Sunday, January 29, 2006

What killed the dinosaurs?

So it wasn't an asteroid after all (via Ooblog).
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UPDATE 2/1: Check out Greetings from Idiot America, which starts with a tour of the Creation Museum in Kentucky, where the dinosaurs wear saddles and ride the Ark. The proprieter vows to take the dinosaurs back from the evolutionists. The article finds in this museum all the basic ingredients of the ongoing collapse of reason in America.
...the rise of Idiot America today represents -- for profit mainly, but also, and more cynically, for political advantage and in the pursuit of power -- the breakdown of a consensus that the pursuit of knowledge is a good.

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In the place of expertise, we have elevated the Gut...

The Gut is the basis for the Great Premises of Idiot America. We hold these truths to be self-evident:

  1. Any theory is valid if it sells books, soaks up ratings, or otherwise moves units.
  2. Anything can be true if somebody says it on television.
  3. Fact is that which enough people believe. Truth is determined by how fervently they believe it.

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