It must be great to be a right wing extremist. You don’t have to justify anything you say, you can just make it up. As long as your followers are prepared to swallow it, any old rubbish is OK. But why be content with any old rubbish when it can be funny.
A case in point. This morning Ken MacLeod re-tweeted a link from Jim Henley (who I don’t know, but who deserves the credit). The link is to a page on Conservapedia that contains a heap of “facts” intended to prove that the Earth cannot be more than a few thousand years old. You have to be pretty dumb to swallow some of it, but my attention was drawn to the section on Biology where point 1 is as follows:
The intelligence of humans is rapidly declining, whether measured by SAT scores, music, personal letters, quality of political debates, the quality of news articles, and many other measures. This means that if one goes back far enough, intelligence would measure at ridiculous heights, if humans were even tens of thousands of years old.
And the best evidence for the rapidly declining intelligence of humans is…
I cannot believe that anyone would have written this without their tongue firmly in their cheek. Will someone pay me to write this stuff? It would be so much fun.