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Thursday, 17 May 2007

Yet more proof that the Discovery Institute is "in error where the truth is concerned".

The Panda’s Thumb points out that eugenics principles were not only around before Darwin, but that eugenics principles are detailed in religious texts, and also that some creationist anti-Darwinists throughout history have embraced eugenics.

And yet, somehow Darwin is to blame for eugenics?

Here’s the thing.  Eugenics and eugenicists existed BEFORE Darwin.  Many of them misused theology to support their ideas and even misused the Bible to support their ideas.

Along comes Darwin and his observations and theory… and SURPRISE!  A bunch of illogical, self-serving ideologues, who already proved themselves capable of misappropriating information to support their immoral ideas MISAPPROPRIATED INFORMATION TO SUPPORT THEIR IMMORAL IDEAS.

Tinkle came along after Darwin, reject Darwin soundly and roundly, yet continued to advocate eugenics, as the Panda’s Thumb points out, right up to the eve of the moon landing.

Huh.  Then along comes the Discovery Institute, and claims that those ideas originated with Darwin, when they very clearly pre-date him and anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of history and a functioning brain could bother to figure it out.

But they don’t want to.  Why?  Could it be because they are a bunch of illogical self-serving ideologues who misuse information to support their immoral ideas?

[Update: has a wonderful post about the lying ways of "Pro-family" groups as well.]

Thursday, 17 May 2007 08:37:39 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [3] |  |  | #
Thursday, 17 May 2007 09:50:09 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
This is actually very old news, though it always bears repeating. I encountered the "Nazism/Eugenics-is-derived-from-Darwinism" meme many times back in my church-going days, showed it to be false, and was viewed with nervousness and suspicion for refusing to hew to the official Party line.

Nobody reads Santayana anymore...
Thursday, 17 May 2007 10:07:10 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Susan Ivaonova Babylon Five 2257

It's true now, and it will be true then.

Thursday, 17 May 2007 11:35:19 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)

I knew you'd catch that quote... :-)
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