Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The Continuing Battle Over Evolution

On Monday, the Financial Times online ran an article some anti-evolution legislation that's pending in 14 US states. That's right...anti-evolution. The idea here is that some of our good 'ole friends south of the border want to propose some legislation that would put evolution in a more negative light, emphasizing some of its flaws, basically paving the way for such crackpot theories as "Intelligent Design". So what is intelligent design, you might ask? According to Dictionary.com, intelligent design claims that "nature and complex biological structures were designed by intelligent beings and were not created by chance".

I cannot believe that the US federal government would allow states to try to disseminate this bullcrap into the school system. Americans "claim" to be all about separation of religion and state, but more and more, it appears that the two are beginning to merge. You might as well go on and say that Adam and Eve were the first humans on Earth, living the first few years of their lives in the Garden of Eden. Even the late Pope John Paul II proclaimed that the theory of evolution is credible. This theory is a mockery of science, and it's an absolute shame that a group of nutty conservatives can't get their heads out of their asses to see that.

1 comment:

peter said...

This is the same government ruled by this guy. So, it's not really all that surprising. This is what he said after all [click here].

Maybe this is what they want to hide: this and this.