Once again we visit the creationist website of the Discovery Institute. Their latest is titled Listen: How Darwinian Materialism Poisoned Mainstream Ethics, and it has no author’s by-line. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
A new ID the Future episode [Ooooooooooooh! A Discoveroid podcast!] again features Darwinian Racism [Link omitted!] author and historian Richard Weikart and radio host Hank Hanegraaff exploring the pernicious impact Charles Darwin and Darwinism have had on modern ethics.
Ah yes, Darwinian racism. We’ve posted numerous times in response to that outrageous claim — see, e.g.: Racism, Eugenics, and Darwin, and also Westie Says Darwinian Racism Is Everywhere. Okay, then they say:
Ideas laid out in Darwin’s The Origin of Species and The Descent of Man fueled scientific racism in the United States and Nazi Germany, Weikart says, and undergird the ideas of contemporary white nationalists, who tend to be virulently anti-Christian and pro-Darwin.
They’re still babbling about Darwin and the Nazis. See Discoveroids Still Claim Darwin Inspired Hitler, and then Discovery Institute Returns to Its Roots, and also Hitler, Darwin, and Churchill — One More Time.
This Discoveroid post is an amazingly huge pile of garbage — and it isn’t over yet. Next they tell us:
We can take some comfort from the fact that white nationalists are a fringe movement and that most evolutionists today are anti-racist [Thanks, guys!], but Weikart notes that Darwinian materialism has poisoned mainstream ethics in another way, by devaluing humans generally.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Now what have we done? The Discoveroids continue:
This is why someone as mainstream as Oxford biologist Richard Dawkins felt free to publicly encourage experimentation in ape-human hybrids, work that Dawkins hopes will undermine the idea that humans are anything special.
That’s very old stuff and we’re not going to bother with it. Let’s read on:
When the biblical idea that humans are made in the image of God [Huh?] is replaced with the idea that we are just a collocation of atoms spit out by a blind evolutionary process, all manner of evil against humans becomes far easier to justify.
What’s going on here? The Discoveroids have always pretended to be doing science, but now they sound like ol’ Hambo himself. Ah well, the moment passes, and now we come to the end:
Fortunately the scientific evidence has turned against evolutionary theory. [Hee hee!] To learn more about that, check out the short videos at Discovery Science, beginning with the series Science Uprising [Link omitted]. Download the podcast or listen to it here [Link omitted].
Maybe we’re just in a bad mood, but this one seems like it could be the worst Discoveroid post ever. What do you think, dear reader?
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