LAT op-ed: Isn’t it about time we started breeding with animals?

posted at 12:55 pm on July 18, 2006 by Allahpundit

Not for any compelling scientific or medical purpose, mind you. Just to prove to wingnut evolution skeptics that Darwin was right.

Because if there’s one thing that’ll bring public opinion around to your side, it’s spawning wretched, Lovecraftian beast-men.

…Chimeramania?

[I]n these dark days of know-nothing anti-evolutionism, with religious fundamentalists occupying the White House, controlling Congress and attempting to distort the teaching of science in our schools, a powerful dose of biological reality would be healthy indeed. And this is precisely the message that chimeras, hybrids or mixed-species clones would drive home.

He frames the debate as “reality-based” versus “faith-based” too, in case you’re having trouble finding him on the map.

Imagine my surprise to find a Darwinist squandering his advantage on the merits by adopting a tone of insufferably smug superiority. Why, next thing you know, libertarians will be doing it.

I guess it gets tough having to tote around all that enlightenment.

There’s evolution and then there’s evolution: AI, real AI, is almost here. Pro: cars that drive themselves. Con: sex robots that are smart enough to know they can do better than you.

From mating with monkeys to sex robots. The funk of forty thousand years, as Richard Dawkins once called it.

No, wait. That was Vincent Price in “Thriller.”


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