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 26, 2013

America's Christian war against science education

This time the Christian war against reality is in Montana. I wrote a comment at a Montana news website which may or may not be published. Here it is:

Critics says bill allows creationism in schools

"Republican sponsor Clayton Fiscus of Billings says evolution isn't settled science. His bill would allow teachers _ if they want to _ to address weaknesses in evolution studies in the classroom."

As a very conservative Republican I'm a bit fed up with Republicans like Fiscus who disgrace conservatism. It's not conservative to be a science denier. It's not conservative to dumb down science education to accommodate religious fantasies.

Evolution is settled science. It's virtually impossible to find any biologist in the world who doesn't agree evolution is the strongest fact of science and the foundation of biology. It's impossible to properly teach biology without making evolution part of every single lesson.

The reason biologists have accepted evolution as fact for more than a century is the evidence, evidence that has become more powerful than Darwin could have ever imagined possible. Evidence Mr. Fiscus obviously knows nothing about.

Does evolution (the strongest fact of science) have weaknesses? No, of course not, for the same reason our planet's orbit around the sun has no weaknesses.

Mr. Fiscus wants to give incompetent science teachers the right to lie to their students about science. A better idea would be to immediately fire all science teachers who don't know anything about science. Firing all the evolution deniers would be a good place to start. It's not fair to students to get stuck with a know-nothing teacher who should have been fired a long time ago.

People who want to study the massive overwhelming evidence for evolution could try this: Type "darwin killed god" in the google search box then click the I'm Feeling Lucky button.

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My 12 best posts about the evidence for evolution:

Bible thumping retard in Idiot Tennessee is a science denier. What a surprise!

A whole bunch of fucking evidence for evolution

Evidence for evolution you can see with your own eyes

Evolution deniers can't explain why their god fairy would use its magic wand to create the giraffe's laryngeal nerve 15 feet longer than necessary.

Science deniers, how do you explain Dorudon?

The Great Apes: chimps, people, gorillas, orangutans

Endogenous Retroviruses make Jeebus cry.

Some stuff I stole from Jerry Coyne's Why Evolution is True

The ancestor of the Chihuahua is the wolf.

Lanugo makes Jeebus cry.

This is for the Christian assholes who say there are no transitional fossils.

Human chromosome 2 and chimpanzee chromosomes 2p & 2q

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