Monday, June 11, 2007


The Creationist Mind

The other day, we commented on a USAToday/Gallup poll that found some 66 percent of American adults say creationism, the idea that God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years is true. About 31 percent disagree.

So whose fault is it that so many Americans are miseducated and confused? According to ID activist Denyse "Buy My Book" O'Leary it's "Darwinists" fault.

That's right, don't blame the people, like O'Leary, who write books that misrepresent the facts of evolution. Don't blame the folks, like O'Leary and Co., who talk incessantly about the "immoral" nature of Darwin's theory. Don't blame the fundamentalist Christian apologists, like O'Leary and her blogging buddy William Dembski, who work day and night to undermine science.

It's all the "Darwinist's" fault. In fact, it may all be part of a dark plot by scientists to bilk more money from the public to pay for for science education.

That doesn't explain, of course, why a majority of Americans, 53 percent, also believe that evolution, the idea that human beings developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, is true.

Those kind contradictions are just a little too complex for a creationist mind such as O'Leary's to grasp. Like all the evidence for evolution, they go unremarked in her writing.


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