I blogged today about a question that was intended to distract from a discussion of evolution and the shortcomings of young-earth creationism, and one person quipped on in a comment, ‘as the good Admiral would say…’ That reference was of course to the popular Admiral Ackbar “It’s a trap” meme.
That in turn reminded me of a collection of 37 things only Star Wars fans will find funny that I saw a few days ago. And it included a couple of variations on the Ackbar meme, including one rather like this:
Questions about someone’s doctrinal views concerning miraculous, supernatural, and metaphysical matters are not just a trap when they are posed during a discussion of evolution and other areas of science. They are also a tarp, which are intended to cover over the fact that the worldview of the one posing the question is a derelict mess with holes in it, beneath the facade of doctrinal orthodoxy.
Such questioning can also involve a bit of a song and dance routine – which leads here: