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“Creationismo Go Home!” Intolerance of Intelligent Design Takes on Bizarre Dimensions in the Spanish-Speaking Blogosphere

Casey Luskin

A recent ID the Future podcast interviews Mario Lopez, founder of Ciencia Alternativa, discussing how intolerance against intelligent design and threats of persecution for ID-proponents are alive and well, sadly, not just in the English-speaking countries but also in Spanish-speaking nations. While searching the net recently, I stumbled across the blog of a Spanish-speaking Darwinist paleontologist who confirms this. His “Paleofreak blog” reports on a lecture by intelligent design proponents Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay Wesley Richards in an uninviting post titled “Go home!” The post also includes an odd picture of some bizarre character with the title “Creacionismo Go Home”:

It appears that intolerance of ID exists not only in English-speaking nations, but also among Spanish-speakers. Can you imagine the uproar if a Spanish-speaking Darwinist scientist were to come to America, and American scientists told him to “go home”? This Darwinist’s intolerance is both saddening and revealing.

[Update 1, July 23, 2007, 10:30 am: Apparently this Darwinist is so enamored with his own intolerance that he has now posted a response on his blog titled “Go home! Go home! Go home!” that says “we will continue saying GO HOME!” (quote translated, all emphases added). Taking a typical Darwinist approach, he justifies his intolerance by citing the “wedge document” (see here and here to understand why this is a fallacious response). The “Paleofreak” blog’s response is saddening: if only such Darwinists were interested in expanding scientific diversity and building bridges rather than promoting such discrimination and intolerance.]

[Update 2, July 24, 2007, 4:00 pm: While namecalling us “IDolaters,” Darwinist blogger Josh Rosenau now claims that in this post, “Casey Luskin acknowledges that ID is creationism.” Nothing could be further from the truth. This post never calls ID creationism, rather the word “Creationismo” was used by the “Paleofreak” blogger, in a fashion that I simply quoted from the title of “Paleofreak’s” blog post. There is obviously nothing in this post that asserts that I believe ID is creationism, and given that I have always contended that ID is not the same as creationism (see here for my latest of dozens of such examples), there is also no doubt that Josh Rosenau knows he has made a false statement. When Darwinists knowingly resort to such false arguments, it is clear they are desperate enough to resort to any argument possible to label ID as creationism, no matter how false that argument is.]


Casey Luskin

Associate Director, Center for Science and Culture
Casey Luskin is a geologist and an attorney with graduate degrees in science and law, giving him expertise in both the scientific and legal dimensions of the debate over evolution. He earned his PhD in Geology from the University of Johannesburg, and BS and MS degrees in Earth Sciences from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied evolution extensively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. His law degree is from the University of San Diego, where he focused his studies on First Amendment law, education law, and environmental law.