[Marxism] 46 percent of Americans think that the earth is less than 10, 000 years old

Michael Smith mjs at smithbowen.net
Fri Jun 1 17:32:45 MDT 2012

On Fri, 01 Jun 2012 18:22:54 -0400
Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:
> On 6/1/12 5:46 PM, Michael Smith wrote:
> > There didn't need to be; it wasn't a dissident movement then. But
> > vulgar Darwinism is the orthodox church nowadays.
> You mean like we are descended from apes? 

But we're not, as any primatologist will be quick to tell 
you. You're making my point for me, Louis: so many 
of the people for whom belief in evolution is a touchstone
actually know little or nothing about the subject. 

> I bet if you get something like glaucoma--god forbid--you'll look for 
> the most credentialed expertise you can get your hands on and afford.

I was wondering how long it would take you to stoop to this level of 
argument. Longer than I expected, actually. I applaud your 

I always think of this stratagem as the Kitty Dukakis Rape Gambit.
Tiresome but perennial.   

Michael J. Smith
mjs at smithbowen.net


Some fine cliches there. Should be encouraged. Too many damn people 
trying to be different. Coining phrases when a good platitude would 
do and save anxiety. 

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