Beta test version of Conservapedia graphical interface. Isn’t he reassuring?
What happens when you take Science Blogs “basic concepts” and add it to Conservapedia, the information website for fucking morons? You get more fun than a barrel of monkeys (which, of course, are not related to humans…). Here’s what the Stupid People have to say about genes (this is the entire definition):
A section of DNA that codes for the production of a protein or a portion of a protein. The gene is the fundamental unit of heredity. Although the gene is the fundamental unit of heredity, changes in genes (so-called “evolution”) cannot explain the differences between species, which require an Intelligent Designer.
OK, then. What does explain “the differences between species”? Thetans? I always thought creationists simply claimed that the genetic differences among species were due to God, and not evolution. This Conservapedia entry proves that stupidity is a progressively degenerative disease.
Oh, and you might wonder what source is cited. It’s Of Pandas and People: The Central Question of Biological Origins. This is a joke, right?
On the other hand, driftglass noted recently (italics mine):
And then there is Stupidity. And to understand American culture you must first understand that it’s not that some people don’t like to be stupid. Lots of people love being stupid, and lots of other people make millions of dollars every year telling them that it is perfectly OK to be stupid.
That it is a holy and noble and All-American thing to be stupid. That their God, in fact, requires it. That “elites” have ruined this country, and that only good, old-fashion, dumb as drywall morons can save us from their predations.
We generally refer to these people by the taxonomically correct term of “Republican”.
However while lots of people enjoy steeping in their own stupidity and bigotry, paradoxically, they are terribly frightened of appearing stupid.
Conservapedia in a nutshell. Sigh.