Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Oh no! They're after us language scholars now!

PZ Myers over at Pharyngula (if you don't already read his blog, you should) noticed this. Apparently, the creationists are now claiming that all words in all human languages have "Edenic" roots. Unfortunately, they've been as sly with this attack on science as they are with most of their others. How are we to possibly verify this claim? After all, they are claiming that all words have proto-Hebrew roots - roots that derive from the language designed by god and given to humans in the Garden of Eden. So, what was this language? How do we get at it? Many of their articles (yes, there are articles, take a look if you want to get ticked off) make sad attempts at linking current English words to Hebrew. But since Hebrew came about after the Tower of Babel (yes, they actually believe that human languages split off as a result of an incident at the Tower of Babel), what reason do we have to believe that is is closely related to "edenic"? None. If you want to be as incensed as I am right now, check out their website.

Expect more on this disgusting nonsense soon. For now, I'm going to go bang my head against a wall.

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