The fundamentalist’s implicit acknowledgement of his own ridiculousness
Dave Scot at Uncommon Descent [i.e., a ridiculous blog by and for Christian fundamentalists who like to delude themselves and each other into thinking that 1) Intelligent Design is a science rather than one big faith-based argument from ignorance; 2) that there is some grand dogmatic “Darwinist” conspiracy in the scientific community which is dedicated to maintaining a systemic international community-wide dogmatic affirmation of “Darwinism” (as opposed to simply honestly following the evidence and recognizing the clear message: evolution is a scientific historical fact, and a number of evolutionary mechanisms (e.g., natural selection) have been extremely well-established by years of research); and 3) that this supposed “Darwinist” dogmatism is stifling free inquiry and science as a whole] seems to implicitly recognize the ridiculousness of religiousness in this shot he takes at the Creationist delusion of “Darwinism”.
Hmmmm, this looks a lot like religious worship. That’s kind of like what religious people do, right? And if you run your mouse over this picture on the Uncommon Descent website you will read “No Idols Before Me”. Doesn’t the Bible say exactly that? Now this is funny for a few reasons. Firstly, it’s funny because of how ignorant it is. Evolution is not a religion. No evolutionist worships Darwin. Evolution is not reducible to the work and ideas of Darwin. Much much much has been accomplished since the time of Darwin. And it is absolutely acceptable to challenge any scientific idea. However, when one chooses to constantly attack one of the most strongly supported scientific facts of all time, and in-so-doing constantly misunderstands and/or misrepresents the subject matter and neglects to take rebuttals into account, one is quite rightfully written off as a dope, dogmatist, deceiver of the non-expert masses, or all of the above.
Another reason why this is funny is something that I always find funny: when a religious person criticizes atheism or evolution as being a religion in and of itself. It’s like they have an implicit understanding of how full of anti-intellectual dogmatic crap they are.
Hat Tip: Sandwalk