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PBS Special Brings Out Darwinists Lacking the Thanksgiving Spirit

Casey Luskin

PBS-NOVA’s “Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial” documentary has evoked much commentary and response. In fact, we have recently received a flood of e-mails from members of the public who felt that “Judgment Day” was heavily biased and inaccurate, including e-mails from educators and teachers who thanked us for correcting the misinformation promoted by PBS. Other e-mails have not been so nice, showing that sadly, some Darwinists apparently lack the Thanksgiving holiday spirit. Below is a sampling of some of the e-mails we have received recently:

One Darwinist wrote us to explain that he is a “science teacher,” showing the type of example that he sets for his students regarding how to discuss controversial scientific and social issues:

“May you rot in the feces you espouse, and than god for helping expose your phony attempts to get creationism into the classroom. I will help fight your kind to the end of time, as will many of my colleagues. Did I mention I’m a science teacher! Next time you try something unconstitutional I hope they ream your lily white a**es into prison where you belong! Eat crap you losers.”

Another Darwinist apparently preferred to make a fallacious comparison to terrorists over making relevant arguments:

“Here’s my general inquiry. What do you at this creepy organization really think you’re doing, attempting to force your version of religion into public schools with beliefs that are identical to those of radical Islam? I suppose there will never be an end to the machinations of those truly stupid and venal humans among us, a group you represent oh so well. How pathetic.”

Yet another Darwinist wrote us to let us know that he is an anti-human, as he apparently believes that humanity is a mere “virus”:

“I’m proud of my great ape ancestorial history. At least they aren’t destroying the planet like the virus that is humanity.”

Finally, it’s sad that some people write like this:

“laughed my f***ing a** off at you guys, maybe god created giant a****** for you to put your heads in.No that would be ittelegent [sic] design. maybe change your namr [sic] to discovery prostitute”

I enjoyed celebrating Thanksgiving by being thankful for the people in my life. I just hope that such e-mailers were able to let go of their intense anger and hatred and find some reason for giving thanks over this holiday season.


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.



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