Friday, May 25, 2007

New word for us mean old "evilutionists"

My local paper had a wonderful editorial a few days ago about Ken Ham's creationist museum in Kentucky.

Predictably, it got the rabble roused.
The fuss over the new Creation Museum reminds one of Barney Fife rushing out to "nip crime in the bud."

Surely, a small museum in a small state couldn't destroy the evoluters' 100-year-old futile effort to find missing links, because there are none.

It is also reminiscent of Gamaliel's response to the Sanhedrin's effort to stop the early Christian movement: "If this be the work of men, it will come to nought: but if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it" (Acts 5:38-39).

All I can think is... "evoluters"? I was just getting used to "evolutionist" as the meaningless label used to taunt people who accept science and reality (and of course "evilutionist", its charming, in-bred cousin), and now they're throwing a new one at us!

But really, what on earth is an "evoluter"? Somebody who "evolutes"? I think it's clear that this particular letter-writer never did.

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