Sunday, March 16, 2008

How bloody odd is this?

It's hard to think of two groups that should have a harder time collaborating on anything than Islamic and Christian fundamentalists, but I guess they have more in common with each other than they do with the rest of us.
ISN Security Watch - Turkey's survival of the fittest
Turkey's survival of the fittest The Islamic anti-Darwinism movement in Turkey is being helped by an unlikely source - US Christian conservatives, Dorian Jones writes for ISN Security Watch.
Wow. It's kinda like looking at the fundamentalist Jew-hating Christians and seeing their support for Israel, isn't it?

Creationism advocates from the US traveled to Istanbul May 2007 to meet with their counterparts, seeking to galvanize their link in the fight to bring creationism to schools and universities in their respective countries. The meeting was endorsed by Istanbul mayor Kadir Topbas, a member of the Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP).

"There are outstanding figures within Islamic theology who have participated in this discussion. There is no reason to be surprised, there is a very rich tradition," David Berlinski, keynote speaker for the meeting and an analyst for the US-based Discovery Institute, an organization that opposes what it terms "neo-Darwinism," told ISN Security Watch.

"This is a hot issue. We are in the midst of a worldwide religious revival. Historians 500 years from now will talk about the religious revival of the late 20th century and early 21st century."

The meeting appeared to be well received by the audience of college and high school students, drawn from the city's elite education institutions.
How long before we watch everyone in the big tent starting up the barbeque and eating their own?
HT to Pharyngula.

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