Friday, November 27, 2009

Dangers of Fanaticism

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.

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  1. This mentalmegalomaniac is a scholar? Some scholar, he doesn't know how to read; otherwise he'd know Darwin's quotes.

  2. When he gets his head out of monkey's butt may be then he can read and see the real world.

  3. LeDaro, you shouldn't make things up. Mentarch didn't ask for my help. He hardly needs it. Care to point to the quote that supports that claim?

    I posted my support to his comments because that's what bloggers do in comment sections: either support or disagree.

  4. 900ft Jesus, let us move on. Have you ever heard of the word "sarcasm". I was playing on the word of "Jesus" – an evolutionist seeing the help of Jesus.

    We differ on the issue of evolution. Some consider it a final word on life. I say with every new finding mystery deepens. We are not there yet.

    Tell your friend he had a great post on Haditha. Keep up the good work. Let us make contributions in our own humble way to minimize the injustices in the world.

  5. well, since I'm jesus...(what would he do?) cool.

  6. He has no choice but to obey Jesus.