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2005-03-23 12:39:07 AM
This is as bad as the Grand Canyon tourist whore shops selling books saying the canyon was formed by the great flood.
 
2005-03-23 12:43:37 AM
"We've got to pick a film that's going to sell in our area. If it's not going to sell, we're not going to take it," said Lisa Buzzelli, director of the local IMAX theater. "Many people here believe in creationism, not evolution."

Gotta admit, it seems like a good business decision. That would be like showing an absistence film in Bangkok.
 
2005-03-23 12:46:11 AM
IMAX theaters can show whatever the hell they want. It isn't up to anybody on FARK.
 
2005-03-23 12:48:27 AM
Of course IMAX can show whatever they want. Doesn't make the circumstances that warrant such a decision any less retarded.
 
2005-03-23 12:53:37 AM
IMAX films that mention evolution make baby jesus cry. In eye-popping 3D!
 
2005-03-23 12:54:07 AM
GraphicAddiction:

IMAX theaters can show whatever the hell they want. It isn't up to anybody on FARK.

Damn straight. It's their theatre and their money, and no matter mch how I may disagree with Creationism, they have the right to show or NOT show whatever the hell they want.
 
2005-03-23 12:55:53 AM
Again I maintain that there is no cause for worry here. Our society will always have a need for the uneducated, as our janitors, garbage collectors, ditch diggers and so on. If a certain region of the country persists in turning out such people, then we are forever ensured of having a domestic pool of step 'n fetchit types, rather than having to import them from overseas. We'll provide them with dirty, dangerous minimum wage jobs and a steady supply of fast food to keep them dying young, and they'll supply us with warm bodies willing to do the tasks that we are not. It's win/win, and the best part is that they did it to themselves.
 
2005-03-23 12:55:57 AM
GraphicAddiction:

IMAX theaters can show whatever the hell they want. It isn't up to anybody on FARK.

Pardon us for thinking it's stupid, and expressing our opinion.

You hate that, don't you?
 
2005-03-23 12:58:30 AM
"It's going to restrain the creative approach by directors who refer to evolution," said Joe DeAmicis, vice president for marketing at the California Science Center in Los Angeles and a former director of an IMAX theater. "References to evolution will be dropped."

The HORROR. The HORROR!!

Most people dont believe fairy tales anyway. But the Darwin Indoctrination Machine keeps pushing propoganda on an increasingly skeptical public audience.
 
2005-03-23 01:04:41 AM
El_Swino... Nice illustration of reality.
JustPardon us for thinking it's stupid, and expressing our opinion. I doubt he hates it, I'd bet he is mildly entertained by the notion that that faceless names are so bitterly entwined in a mute point.
as am I.

/longing for the days when God was nothing more than a prefix to damn it.
 
2005-03-23 01:08:50 AM
Bevets
Yes, you've caught us! And thanks to your heroic exposition of the Darwin Indoctrination Machine, I've realized the error of my ways. Evolution is a farce! The earth is 6,000 years old, and rests on the back of an elephant standing, on a turtle's shell, swimming in an infinite cosmic ocean. It all makes perfect sense now!
 
2005-03-23 01:12:25 AM
bbc's article from a couple days ago

In their written comments the audience made statements such as "I really hate it when the theory of evolution is presented as fact", and "I don't agree with their presentation of human existence".

~sigh~
 
2005-03-23 01:20:48 AM
While it is obviously IMAX's right to choose the movies they show based on the intelligence of their audience, as far as that audience is concerned, I have to question why a person would watch a movie that offends them. Fundies almost seem to enjoy being offended if it gives them an opportunity to complain.
 
2005-03-23 01:22:26 AM
delusion
n.

1. a. The act or process of deluding.
b. The state of being deluded.
2. A false belief or opinion.
3. Psychiatry. A false belief strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence, especially as a symptom of mental illness.


Anti-evolutionists might want to take a good hard look at that last definition. When we call you crazy, we mean it. You have the same symptoms as a delusional psychotic. The only reason you aren't in the looney bin right next to the guy who thinks he's Napoleon is because your delusions are commonly held.

