Note: We seem to be about to lose electricity, here in New England so I'm going to repost this piece I first posted last September.
It's a growing problem, the intellectual decadence that flows from the atheist blogs. As I mentioned in my recent series on Darwin, Eugenics and Haeckel, most of the people who claimed that Darwin has nothing to do with either of those do so from the position of never having read any of what the relevant people said about it. Including Charles Darwin. Some of them rely, at best, on secondary sources which are often motivated by ideology. And most of those I've encountered argue out of tertiary garbage only occasionally based on secondary sources, when they're not also based on other tertiary garbage or complete lies. But it gets even worse than that when an atheist demands the privilege of speaking out of absolutely no knowledge at all.