Tuesday, August 30, 2005

More Deometry

There is a new article from the Swift Report on the fast growing field of Deometry, the xian alternative to pagan geometry.

And a thank you letter to the Bill and Melissa Gates Foundation for funding the creationist Discovery Institute: Rebooting Creationism from Jesus General.

And for anyone who still has any doubts about the abysmal ignorance and anti-intellectualism of the American people: "New Poll: 2/3 of Americans Endorse the Teaching of Creationism" Looking in detail at the poll there are a few positive findings. Residents of the East and West Coasts are somewhat less ignorant than the denizens of the heartland.

And there is evidence here that the press have utterly failed to communicate the fact that a nearly unanimous consensus of scientists support evolution.

    There is no public consensus about how scientists view evolution. Opinions about what scientists believe are strongly associated with one's own beliefs on the subject. Most Americans (54%) think that there is general agreement among scientists that evolution has taken place, but a substantial minority (33%) says that no such scientific consensus exists. By an 82%-13% margin, those who accept natural selection theory see a scientific consensus on this issue. Among those who take a creationist position, a 46% plurality thinks the scientific community is divided over the evolution question.

Instead they teach the controversy, much to the glee of the religious right.

Update 8/31 One Side Can be Wrong Accepting 'intelligent design' in science classrooms would have disastrous consequences, warn Richard Dawkins and Jerry Coyne. "...it no more belongs in a biology class than alchemy belongs in a chemistry class, phlogiston in a physics class or the stork theory in a sex education class."

The Stork Theory of Reproduction


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