Monday, September 17, 2007


Without a Cue

The ink was barely dry ... um ... the electrons had barely cooled down ... whatever ... on my post about Jules R. Benjamin's article at History News Network, entitled "What is Wrong with Quotas? Equality, Democracy, Bias, and Balance in American Society," when the Paranoia Patrol of the Righteous Right popped up like a Jack-in-the-box at the end of its tune.

After bemoaning the fact that Billy Dembski, Francis Beckwith and Robert Marks have been greeted with less than open arms by Baylor University while they are wagging their Intelligent Design Creationism tails behind them, this article from Crosswalk goes on to say:

Even sadder is the fact that Baylor, as a Christian-based school, is not alone As Casey Luskin of the Discovery Institute explains, "In the academic world, if you question evolution, you come under attack. There's been a pattern of discrimination against ID all over the nation in the past couple years."
As Professor Benjamin pointed out, removing such discrimination would also have the beneficial effect of drawing "many bright flat-earth natural scientists to departments of Geology."

How about a rousing chorus of "Pop Goes the Weasel"?

Just a comment about the word "discrimination".

Bad discrimination is bad. But it is bad because it is bad, not because it is discrimination.
Discriminating linguists know you're right!

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