"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
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Idiot America is infested with god-soaked evolution-deniers.
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