It would appear that the Darwinist habit of attempting to shift the discourse by attacking their critics in lieu of defending their beliefs is not a new one:
Christian theologians, almost without exception, likewise accepted the fact that the earth is a sphere. The only two Christian writers known to have advocated a flat earth were a 4th-century heretic, Lactantius, and an obscure 6th-century Egyptian Monk, Cosmas Indicopleustes. Later, these two obscure and uninfluential writers were used as the prime evidence to prove that the flat-earth view was accepted by the Church as a whole—or at least by large parts of it.
While I was aware that the Catholic Church had never declared any doctrine of a flat earth, I wasn’t aware that the Darwinists had dug so deeply into the obscure and the heretical in order to provide a basis for their misleading accusation of a dogmatic Christian belief in a flat earth. Lactantius and Cosmas Indicopleustes – this is the first I’ve ever heard of either man – weren’t exactly Tertullian and Origen, much less Augustine and Aquinas. Also, if anyone is in possession of any information that contradicts the information at the link, I’d quite like to see it.
Because as it stands, this tends to call the intellectual honesty of the nineteenth century champions of Darwinism into question in addition to further demonstrating the historical unreliability of the secularist camp.