We all secretly wish for it.
We all are afraid to say it, haunted by screams of ‘EVILUTION BE DED IN 10 YRZ!‘.
But seriously, I think Professional Creationism is a dying profession.
1– Inability to adapt to the genomic revolution.
Everything in biology is now ‘connected’. Whats the first thing you do when you identify a new gene, but dont know its function? BLAST it to see if it looks like something identified in another organism! Think the immune system cant evolve? Really? We find Ig domains all over the place! Not convinced? How about finding an ancestral protein in sea urchins? Hell, want to trace ERVs back in time to make phylogenetic trees? Go for it!
But its not just the information– its the fact that this stuff is undergraduate level now. Stuff you have to know if you want to be a biology major. What does this mean? Its harder for Kreationist Kids to slip through the cracks. Professional Creationists who make stupid claims that contradict textbook (>10 year old) information arent respected by the non-Kreationist Kids. Thats how I first noticed Behe– He was some schlup spouting TARD that was refuted in my 5th edition Kuby. I was like “What an idiot.” Not “WOW! This guy is a PARADIGM SHIFTER!”
2– They cannot successfully spawn.
Oh sure, there might be a few rats who will rise to the level of a Brad Harrub, but who are the rising stars in Creationism? Who is going to take over the empire when Dembski and Nelson kick the bucket? ‘Overwhelming Evidence’, a ‘hip’ website for young Creationists, goes months without comments. Its just another link farm for Granny O’Leary. And remember the ‘Creationist students’ who were making waves last year? Theyre ooooold.
Kirk Durston? Old.
Marcus Ross? Old
Where are their ERVs? And speaking of, I think Professional Creationists are only beginning to realize how irritated the younger generation is at their bullshit, and we arent going to take it. Were much more arrogant, ill mannered, and vociferous than Richard Dawkins. Theyre going to look back at Dick Dawk with fond memories once more puppies grow in their big dog teeth.
But one thing is for sure: My classmates and I? We dont ‘debate’ the merits of Creationism vs Evilution. We make fun of Creationism. In Oklahoma.
So where are the Creationist spawn?
Do they exist?
Or did Creationism mutate itself to a local fitness optima, ID Creationism, and are physically incapable of adapting to the post-genomic era?