"...I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me..." [Deuteronomy 5:8-10]

Friday, January 25, 2008

Conservapedia: Because every time you use Wikipedia, God kills a puppy...

Why are creationists so stupid? Easy. They don't process information which challenges their beliefs.

In my head-banging discussions on the Expelled IMDB Message Boards, a chap called Pooua said this:

I have seen this play out for 25 years. This is the way that evolutionists behave. When I take standardized tests that show that I am in the top few percent of the nation in scientific literacy, and yet am told constantly that I am scientifically ignorant simply because I dispute evolutionary theory... ...I actually read the court transcripts (and not from Wikipedia or T.O.). I know what Behe said, and he did not say that ID is no more scientific than astrology."

Well, if the guy will repeat nothing but creationist drivel, he's going to look like a moron no matter how smart he is. Poor sod. And I just love the concept that the same information has a different value because it comes from a "conservative" source (he linked to ARN) than it does if it comes from Wikipedia or T.O..

Thank God for Conservapedia, huh? Although by my experience, any time that organ says anything sensible, it's enough to make a creationists head asplode.

And for the records, Michael Behe did say in court that if ID were to be considered a scientific theory, astrology would too.

Evolution News helpfully explains:
"The problem with astrology is not that it could have fit the NAS or Behe's definition of science 500 years ago. The problem is that it is not supported by the evidence. That is why, unlike ID, no serious scientists are advocating astrology as a good theory which could be presented to students in science classrooms. Nor do serious academics reference the peer-reviewed scientific literature in support of astrology, as serious scientists do for ID."
The minute "serious scientists for ID" can quote any part of the scientific literature as positive evidence for "Intelligent Design", Behe will have established that ID is more scientific than astrology.

Until then... I believe Jesus was a Capricorn. Or did I dream it?



Doppelganger said...

"When I take standardized tests that show that I am in the top few percent of the nation in scientific literacy,"

What such tests were these, I wonder, and why did he have to take more than one?

Aila said...

Wacky Americans with your Intelligent Design... Is GW supposed to be proof? He must be a vengeful god.