Why Creationists are WIMPs

I came up with this in a round of punning at After the Bar Closes (http://www.antievolution.org/cgi-bin/ikonboard/ikonboard.cgi?s=4d5e89926c73d9cf;act=SF;f=14).

WIMPs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weakly_interacting_massive_particles) are a type of hypothetical subatomic particle.  They are Weakly Interacting Massive Particles.  These things don’t interact with normal matter very much and may be the solution to the dark matter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_matter) problem.

However, the description of WIMPs also apply to creationists.  Let’s look at what Wikipedia says about WIMPs.[1]

In astrophysics, weakly interacting massive particles or WIMPs, are hypothetical particles serving as one possible solution to the dark matter problem.

In Biology, weakly interacting massive problems are creationists and their poor dupes.

These particles interact through the weak nuclear force and gravity, and possibly through other interactions no stronger than the weak force.

Likewise creationists only interact through weak outlets.  The courts and state legislatures are one exception (like gravity).  Though they claim to be scientists, they refuse to play with the real scientists.  This shows WIMP-like character.

Because they do not interact with electromagnetism they cannot be seen directly,…

Much like the often claimed, but never seen ID/creation research program.  This invisible research program is stuff of legend.  Always claimed to have dealt with the logical problems inherent in ID/creationism, yet no published report, data, or experiments actually exist.

and because they do not interact with the strong nuclear force they do not react strongly with atomic nuclei.

Creationists do not like to interact with real scientists (or even people that can think critically and logically).  They prefer to spend their time in books (where they can say anything they want), their own forums (where they have complete control over responses to their posts [2]), and areas that are full of people known to be gullible (churches, anti-vaccine groups, etc [3]).

This combination of properties gives WIMPs many of the properties of neutrinos, save for being far more massive and therefore slower.

Creationists generally are slower.  It takes much more time to read a paper, and search it for quote-mines, and put a ‘proper’ pro-ID spin on the paper, than it does to just read and accept the results as given.

Of course, there’s the obvious comment about ‘slower’ as applied to the mental facilities of ID/creationists.

As far as more massive, the WIMP movement is huge.  There are huge masses of non-critical people who are brought up trained to believe what is presented confidently.  In some areas, these masses of non-critical people have reached critical mass (get it?) resulting (not unlike the galaxy formation of astrophysical WIMPs) in whole areas of the world that don’t accept fundamental science and even push the denial of same.

Although the existence of WIMPs in nature is hypothetical at this point,…

Sigh, if only ID/creationist WIMPs were hypothetical…

Because of their large mass, they would be relatively slow moving and therefore cold.

I’ve already commented on the mass, but I’ll note that ID/Creationists are also cold.  They do not have a sense of humor.  In fact, I bet that they would be offended by this humorous post.  They also generally support things that rational, thinking people find abhorrent.  They also tend to be very mean and cruel, wishing death on those that think differently. [4]

As a result they would tend to remain clumpy.

Yep, only hanging out with their own kind (get it?).

WIMPs are considered one of the main candidates for cold dark matter, the other being massive compact halo objects (MACHOs).

So if WIMPs are a candidate for explaining everything in world, then MACHOs are the alternative.  I think that’s a fitting name for scientists and rational thinkers.  We are massive (ly smart), compact (few in number, but powerful in effect), halo (we’re better people), objects.

Also, in contrast to MACHOs, there are no known stable particles within the standard model of particle physics that have all the properties of WIMPs.

So ID/creationists are unstable.  I don’t think that’s under discussion.  These people have either massive cognitive dissonance (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_dissonance) or are case studies for Krueger Dunning (http://psycnet.apa.org/?&fa=main.doiLanding&doi=10.1037/0022-3514.77.6.1121)

On the other hand, MACHOs are stable and do exist.

And people say that particle physics doesn’t apply to the real world.

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[1] I don’t claim that Wikipedia is the authoritative source for anything.  Very often though, you can find direct links to research or other material that help out.  I often link to Wikipedia because it’s convenient.  I expect that readers will take this into account and review additional source material as well.

[2] If you don’t believe this, please visit After the Bar Closes ( http://www.antievolution.org/cgi-bin/ikonboard/ikonboard.cgi?s=4d5e89926c73d9cf;act=SF;f=14) where there are multiple threads (because some of them got too long) about the deletions, moderated comments asking hard questions not being allowed, and science supporters banned for no reason.

[3] Why is it that Dembski teaches at a seminary?  Why does Behe, Dembski and others often speak in churches, instead of scientific conferences?  Things that make you go “Hmmm”.

[4] Yes, I have been ‘threatened’ with death, burning in hell, having my head chopped off, etc for supporting science.

 

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