"Darwin was the first to use data from nature to convince people that evolution is true, and his idea of natural selection was truly novel. It testifies to his genius that the concept of natural theology, accepted by most educated Westerners before 1859, was vanquished within only a few years by a single five-hundred-page book. On the Origin of Species turned the mysteries of life's diversity from mythology into genuine science." -- Jerry Coyne
Thursday, July 14, 2011
PZ frequently writes about the stupidity of science deniers, also known as Christian assholes.
This PZ post is about a typical crazy/stupid creationist. There were more examples of Christian idiocy in the comments. This was my comment:
I met a creationist who said god made the moon to make it easier for people to see at night.
I met another creationist who said god made chimps for our entertainment when we visit zoos.
I'm not making these fantasies up. Christians have shown themselves to be more hopelessly stupid than I could have imagined possible.