Joined: Jan. 2006
|Quote (Richardthughes @ June 25 2007,16:16)|
|Quote (Arden Chatfield @ June 25 2007,16:13)|
|V, why are you afraid to explain your positions?|
He's a troll. It's not about discussion, just the reaction.
Here's my take:
VMartin is basically a Christian creationist, though in his own odd Eastern European way. He's indicated this here and there on other boards in the past. He doesn't know much about biology, but bottomline, he's a creationist. That's why he won't answer questions about his 'designer' and his 'scenario' -- he knows all he has is 'Goddidit', and he can't defend that and continue his pseudoscientific pretensions.
Moreover, he's from Slovakia, and he seems to have bought the notion that anything 'leftwing' -- like not being a fundie, being an atheist or a 'Darwinist' -- means you're the same as the atheistic Communist meanies who stomped on Slovakia for 45 years. In other words, he's another one of those Eastern Europeans who becomes a total rightwinger purely as a reaction against the Soviet period. His anti-Darwinism is part and parcel of this. (Like how DaveScot embraces ID as part of his wingnuttery.)
Since VM is not very bright and doesn't understand English terribly well, he's not able to see how insane Davison is, something everyone in the English-speaking world figured out years ago. All he knows is that Davison offers some kind of pseudoscientific 'attack against Darwinism', and that's enough for him. However, he hasn't been paying very close attention, so he has serious cognitive dissonance when it's pointed out to him that Davison thinks that God has died (clashes badly with his religious beliefs), or when Davison says that there's no reason to doubt common descent (something those awful atheists believe in). VM can't make those things line up with his religious opinions, so only option is to ignore our comments. The closest he can come to a counterargument is to snarl incoherent insults, to say "I can see you are all Darwinist", or to make jokes about "you Darwinist atheist are all stupid". Like Robert O'Brien, he's completely convinced that he's smarter than everyone around him, and that his religious views make him superior to us all, so he assumes this absolves him from having to actually back up any claims he makes.
I don't see him coming here to 'get a reaction' per se; I think it's more that he wants to stroke his ego by his devastating counterarguments against the Darwinists and atheists. In other words, he wants to dazzle us all, and he's too dumb to know he can't do it.
"Rich is just mad because he thought all titties had fur on them until last week when a shorn transvestite ruined his childhood dreams by jumping out of a spider man cake and man boobing him in the face lips." - Erasmus