Time to get out the paper bag again


I thought I might be safe. It’s been a really long time since I’ve had to hang my head in shame and contemplate covering it with a paper bag because of creationist pontifications of a fellow physician bringing shame upon our shared profession. It had even been longer since I had dealt with Dr. Geoffrey Simmons, a particularly clueless “intelligent design” creationist. And don’t even get me started on the whole “Physicians and Surgeons Who Dissent from Darwinism” silliness started by the Discovery Institute.

Now P.Z. Myers informs me that Dr. Simmons is back and dumber than ever talking about evolution. I just don’t know what to do. It’s hard to show one’s face around my fellow ScienceBloggers when so many of my fellow physicians like Dr. Simmons are proudly trumpeting their ignorance of biology for the world to see. Next, you’ll be telling me that Dr. Michael Egnor is making a comeback.

Too late.

Time to get a paper bag. Maybe I can at least use get one of those cool Apple shopping bags from the nearest Apple Store. They’re at least not ugly.