Thursday, February 24, 2005

Darwin Under Attack

Eighty years after the Scopes "monkey" trial we're still trying to explain evolution to the dimwitted. If we want to compete in the modern world, our children need to be scientifically literate, but that's becoming increasingly difficult to accomplish while fundies continue to try to insert their BELIEFS into our FACTS. Children need to understand that scientific method can be tested and proven, and that Bible stories are just that - stories.

Several states are refusing to use the word "evolution" in their textbooks and in many red states, fantasy-based parents are demanding that evolution be taught as only an unproven theory, no more valid than their biblical story about Adam and Eve.

Fundies are now arguing for something they call "intelligent design" (the designer being God), and I'm no engineer, but if I were going to create a human being I would have moved the fun parts a little farther away from the elimination thingees. Oh, yeah, and how about the whole childbirth thing - that could have been done better. Intelligent design, my ass!

Because of the Koufax Awards, I've discovered a blog dedicated to discussion of evolution. I haven't had a chance to read much of it yet, but want to share it with you anyway.

Oh yeah, don't forget about Ring of Fire's Darwin fish car emblems - that'll show those stupid fundies.