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Sunday, November 27, 2011

The secularist's dilemma

It's hard to feel a whole lot of sympathy for the secular scientists who, in their ignorance of history, failed to understand that by attacking Christianity, they were opening the door to much less reasonable opposition:
Professors at University College London have expressed concern over the increasing number of biology students boycotting lectures on Darwinist theory, which form an important part of the syllabus, citing their religion. Similar to the beliefs expressed by fundamentalist Christians, Muslim opponents to Darwinism maintain that Allah created the world, mankind and all known species in a single act.

Steve Jones emeritus professor of human genetics at university college London has questioned why such students would want to study biology at all when it obviously conflicts with their beliefs.

He told the Sunday Times: 'I had one or two slightly frisky discussions years ago with kids who belonged to fundamentalist Christian churches, now it is Islamic overwhelmingly.
What is particularly ironic is that the only reason all of those Islamic students are at English universities is because the secular humanists have lobbied for and defended open immigration for decades. It should be interesting to see what form the cognitive dissonance will take once the Islamic students start beating up their professors for theological impurity as they are known to do in their own countries. I suspect our brave secular scientists will be recanting their belief in Darwinian evolution faster than you can say "Neo-Darwinian synthesis".

It's rather like watching a Lovecraft novel in real-time. "We're just going to open this little dimensional gate here. I'm sure whatever walks through will be friendly and behave in perfect accordance with my beliefs."

No doubt all this will inspire an even more fervent attack on the danger to science posed by Christian Creationists and stickers on elementary school textbooks by the usual suspects. Then again, it may not be long before the first Somalis begin to show up in the Fowl Atheist's biology classes.... It is funny. It is also well-merited. But don't be mistaken, it is going to be ugly indeed. The only good that may eventually come of it is that the secularists may finally get on board with the great clash of civilizations that has been inevitable ever since the oil-hungry West woke the sleeping giant of expansionist Islam. But it's entirely possible that they may prefer the collapse and/or subjugation of the West to the restoration of Christendom, once they realize that their shiny, sexy, secular society isn't going to happen.

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