I know little else about Curtis Dahlgren, but he has written some columns for RenewAmerica, Alan Keyes’s blognetwork and truly a remarkable collection of nonsense. Indeed, Dahlgren has contributed some of the most absurd rants ever committed to the Internet; a prime example being his rant against the legal system and some decisions he disagrees with in which he blamed their perceived errors on elitism, though the lack of any clear point and connection between his (often weirdly false) claims makes it hard to sum it up in any better than that. At least it deteriorates into a cranky rant about those darn hippies and their horrible “civil liberties”, which they have obtained because courts cherry-pick jury members to get the results they want (i.e. there is some sort of conspiracy going on stemming from the “Dark Force” of the left).
Although it is a little hard to discern exactly what his problem is in said column, it is rather obvious that it was written by someone with a tenuous hold on sanity and reason. Dahlgren has also penned columns trying to unmask the conspiracies among those elitist scientists, and his targets are the scientists in precisely those areas you’d expect, evolution and climate change – he calls environmentalist one of the curses of the present age. Dahlgren shows that it is all a matter of politics (failure to draw the distinction between science and politics is a hallmark of wingnuttery), and cites – apparently as support for his claim – how Russians in the 1860s appropriated Darwinism and hence that the Bolsheviks were influenced by the nihilism contained in the theory of evolution. Hence … I have no idea, except that he laments the fact that people always turn to those greedy scientists when they want their problems solved.
Diagnosis: A source of some of the most absolutely utter bizarreness you’ll encounter on the Internet – apparently coherence is no virtue for Curtis Dahlgren, and truth isn’t even on the radar (I suspect even elementary school kids could easily spot a couple of blatant, bizarre falsehoods in any one of his columns in a few seconds).