Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Intelligent Duhsign Smackdown

Okay, I'm a bit late on this, but creationists got their ass handed to them in this ruling. Ouch!

Well, chalk one up for teaching science. I suspect the religious nutjobs won't ever give up. They got spanked in Scopes trial way back in 1925 (even though they won on a technicality) and are still at it 80 freaking years later. As someone who grew up in PA, I'm really disappointed that this happened in this area. Not that PA doesn't have its share of hicks, but you still don't expect something like this to happen in the Northeast. Apparently, the community didn't really support it so much, though, and it was just a few stupid Republicans who pulled this stunt. Eight of the dumbasses got unelected. :)

Listen up, you creationist goofballs. If there was really a scientific alternative to evolution, we will be hearing about it and it probably won't be so controversial to teach. If you really wanted to find real scientific controversies to teach, you could discuss the controversy over wormholes, or the controversy over the various interpretations in quantum physics. I don't expect the average creationist to even know what the hell I'm talking about, but just in case they wanted to really "teach the controversy" there are plenty to find. Plenty of legitimate scientific controversies, that is. Evolution isn't one. Saying evolution vs. creationism is a scientific controversy is like saying there is a scientific controversy over heliocentrism vs. geocentrism.

Of course, the creationists aren't fooling anyone - most people know the ID proponents don't want to really enrich scientific discussions, they just have a religious axe to grind. I bet if some of these guys had their druthers, in fact, they'd be using the Answers in Genesis website as a teaching tool. The judge wasn't fooled, either.

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