Coming out of the woodworks

by Neil Rickert

The title refers to creationists.

Checking the comment moderation queue today, I found a message waiting for approval.  It was a comment on an older post about Newton.  The comment seemed off topic.  But, to be fair, there was another comment rating Darwin as more important than Newton.  So I suppose the creationist comment was a reaction to that.

I thought it was worth a laugh.  But, I wouldn’t want to have all the fun myself, so I decided to share that comment.  So here it is:

DARWIN WAS A DAMNED FOOL! HE HAD FAIR ABILITIES AS A NATURAL SCIENTIST IN OBSERVING AND NOTING DETAILS CONCERNING PLANT AND ANIMAL LIFE FORMS. HIS DEVELOPMENT OF THE THEORY OF NATURAL SELECTION, AKA EVOLUTION, WAS A TOTALLY MISGUIDED JUDGEMENT OF HIS DATA. DARWIN TO THIS DAY IS THE GREAT PROPONENT OF “BOGUS SCIENCE”, BS FOR SHORT. DARWIN DOES NOT EVEN BELONG ON THE LIST OF THE TEN THOUSAND GREATEST SCIENTISTS WHO EVER LIVED. HIS FOOLISH CONJECTURES HAVE HELD TRUE SCIENCE BACK EVER SINCE HE FIRST PRESUMED TO PUBLISH HIS ABSURD NONSENSE. – XXXX XXXXXXX / 6443

I “X”ed out the name, though you can find it at the actual comment.

So there we have it.  All capitals, and pretty much fact free.

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9 Comments to “Coming out of the woodworks”

  1. Did Ken Ham write this? I thought that, when text is written in all loud caps, it’s all fact?

    We can see evolution at work on a smaller scale in a lab–in the mutations of generations of bacteria.

    • It’s unlikely this was Ken Ham.

      On usenet, when people posted in all caps, we used to call that “shouting”.

      I would guess that the commenter is not very experienced on the Internet — possibly a child. Comments on blogs can use italics and bold for emphasis, though too much bold can look as bad as all caps.

      Biology blogs are constantly getting creationist posts. But they are rare on this blog.

  2. Whee, hoo!

    That’s a blast from the past on t.o.! Wouldn;t last more than a post or two though … no panache!

    “NATURAL SELECTION, AKA EVOLUTION” is the equivalent of “NEWTONIAN PHYSICS, AKA ABSOLUTE TIME AND SPACE”.

    And he forgot TRUE SCIENCE™.

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