A reader sent me a link to this post by Steve Benen about an Eagle Forum article on evolution and creationism. No, Steve is not the potential O’Brien Tropy nominee, the author of the document he cites is. That author appears to be “Virginia Armstrong, PhD”, the national chairman of the Eagle Forum (Phyllis Schlaffly’s group). I don’t know what her PhD is in or where it’s from, but it sure isn’t in critical thinking. Wait until you see this positively breathtaking nugget of stupidity that she drops concerning evolution:
Fact v. Fiction #2: Evolutionists claim that their battle against creation-science is primarily a “scientific” issue, not a constitutional question. But our treasured U. S. Constitution is written by persons and for persons. If man is an animal, the Constitution was written by animals and for animals. This preposterous conclusion destroys the Constitution. The Aguillard Humanists leave us with no Constitution and no constitutional rights of any kind if they allow us to teach only that man is an animal.
The emphasis was in the original – because when you say something that monumentally idiotic, you want to say it as emphatically as possible. She also apparently hasn’t gotten the memo because she still calls it “creation science”. Virginia, the preferred phrase is now “intelligent design”. Do try and get it right.