We wish we could set this to music:
Intolerant Darwinists Show Their True Colors, Piling On Vituperative Rhetoric
by Jerry Bergman, PhD
The headline of the most respected American scientific journal, Science, speaks volumes: “Brazil’s pick of a creationist [Benedito Guimarães Aguiar Neto] to lead its higher education agency rattles scientists.”
I had to do some research to learn about Neto’s qualifications, which most of the many articles I read ignored entirely, or incorrectly claimed that he was a lowly “electrical engineer by training” implying he wired new homes. The fact is, in 1977, Benedito Neto graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB). He then completed a master’s degree at UFPB and a doctorate from Technische Universität Berlin in Germany and, in 2008, completed a post-doctorate from the University of Washington where my son used to teach.
Professor Aguiar Neto previously served as the rector of Mackenzie Presbyterian University (MPU), a private school that Escobar claims “advocates the teaching and study of intelligent design (ID), an outgrowth of biblical creationism that argues that life is too complex to have evolved by Darwinian evolution, and so required an intelligent designer.” In fact, ID is not an “outgrowth of biblical creationism” but a logical deduction based on the scientific evidence originally popularized by evolutionists such as Dr. Michael Denton. The press’s boilerplate definition of ID is rejected by ID leaders. The official definition makes no reference to God (or any other specific designer), the Bible, creation, Darwin, evolution, or complexity.David F. Coppedge, “Press Goes Ape Over ID Supporter’s Appointment” at Creation-Evolution Headlines
It really doesn’t matter all that much what the accusations are. Right now, Darwinism is a fat living for people who don’t like challenges or thinking too hard. They will do their best to undermine Aguiar Neto, no matter what he does for the average Brazilian science student.
And no wonder there is a growing number of populist revolutions in the world. No one but a fat, stupid elite would benefit from turfing a talented guy over an issue that is really of interest only to the Darwin sect.
See also: Brazil picks ID sympathizer as science boffin; science media henhouse in total flap