That doesn't make them any less false.
 
2005-03-23 01:33:51 AM
Bevets: Most people dont believe fairy tales anyway.

Actually, I disagree. Most people do seem to believe in fairy tales, if your "most" people link is to be believed. To be frank, I think it is much more plausible that life evolved without supernatural assistance, rather than believe in some omnipotent being whose existance can never be definitively proven. Honestly, the idea of an alien civilization seeding the galazy with genetic material is more plausible than the idea of an omnipotent god.

Do I think that Darwinian evolutionary theory is perfect? Of course not. However, I do think it is the best explanation currently available. It is a scientific theory, and as such it can be a) experimentally demonstrated in controlled environments (i.e. the lab) over a given time period, and b) observed to occur in uncontrolled environments (i.e. the outside world) over a given time period. By extrapolation, if evolutionary processes are seen to take place over relatively short time periods (i.e. microevolution), then one can reasonably deduce that they have taken place all through natural history (i.e. macroevolution).

Pointing to a book that started out as an oral history of a nomadic tribe, was transcribed by several different men over the millennia, edited by committee some 1,500 years ago, and then translated several times does not, in my mind, in any way, shape, or form amount to a scientific theory. As such, it should not be taught in science classes, and it should not be featured in science museums.

Also, need I remind you that public opinion is not exatly a valid argument, insofar as a depressing majority of people in this country can barely point out a place as well known as Iraq on a map?
 
2005-03-23 01:37:53 AM
Alright, who summoned Bevets?
 
2005-03-23 01:38:11 AM
Anti-evolutionists like to claim that biologists prop up the theory of evolution artificially by hiding away the evidence that could disprove it. That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.

If a biologist had found evidence that disproved the theory of evolution, he'd be considered the greatest biologist who ever lived. The whole point of science is the find the truth, and this is largely found by disproving old theories.
 
2005-03-23 01:39:25 AM
chakalakasp: Alright, who summoned Bevets?

Don't look at me... I wasn't even planning on joining this thread until he showed up.
 
2005-03-23 01:42:50 AM


More shocking evidence that the educators of America have a hidden liberal agenda!

And thus, heathens!
- - - George, The 7th Chicken!!!!
 
2005-03-23 01:44:08 AM
Driving Without Pants:

Anti-evolutionists like to claim that biologists prop up the theory of evolution artificially by hiding away the evidence that could disprove it. That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.

Amen to that. If a biologist could prove the Old Testament, he'd be a shoo-in for the Nobel Prize, as well as a household name.
 
2005-03-23 01:46:33 AM
A girl I know who's a creationist (scary I know) explained it like this: If evolution is real, it means adam & eve isn't real, hence no original sin. Without original sin, what's the point of religion?
To many, Evolution "negates" religion (even though the Pope did say Evolution is OK). Unfortunately "science" and "facts" proving evolution aren't enough to convince someone if they fear their entire belief structure is being threatened.

/just sayin
 
2005-03-23 01:48:51 AM
Not much I can add that hasn't been said already, but lack of providing people with other options will keep them down. One doesnt' get too far with being closed minded.

oops ... that doesn't explain republicans then huh?

(smiles sweetly)
 
2005-03-23 01:54:48 AM
lislis: even though the Pope did say Evolution is OK

Did't you know? Most evangelical fundamentalists view the Pope as wrongheaded at best, the antichrist at worst.

Besides, Catholics really aren't the problem here. Everyone in my Irish and Italian Catholic family, including my uncle the priest, has no problem with evolution (although my mother doesn't like my atheism/agnosticism). Same with every other Catholic I know. The problem lies with the biblical literalists who seem to becoming more and more powerful in this country these days.
 
2005-03-23 01:57:34 AM
lislis: what's the point of religion?

A crutch? A hobby? A sense of belonging to a community? Personally, it's not my idea of a useful way to spend my time (but then again, I spend way too much time on Fark, so I may not be the best one to talk to about constructive time use).
 
