Further evidence that Gnu atheists are enslaved to their stereotypes.
Activist Jerry Coyne writes:
We haven’t had a posting of crank email for a while, and since I’ll soon be leaving for the big game (baseball), I’ll do a quick rundown. Besides, if you’re smart you’ll be watching footie today and won’t have time to read anything weighty.
The first batch are all comments on the post “Another creationist drops by to show that there’s no evidence for evolution“. Since that post was put up in late 2012, I have no idea why I got some comments about it in the last two weeks. Here are three:
From reader Nick (I love this one!):
How does evolution explane the existence of Angles and Demons .???
Nick contributed a second comment as well (as always, I preserve the original spelling):
I don’t clame to have a brain like God or even a scientist . If everlution is real it must be (in my apionion ). By the hand of God . And I do not believe in God through blind faith or superstition , but by very real and vivid spiritual experiences . God is not a fairy tail ! Nick !
Coyne’s acolytes lap this up, with comments such as “I wonder if Nick was home schooled. Plenty of people struggle with spelling, but it looks to me like he learned punctuation from someone who doesn’t know how to teach it” and “Is using bad grammar and bad spelling a prerequisite for being a creationist? Holy moly!”
Given that Gnu’s like to think of themselves as being so smart, and of religious people as being so stupid, it never occurs to Coyne, or any of his acolytes, that “Nick” is a troll. The comments too perfectly fit their stereotypes. Problem is, while Coyne and his gnu acolytes love to preen and posture as if they place so much value on “evidence,” they all seem completely oblivious to a simple fact- there is no evidence, none whatsoever, that “Nick” is a Christian. As you can see, they don’t truly place much value on “evidence.”
In fact, it seems rather obvious to me “Nick” is a troll.
First, the arguments, spelling, and punctuation are all so bad that it’s over the top.
Second, it’s hard to believe “Nick” would ignore the spell checker. Ironically, one of Jerry’s acolytes catches this:
“Since some of these people can’t put a coherent sentence together or think rationally, how did they manage to turn off their spell checkers? Tell Nick that the Angles either come from France or from mathematics.”
But as you can see, this oddity does not trigger any skepticism in the mind of the true believing Gnu. In fact, another acolyte shows up to offer an explanation:
“I assume they have just given up trying to figure out why most of the words they type are underlined by red squiggly lines. Perhaps they change the few that aren’t underlined, until all their words are underlined, thinking that is how it works? It would explain a great deal.”
LOL. Gnus cling to their stereotypes so strongly that they have to explain the “stupidity of the Christian” by invoking even more stupidity.
Third, I don’t believe that anyone who spells “angle”, “clame,” and “explane,” “tail,” can also spell “superstition” and “experiences.”
Fourth, note the first time Nick spells evolution correctly, but then inthe second comment he spells it as “everlution.” So “Nick” knows how to spell it correctly, it’s just that the troll forgot to purposely misspell it in his first comment (maybe the 2nd comment had to be more over the top to get the professor’s attention).
Fifth, even Coyne is perplexed because of his own stereotypes:
Since that post was put up in late 2012, I have no idea why I got some comments about it in the last two weeks.
Yep, it would be strange if this was legit – someone whose arguments, spelling, and punctuation are all so bad successfully navigates the internet to find an obscure blog posting from 2 years ago and decides to comment.
Unlike Coyne, I have an idea.
Here’s a better explanation – since Coyne has made it clear he will post “crank” comments that he receives, and give them plenty of attention on his fairly popular blog, his acolytes comb through his blog looking for places to go trolling. This not only gives them the chance to have fun, but it Serves the Cause by allowing them to perpetuate their hateful stereotypes of religious people.
In summary, there is no evidence that “Nick” was a Christian. But thanks to Coyne’s posting, and the comments of his followers, all we have is evidence that a) Gnu atheists don’t truly value evidence and skepticism and b) Gnu atheists wallow in their stereotypes.
The next time some Gnu tries to scold you about “not following the evidence,” remember that Gnu is likely to be someone who is soooo easily hoodwinked by a “Nick.”