We all know about religious fanatics and the damage they can cause. If you disagree with them they declare you a disbeliever, your views as heresy, and you an infidel. They may even kill people.
Now a new kind of fanaticism is cropping up. They call themselves evolutionists and if you disagree with them on any issue they go ballistic. I do not see much difference between the two types. Evolution must be your new religion or else.
A self-proclaimed scientist/scholar/intellectual (some crap like that) commented on my blog:
'...oh, and by the way: "survivial (sic)of the fittest" was something Darwin never wrote..'
Oh Yeah! Really! Here is a quote from none other than Darwin himself:
"In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment." Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882)
Here is another one and how he adopted this term in his revised edition of The Origin of Species:
"The expression often used by Mr. Herbert Spencer of the Survival of the Fittest is more accurate, and is sometimes equally convenient" - Charles Darwin
Darwin was so taken with Spencer's catchy phrase that he did, in fact, use it in a later (1869) edition of his The Origin of Species."
The sad part is that Darwin was anything but fanatic. Little did he know that his followers would be. He must be turning in his grave.
UPDATE: This mentalmegalomaniac (It is not my style to give publicity to kooks like him, but after all his hard work at buffoonery he deserves some) keeps saying he will not waste his time anymore on someone who dares to say anything blasphemous(in his mind) about evolution; yet he is consumed by it. He keeps writing comments to himself here vilifying me and seeking the help of Jesus or Jesus 900ft. My, an evolutionist seeking help from Jesus. Now he has written a whole post on this here. I wonder who is having a meltdown. I got more laughs out of this guy and his fanaticism than any comedy show I have seen in recent days – if that is melting down then be it.
Now he is reprimanding Progressive Bloggers about why they include my posts and those who vote for my posts. Maybe I should inform Jon Stewart about this guy and he may have field day with it, but then Jon Stewart goes after significant people generally, not kooks.