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Re: “Monkey Business: The Louisiana Science Education Act

Arguing for creationism is like arguing for a flat-earth view of the world or arguing for a geo-centric view of astronomy: it's just absurd considering all we know and all the information we've gathered. This whole argument isn't even about evolution, anyways. It's about people who think that science and religion are the same thing. They're not. Religion normally consists of numerous mythical tales to tell a moral and to guide that aspect of society; it's not intended to be an accurate historical representation of the world as a whole. Science consists of constant testing for reproducible results and faces constant scrutiny (which is the opposite of religion which asks for faith alone and frowns on any scrutiny of the established "facts"). It really is sad that there's such a movement to reject critical thinking in favor of bronze age myths...but I guess Devo was right when they were riffing on about devolution. What's even funnier is that all of the creationist jive talks about being neutral but it's clearly based around a monotheistic viewpoint which eleminates polytheistic and agnostic viewpoints...which defeats the point of science to begin with: to have a constant challenging of ideals and worldviews for the sake of better understanding, defining, and manipulating the world around us. Just imagine if the religious "leaders" had pushed this hard on combustion engines and insisting that it's evil, satanic witchcraft. We wouldn't have the world we live in today.

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Posted by nolarefugee on 03/09/2009 at 3:58 PM

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