If you look at the universe and study the universe, what you find is that there is no evidence that we need anything other than the laws of physics and the other laws of science to explain everything we see. There's absolutely no evidence that we need any supernatural hand of god. -- Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms. -- Encyclopedia Britannica
FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue. -- PZ Myers
Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence. -- PZ Myers

Monday, December 27, 2010

Some interesting facts about La Porte City, Iowa

La Porte City in Iowa is a typical middle-of-nowhere small town in Idiot America. According to the census of year 2000 it has 2,275 residents including 2,256 white people and 3 black people. It's called a city because it's probably the biggest small town in the area. It has 10 churches, one monument to stupidity for every 227 residents. It is surrounded by farms growing corn on one of the most fertile lands of earth. If anyone is filthy rich, it's the hard working farmers who live nearby, thanks to the price of corn these days.

Ten churches in a small town is typical for Idiot America. I estimate the number of evolution deniers (also known as uneducated morons) in La Porte City is close to 100% of the population. What chance does a young person growing up there have to learn anything about reality? With more preachers than competent biology teachers, it would be virtually impossible to learn anything about science. Even if they had one good science teacher, the religious brainwashing would be complete before any students met that teacher. They wouldn't be able to understand anything.

I have frequently visited small towns and farms in Illinois, Iowa, and South Dakota thanks to the countless cousins I have who live there. The people are wonderful but they are thoroughly god-soaked. They happily live in their magical fantasy world, never knowing what they are or where they came from.

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