Ann Coulter and Creationist Demagoguery
Though liberalism rejects the idea of God and reviles people of faith, it bears all the attributes of a religion itself. In Godless, Ann Coulter throws open the doors of the Church of Liberalism, showing us:
Its sacraments (abortion)
Its holy writ (Roe v. Wade)
Its martyrs (from Soviet spy Alger Hiss to cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal)
Its clergy (public school teachers)
Its churches (government schools, where prayer is prohibited but condoms are free)
Its doctrine of infallibility (as manifest in the “absolute moral authority” of spokesmen from Cindy Sheehan to Max Cleland)
And its cosmology (in which mankind is an inconsequential accident)
Then, of course, there’s the liberal creation myth: Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.
For liberals, evolution is the touchstone that separates the enlightened from the benighted. But Coulter neatly refutes the charade that liberals are rationalists guided by the ideals of free inquiry and the scientific method. She exposes the essential truth about Darwinian evolution that liberals refuse to confront: it is bogus science.
Also an extended review can be found here that veifies my worst fears,
Writing with a keen appreciation for genuine science, Coulter reveals that the so-called “gaps” in the theory of evolution are all there is — Darwinism is nothing but a gap. After 150 years of dedicated searching into the fossil record, evolution’s proponents have failed utterly to substantiate its claims. And a long line of supposed evidence, from the infamous Piltdown Man to the “evolving” peppered moths of England, has been exposed as hoaxes. Still, liberals treat those who question evolution as religious heretics and prohibit students from hearing about real science when it contradicts Darwinism. And these are the people who say they want to keep faith out of the classroom?
Liberals’ absolute devotion to Darwinism, Coulter shows, has nothing to do with evolution’s scientific validity and everything to do with its refusal to admit the possibility of God as a guiding force. They will brook no challenges to the official religion.
For example, Piltdown Man. This actually shows that science works not that it doesn’t. Scientists actually came to the conclusion that Piltdown Man was a hoax and it was removed as evidence in favor of evolutionary theory. And as has been noted by myself as well as an army of others every scientific theory has gaps. According to the above logic they should all be rejected.
Like the Commissar, I’ve never really been a fan of Coulter’s. I have been, at times, mildly amused by her ability to send liberals into a frothing rage with her rhetoric. However, the idea that believing in evolutionary theory is a liberal belief is just stupid. Evolutionary theory and evolution itself are a scientific thoery and fact (respectively). This is like saying that the theory of gravity is really a commie plot. It is just stupid.
Now just to be clear, my view isn’t that believing in Creationism is what makes Coulter a moron. No, it is the use of Creationism in politics and the desire to politicize science. I find the latter in general to be contemptible. And Coulter’s stance appears to be 100% unadulterated anti-science. Yet, oddly enough this might be the one and only book by Coulter I buy and read. I’m morbidly fascinated by how dimwitted she can be on this topic.