PZ Myers recently did a post ridiculing the notion–promoted by Robert Wright–that it’s his fault and Richard Dawkins’ fault that the evolution-creation debate has become more politically charged “more politically charged, more acrimonious.” PZ’s smackdown is great, comparing Gallup’s timeline of belief in evolution in the US, along with dates of major court cases over evolution, with the dates of the founding of Pharyngula and the publication of The God Delusion.
It’s always great to see stupid arguments like that smacked down so solidly, but it got me thinking: I’ve heard people blame creationism on Dawkins way too many times. This isn’t just Robert Wright. Let’s spread the ridicule around, shall we? Who else has made ridiculous claims like that? (Some names are springing to mind, but links would be very helpful here.)
What else can people give me?