There is something about creationism that drives me nuts
. I almost posted an angry response to a commentator on nostalgia_lj
's journal. And here's one, a few seconds later on Crooked Timber (comment #6 to this post
). I read all sorts of tripe on the Internet with equanimity but this stuff is really getting on my wick now.
I think I will run mad if I read any more about
- 'Darwinism' is a quasi-religious dogma
- Evolution is just a theory, and so is creationism, so there's nothing to choose between them
- Evolution is rendered impossible by the second law of thermodynamics
I know this is a minor point, but I feel like asking them 'OK, what's the first
law of thermodynamics then?' Because I bet they have no frickin' idea
. What makes me cross is that people latch on to some half-baked rationalisation and then they regurgitate it without any processing. It's not thought, it's the imitation of thought. It's 'hurry up and give me a reason not to think'.