Look, as a “liberal creationist” (well, maybe, I don’t know. When does the coffee urn arrive?), I find the whole climate change uproar fascinating. Perhaps that’s partly because it currently involves a fellow Canadian (and we all just want to shove closer to the stove, okay? That’s how we deal with climate change up here).
And then the dread word “creationist” got invoked.
Anyway, here’s my compatriot Mark Steyn, who is riffing the title of Darwin’s second well-known work, The Descent of Man (which birthed the selfish gene and evo psych and other great grantsmanships of our time). Addressing the currnt crackdown on a prof who had questions, he quotes someone who says
Would it be McCarthyism if evolutionary biologists expressed dismay about a colleague joining the Creationist Institute?
But wait a minute. Isn’t everyone who thinks Nicholas Wade is mistaken about Africans being genetically less intelligent a creationist?
What do you have to think these days to not be a creationist? (Note: Claiming creationists have cooties really doesn’t count any more.)
Isn’t the real war now against people who think for themselves?
– O’Leary for News