There comes a point when the benefits of being a member of the Progressive Bloggers don't make up for the downside, and I think I've reached that point.
Putting up with Ms. Jones' whining about my use of the word "bitch" was annoying, but only moderately so, and I could have lived with that. But the fact that one Paul Vincent is also a member of PB.ca just cheapens my membership intolerably.
As I've already noted, Mr. Vincent is one annoyed little progressive, taking me to task for calling him on his unabashed fondness for Intelligent Design. In defending himself, Vincent spews the most inane, anti-scientific nonsense imaginable, such as:
Evolutionary theorists have been baffled by the eye ball. To say they are not is to be less than legitimate.
Yeah, those poor evolutionary theorists, just plain scratching their heads over that one. And he doesn't even stop there:
If Darwinism is true and we all evolved from protein strains then how can the eye ball exist. Organs we have been able to track through the species we have now. But the eye ball, that is a mystery. At what point does something without eyes suddenly have them.
Enough already! I expect this sort of pathetic ignorance from local preachers, or perhaps school board members. I don't expect it from a member of the Progressive Bloggers, who I normally assume have at least a rudimentary education in basic science.
In any event, I'm not taking any chances on being tainted, even indirectly, by Mr. Vincent's membership in PB. When the Intelligent Designers start moving in, it's time for me to move out. I'm sure Scott can cancel grabbing my RSS feed in short order, and that should be that.
If you want me, you know where to find me. That would be not hanging out with the creationists.
OUCH! When PZ Myers smacks you, you know you've been smacked. Man, that's gonna leave a mark.