Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Why do evolution deniers deny evolution?
This blog exists to explain why the facts of evolutionary biology are a good reason to throw out all god bullshit. But for me evolution wasn't what made me throw out religious stupidity. It was something else. I just realized my religious teachers were idiots, religion is a business, the customers are suckers, it's all bullshit, and it was wasting my precious Sunday mornings.
If I remember correctly I was 18, still a senior in high school, when I decided to stop going to church with the rest of my family. It was so long ago I don't know exactly when I threw out the god idea completely, but it was something I didn't even think about. Another thing I never thought about was science, and I never thought about scientific questions like how did people and other creatures develop. The number of scientific concepts I learned from kindergarten thru 8th grade was exactly zero because my Catholic school (1950's - 1960's) never taught any science. They never mentioned the word evolution, and they rarely talked about magical creationism (except to say a few million times that god made us in its own image). Evolution was something I never thought about and never heard of before.
Then I went to public high school, took a biology class, and even though this was one of the best high schools in the United States, in a wealthy Chicago suburb, my incompetent 1965-1966 biology teacher never mentioned the word evolution or any fact of evolution. Also, this was a subject I never talked about with anyone back in the 1960's, and somehow I managed to graduate from high school without ever once hearing the word evolution in my entire life up to then, and even at the university I went to I never heard of this scientific concept, and never bothered to wonder where people came from, even though that would have been a good question to ask since by then I had thrown out the magic god fairy.
I forget what year it was, I purchased and read The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal by Desmond Morris. Perhaps that was the first time I learned about the evolution idea. I immediately accepted it as fact even though I knew virtually nothing about it (and it was several years before I bothered to study it). It made sense because it was the only explanation for the development of people I had ever heard of, and of course I wasn't going to prefer what I learned in First Grade, that people were created by a magic fairy out of nothing.
Apparently not everyone has been so quick to accept the facts of evolutionary biology like I was. Polls show that in Idiot America about half the population completely rejects evolution, preferring the only known alternative which has the disadvantage of requiring a magic wand, which is an idiotic childish idea. The same polls show that most of the other half of Idiot America accept the scientific fact of evolution but only if they are allowed to pollute it with the same magic wand. They stick their god fairy in there, especially for the development of the modern human ape species.
Why are so many millions of Americans so retarded? They are not interested in science, but I can't criticize them for that because I used to have the same problem. But still, to prefer magic instead of an established fact of science? That's really nuts. And there's millions of these idiots, they're everywhere. They even infest our schools even though these drooling morons shouldn't be allowed near children.
So why all the out of control stupidity? What's their problem?
I can't read the minds of idiots, but I can at least guess what their problem is. I'm betting at least one of the reasons for their rejection of reality is they are cowards. They notice evolution kills the heaven idea (if we're just animals, as are cockroaches and rats, then why should only we go to heaven?). Heaven is a very popular fantasy in Idiot America. It's an idea that feeble minded people wish was true. They wish for it so much they just believe it, not caring how childish and impossible it is.
I think that's it. Evolution deniers deny evolution because they're too cowardly to accept reality, the reality that there's no life after death and they can only look forward to not existing ever again. That's just too much reality for a cowardly retard to take, so to defend their childish heaven fantasy they throw out modern biology and 150 years of scientific progress.