"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
Saturday, September 27, 2014
American evolution deniers have a lot in common with terrorists.
In backward countries like America and the Muslim theocracies there are countless millions of evolution deniers. Who cares? If they want to waste their entire lives not knowing what they are and where they came from, that's their problem.
What concerns me is the brainwashing of children. These victims of mental child abuse grow up believing our species was magically created out of nothing and we are completely separate from the rest of nature.
I was one of these victims. It was drilled into me we are people and the other creatures are animals. People are not animals. Of course that's ridiculous but millions of brainwashed children believe it.
Another serious problem is science education. For example in Mosul, Iraq, which is now controlled by the Islamic State, nobody learns a thing about evolution and the terrorists, wanting to be sure children stay ignorant, banned the teaching of evolution.
"The new Mosul curriculum, allegedly issued by al-Baghdadi himself, explicitly bans Charles Darwin's theory of evolution — although it was not previously taught in Iraqi schools."
The American evolution deniers have a lot in common with terrorists. Isn't that interesting?
In America a survey showed that only 28% of biology teachers are competent enough to properly teach evolution. These means 72% of American students are learning nothing about the most interesting branch of science. They learn how to hate science because they think it's boring.
The other 72% of teachers are worse than incompetent. Most of them are cowards. They would rather cheat their students than endure the harassment and threats they would receive if they taught evolution.
Even worse some American biology teachers illegally teach magical creationism which is an anti-science fantasy. The students don't complain so these disgusting fake teachers get away with it.