Posted: Feb 16, 2015 2:14 pm
by tolman
Jayjay4547 wrote:A major aspect of the evo-creo divide is that between the University Educated and the Great Unwashed.

In reality it seems generally more a case of being between the relevantly educated and the unfortunately or wilfully ignorant.

Jayjay4547 wrote:Then graduates wear their evolutionary belief as a badge of their superiority.

Well, some people do value not being ignorant on subjects they choose to talk about, and it can be hard not to feel better in at least some ways than people who make fools or liars of themselves in public.

Yet as far as I can see, when it comes to the religiously miseducated, people who do understand biology do seem likely to feel pity towards them and anger to those who are happy to miseducate them, especially the miseducators who do know better and who misuse their knowledge to misrepresent science.
Though it's understandable that some people do get annoyed with the fraction of the miseducated who are happy, even eager, to criticise scientists despite an obvious lack of sufficient understanding.

Jayjay4547 wrote:That’s behind the vituperation thrown here at professor Michael Behe, he is called a cunt basically because he doesn’t fit the miserable mold.

No, he's called a cunt because he's an intellectual prostitute who quite clearly should know better.