Last week, I mentioned how NY Times op-ed columnist and economist Paul Krugman has finally had his ‘creationist moment’: “the epiphany one realizes that, to creationists, words have no meaning, that they are not being honest.” Well, a reader points us to yesterday’s post on Krugman’s blog, “The War on Demand.” Krugman knocks down the arguments that the current depression isn’t a result of inadequate demand, but what’s really interesting is what he writes near the end:
It’s kind of shocking if you think about it. Here we have a huge, hard-won intellectual achievement [the recognition that depressions are caused by inadequate demand], one that accounts very well for the world we actually see, and yet it’s being thrown away because it doesn’t go along with ideological preconceptions. Once that sort of thing starts, where does it stop? The next thing you know, the theory of evolution will get the same treatment. Oh, wait….
But willful ignorance is on the march — and the odds are that we’ll handle the next crisis very badly.
This is how evolutionary biologists have felt for the last few decades….
Nothing in movement conservatism makes sense except in the light of creationism.
(apologies to this fella)