Monday, 12 January 2009
In my previous post, I have highlighted the despondent state of affairs with regards to Science: Religious fundamentalists, mostly of the Christian-Judaism kind, are seeking to undermine the teaching of Evolution in public school laboratories and classrooms.
These religious morons, hoping to get a piece of the hegemony of public education, have attempted to discredit evolution and in the process smuggle their own brand of pseudoscience into public schools: Creationism or its evil twin, Intelligent Design.
Evolution, according to these fundamentalists, is mere theory; something conjured out of a magician's hut or spewed by a half-pissed, drunk scientist high on martinis or worst, cocaine (That is, before Ted Haggard admitted to snorting meth and having sex with a male prostitute.....tsk tsk)!
And part of the Creationist's strategy, therefore, is to discredit Evolution: Make Evolution sound so preposterous and ridiculous, that soon enough teachers will be more than a tad reluctant to teach evolution in biology classrooms due to a chorus of disapproval from unctuous, religious parents. And slowly, but surely, a clandestine campaign to smuggle religion into the science curriculum will commence.
According to Vjack at Atheist Revolution, House Bill 25 will require all science books pertaining to evolutionary biology to include a disclaimer (as if the reading of evolution is some kind of a pornographic filth! Shit, shouldn't they include a disclaimer for the bible too???)!
Read this and laugh:
This textbook discusses evolution, a controversial theory some scientists present as a scientific explanation for the origin of living things. No one was present when life first appeared on earth. Therefore, any statement about life's origins should be considered a theory.
Evolution refers to the unproven belief that random, undirected forces produced living things. There are many topics with unanswered questions about the origin of life which are not mentioned in your textbook, including: the sudden appearance of the major groups of animals in the fossil record (known as the Cambrian Explosion); the lack of new major groups of other living things appearing in the fossil record; the lack of transitional forms of major groups of plants and animals in the fossil record; and the complete and complex set of instructions for building a living body possessed by all living things.
Study hard and keep an open mind.
What's the Alternative to Evolution???
The buffoons who come up with such drivel fail to explicitly provide an alternative to evolution in order not to give us secular folks the impression that this is indeed a Christian and religiously-motivated movement. Duh!!!!
The disclaimer fails to explain the meaning of scientific theory: It is merely the same stupid tirade of dismissing science by undermining the true meaning of "theory" in scientific terms: Everything is potentially falsifiable. Unfortunately, religious folks like to play in the realm of absolutism. If one part of a scientific theory is found to be wrong, the whole thing turns out to be bogus! This, fortunately, is not how science works.
It looks like these morons want a repeat of the Scopes Trial and put a religious verdict on Evolution in a bid to kill Science, and in the process make kids dumber, stupider and more religious than they already are.
Sure, the world is 6000 yrs old, Adam and Eve were real folks frolicking and smooching around with T-rexes and Brontosaurus like a cartoon version of Flintstones, snakes and donkeys do all the talking and quibbling, and the world is really flat. No more vaccinations and DNA research, since cells and bacteria never really mutate in the first place. As it is, these morons already have a Creationist Museum in Kentucky, USA, with state-of-the-art animatronics portraying dinosaurs and man living together harmoniously........that's so corny and so Disney-like!!!!
The Alternative to Evolution? Welcome to the Stone Age.
Keep An Open Mind, Folks!!!
"By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out." -Richard Dawkins
Evolution Disclaimer: Evolution Mere Theory; So Keep An Open Mind (And Watch Thy Brains Drop Out)