Monday, July 21, 2008

Anti-Evolutionism, Turkish Style

LGF, once again, posts a link to a radio broadcast that occurred last year, in which it is revealed that the Discovery Institute and the Institute for Creation Research have worked and are currently working with Turkish creation groups to remove evolution from Turkish classrooms. Here is the radio broadcast. It is a Real Audio link, so you will need that first. At one point in the broadcast, Paul Berlinski of the DI says that there is a world-wide revival going on of Islam and Christianity and that in 500 years, people will be talking about this revival. Newsflash: creationism may be one thing that Christianity and Islam have in common, but it is the ONLY thing they have in common. The Turkish government is shifting toward a hard line Islamist perspective. To collaborate with that just to promote creationism, is myopic indeed.

4 comments:

  1. Newsflash: creationism may be one thing that Christianity and Islam have in common, but it is the ONLY thing they have in common.

    Even if you're going for hyperbole, the above is pretty patently absurd. Christianity and Islam are very different religions. But they have plenty in common.

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  2. The cynicism of people like Berlinski boggles my mind.

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  3. I plead guilty to the hyperbole but the differences are much greater than the similarities. They are both monotheistic, and their conception of God is rudimentarily similar but, beginning with the split at Abraham their practices and scriptures are radically different.

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  4. I wonder if it is cynicism on Berlinski's part or just a single-mindedness against evolution that blinds him to any of the possible consequences of his and the DI's actions. In this way, the DI and the ICR have exactly the same goals and are similar.

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