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

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Why are there are still millions of evolution deniers 152 years after Charles Darwin's Origin of Species?

In normal countries virtually everyone accepts our evolutionary relationship with the other modern ape species. In Idiot America about half the population denies this basic fact of science, and most of the rest think supernatural magic was a necessary mechanism to make the development of modern human apes possible.

What makes Idiot America different from the rest of the civilized world? Why are we virtually tied with the Muslim Middle East in acceptance of evolution and far behind every other Western country? Why do we have more in common with Muslim terrorists than we do with all of Europe (and other countries with educated populations)?

The answer couldn't possibly be more obvious. I could blame poor science education but the real reason is much worse. The problem is the Christian death cult, a disease which is out of control in the United States of Jeebus.

3 comments:

  1. U.S. vs. Pakistan: One is a democracy with a theocratic element full of violent nutters who use assassination to bully the other side, and the other is Pakistan

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  2. I have a theory. The Bible Belt. With is full of Evangelical Creationists. Lots of the United States is the Bible Belt.

    In this context, I am not talking about theory like in evolution, btw.

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  3. @ LadyAtheist:

    it’s an old set up for a joke, but I fall for it every time.
    I shook with laughter.

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