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[[Image:5712dawkins.jpg|alt=Richard Dawkins|thumbnail|260px|right|In February 2010, the news organization ''The Telegraph'' reported that [[agnosticism|agnostic]] and [[evolution]]ist [[Richard Dawkins]] was "embroiled in a bitter online battle over plans to rid his popular internet forum for atheists of foul language, insults and 'frivolous gossip'."<ref name="telegraph">https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/7322177/Richard-Dawkins-in-bitter-web-censorship-row-with-fellow-atheists.html</ref>  In addition, Richard Dawkins [[Abrasiveness of Richard Dawkins|has a reputation for being abrasive]].]]
 
[[Image:5712dawkins.jpg|alt=Richard Dawkins|thumbnail|260px|right|In February 2010, the news organization ''The Telegraph'' reported that [[agnosticism|agnostic]] and [[evolution]]ist [[Richard Dawkins]] was "embroiled in a bitter online battle over plans to rid his popular internet forum for atheists of foul language, insults and 'frivolous gossip'."<ref name="telegraph">https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/7322177/Richard-Dawkins-in-bitter-web-censorship-row-with-fellow-atheists.html</ref>  In addition, Richard Dawkins [[Abrasiveness of Richard Dawkins|has a reputation for being abrasive]].]]
'''Evolution [[syndrome]]''' is the tendency of some people to insist compulsively that human [[evolution]] from animals ''must'' somehow be true, and to spend nearly all of their time pushing that belief on others.<ref>[http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/evo_01]</ref>  It is reflected on the [[internet]] by people who devote a significant amount of their postings to pushing their belief in evolution and insisting on [[censoring]] or demonizing alternative views of the issue. They are particularly against teaching any alternative theories to children in school. A childish insistence on [[last wordism]] is a common characteristic of evolution syndrome.
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'''Evolution [[syndrome]]''' is the tendency of liberals to be more evolved than conservatives
 
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Sufferers of evolution syndrome tend to be college students or graduates who wanted to excel in math or physics, but lacked the ability or work ethic to do so.  They are frustrated "wannabes" with respect to academic recognition.  But they find that [[liberals]] will praise their intelligence if they promote evolution.  This is analogous to a struggling ball player deceitfully turning to steroids to enhance his performance, and thereby make it to the "Big Leagues."
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Evolution syndrome blinds its victims to the logical fallacy of their [[materialism]]:  if human senses have merely evolved, then it is to be expected that human senses have not developed to the point of being able to detect all of reality.  Much of reality would still be "unseen" to an evolving human.  Yet victims of evolution syndrome insist that there is nothing unseen, and no [[God]].
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The primary effect of evolution syndrome is to keep its victims away from learning the [[Bible]].  Victims of this syndrome claim to be educated, yet justify their complete ignorance about the Bible in their slavish commitment to their evolution belief system.
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Characteristics of evolution syndrome include:
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*Frequent use of bizarre jargon such as "[[quote mining]]," "[[moving the goalposts]]," and "fundie"
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*A belief that consensus can somehow define scientific truth, even though consensus cannot define mathematical truth
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*An utter lack of [[open-mindedness]]
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*A reluctance to debate when large audiences will see the debate. See: [[Creation vs. evolution debates|Creation scientists tend to win the creation vs. evolution debates]]
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*[[Liberal style]]
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*A superficiality or pseudo-intellectualism
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*A lack of critical thinking
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*Over-reliance on name-calling
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[[Image:Olive baboon.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Scienceblogger Chad Orzel described the commentators on [[PZ Myers]]' Scienceblogs.com site [[Pharyngula (blog)|Pharyngula]], and other Scienceblogs.com commentators, as "screechy monkeys."<ref name="truefree">http://www.truefreethinker.com/articles/pz-myers-and-pavlovs-monkeys</ref>]]
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*Ruthlessly demanding "provable fact" by the other side while themselves insisting on unproven theories
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*Utter intolerance for [[Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed|other positions in science]]
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*A complete lack of curiosity and knowledge about anything that might contradict [[materialism]], such as [[migration]] and [[homing]]
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*[[Deliberate ignorance]] about the [[Bible]], despite its historical value, and even though evolutionists pretend to be learned
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*A tendency to be irrational [[atheism|atheists]] (see: [[Causes of atheism]])
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*A tendency to favour non-democratic political ideals such as [[socialism]] or [[fascism]]
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*An over-reliance on academic authority
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*A tendency to be easily amused by [[deceit]]
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Evolution syndrome particularly afflicts people who have some educational background without having the intellectual depth of more accomplished peers.  They are like minor league baseball players who take steroids to try to get to the major leagues: they think that harping on evolution will gain them credibility they lack based on their intellect.  Evolution syndrome can be seen on [[wiki]]s, [[Usenet]] groups, faculty positions below full professorships, and some less selective doctoral programs.
