Has anyone else noticed this somewhat endearing trend amongst atheists and evolutionists? Whenever they’re boxed into a corner and can’t answer a bleeding argument, they nearly immediately invoke some sort of “super-atheist,” some sort of fundie neoDarwin apologist, some member of the oft-described “better/smarter men than I” club.
Be it richarddawkins.net, talkorigins or their favorite antitheistic author [You know, Dawkins, Hitchens and that rabble: the ringleaders responsible for the latest round of anti-religious, pseudoscientific vitriol coming from the atheist camp.], whenever they get in over their heads and get into a situation that would normally require them to actually THINK for themselves, they pawn it off on a substitute.
I’ll tell you why. Because they weren’t thinking for themselves to begin with. They were indoctrinated by science textbooks that contained false information – information they KNOW is false like Haeckel’s drawings of embryos, moths that were pinned to a tree trunk before being photographed since no one could get a shot of them actually doing so and the Stanley-Miller experiment sans the crucial information that it is now totally discredited, as well as drawings of speculation presented as fact: the Tree of Life, the Ascent of Man, the Dawn of the Horse, et cetera ad nauseam — and then were fed the same garbage by university evangelists professors with a bone topick against religion, especially Christianity. What they spout is parroted dogma and doctrine, something they decry in religious folk.
And because they’re just repeating the atheist/Darwinist Catechism, they really aren’t sure how to respond when you dig deeper than a surface treatment. So they pass the buck onto atheist/Darwinist experts. They show a lot of faith in their apologists and priests, their evangelists and demigods of naturalism.
I’ve already commented on this sort of Unthinking Man’s atheism before in a post called Warning! Thoughtless Atheists Are Organizing For Ignorance! [apologies, but this post was apparently removed, though I cannot recall why at present.] In that case, someone was organizing a list of pat answers to give to creationists, so that no one would actually have to research or think things out for themselves.
At least, they’re entertaining.