Now when I first read this the title set me off.
But, before you dismiss the author, read exactly what he is saying and why. While I may not personally agree with his conclusion, I can at least understand where he is coming from, and why…
[Originally posted at: Huffington Post]
Look, like everyone else I have no trouble dismissing creationists as bat-shit crazy religious fundamentalists who wouldn’t know a scientific fact if the ghost of Richard Feynman bit them on the backside. No trouble at all, and I am always happy to join in a little gentle poking of a stick through the bars on the megachurch windows and stirring things up a bit. But while that gives me a nice warm glow of mental superiority to go with my first cup of morning coffee, it really avoids the question of how the creationist/ID crowd find it so easy to convince these simple people that up is down, night is day.
And I guess the answer, reluctantly (as I drink my second cup of morning coffee), is that it is the fault of most of us who write about Darwinism. The mistake, the original sin, is that we have talked about species evolving when we have talked about evolution. An easy mistake to make, and you can see why we made it, but it has proved fatal.
As soon as you understand this you understand why the babble of creationists, as apparently as mindless as “speaking in tongues”, is actually based on a fundamental educational failure, and a consequent fundamental misunderstanding.
[Read the rest of this post at: Huffington Post]