When last I recall leaving Deepak Chopra, he was whining about just how mean we skeptics were to him, calling him all sorts of (well-deserved) names for his mangling of even the most basic of sciences or attacking Michael Shermer for calling his BS, well, BS, albeit in a far more polite manner than readers of this blog are accustomed to hearing from me. Apparently he’s still been up to his usual tricks—and in his usual places, too: his own blog, Intent.com, and that wretched hive of scum and quackery that he’s infested almost since its beginning The Huffington Post. In fact, he often crossposts the same articles to both blogs, and this is exactly what he did with his latest target topic Is Evolution Ready to Evolve? (crossposted to HuffPo, natch).
Per his usual MO, Chopra starts off trying to paint himself and those who think like him as martyrs persecuted by the cruel, jagged barbs of dogmatic insults against those who have the temerity to criticize “Darwinism.” Of course, whenever you hear someone like Chopra using the term “Darwinism” as a substitute for “evolution,” there’s at least a 99% chance you’re about to be treated to an anti-science rant of the highest caliber, and Chopra doesn’t disappoint.