Saturday, May 05, 2007


You've probably seen these on wingnutmobiles:

Truth Fish

Here are the first two bullet points on the page whence this image originates (they're selling them for $4.95, in gold or silver):

  • The Darwin Truth Fish auto emblem is very popular these days, especially for those talking about teaching Intelligent Design or Creationism in the classroom.

  • Occassionally [sic] you will see an Evolutionists [sic] version of this bumper sticker, with the Darwin eating the Christian Fish. The fact is that it takes more faith to be an Evolutionists [sic], a religion based on time and chance, slime to life, chaos to order and basic reversal of all the laws of physics. Christians hold to the facts, that the evidence points to Creator, a designer. Not only is there physical evidence of a Creator, but the way we are wired inside proves that we are Created. Otherwise why would trust matter? Who would care who their releatives [sic] are, yet those who are adopted pay big money to trace their birth parents. Why do people hate to see injustice? We are designed with a conscious [sic], a sense of right an [sic] wrong.

I was provoked to Google "truth fish" in reaction to a nice analysis piece in the NYT, which looks a split brewing among conservatives over belief in evolution.

But the argument also exposes tensions within the Republicans’ "big tent," as could be seen Thursday night when the party’s 10 candidates for president were asked during their first debate whether they believed in evolution. Three -- Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas; Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas; and Representative Tom Tancredo of Colorado -- indicated they did not.

I don't know how I feel about this. It is of course discouraging that three semi-plausible candidates for presidential nomination don't believe in evolution. On the other hand, given the state of things in the U.S. in general, and the Republican Party in particular, I suppose I should be happy that only three of ten feel this way.

Ultimately, though, it's comforting to see some seams coming apart in the big tent.

And of course, the only emblem worthy of any thinking person's automobile is this:

Flying Spaghetti Monster

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