Creationism makes people say stupid things; I think we can all agree on that. Occasionally, however, I hit upon someone acting in a way that’s so unbelievably stupid it actually makes me embarassed.
This is a perfect example of what I’m talking about.
The content is nothing special; it’s a mixture of current and outdated Creationist claims, including the ‘flood geology’ stuff that’s been kicking around for ages. (You know someone is truly hardcore when they subscribe to that particular kind of nonsense.) What makes it unbearable is when you look at how the author replies to commentors:
Why do you guys keep barking up my tree? or at the moon? or whatever? You guys always have something to say, but you really ain’t saying nothing. How come you guys never have the temerity to actually address the points of argument I’ve presented in the blog? [Oh, because you can’t. You either lack the intellect to try or you possess intellect enough to know I’ve got your number.]
Apparently, someone’s got a high opinion of himself. But wait, there’s more!
As I’ve warned others in the past, please read the About Me page, as I have rules on my site. One of the more pertinent rules is that if you wish to make a comment, you must actually engage whatever small capacity you possess to form your own arguments in your own words. We call this independent thought. We’re big on it here even if you’re not. We don’t allow you to appeal to your own special higher powers like TalkOrigins. Instead, we use our blogsite as a benevolent excuse to make Darwin neophytes think and articulate for themselves, instead of appealing to authorities.
Read the least sentence a few times, until indignation turns to hilarity. I’m sorry, but when somebody takes themselves that seriously despite not having the first clue what they’re talking about, the only thing you can do is laugh.
Of course, the author is nowhere near to delivering a killing blow to ‘Darwinism’, but the post has convinced me that covering ‘flood geology’ at some point might be a good idea.