I just noticed a spike in my hits today, and it’s thanks to that reprehensible Internet rag “World Net Daily.”
It seems that I was quoted in an article about my infamous reviews* of the worst book on evolution out there: “Evolution the Grand Experiment,” by Dr. Carl Werner. You remember all the great reviews (scroll down) I did, right?
From WND the article:
Still, Werner’s work is not without its critics. In separate commentaries devoted to each chapter of “The Grand Experiment,” blogger Jeremy Witteveen calls it “a coloring book for Christian parents to impose on their children to keep them ignorant and far from successful academic pursuits.”
Witteveen also writes that his “personal goal is to help American Christians finally accept evolution as fact.”
Well, hellfire and broomsticks, If you’re reading from WND, make yourselves at home. I love visitors.
And if you’re visiting and you’re wondering why it is that I would make it a personal goal to help American Christians accept evolution, it’s because I’m tired of apologizing for you all for not accepting a simple concept. This is one aspect of the American cultural argument that is easily researched and understood.
I had a strict evangelical Christian education, and taught that evolution was absolute donkey poop. But once I researched the science outside of the Christian classroom, the Christian discussion points against evolution didn’t hold water.
Please, pretty please, stop dragging your collective feet on this discussion. The perception of American Christianity is often bad enough already.
The outsiders’ perception of Christianity tends to be that its flock isn’t well educated. I know, I used to be one of you. There are many great believers among you who accept evolution, and they are the shining examples in your midst. For instance, evangelical Christian and scientist Francis Collins is a proponent of evolution and he encourages believers to accept science.
Dinesh D’Souza is also a strong believer and his advocacy of evolution and the big bang is crucial to his debate tactics which can frequently embarrass non-believers.
What’s amazing to me is that you’ll all get behind a Mormon like Glenn Beck, which most people at one time or another condemned Mormonism as worse than any other religion, but this one simple provable concept called evolution is too difficult to get behind.
For the love of your own PR, speak out for the acceptance of evolution.
Or maybe just opening your eyes to nature. Or reading a few books instead of repeating what you hear from the pulpit, that could help.
In any event, continue your education so we can all pursue the discussion intelligently.
*Scroll down from that link and you’ll find all the reviews.