Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Can't We All Just Get Along and Evolve?

The dumbing-down of America continues at a rapid pace. It seems that the stupid-ass Creationists "Intelligent Design" people are at it again -- a school board in Dover, Pennsylvania, is rightfully being sued by eight parents for voting to include the teaching of ridiculous creation myths "intelligent design" in the schools' science classes. Jeebus H. Criminey, won't these people ever give up? They've got God in the Pledge of Allegiance (for now) and on our coins and dollar bills, but they want it all -- prayer and religious instruction in the schools, the Ten Commandments posted in the courts, and full-blown theocracy in the White House. The Pledge is probably still safe for them, what with the current and future makeup of the Supreme Court, and virtually no one is challenging the phrase "In God We Trust" on our money. Perhaps they're coming close to having that last wish become reality, too, given the pandering that Sanctimonious George does to his religious nutball evangelical base.

It's actually understandable why the Religious Right and complicit Republicans would allow a good portion of the nation's children (just not their own, if they can help it) to sink into the morass of ignorance, superstition and stupidity -- it's been demonstrated time and again that the more education a person has, the more likely he or she is to vote Democratic. So why wouldn't they set up and try to keep in place an educational system that questions basic science, that introduces religious dogma into classrooms, that discourages critical thinking? It's to their advantage to have a nation full of people too dumb to know the difference between science and hocus-pocus, between fact and fiction, between real leaders and miserable failures.

But really -- "intelligent design"? It's not science, not even close. There's no real debate, no raging controversy in the scientific community over whether evolution or the Christian creation myth is the explanation of how we became what we are today on this planet. All it really is is folks who are too stupid to understand the science behind evolution saying, "Golll-lleee, I don't get that there ee-voe-looshun stuff, so it must be magic!" What a bunch of macaroons.

For a real laugh on the subject, though, check out a website by, for and about the people who think science and evolution are just Satan's board games. Visit a world where the Earth is only 6,000 years old, where Adam and Eve (and a whole lot of other early people) were giants (!!), where Noah's Ark is absolutely real and where "Nature is too intelligent, precise, coordinated and complex to have evolved." It's Bibleland!

Look, neither Creationism or Evolution has all the answers but evolutionists believe their case is so airtight that you rarely get to see both sides considered side by side with equality. As one evolutionist said in May 3rd 2005 article in the USA Today “ To debate Evolution is similar to debating whether the Earth is round.” With that kind of limiting mindset we would have never progressed out of the Stone Age if there was one.

Remember, you can't spell "idiot" without "ID."
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