Posts Tagged ‘Evolution’

A bible addict in Tennessee (might have guessed it was in Tennessee) has taken it upon himself to try and get an honours level Biology textbook banned because it says creation is “the biblical myth that the universe was created by the Judeo-Christian God in 7 days”.

Let’s take a minute to look at the facts. The Earth is 4.5 billion years old, humans came along millions of years after other animals and there is a mountain of fossil and observable evidence which all confirms our evolution. Creation claims the Earth is a fraction of the age it ACTUALLY is, that it was all created in 7 days and that humans were around from the very beginning.

I think such a ridiculous concept deserves to be given the label ‘myth’. If this father wants to live out his life ignoring everything we know about the world and believing that we originate from one man and one woman he is clearly entitled to do so. However, he should take his head out of his fucking ass and stop expecting the rest of the world to tread on eggshells just because he’s decided to ignore fact.

I draw a comparison: If the book said “the idea that the Earth is flat is a myth which started in a time when we didn’t know it is a sphere”, and if the bloke believed the Earth WAS flat, would he have the right to complain just because the book offends his ludicrous delusions? I doubt it. The difference here is that there are still lots of people who think the Earth was made in 7 days. However there are also lots of people who believe in witchcraft. We don’t humour them in the science classroom. This is getting beyond a joke. The science establishment need to strengthen their backbone and tell these religious idiots that they’ve now been proven wrong and we’re not going to pussy foot around them just because they’re still believing fairy tales.

Incidentally the Oxford dictionary defines a myth as “a traditional story, esp. one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events”. Even if creation was actually true it would still fit this definition and could still be called a myth.

Kurt Zimmerman, grow up and stop crying.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/apr/05/tennessee-dad-wants-biology-textbook-banned-myth/