Heritage Hosts Poor, Persecuted Creationist

The Heritage Foundation hosted a talk by John West, head of the Discovery Institute, who whined about how creationists are so horribly persecuted (in the same way all Christians are persecuted, which is to say “not at all”) and said that the show Cosmos advocates “totalitarian science.”

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  • D. C. Sessions

    As distinct from “Republican Science.” As usual, the definitions have been Roved so that “Totalitarian” means something practiced by a multitude of people out of power and is contrasted to the version imposed by the exercise of power by government.

  • eric

    If you think you have a better way of doing science, (a) find a venture capitalist, (b) have them fund your research, (c) use your better way to do research and so (d) produce useful knowledge and understanding.

    Oh yeah, that’s right: the DI do (a) and (b). They choose not to spend that money doing (c), and as a consequence utterly fail at (d). Oh woe is you, other people aren’t spending their money doing the research you have the money and should have the motivation to do, but don’t bother to do yourself.

  • Mr Ed

    I guess when reality disagrees with your dogmatic beliefs of the world it can seem repressive like a totalitarian government.

  • John Pieret

    He didn’t restrict himself to “totalitarian science” in evolution, he also attacked laws prohibiting sexual orientation conversation therapy for minors:

    While leading associations in the medical community have roundly denounced ex-gay therapy as reliant on discredited science and dangerous to the people it is supposed to “help,” West claimed that it is actually the LGBT advocates who are harming young people by placing limits on such practices and pushing “preposterous” claims about sexual orientation.

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/heritage-foundation-event-defends-ex-gay-therapy-sound-science

    Crank magnetism and the vindication of all kooks!

  • Jared James

    Shorter DI: ‘the empirical method, how the fuck does it work?”

  • Larry

    But strongly held religious beliefs must count for something to the point of trumping reality. Right? Any one? Bueller?

  • peterh

    Facts are tyrannical. Who knew?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    The Heritage Foundation hosted a talk by John West, head of the Discovery Institute, who whined about how creationists are so horribly persecuted…

    Just like how the Catholic Church was persecuted by Galileo.

  • Kermit Sansoo

    Totalitarian science. All factual, all the time.

  • raven

    John West has their instruction manual memorized. It’s as usual, Orwell’s 1984.

    You need to translate his Fundie Xian Newspeak into English. Google has a program for that.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    I guess they aren’t even trying any more. Wait, they never did try, did they?

  • Trebuchet

    Not just persecuted, but prosecuted. Ask Kent Hovind.

  • felidae

    Golly, I didn’t hear Tyson mention Lysenkoism, the best example of totalitarian science I know, which was totally based on belief and not evidence which makes it just like creationism

  • anubisprime

    Yep life’s a bitch John, but what ya gonna do, gotta suck it up, still you got your delusional god ridin’ shotgun, must count for summat, just not sure what or even why?

    A god that cannot counter a TV show…well fuckin’ inadequate does not do it justice does it!..