Stranger Fruit

Yet another anti-evolution bill dies on the vine – in this case Missouri. The DI is batting 0-3 at the moment. That’s gotta hurt.


  1. #1 ERV
    May 19, 2008

    Ugh. Thank you Jesus.

  2. #2 Dave Wisker
    May 20, 2008

    Missouri is a strange state. It has its share of religious fanatics– in the original Kansas school curriculum brouhaha, much of the creationist language was taken directly from a Missouri creationist organization. Yet so far it has been spared the humiliation that Kansas has endured. I haven’t decided whether that is due to Missouri’s folk being sensible overall, or just luck.

  3. #3 J-Dog
    May 20, 2008

    Thank you for the good news! Here’s hoping for an 0-5, and a serious slump. Maybe this will help keep them in the minor leagues. Can we work it into the story line now that “Whiny Casey Has Struck Out”?

  4. #4 MMOToole
    May 20, 2008

    One thing that’s been puzzling me for a bit, with the “short-Earth” creationists if not the ID crew (who, “in theory” at least, can admit to an Earth older than 6012 years): how do they explain astronomy? Specifically: do they appear to have any clue about the meaning of “light-year” as in the implications of “billions of light-years away”?

    Probably not.

    Or do they explain this the same way they “explain” fossils: either as a lie Satan created to delude us (thus falling into the Manichaean heresy) or as a trap God sets up for the unwary and sinful (in which case, their God, in my eyes, has the emotional maturity of the average five-year-old having a meltdown).

  5. #5 Rev Matt
    May 20, 2008

    @Dave Wisker: It mainly is the result of high turnout in KC and St. Louis and to a lesser extent Columbia. As is the case in many states, the big cities are progressive and the rest of the state (called ‘outstate’ in MO) are regressive. The anti-stem cell research bill had overwhelming support (largely fueled by an ad campaign full of blatant lies supported by Governor Blunt) in the rural areas, but was soundly defeated thanks to KC and STL. Once you leave the city limits you’re pretty much in the Deep South rather than the Midwest.

  6. #6 John Pieret
    May 20, 2008

    South Carolina State Senator Mike Fair (he ain’t), sponsor of that state’s “academic freedom” bill (it ain’t), is predicting that his bill will also die when the legislative session ends … though there is always the possibility that his statement is a ruse to lull the opposition to sleep.

  7. #7 angst
    May 21, 2008

    MMOToole #4

    The same way they explain away radiometric dating. The laws of physics have changed in the last 6000 years! LOL! I got this straight from a YECer’s mouth.

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