Via Rev. Sensing I found this really interesting essay on The Left and Evolution by Chicago Boyz contributor Shannon Love. Damned fine piece. Excerpt:
Creationists are exasperating because they never study evolutionary theory in any detail. Since they start with the unshakable presumption that the theory is wrong, they can never actually honestly analyze the theory and therefore can never understand it in any depth. They just skim over the theory looking for points that confuse them and then pronounce the misunderstood points as fatal flaws within the theory itself.There have been a couple of spirited
Frankly, most creationists' knowledge of evolutionary theory boils down to, "them scientist fellas what says we alls comes from monkeys!"
Of course, this is a much different view of evolutionary theory than that held by the majority of secular leftists. Their superior educations and their generally more open-minded and inquisitive natures have given them a view of evolutionary theory that might be summed up as, "them scientist fellas what says we alls comes from monkeys!"
I'm not kidding.
UPDATE, 3/8: If you're not reading the comments, you ought to be. Sarah took exception to one of mine (which included a link to an earlier essay) and has penned a response over at Carnaby Fudge. I think she's more than a little wrong, and told her so in the comments over there.
The saga continues!