As I’ve noted before, I’m not particularly religious but I am quite interested in religion, especially as it relates to human biodiversity. What I find particularly disturbing about the current religious trajectory, especially among Christians, is the embracing of Intelligent Design (ID), which, as I related in a previous post, is a complete sham peddled by Trotskyites, and their front organizations like the Discovery Institute, who are disturbed by the politically incorrect nature of human evolution. (In a sense, this is nothing new, as the early Marxists rejected Darwinism for Lysenkoism since the latter better aligned with Marxist ideals.) As previously noted:
“Recently, it was discovered that the Discovery Institute fabricated its scientific labs and …the underlying motivation of the Discovery Institute seems to be Cultural Marxism. By this, I mean that the problem for many ID people is that evolution seems to violate the myth of universalism / egalitarianism. An overwhelming number of articles at the Discovery Institute decries evolution for being “racist”. When one looks at those funding the ID movement — Trotskyite neocons perennially worried that “evolution leads to fascism” — one can understand the unhinged obsession with “racism.” These neocons seem, from an allegedly religious perspective, to mirror the frauds Boas, Lewontin, and Gould always at war to defend “Liberal Creationism.””
If you are religious, especially if you are Christian, and you want to maintain your religious beliefs and have a worldview consistent with reality, then the answer is to reconcile religion and evolution. Argue:
As god (or the gods, if you’re pagan) set the laws of physics in motion, so he (or they) set the laws of evolution in motion. Current evolutionary theory is a valid scientific theory, should be embraced, and is in no way in conflict with (my) religion.
It’s really that simple. And then you’ll have an intelligent religion aligned with reality. Of course, if your main objective is to appeal to the low-IQ Third World hordes (which seems to be the game plan of many Christians) then, I guess, peddle Intelligent Design quackery and continue on with your war against scientific reality. Idiocracy cometh.
Blowhard Mark Shea responds to this post.
Anti-evolution neocon David Klinghoffer calls Occam’s Razor “moronic” and then links to some mindless rant about Darwinism being racist, pretty much confirming my above assessment of the Trotskyite origins of the Discovery Institute.
Bruce G. Charlton puts up this essay: “Is the Christian evolutionist an oxymoron?”