Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Panicked Evolutionists?

That's in the title (minus the question mark) of this article from R. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS). This amusing screed begins as follows:

The theory of evolution is a tottering house of ideological cards that is more about cherished mythology than honest intellectual endeavor. Evolutionists treat their cherished theory like a fragile object of veneration and worship--and so it is. Panic is a sure sign of intellectual insecurity, and evolutionists have every reason to be insecure, for their theory is falling apart.

Now, there's nothing in this silly paragraph that I haven't already responded to in countless other posts. And Pharyngula has already undertaken the thankless task of fisking the whole thing. You can find his characteristically insightful remarks here.

I mention it only as a footnote to my post from this Monday, in which I mentioned that William Dembski will be leaving Baylor University to join the SBTS. I argued this was a positive development, since Baylor has far more intellectual legitimacy than the SBTS. These cartoonishly venemous remarks from SBTS's leader prove my point.