Tom Bethell responded to Massimo Pigliucci’s recent savaging of the Darwin cult, where he skewered, among other things, Theodosius Dobzhansky’s comment that “nothing makes sense in biology except in the light of evolution.” Bethell noted,
The simplest way to draw attention to the absurdity of Dobzhansky’s comment is to rewrite it:
Nothing in biology made sense before 1859
A tee shirt? Too risky?
The main risk is that the only people who would get it would be the profbots, and they wouldn’t even realize we were mocking them, let alone knock us down a grade for doing so.
Some of us also cherish Jonathan Wells’ rewrite, the last sentence in Icons of Evolution: “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evidence.” That sentence alone converted thousands of people to taking design in nature seriously: = quit listening to profbots and look at the evidence around you.
But again, only the profbots would understand, and they would shout FAIL!
By the way, Pigliucci was the organizer of the Altenberg 16, so he is no stranger to robo-Darwin.
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