Now we’re getting to the good stuff. It’s at the Discovery Institute’s creationist blog where they have this new post: Webinar with John West: “Darwin’s Three Big Ideas That Impacted Humanity”.
Ooooooooooooh! It’s about John West (whom we affectionately call “Westie”). Wikipedia describes him as: “a Senior Fellow at the Seattle-based Discovery Institute (DI), and Associate Director and Vice President for Public Policy and Legal Affairs of its Center for Science and Culture (CSC), which serves as the main hub of the Intelligent design movement.”
Their post 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. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Darwinian theory is a lot more than just an idea in science. [Huh? What else is it?] Its validity as an explanation of biological origins can be debated, but the reasons it arouses the passion it does go beyond science.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Darwin’s theory goes beyond science, and that’s why it arouses passion. You didn’t know that, did you? Well, stay with us, and maybe you’ll learn something. Klinghoffer says:
Atheist Daniel Dennett was not wrong when he called it “Darwin’s dangerous idea.”
It’s true that Daniel Dennett is the author of Darwin’s Dangerous Idea, but Klinghoffer may be distorting the situation somewhat. Wikipedia says: “Dennett is referred to as one of the ‘Four Horsemen of New Atheism,’ along with Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the late Christopher Hitchens.” He’s not a biologist, and we don’t know much about him, but we doubt that he could be considered an ally of the Discoveroids. Anyway, Klinghoffer tells us:
Actually, though, as Discovery Institute Vice President and Senior Fellow John West will explain in a Zoom webinar on Thursday, Darwin had three very destructive ideas.
Ooooooooooooh! What were those destructive ideas? Klinghoffer continues:
Join Dr. West on April 15 from 4 to 5:30 pm Pacific time for “Darwin’s Three Big Ideas That Impacted Humanity.” From the event description:
Charles Darwin introduced three “big ideas” that have had catastrophic consequences in human history [Gasp!] in terms of theories and policies related to moral relativism, “scientific racism,” eugenics, abortion and infanticide, and atheism. This presentation will uncover the Darwinian undertones seen in modern society.
Aaaargh!! Racism, eugenics, abortion, infanticide, and atheism. It’s a catalog of horrors! And the Discoveroids say Darwin was responsible for all of them! In this universe, however, they’re wrong — totally wrong. As we said in Debating Creationists: The Big Lie:
If evolution were the road to evil, one must wonder how Darwin himself somehow managed to lead such an exemplary life. And where are the headlines screaming: “Another Biology Teacher With 30 Bodies Buried in His Back Yard!” It’s certainly interesting that those who are the most involved with the theory of evolution are the least likely to justify the creationists’ fears.
More information and a link to join is here. [Link omitted!] No registration is required. The event is sponsored by the Areopagus Forum.
We found their website: Areopagus Forum. It’s not surprising that they’re friends of the Discoveroids. Anyway, if you attend the event, let us know what you learned.
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