Hardly significant in the grand scheme of things, but Bruce Bedinger is at least vice-president of the River to the Nations Ministries in Winston-Salem. And he’s a creationist. According to Bedinger, the perceived lack of transitional fossils is not only a major problem for the theory of evolution, but something that school textbook authors and publishers nefariously neglect to tell students as part of a plot to fool them into believing in evolution. Instead, according to Bedinger, the fossil record reveals the sudden appearance of new species. And – also according to Bedinger – this discovery has led to the development of a new version of evolutionary theory called “punctuated equilibrium,” which Bedinger thinks is a version of the creation story of the Bible. Also quote mining.
Diagnosis: Village idiot. We need to cover some of those as well.