Sunday, August 27, 2006

The Hand, Having Writ, Moves On...

... to compose ever greater follies and foolishness. Multiple instances today.You may remember that I posted a link to a description of "Evolution’s Fatal Fruit: How Darwin’s Tree of Life Brought Death to Millions", an upcoming TV show that seeks to prove that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution was directly responsible for the rise of Hitler.

Of course, when I say "prove", I mean "fling a lot of mud at Darwin and hope like hell that the audience are too ignorant to notice that the entire show is mind-bogglingly daft".Well, the right of the blogosphere has made its opinions clear, and this post will stand for all time as eloquent testament to the idiocy of its author.

But why take the right-wingers' word for it?

As the man responsible says on his website, "In this week's groundbreaking documentary, Dr. Kennedy looks into the chilling social impact of Darwin's theory of evolution -- and the mounting evidence that Darwin had it wrong on the origin of life. This program will show why evolution is a bad idea that should be discarded into the dustbin of history. "

Wait, now, there's something familiar about that phrase. I wonder who first coined it...

You are pitiful isolated individuals; you are bankrupts; your role is played out. Go where you belong from now on / into the dustbin of history!”
Leon Trotsky

Conclusive proof - the creators of this show are motivated by a Communist desire to send all those who believe in evolution to the Gulag. Only a crazy, out-of-the-mainstream extremist could deny it.

In other news, the Instapundit approvingly links to this post...

"Young black males have a greater chance of being murdered in Philadelphia than a US soldier has of getting killed in the Iraq! From the Washington Post...

...But one can also find something equivalent to combat conditions on home soil. The death rate for African American men ages 20 to 34 in Philadelphia was 4.37 per 1,000 in 2002, 11 percent higher than among troops in Iraq. Slightly more than half the Philadelphia deaths were homicides."

So that's that settled - the fact that certain American urban centres are violent hell-holes is evidence that the thousands of casualties US armed forces have taken in Iraq are no biggie.

One wonders how many Philadelphians are murdered by death squads every day, but that, in fairness, is not the point of the post. The purpose of this post, like practically the entirety of the right-wing blogosphere, is to reassure doubters that black is white, up is down and stupid is the new clever.

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