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There is a high incidence of [[atheism]] among this group and indeed, many if not most atheists suffer from evolution syndrome. Whether atheism is a cause of evolution syndrome or vice-versa is still to be discovered, but the number of [[theistic evolution]]ists suggest that the link is not absolute.
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Keeping an open mind, not obsessing about one's own views, and avoiding the insistence that others should share in one's view are key to avoiding evolution syndrome.
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== The behavior of the fans of Richard Dawkins and PZ Myers and other matters ==
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In February 2010, the news organization ''The Telegraph'' reported that [[agnosticism|agnostic]] and evolutionist [[Richard Dawkins]] was "embroiled in a bitter online battle over plans to rid his popular internet forum for atheists of foul language, insults and 'frivolous gossip'."<ref name="telegraph" /> In addition, Richard Dawkins [[Abrasiveness of Richard Dawkins|has a reputation for being abrasive]].
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In 2010, the [[Christian apologetics]] website [[True Free Thinker]] wrote:
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{{cquote|Scienceblogger [http://scienceblogs.com/principles/2008/04/the_cost_of_not_framing.php Chad Orzel described]  the commentators on [[PZ Myers]] ' Scienceblogs.com site [[Pharyngula (blog)|Pharyngula]], and other Scienceblogs.com commentators, as "screechy monkeys."<ref name="truefree" />}}
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In addition, there is a widespread problem with [[Atheist bullying|atheist cyberbullying]] on [[YouTube]] toward [[Christian]] and [[creationism|creationist]] YouTube channels.  [[CreationWiki]] has developed a web page entitled [http://creationwiki.org/Creationist_YouTube_video Creationist YouTube video] designed to show creationists how to thwart atheist/evolutionist cyberbullies.
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[[File:Question-Evolution-Campaign.jpg|thumbnail|250px|right|The [[Question evolution! campaign]] by [[Creation Ministries International]] is a worldwide campaign which poses 15 questions that evolutionists cannot satisfactorily answer.<ref name="qevo">[https://creation.com/question-eviolution Question evolution! campaign] by [[Creation Ministries International]]</ref> The 15 questions posed to evolutionists can be found [https://creation.com/15-questions HERE] ]]
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== Question evolution! campaign ==
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''See also:'' [[Question evolution! campaign]]
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Since [[World War II]] a majority of the most prominent and vocal defenders of the [[evolution|theory of evolution]] which employs [[methodological naturalism]] have been atheists.<ref>
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* Dr. Don Batten,[http://www.creationontheweb.com/content/view/737/ A ''Who’s Who'' of evolutionists] ''Creation'' 20(1):32, December 1997.
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* [[Jonathan Sarfati]], Ph.D.,F.M., [http://www.creationontheweb.com/content/view/3830 ''Refuting Evolution'', Chapter 1, Facts and Bias]
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</ref> In 2011, a campaign called the [[Question evolution! campaign]] was launched by the [[Bible|biblical]] [[creation]] organization [[Creation Ministries International]] which is a worldwide "[[grassroots|grass-roots]] movement to challenge the anti-[[Christianity|Christian]] [[dogma]] of [[evolution]]".<ref name="qevo" />  The focus of the Question evolution! campaign is on "15 questions that evolutionists cannot satisfactorily answer."<ref name="qevo" /> The 15 questions posed to evolutionists (and undecided individuals) can be found [https://creation.com/15-questions HERE]  The campaign will be primarily conducted in the [[United States]], the [[United Kingdom]], [[Canada]], [[Europe]], [[Australia]], [[New Zealand]], [[Singapore]] and [[South Africa]].<ref name="qevo" />
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== See also ==
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*[[Atheism and obsession with God]]
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*[[Disturbed character]]
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*[[Evolution of the gaps]]
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*[[Richard Dawkins]]
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*[[Evolution]]
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*[[Atheism]]
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*[[Creation denial]]
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==References==
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{{reflist}}
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[[Category:Syndromes]]
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[[Category:Conservapedia Terms]]
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[[Category:Liberal Traits]]
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Richard Dawkins
In February 2010, the news organization The Telegraph reported that agnostic and evolutionist Richard Dawkins was "embroiled in a bitter online battle over plans to rid his popular internet forum for atheists of foul language, insults and 'frivolous gossip'."[1] In addition, Richard Dawkins has a reputation for being abrasive.
Evolution syndrome is the tendency of liberals to be more evolved than conservatives
  1. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/7322177/Richard-Dawkins-in-bitter-web-censorship-row-with-fellow-atheists.html