Commenter Mike (from another post) points us at this article by columnist David Warren in today's Ottawa Citizen which (perhaps mercifully) you can read only the first line of:
Don't worry, I haven't forgotten the Darwinoids
My favourite letter-to-the-editor all year was from a certain Rod Bhar of Carleton Place, who noted the large amount of space the Citizen had devoted to the 100th anniversary of Einstein's three most famous papers.
Awwwwww ... isn't that just adorable? David has a cute, condescending pet name for people who are smarter than he can ever hope to be. That's so sweet. Maybe we can come up with a clever nickname for David. I'm thinking "pompous, ignorant fuckwad" but I was hoping for something catchier.
In any case, perhaps someone who has access to the entire article can e-mail it to me and I can post it. Then we can all see what kind of doofus Warren really is. I suspect there will be no huge surprises.
AH, THERE WE GO: Commenter Aeolus points us to Mr. Warren's pompous, uneducated ranting online here. Go read it, and appreciate the fact that Warren actually got paid to write it.
I'm particularly amused by this surprisingly open admission:
I continue to draw inspiration from so many simple people, lacking the intellectual means to confute the Darwinian priesthood in the academy, ...
I mean, when was the last time you saw someone so publicly announce that his intellectual role models were, well, morons? At the very least, you have to give Warren credit for honesty.
TIT FOR TAT: Ah, it just came to me. If Warren is going to make up snarky, demeaning terms like "Darwinoid" to describe his detractors and intellectual superiors, it's only fair that we get to do the same in reverse.
I believe the term "dumbfuck" works just fine here. Go on -- tell me I'm wrong.