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

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Suck-ups tell Christians it's not OK to lie to children in science classrooms but it's perfectly OK to abuse children in a church or religious school.

At Florida bill may rekindle debate over evolution I wrote the following comments:

Mashiach wrote "Teaching intelligent design (creationism by another name) is fine. Just teach it in church, synagogue, or the mosque." I wonder why you think child abuse is fine. Teaching magical creationism is dishonest and it's the worst possible kind of child abuse. Lying to children should never be tolerated.

Hurd is part of the problem. He has invoked the Clergy Letter Project. He calls their pollution of evolutionary biology with god's magic wand a good thing. Suck-ups like Hurd are one reason why religious insanity is out of control. (I also wrote about Hurd here.)

Cowardly Christians, also known as science deniers, are terrified of evolutionary biology because this branch of science makes their dead Jeebus cry. I wrote about Florida's Christian war against science education here: http://darwinkilledgod.blogspot.com/2011/03/christian-war-against-science-education.html

"Florida bill may rekindle debate over evolution" There is no debate about the basic facts of evolution. This article should have been called "Florida bill rekindles the Christian war against science education".

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