More rubbish about evolution at a highbrow US mag? From David Klinghoffer at ENST:
… no matter what you say, no one will challenge you other than some of those intelligent design rascals and you know you can automatically dismiss anything they say.
Case in point: former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson’s recent article for The Atlantic, “The Last Temptation,” tracing the supposed “shame” and “disgrace” of Evangelical Christians who support Trump back to an original sin, namely — of all things — their rejection of evolution. I wrote about that earlier here. In a new ID the Future episode, Jay Richards talks with Mike Keas about this lengthy article, and encourages everyone to read it in full.
Gerson is an Evangelical himself who contributes a regular column to the Washington Post where he articulates, says Jay, “what the officially smart people believe.” Dr. Richards observes, regarding the evolution controversy, “Gerson knows almost nothing about this debate.” But that’s OK because he holds the “officially smart” position, and thus can get away with saying anything: … More.
I know that Klinghoffer is a good and smart person.
But I wish he and a bunch of other people would get this part of the story right: A Big Cool Person should not know facts.
That would imply that The Big Cool inhabit the same world as the rest of us do. We could have a serious discussion about the strength and weaknesses of current evolution theory.
Admit that and Big Cool is dead.
It always depended on an alternative version of reality.
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