MorphoDyke blathers on and on about “Darwinism” and evidence, and whatnot.
After all that, I was left wondering, “What the Hell is your point, Freakshow?”
A whole page of yacking, yet she never really said anything…
Unless you take all that and reduce its complexity to “Darwinism is dead”.
Evidence, anyone? Some science, perhaps?
Nope, just a propoganda piece. “We got us 600 engineers.” That’s it.
What a truly crappy piece of writing. Some journalist.
I did pick out one quote that I want to look at. Part of it, anyway.
The most common argument I hear for Darwinism – the absolutely darling must-have story in the pop sci media – is “We have found evidence for Darwinism!
We found it – in the eye of a fly – in the butt of an extinct anteater – in the lies guys tell about sex.” And we have more, too! Watch this space!”
The fatal problem, as any journalist knows, is: An apparently convincing case can be constructed if the only requirement is to assemble evidence for one’s own position. The case can then be aced by bullying anyone who knows contrary evidence into silence.
Let’s leave aside the whole journalist thing, and how she might have any idea of what a journalist may or may not know. Anyone with a brain can see she’s no journalist. “I knew Jack Journalist, MorphoDyke, and you’re no Jack Journalist.”
Let’s also leave aside her attack on “Darwinism”. (I know you guys don’t like that term and why, so I try not to use it myself.) It is interesting to note however, that she’s bitching about evidence while presenting exactly none of her own. But I digress.
I’m going to skip the fly eye, and only correct one little thing about the butt. If she knew anything at all about biology, she would know that butt belonged not to an extinct anteater, but to the common Snuffleupagus. Idiot.
Which leaves us with one little phrase in this huge pile of dung.
“the lies guys tell about sex.”
Now see, this would be an interesting way to start our Science Friday. Do guys lie about sex? Why? How? Do they lie to the person in their bed, or just to their friends ABOUT the person in their bed? Do they lie about themselves? Before the deed, or after? What about girls? Samey same? What effect does sexual preference (or lack thereof) have on the behavior?
See, THESE things would be worth a real journalist’s time to investigate. This stuff would be worth tracking down some scientists. Lay some source material on me, boys. I’m going to do a little investigative reporting here, and I’m starting with an experiment.
Oh, Kate? Are you busy at the moment Darling?