Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Living in Oblivion

When I say Americans are dumb, this is what I’m talking about.

The poll found that 42 percent of respondents held strict creationist views, agreeing that "living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time."

In contrast, 48 percent said they believed that humans had evolved over time. But of those, 18 percent said that evolution was "guided by a supreme being," and 26 percent said that evolution occurred through natural selection. In all, 64 percent said they were open to the idea of teaching creationism in addition to evolution, while 38 percent favored replacing evolution with creationism.
I don’t even know what to say about that. I mean, is America, the center of innovation and curiosity for the last 200 years, just prepared to lie back and wait for the world to pass us by? We landed on the fucking moon for fuck’s sake! If these people were alive in the 60s they’d say, “Why do we want to fly to a hunk of cheese stuck to the ceiling of the earth 20 miles in the sky?”

Look. It's fine if you don't understand evolution. I'm no expert. But can you please explain to me why you'd want to teach your kids (your God blessed fucking kids) your ignorance as well?

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