An e-mailer brings my attention to yet another example of depressing scientific illiteracy by the Ottawa Citizen's David Warren. It's not the hopeless illogic in that piece that amuses; no, it's this plaintive appeal from a reader that is clearly not prepared to go down that road of batshit stupidity:
Among all the letters I have received on my Darwin columns -- mostly blind support, or blind abuse -- one struck me as especially worth answering:
“Wake up, man. Whether or not ‘Darwinism’ is good science, it is accepted as good science by most intelligent people, and if you persist in attacking it you will lose the respect of people who are prepared to listen to you on many other subjects. Why don’t you have the tactical sense to leave Darwinism alone?”
Translation: "Please, for the love of God, David, I like you but you're really creeping me out."
Eviscerating the rest of David's incomprehensible drooling is left as an exercise for the reader.
UPDATE: To my utter lack of surprise, Jeffrey has already been there and done that.