Friday, January 28, 2005

Evolution, etc.

Here in Georgia there has been a lot of debate about the teaching of evolution in schools, and for that I am particularly embarrassed. I have trouble believing that we are still talking about this issue. I'm sorry, but this subject is SO settled that it seems ridiculous to have to discuss it. Believe what you want about the beginning of the world, I have no problem with any religious view of the beginning of life. Really. But, if you can't reconcile the bible with evolution then you simply aren't open to any of the subtleties that make life so beautiful.
Besides, it seems so disingenuous to accept science in general, and then decide that evolution is the part that is messed up. My point is, these people drive to work with an internal combustion engine, trust their lives to mechanical brake systems and bio-engineered medicines, etc., and then pick evolution as the one scientific advance that they don't agree with. Where do these people get off with these critiques? Are they learning their science from comic strips?
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0055/0055_01.asp
Oh, I guess they are! Well, certainly that tract was peer-reviewed and conclusive. Believe what you want, but don't dumb down the country by messing with the public education system.

Update (12:35): Here is another tract from the same guy who taught us evolution was wrong. He also, apparently, believes playing Dungeons and Dragons leads to the ability to use black magic. Maybe we should let him write a science textbook.
http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0046/0046_01.asp

P.S. I realize this guy is extreme, and lots of anti-evolutionists don't believe in magic. But still...

3 Comments:

At 2:06 PM, Blogger romeotheBT said...

Holy Shit, these are really funny. Are they serious? Are these by the same guy that does the "Red Meat" comics? Crazy!

 
At 2:11 PM, Blogger Ricardo Grande said...

Dead serious! This is the guy who (I think) makes all the tracts that you find on urinals at movie theaters.

 
At 2:28 PM, Blogger romeotheBT said...

They're funny, but I'm not sure they intend to be.

 

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