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

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Creationists don't know enough to know they know nothing.

I highly recommend this video from a science teacher who explains why creationists are idiots. The Dunning Kruger Effect suggests that ignorant people not only fail to recognize their own ignorance, they fail to recognize competence in others. Consequently they believe they are highly skilled.



It's impossible to be more retarded than a creationist. Perhaps this is why creationist assholes think they know more about biology than every biologist in the world, from wikipedia: The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than average. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their mistakes.[1]

From the same person there is another excellent video about the Christian war against science education. The video is 22 minutes and he takes a bit long to get out the point he is trying to make, but your patience will be rewarded if you watch the whole thing. He brilliantly explains why the Christian war against science education is wrong, wrong because their fake science is wrong, and wrong because they think they can force it into science education anyway. And he explains why their methods, going to the politicians instead of doing scientific research, will backfire on them because they are only enraging the scientific community who are becoming fed up with their tactics. Here is the video: Will Intelligent Design Get In Science Class?

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