Pharyngula

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Floridians are meeting to discuss evolution! You just have to read one account, complete with quotes, of a creationist mob trying to articulate their opposition to science. There are plenty of amusing examples of dumbitude, but this one is my favorite:

Referring to the discovery that Pluto no longer is considered a planet by scientists today, Kendall said scientific opinions can change as scientists explore new information.

You have to understand…this fellow Kendall was using that as an argument against evolution.

Comments

  1. #1 Hank Fox
    January 30, 2008

    Gomers.

  2. #2 extatyzoma
    January 30, 2008

    kiwinoz already did this but i just gotta do it again…

    “My objection to their proposal is that, at its core, the suggested science standard (please no!) relative to creationism is a set of beliefs unproven. They believe that thousands of years ago there was nothing and then suddenly there was something. They have no proof. It’s not replicable. It’s clearly a belief,” Kemple said. “You can give it a name and call it creationism, but it is nonetheless a set of beliefs.”

    its funny but i agree!!

  3. #3 David Marjanovi?, OM
    January 31, 2008

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Democracy simply doesn’t work.

    Oh, it works just fine when the voters have an idea of what they’re talking about.

    Please explain. (something along the lines of sharks and goldfish branching apart before humans branched apart from one of them?)

    Bingo. We are more closely related to the goldfish than both of us are to the sharks. Ever eaten ray wing? You’ll notice.

  4. #4 David Marjanovi?, OM
    January 31, 2008

    Sorry, I should have mentioned that rays are just flattened sharks with crushing teeth.

    Paranoia from these IDiots would have it that

    They have never thought that far.

    They have never in their life had a thought of such length. They aren’t used to thinking.