When your Curmudgeon spotted this, all he could think was “My cup runneth over.”
You remember the last time we mentioned one of the Republican presidential candidates — Is Ben Carson Insane?. Well, look what we found at the Discovery Institute’s creationist blog: Ben Carson on Creationism, Evolution, and Intelligent Design.
What makes this even better is that it was written by David Klinghoffer, a Discoveroid “senior fellow” (i.e., flaming, full-blown creationist), who eagerly functions as their journalistic slasher and poo flinger.
Carson and Klinghoffer — it doesn’t get any better than this! Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
We’re not in the business of expressing preferences for one aspirant to higher office over another, but evaluating candidates’ views on relevant scientific issues comes with the territory of what we do. Dr. Carson’s thoughts on evolution, the history of life and the cosmos, have come under scrutiny. He was on The O’Reilly Factor last night, and gracefully handled questions about his beliefs [link to a video].
Bill O’Reilly opened by making a useful differentiation between intelligent design and creationism. He asked Carson if he’s a creationist, to which Carson replied that the Declaration of Independence affirms a “Creator,” and so does he.
[*Groan*] We’ve rebutted that clunker about the Declaration of Independence too many times. Let’s keep going:
Fine, O’Reilly answered, but “That could be intelligent design,” not creationism. Yes indeed!
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! O’Reilly is another genius, as we’ve noted before — see Is Bill O’Reilly a Discoveroid? Let’s read on:
O’Reilly deserves kudos for clarifying a distinction that Darwin lobbyists habitually obfuscate.
Yeah, kudos to O’Reilly. Klinghoffer continues:
Carson went on to deny reports that he thinks the world is just six thousand years old: [quote from Carson].
Okay, he’s an old-Earth creationist. So are the Discoveroids. Skipping some other quotes, here’s more:
To be sure, Dr. Carson has said things to which I for one can’t agree — for example, his comments about Darwinian theory as reflecting the influence of “the Adversary,” meaning Satan. That was in a speech before a church group in 2012, and he has recently sought to clarify his meaning in a Time Magazine interview that, in truth, didn’t help much.
Klinghoffer doesn’t agree with Carson’s Satan remark? BWAHAHAHAHAHA! This is a small sampling of Klinghoffer’s previous posts, which most of you have seen before. He has attempted to link Charles Darwin to: Hitler, and communism, and Stalin, and the Columbine shootings, and Charles Manson, and the Ft. Hood Massacre, and Mao Tse-tung, and Dr. Josef Mengele. But for some reason, Klinghoffer draws the line at Satan.
Skipping some more blather, here’s the last of Klinghoffer’s post:
Wherever his presidential campaign ultimately takes him, Dr. Carson has stirred the pot of an important debate. He shows that a serious person who is not an evolutionary biologist has a right, and an obligation, to think through the evidence about evolution for himself. The conclusions he has reached so far don’t exactly match ours, but his thoughtful skepticism is worthy of respect.
So there you are, dear reader. Klinghoffer thinks Carson’s thoughtful views on evolution are worthy of respect. Well, yes, in a way. They’re as worthy of respect as Klinghoffer’s views.
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