Who is dumb? Or who is cynical?


Washington Post columnist Harold Meyerson manages to sneer at the intelligence of Republicans, cast doubt on their integrity, and simultaneously put in play the very same questions about himself. He writes:

It seems that the advocates of fast—forward "intelligent design" —— the folks who, by totaling up the biblical begats, believe that the universe was created in 4004 B.C. —— are erecting mini—theme—parks that feature secondhand dinosaur sculptures they've acquired in their scavengings

Whatever one believes about the merits of Intelligent Design theory, it is not in the least related to Biblical literalism. Its roots lie more with the ancient Greeks.

One might think that a newspaper of the repute of the Washington Post would insist that its columnists understand the basics of issues about which they write. But one would be wrong. Critics of ID like Meyerson discredit their own cause.

Hat tip: Ed Lasky

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