Antievolution Humor?

By | 2007/11/24

Commenter “FtK” at the YoungCosmos YEC cheerleader weblog expands a bit on an opening post that wonders whether commenters at “After the Bar Closes” might choose to neuter themselves.

Oh, and as for neutering the ATBC boys…hey, I’m all for it.

So, going from musing about reproductive choices among critics to espousing some active program (or would that be pogrom?) is, what, exactly? Is this that robust sense of humor that antievolutionists often claim to have, but so seldom demonstrate? Really, it can be tough to tell which statements they will stand by later, and which ones they will conveniently write off as “street theater”.

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7 thoughts on “Antievolution Humor?

  1. Emanuel Goldstein

    Hey, Wes, how come “humour” directed at creationists is OK, but humor directed at your side isn’t? I mean, look at PZ Myers latest cartoon postings.

    Just wondering?

  2. Austringer Post author

    Usually I don’t approve comments from known trolls, but the one from Kansas above illustrates my point exactly. “Goldstein” apparently has no clue whatsoever about the distinction between humor and just plain creepy stuff. The topmost cartoon on Pharyngula isn’t advocating sterilizing opponents, or putting their heads in vises, or adding fart noises to speeded-up versions of things they say, all of which have been suggested to be “humor” by antievolutionists fairly recently. It does have a sharp point which is, unfortunately for antievolutionists, all too well supported by experience dealing with antievolutionists.

    Of course, expecting a troll like “Goldstein” to have any sort of sense of humor, even just for recognition, would be an act of purest optimism.

  3. Austringer Post author

    Another thing, why is it that “Goldstein” is here defending somebody talking about applying eugenics to critics of antievolution, while “Goldstein” (under a variety of pseudonyms) takes every available opportunity to try to push the idea that those accepting evolutionary science also have some connection to eugenics?

    I think hypocrisy is an adequate explanation of that bit of bad behavior on “Goldstein”‘s part.

  4. Julius

    Fuck, these people are disgusting. That’s just utterly vile and despiccable.

  5. Austringer Post author

    Yes, the provocation is pretty intense, but can we keep the pejoratives in bounds? Thanks.

  6. Rich

    It’s noteworthy that many faiths have long traditions of genital mutilation…

  7. Inoculated Mind

    Who would I rather follow into battle? Whomever has demonstrated the best leadership characteristics and good judgement. This basically disqualifies S.Cordova from ever leading anyone with half a brain into battle. I wouldn’t even think of considering it genetic – that kid of stupidity can’t be blamed on his parents. More likely his mentors. (Dembski, et al.)

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