David Sloan Wilson is asking Huffington Post readers if they want a science section at the Huffington Post. I always think science sections are good things…except when the blog lets Deepak Chopra say crazy things about evolution:
Deepak Chopra, over at the Huffington Post, has some absolutely ridiculous things to say about evolution (PZ Myers holds his nose and refutes Chopra here). What Chopra says is so inane (oxygen has intelligence?) that one’s brain just locks up. Unfortunately, this silliness isn’t limited to Chopra, and is far too common. One of the comments on his post sums up the frustration I feel when faced with tin-foil helmet idiocy (italics mine):
“In my next post I will offer a picture of how these questions might be answered.” [Chopra]
Don’t bother. We’ve learned through experimentation that they CAN’T be answered. Every time we list the answers, or more often have to explain how the particular question is nonsense, the question just gets asked again. You’re doing it right here — ignoring the many books that have been written about the subject to repeat the same tired, ignorant points over again.
Actually, you’ve gone further than that. Some of the questions you raise here have such overwhelmingly obvious answers that one can only assume you’re ignoring them on purpose. No one is that deficient in logic.
Please, please, drop the subject. Go back to wondering if anyone has ever really looked at their hand, man.
Bob Munck, I have no idea who you are, but you are a beautiful human being. Thank you.
So, should the Huffington Post have a science section?
And nobody tell Orac….