Everyone has heard of the George Floyd protests which have been plaguing American cities since May of this year. The protestors claim all kinds of noble justifications for their lawlessness, but there’s one we haven’t heard before — until now.
Look what we found at the creationist blog of the Discovery Institute: How Much of Today’s Anarchic Nihilism Can Be Laid at Darwin’s Feet? It doesn’t get any better than this. Seriously, we’ve never seen a wilder post at any creationist website. 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. As you’ll soon see, he’s wildly flinging the stuff today. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
There’s a pervasive sense afoot that something has gone wrong, in a very serious way, in our culture. Just in 2020, problems that were of, let’s say, an outpatient nature in their gravity have gone to full-scale emergency — a cytokine storm of trouble, is one way of putting it. But why?
Due to their intricate knowledge of the mysteries of creationism, the Discoveroids are uniquely able to explain our cultural problem. Get ready, dear reader, because here comes a Discoveroid poo-storm:
I’ve watched the once-beautiful city where I live, Seattle, pummeled by violent protests, the police undermined by those above them in the government. The city watches endless chaos as the mob rampages, and no one in authority seems willing to stop it. Neighboring Portland is worse. Such things are happening across the country. It is anguishing.
Indeed it is. Then he says:
We’ve seen things that were previously unheard of. A random example: as others have pointed out, you may have noticed from the videos of urban anarchy that it’s now women, not just young men, who are assaulting police officers and otherwise creating mayhem. [Gasp!] It used to be that males had a monopoly on protest violence. Not anymore. What drives the astonishing anarchism, the nihilism of the young? What has drained the confidence of the adults, who should be the ones acting to assert order?
Klinghoffer modestly suggests that he has the answer:
I’m not sure anyone knows the full truth. But watch this striking three-minute video from Discovery Institute:
There’s a video embedded in Klinghoffer’s post. We haven’t looked at it, but there’s a hint of what it says in Klinghoffer’s next paragraph:
That there might be something unique, exalted, and worth defending about human lives, about our traditions of moral and spiritual belief, about institutions like marriage or the family or about property, about our freedom or our equal dignity, about our privileged place in the cosmos — all these ideas, once agreed on across the culture, are eroding, with a gathering speed, before our eyes.
Ooooooooooooh! Why are those ideas eroding? Klinghoffer continues:
Of course I’m not saying everything can be laid to Darwin’s feet. But see how much nihilism has been justified and advocated by some very smart and influential people in the name of evolutionary theory. [What?] This is not just a scientific theory of biological origins. It’s a powerful myth.
Wow — Darwin’s theory is also a myth that justifies nihilism! That’s shocking, isn’t it? Let’s read on:
That observation alone doesn’t make Darwinism false science. A myth could be true. It only means that Darwinism conveys a vision of reality that can’t help but shape us deep within. The malignancy of it [Malignancy?] has been building for more than a century and a half. Something wrong in the way Americans are shaped reached a critical threshold this year.
After a century and a half of festering, the malignancy of Darwinism has burst open like a hideous boil. Klinghoffer finishes his fascinating post with this:
If you want to understand how that happened, because you want to know how it could be reversed, it’s not possible without considering the role of evolution advocacy, which begins in school and continues to bombard us into adulthood. Take three minutes and see if you agree with me.
You wanna look at Klinghoffer’s video, dear reader? Go right ahead. Then let us know what we’re missing.
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