This is about a very brief Discovery Institute post by David Klinghoffer, a Discoveroid “senior fellow” (i.e., flaming, full-blown creationist), who eagerly functions as their journalistic slasher and poo flinger. It’s titled An Idea and Its Impact: Human Origins and Human Ethos. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Darwinian advocates today adopt a winsome mask of liberalism. However, evolutionary theory has a dark history of justifying racism and genocide.
That, of course, is pure creationist nonsense. In this post, Racism, Eugenics, and Darwin, we refute the Discoveroids’ endlessly-repeated allegations; and in this one, Creationism and Racism, we document the racist history of creationism. Not only that, but the TalkOrigins Index to Creationist Claims has a few entries of interest — see Evolution is racist (no, it isn’t), and then Darwin himself was racist (hint — he wasn’t), and also Darwin’s work refers to “preservation of favoured races”.
Okay, now that we know the quality of Klinghoffer’s allegations, let’s get back to his post. He says:
In a lecture on the social consequences of ideas about human origins, Discovery Institute’s John West reminds us that such thinking naturally impacts our culture’s ethos, the way we evaluate human dignity, purpose, and equality, which in turn can’t help but affect the way people treat each other.
Ah yes, John West, whom we affectionately call “Westie.” He was an early winner of the Curmudgeon’s Buffoon Award, thus the jolly logo above this post. Westie is vice President of the Discovery Institute, which makes him one of the chief Keepers of their wedge strategy. What does he have to say?
Klinghoffer gives us a link to Westie’s lecture, which we’ll omit, and he tells us:
This episode of ID the Future is Part 2 in a series of excerpts from Dr. West’s talk at a recent conference on “Science and Human Origins.”
That sounds like a grand waste of time. The Discoveroid post ends with this:
You can’t, if you’re honest with yourself, just sweep such realities under the carpet, though Darwin apologists seek mightily to do so.
He’s right. We wouldn’t sweep such material under the carpet. It belongs in a toxic waste dump.
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