Monday, December 10, 2007

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute - SHAME! SHAME! ; Reuters reporter - DUH! DUH! 1984! 1984!

Happy Jesus Birthday (or seasons grittings if that is your cheery choice) to all out there in darwinisdeadsvilleosphere ...

Did you know that evolution is a creepy religion whose adherents seemingly morph into Vulcan brain-melded zombies?

If you just stumbled into here by chance, be forewarned. Maybe you should back out now ... very .. very .. slowly. 'Cause continuing to read postings on this blog may cause you to THINK . And that might be dangerous to ... to ... your income?

Or so it seems.

I just read a Reuters new article about Nathaniel Abraham, an Indian national and "zebrafish specialist", who was fired after a brief employment at the prestigious Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusaetts. See:

His problem? He told his employer, those nice WHOI folks, that he was willing to do research using evolutionary concepts. But those nice WHOI folks insisted that he was required to accept Darwin's theory of evolution as scientific fact or lose his job.

So he lost his job.

Why? According to a now-pending lawsuit, Abraham says his civil rights were violated when he was dismissed shortly after telling his superior he did not accept evolution because he believed the Bible presented a true account of human creation.

Now is that sweet? Doing the job as they ask in the research framework they ask is not enough. Now the loyalist researcher must subrogate the mind to the Party of WHOI, and dismiss the soul to the rubbish heap. Non-zombies need not apply to WHOI.

That is not sweet. That is a big bunch of WHOI.

Side note: "hooey", acording to the Urban Dictionary
has comparable meanings as "bunk", "rubbish", "bs", "bullshit", "malarkey", "nonsense", and "pish tosh." "Bullshit" is the primary alternate term contributed to the Urban Dictionary by The Grammar Nazi. The Russian transliteration is a bit more deprecating.

Oh, and a lawsuit is pending. But don't hold your breath, Abraham. There likely is not a judge in the land with the technical discernment and intestinal fortitude to right this wrong.


But the story does not end with the pink slip. In the Reuters article, written by Jason Szep, we find this:

"The case underscores tension between scientists, who see creationist views as anti-science, and evangelical Christians who argue that protections of religious freedom enshrined in the U.S. Constitution extend to scientific settings."

Can you see how journalist Szep is an unwitting (generously - maybe actually witting) agent of the mind-zombie brigade? The mid-zombie brigade would ask - no, DEMAND - that anyone who does not bow down to Darwin's god of chance which allegedly created (oops, XXXXX, can't say "created" - er, caused to result; oops, XXXXX, can't say "caused" becaue it implies agency. Oh, shucks, just leave it. There is no operative word because chance can't operate) all life and stuff - is not a scientist! Do you see journalist Szep's clear implicit assertion in this sentence that there is a great gulf between "scientists" and "evangelical Christians", and evangelical Christians are not scientists? By definition, so it seems. Academic credentials? No matter. Earned PhD? Nope! Published research in peer-reviewed journals? Nyet!

It seems that the WHOI people are not the only ones who don't get it. Reuters doesn't get it. Jason Szep doesn't get it.

DUH DUH DUHHH Reuters reporter !!

Is this Orwellian or what?

George Orwell's 1984 in Oceania is actually 2007 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Just for a refresher, you can find a list of George Orwell's "Newspeak" terms:

We need not go deep in the list to find a couple of terms for our subject at hand. Let's just start with the first two and leave the rest to you blogvestites for further application..

"bellyfeel" : The word "bellyfeel" means a blind, enthusiastic acceptance of an idea. The word likely comes from the idea that any good Oceanian should be able to internalize Party doctrine to the extent that it becomes a gut instinct - a feeling in the belly.

"blackwhite": Blackwhite is defined as follows: “...this word has two mutually contradictory meanings. Applied to an opponent, it means the habit of impudently claiming that black is white, in contradiction of the plain facts. Applied to a Party member, it means a loyal willingness to say that black is white when Party discipline demands this. But it means also the ability to believe that black is white, and more, to know that white is black, and to forget that one has ever believed the contrary. This demands a continuous alteration of the past, made possible by the system of thought which really embraces all the rest, and which is known in Newspeak as doublethink.


Any worthy Woodsholian must be able to bellyfeel evolution, to internalize - or maybe even be born with, i.e., internatalize - the notion that purposeless particles through purposeless processes can produce purposeful people. And - of course - without a moment of hesitation. Nary a flicker of the eye nor a twitch of the lips.

Further, any worthy Woodsholian must be able to logodaedalically blackwhite sciencefaith. That is, when evolutionists believe only by faith that complex systems come together by chance, that = SCIENCE (!! all bow down). Conversely, when a nonbeliever dares observe that complex systems often fall apart by chance but are never observed to fall together by mere chance, that = FAITH (hoot, hoot).

Could I ever be a Woodsholian? Likely not. Could I even be a Reutersian? Not much chance.

I am not worthy.

Respectfully submitted,


P.S. If any Woodsholian Party Members or Loyalists read this post, I will be immediately blackwhited (see definition above). Since they blackwhited zebrafish specialist Abraham to blackwhite any thoughts of causation in living systems, I expect no free ride either. I further expect that they will surely joycamp me as soon as they can get their hands on me. See Newspeak definitions link above, "j" section. Oh well, I guess it comes with the territory. DU.

P.P.S. I guess I should define "the territory" as referenced in P.S. above. "The territory" is adherence to the Bible, the Word of God, in which God speaks through Isaiah to say (Isaiah 42:5-8):
"This is what God Jehovah says - he who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and all that comes out of it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it ... 'I am Jehovah; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols.' "
Before God, truly I am not worthy. But He is worthy of all praise and honor. DU


At December 11, 2007 8:12 AM , Anonymous Lagomorph said...

Re the comment: "Could I ever be a Woodsholian? Likely not." I would agree - Woodsholians are scientists, and the chances that you have the mental equipment to be(come) a scientist appear to be vanishingly small.

At December 11, 2007 11:28 AM , Anonymous D.U. said...

Didja see lagomorph's comment? hesheit is surely worthy of Woodsholian inductation. To unperson me with such clever wordage shows keenly developed blackwhite and unsubstance. DU.

At December 22, 2007 1:33 AM , Anonymous Isaiah53fish said...

Well, seeing you are a scientist, lagomorph is either a poor judge of mental equipment, or "vanishing small" has won the race against all odds. I tend to think the former occurred, but we need more lagomorph comments on other D.U. comments to be certain. So, pleasse give us more to ponder, Lago., or are you kind of lagging?

At November 10, 2008 7:24 AM , Anonymous Perdy said...

Well written article.


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