Oooooooookaaaaay. I think its time for nappy-nap time at the Discovery Institute. Casey-baby is all cranky, and now Michael Egnor, who is normally the most adorable cuddliest toddler ever has thrown a mighty temper tantrum.
While their ba-bas are warming up in the microwave, lets preserve this rant for posterity. Cause its all about how awesome Creationism is. Yes, Creationism. Engors word. Not mine (well, its mine too for describing ID, but he did it *points*):
Most Americans are creationists, in the sense that they believe that God played an important role in creating human beings and they don’t accept a strictly Darwinian explanation for life. And they think that they ought to be able to ask questions about evolution in their own public schools. They don’t share your passion for ideological purity in science classes. They have a quaint notion that science depends on the freedom to ask questions, and their insistence on academic freedom is catching on. They don’t want religion taught in the science classroom, but they know that students are not learning about all of the science surrounding evolution. Seventy-eight percent of Americans support academic freedom in the teaching of evolution in schools, and that number is rising fast — it’s up 9% in the past 3 years. People clearly resent your demand for censorship. After all, it’s their children in their schools, and they aren’t happy with a bunch of supercilious Darwinists telling them that they can’t even question Darwinism in their own classrooms. So if you’re going to boycott all the creationists who despise you, you’ll eventually have to hold all of your conventions in Madison or Ann Arbor. Keep up the arrogance and eventually you won’t have to boycott people at all. People will boycott you.
Folks in Louisiana don’t actually care if the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology cancels its convention in New Orleans. There are a lot of other organizations that will be delighted to hold their conventions in cities you boycott. There are a lot of big organizations out there who don’t exactly like you. The National Association of Evangelicals represents 40,000,000 people and represents 40,000 churches. The Society for Comparative and Integrative Biology has 2300 members. Just one organization of evangelicals has 17 times as many churches as you have members. There are thousands of churches that are larger than your organization, and I’m sure many members would be happy to come to New Orleans for tourism or meetings.
In fact, if I were Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, I’d change the Louisiana State Motto to “Boycotted by Darwinists Since 2009.” It’d be a stroke of advertising genius. Boycotted cities could market themselves as “Darwinist-Free Zones.” I doubt that many localities could even accommodate all of the new visitors.
Oh, it keeps going:
Worst of all, “boycott” is a very bad meme for Darwinists to be spreading. Where do you think the money that you’re denying the citizens of New Orleans came from? Your grants, mostly, which come from… creationists. You guys are utterly dependent on taxpayers, most of whom are creationists of one stripe or another, and most of whom rank Darwinists on an ethical scale somewhere below Caribbean hedge fund operators. They think you’re a bunch of atheist brownshirts — can’t imagine why. These ordinary citizens might notice that you boycotted them while suckling at the public teat — their teat. The ordinary taxpaying God-fearing Americans you tried to slap down in Louisiana are paying your way, and they’ve always paid your way, while you sneered at them, ridiculed their faith, and used a judicial cudgel to indoctrinate their children in their schools. And now you think that you can blackmail them by…refusing to visit their state?
1. Creationists repression when it comes to ‘tits’ is unhealthy.
2. Scientists arent ‘brownshirts’. But a lot of us are ‘browncoats‘. God Creationists are losers LOL!
My suggestion: lose your attitude. Boycotting true academic freedom — which is what this law is all about — is bad p.r. Your grants to study evolution don’t really come from NIH or NSF. They come from creationists, the ones you take to court and censor all the time. You’ve always played them for dupes, but “boycott” is a word you don’t want them to learn. There are a couple hundred million of them, they don’t much like or trust you anyway. Times are hard, and don’t make the mistake of thinking that the work of evolutionary biologists is indispensible. Evolution is worthless to experimental biology and worthless to medical research. The most “evolution-denying” country in the Western world — the United States — is the world’s undisputed scientific leader. A lot of taxpayers realize that Darwinist “just-so stories” are of little value to the real research going on in biology and medicine. Evolutionary research — like the research that claimed that the human brain evolved because apes got better spit — is a real “shovel ready” project, in the sense that a lot of folks would like to take a shovel to it.
Wow! Sure I knew IDiots didnt much like me, personally, but for fucks sake! The hate in this paragraph! Egnors sheer hatred of modern science! I know Im being flippant, as usual, but this kinda shocked me a little. Its repulsive.
On the bright side:
You Darwinists are good at covering your tracks (remember “junk DNA”?).
Actually, my talk with Americans United this year will be on these ‘academic freedom’ bills, and I will be addressing ‘creationist controversies’ like ‘junk DNA’. I will make sure to send a link to a recording of my talk to Egnor. Unfortunately, Egnor isnt a baby throwing a fit. Hes an elderly man whos mama raised him to behave like a goddamn IDiot. Nothing I can really do about that.
But lets everyone take a moment to appreciate the fact that Egnor is lording his numbers over us (U BETTER WATCHES OUT CAUSE WE HAS MILLIONS OF PEOPLES AND MONEYS!), while bitching about what a persecuted minority he is in EXPELLED. Loser. Pathetic, pathetic loser.