Thursday, February 16, 2006

John G. West shot in face by pellet 

Giuseppe Abote writes, regarding the NYT article "Ohio Board Undoes Stand on Evolution":

Hey, check out the Christian PR man's response to this setback: "It's an outrageous slap in the face to the citizens of Ohio," said John G. West, associate director of the Center for Science and Culture at the institute, referring to several polls that show public support for criticism of evolution in science classes. "The effort to try to suppress ideas that you dislike, to use the government to suppress ideas you dislike, has a failed history," Mr. West said. "Do they really want to be on the side of the people who didn't want to let John Scopes talk or who tried to censor Galileo?" Who better to carry the mantle of Scopes than an anti-Darwinist wingnut. This man proves his own case. He has not evolved. The joy he takes in his own self-contradiction is not the product of a human brain evolved to solve problems of survival. Someone had to have designed this brain. Maybe not God, but perhaps God's paint-huffing mulleted brother-in-law.


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