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, February 21, 2011

I wrote a comment on a Wisconsin news website but I don't think anyone will ever see it.

So I'm going to put my comment right here.

HumanApe1 wrote:
Tony Weeks of Little Chute wrote "I'm reading the Feb. 11 newspaper and I read Ruth Elmer's letter ('Teaching only evolution is damaging to students'). The reason they don't teach creationism in school is because not everyone who goes to school is a Christian."

Actually, the real reason biology teachers don't teach magical creationism is because it's childish superstitious nonsense. Biology teachers would rather quit their jobs than be forced to lie to their students about science.

The best biology teachers make evolution a major part of every lesson because evolution (a basic scientific fact) is the foundation of biology. Without evolution biology is as boring as stamp collecting and students learn how to hate science. With evolution as part of every lesson, biology is extremely interesting and students learn how to love science.

Perhaps that's what the scientifically illiterate evolution-denier Ruth Elmer wants, to make students hate science.


  1. I found the comments section of the original post interesting: http://www.postcrescent.com/comments/article/20110211/APC0601/102110391/Letters-Teaching-only-evolution-is-damaging-to-students

    I went to college there. Not everyone in Appleton is a simpleton. I'll forward the info to a friend who still lives there.

  2. I tried to comment there as well. Good to see my fellow Louisianians are keeping up the good fight.

    My blog is here somewhere, probably under libralabrat.