2/20/2004

You know what makes me upset? Creationists*. You know what makes me happy? The Creation Science Fair. Some entries:

"My Uncle Is A Man Named Steve (Not A Monkey)"

"Pine Cones Are Complicated"

"Rocks Can't Evolve, Where Did They Come From Mr. Darwin?" - Anna Reed (grade 6)


Brilliant. Big shout out to Cam for finding this and confirming that it is, in fact, a joke.

* For the record, I'm not talking about folks who think that a higher power is / may be at work behind the nature and meaning of the scientific laws that govern our universe. That's fine, I tend to agree. I'm talking about the folks (and there are plenty out there) that go to great lengths to say that Evolution is wrong and to promote "Intelligent Design" as an "alternate theory" in schools. The kind that are so clouded by anti-intellectualism that they can't grasp the basic fundamentals of the scientific method and think that a dogmatic anti-logic approach is somehow defensible instruction for kids. The kind who, when you try to talk about logic and rational scientific thought, stick their fingers in their ears and say "na na na, I can't hear you". I wish we didn't live in a world where that's even an issue, but we do.

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