Category: creationism

Shutting down the creationists

Good video here. I’ve watched each of these folks in videos, Eugenie C. Scott, Ken Miller, David Dreamer, et al. and they all make extremely good points in defense of science. I’ve even had some very nice email exchanges with Prof. Miller.

But as is always the case, the sum is greater than the parts. And this nine minute video proves it.

Prof. Barbara Forrest, PhD is a professor of philosophy, and she accurately sums up the creationists. They are people who cannot accommodate modern science and as she says “Even most aspects of the modern world.”

These are people who are too afraid to move forward. To afraid to think for themselves and decide that creationist dogma is just what I call it, dogma being pushed for many decades upon we people.

The other part that concerned me is the NSF man on the street studies. According to James L. Powell, PhD half the people think we lived with dinosaurs, while the other half question evolution. I wonder though, where does that leave me? I don’t believe we lived with dinosaurs and I sure as hell don’t question evolution as evidenced by my many posts on the subject.

I wonder what it is about religion that so captivates and imprisons the human mind. It saddens me to think of all the wasted cognitive effort involved in believing the unbelievable.

Creation Science 101 Song

This is fantastic! A tongue-in-cheek song about ‘creation science’. Look, you can put lipstick and a dress on a pig, and it’s still a pig. Same is true of applying the science label to creationism, it’s still religious mumbo-jumbo all dressed up.

Damned Creationists at it again in TN

Sen. Raymond Finney of TN is now stirring the creationist pot again. Tennessee is known for the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial. Even then, the dumb fucks understand that evolution isn’t linear, it’s branching as is so elegantly pointed out in this. The Tree

What irked me most about Finney’s spouting is this line:
“There has never been any proof offered that Darwin’s theory of evolution is correct,” he said.

Really? Mr. Finney could probably use a few more years of formalized schooling. It might save him from opening his mouth and inserting his foot. Or maybe even sticking his own head up his own ass. All he has to do is look at the image above. If you cant’ see that evolution is happening on a regular basis then you need to delete yourself from the gene pool.

Why is it that we elect the dumbest mother fuckers out there on a regular basis? Should we expect anything else? Maybe it is telling that more scientists don’t run for office. If they did we could expect to see things run a bit different.

After all, a scientist knows what a budget is, and would stick to it. And a scientist wouldn’t make stupid statements like Mr. Finney. By the way, I don’t include M.D.’s as scientists as a general rule. I’ve seen too many M.D.’s pronounce their dedication to Christ and their belief in creationism over the past few years. This strikes me as extremely odd, as a medical doctor has to study the sciences in order to matriculate. Do some of them forget?