David Klinghoffer of the Disco. ‘tute wants to draw links between evolution and 9/11 conspiracies. In his usual long-winded way, he makes a lot of efforts to link evolution to anything evil, but doesn’t offer much beyond hand-waving to back the claim up. This must be the best he can do for the 9/11 memorial week, since I doubt even he can find a way to link al Qaeda to Darwin. After all, Islamic fundamentalism isn’t known for its love of Western science!
It’d hardly be worth noting, if not for the fact that the only 9/11 “truther” I’ve seen pop up on either side of the creationism/evolution blogosphere is Bilbo, formerly of the pro-ID Telic Thoughts blog. Bilbo defended his regular postings about how 9/11 must’ve been an elaborate plot by whoever, writing:
My excuse for posting this thread is that it is relevant because it is rejected by the mainstream establishment and because it attempts design detection without knowing who the designer is.
both 9/11 truthers and ID proponents try to base their design detection on physical evidence. Even Michael Shermer likened 9/11 truthers to creationists.
These, frankly, are more compelling arguments than anything Klinghoffer has on offer. If he objects so strongly to 9/11 truther arguments, perhaps he should take it up with Bilbo before he tries baselessly tarring others.