superman gets knocked around, which prompts the villainess to observe that he is weak: “The fact that you possess a sense of morality, and we do not, gives us an evolutionary advantage. And if history has proven anything, it is that evolution always wins.”
It’s really difficult to believe, but Klinghoffer is seriously quoting the raving of villains in a movie about a comic-book character. In his last paragraph, he uses that powerful evidence to lecture us on the evils of evolution:
The only problem with her analysis is that evolution, in the presumed Darwinian sense here, “always wins” by discarding things that don’t give an “evolutionary advantage.” That would seem to include the exquisitely tuned conscience with which human beings are gifted — what advantage does that confer? — the existence of which, as we know well, poses one of many enigmas that a Darwinian view is helpless in explaining.
So there you are, dear reader. In the movie, Darwin motivates the villains (maybe). Not only that, but Darwin’s pitiful theory can’t explain Superman’s niceness. That proves intelligent design is the superior theory.
Hey, we just had another thought — the Discoveroids can add this movie to their growing collection of peer-reviewed literature.
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