Onward Christian Straw Men

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

The myth of marauding Christian street gangs has really taken hold among academic elites who pride themselves on demythologizing myths. When I recently wrote about the concerted effort in academic circles to banish doubters of Darwin’s theory of evolution from faculties everywhere, a poster on Free Republic offered this reminiscence:

“At one of the research labs I worked at, the boss (a National
Academy member) tried to foist one of the Darwin ‘fish’ emblems on me. Uncharacteristically, I came up (on the fly) with a great way to decline: ‘Professor, I’d rather not. You never know when some fundamentalist Christian Anti-Darwinist zealot might vandalize my car if I have that on my back bumper!’ Amazingly, the prof bought it, hook, line and sinker.”

Amazingly, these are the mentors who would tell impressionable youth not to be guillible.

Malcolm A. Kline is the executive director of Accuracy in Academia.