They’ve all got it in for me
The internet is a public space, almost entirely unregulated. Anyone is free to say anything, on a message board, on a website, on a blog. Up to a point, that’s wonderful. But there is and there can be no quality control. Any twerp can mouth off and many twerps do. There seems to be something about fundamentalism that attracts them.
But don’t take my word for it: have a look at this site.
Webmaster Randy Berg has made it look pretty, and he provides plenty of material, which to anyone unfamiliar with the way creationists set their stall out might begin to seem persuasive. Scientific amateurs like me need to keep touching base with the (so far as I can see) open and trustworthy people at http://www.talkorigins.org/ to work out how Berg is trying to bamboozle me. Sometimes it’s fairly obvious: "the fossil record offers very little evidence for evolution", he tells us - er, wasn’t the discovery of fossils a key factor in the devleopment of evolutionary theory in the first place? The usual "arguments from incredulity" abound, with Berg declaring that this or that process "could not possibly have happened", ignoring sane-science explanations of how they did.
But it’s the section on "mass media cover-up" that reveals Berg’s problem: he’s seriously paranoid.
For example, media reporters, writers and producers routinely call what evolution propagandists believe in and call "scientific," while at the same time, ignoring, censoring, and/or editing out almost everything creation scientists have to say -- (that is, if they even bother to ask their opinions) while labeling them and the facts of science (that evolutionist story telling can never overcome) as "religious nonsense."
In fact, it is only because of the mass media's hypocrisy, and/or ignorance of the facts, or and/or lack of courage, and HATRED of God and His Son, Jesus, that evolution is still taught at all in ANY of our public institutions.
So now you know. Evolution is an anti-Christian conspiracy. It’s fooled the Pope, it’s fooled the Archbishop of Canterbury, those two well known haters of God and Jesus. But Randy Berg knows better than them and even persuades himself that half the scientific community is on his side. I think I’d slit my throat if that were true, but my guess is he’s read somewhere that 50% of scientists believe in a creator, which is as different from supporting creationISM as astronomy is from astrology. I’ve challenged him on that detail and will publish his answer if I get one.
Meanwhile it’s Randy Berg against the world. Infamy, infamy, they’ve all got it in for me: the line might have been written just for him.