Thursday, September 18, 2008

Run Screaming Out Of The Room?

Don't be shocked, but a disability rights group has claimed that testing for Down's Syndrome is super-dangerous. It's all hard science too:
Although they admit that their ratio is only an estimate, they are backed by a number of independent experts who fear inexperienced practitioners may also be to blame.
In related news, a blogger estimates that there is no limit to the rubbish the MSM will print.

Mind you, you can't hardly blame the MSM, not considering the example set by actual scientists. Take the defenestration of Professor Michael Reiss. Contrary to what our ever-balanced state broadcaster implies, Reiss is not a 'Creationism biologist'. Here's what he actually said:
Last week Prof Reiss - a Church of England minister - said creationism should be discussed in science lessons if pupils raised the issue.
As opposed to what exactly?

But no: that was all too much for the heirs to Galileo, who came up with a true classic of the witch hunter's art:
The society said some of his comments had been "open to misinterpretation".

This had damaged its reputation.
Say what? A statement of the blindingly obvious is a firing offence just in case someone else interprets it some other way.

This is like criticising Darwin because his work was used to support eugenics, except that his work really was used to support eugenics, rather than merely being open to being used to support eugenics.

It's not even good politics. Creationism survives because a large number of people are convinced that scientists will go to any lengths to push an atheistic agenda. Call it a hunch, but I'm thinking that this obsession with punishing anyone who dissents from the party line probably won't have anyone taking their tinfoil hat off any time soon.

It's especially a pity that these people have give into their inner Dawk at the self-same time even dyed in the wool lefties are starting to mock him.

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