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, September 16, 2014

Idiot America is infested with god-soaked evolution-deniers.


Evgenara wrote:
What if the Storke really does deliver babies all over the world? What if Santa really does make and deliver Toys to all children? What if the Tooth Fairy does exist? What if the Theory of Evolution is wrong? ( Are you really serious, or are you just having us all on, having a joke?? I hope so!)
In civilized countries this whole thing would be a joke. But where I live in god-soaked America, almost half the population are reality deniers. Obviously it's a religious problem. In other extremely religious countries, for example the terrorist infested Middle East, they have an even higher percentage of reality deniers. Both American Christians and Muslim terrorists want to throw out centuries of scientific progress and replace it with supernatural magic.
Also, in both America and the Muslim theocracies science education is worse than terrible. In America only 28% of high school biology teachers are qualified to competently teach evolution. My biology teacher never once talked about evolution even though it's the foundation of biology. In the Muslim theocracies it's against the law to teach evolution, even at universities.
Your comparison of evolution deniers to people who believe in the Tooth Fairy is correct. I would compare these science deniers to holocaust deniers and people who think the 9/11 religious atrocity was an inside job.
All religious terrorists (including ISIS) are evolution deniers. Isn't that interesting?
Biologists usually ignore the evolution deniers. However they are probably annoyed by the fact that the world is infested with these strange people.
"For all of those who do see the overwhelming evidence of natural selection and life's descent from ancestors, and the immense span of time over which the story of life unfolded, it is, to put it mildly, baffling how so many still do not. It is absolutely astonishing and often infuriating that some take it so far as to deny the immense foundation of evidence and to slander all the human achievement that foundation represents."
-- Sean B. Carroll, professor of molecular biology, genetics, and medical genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 
author of The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution

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