2005-03-23 01:59:15 AM
 
2005-03-23 02:00:08 AM
Creationsist make me so angry I can't really write anything here without sounding like a complete jerk, but I'm just plain uncomfortable with sharing a democracy with these people. DWP is right, it's just plain delusional. I'm cool with the concept of faith, but if you're so into the dark ages, why not just give up all modern concepts and conveniences created from the scientific method. No cars, no phones, no computers, and no ballot boxes. That would be great, thanks.
 
2005-03-23 02:01:03 AM
Bevets [TotalFark]

"It's going to restrain the creative approach by directors who refer to evolution," said Joe DeAmicis, vice president for marketing at the California Science Center in Los Angeles and a former director of an IMAX theater. "References to evolution will be dropped."

The HORROR. The HORROR!!

Most people dont believe fairy tales anyway. But the Darwin Indoctrination Machine keeps pushing propoganda on an increasingly skeptical public audience.


Actually, most people DO believe in fairy tales. Last stats I saw said only 4% of Americans are atheists.
 
2005-03-23 02:03:33 AM
I'm glad most of the fundies are conviently located in the South. I live in California, and almost none of the states I would ever want to visit are in the South. The sole exception is Florida.
 
2005-03-23 02:04:04 AM
See... this is what happens when people start complaing that others arent being "sensitive".

farking whiners, the lot of you.
 
2005-03-23 02:06:51 AM
It's understandable.

Everyone on earth was conceived by an explosive eruption of magma-like semen, a fact that the fundamentalists just don't want to address. Hence their fear of volcanoes.
 
2005-03-23 02:07:04 AM
So sad I have to go to bed and skip this flame war.

But to sum up my argument:

Damn you idiot fundies with your weirdo superstitions, why are you so scared of dying? And what's up with Alcoholics Anonymous? And volcanoes are not a sign of the Apocalypse and neither was that tsunami. And what's a cubit anyway and c'mon, where did Noah put the T. Rexes?

So there.
 
2005-03-23 02:07:46 AM
Its blasphemy. Utter Blasphemy.

/sad
 
2005-03-23 02:07:51 AM
Also, Bevets, your link about the majority of Americans not believing evolution is laughable. All you prove is that you're more likely to be uneducated if you believe in creationist bullshiat:

"Support for evolution is more heavily concentrated among those with more education and among those who attend religious services rarely or not at all."
 
2005-03-23 02:08:36 AM
Look away, people. Volcanos aren't really geological systems millions of years old. They're...uh...giant Earth pimples. Jesus put them there to regulate the heat in Hell. Sometimes it gets too darn hot down there.
 
2005-03-23 02:08:38 AM
This isn't the fault of IMAX, this is the fault of retarded Bible thumping Americans. I remember when I got my MIP I had to go into a program with a bunch of alcoholics and drunk drivers, and I got into an argument with a large group of them about creationism versus evolution. I absolutely smoked them by bringing up the fact that viruses evolve right before our eyes. Of course none of them were educated enough to bring out the other flawed argument of macro versus micro, so I didn't need to bring up the subject of the tailbone or human embryos forming tails in the womb.
 
2005-03-23 02:08:50 AM
I find it's only in the South

Obvious?
 
2005-03-23 02:09:03 AM
Freak

so you can see a occur?
 
2005-03-23 02:09:45 AM
 
2005-03-23 02:10:18 AM
A fundamentally warm system moving in from the south has collided with a liberal cold front from the left. With the addition of an unpredictible lite wind coming soon, and the unexpected early appearance of Bevets splitting the eastern sky, the conditions are right for the Perfect Storm to evolve.
 
2005-03-23 02:10:30 AM
Everybody believes in fairy tales, in one way or another.
 
2005-03-23 02:10:39 AM
I know this has probably degenerated into a flamewar, but can I just ask...is this about Episode III in IMAX? Or wtf?
 
2005-03-23 02:11:06 AM
Can't we come to a compromise and just agree that God himself turned apes into humans? Wouldn't you think that would be a slick move by super Xtians, just say that God is the original catalyst.
 
2005-03-23 02:11:06 AM
protonfury: so you can see a [FLORIDA] occur?

Of course. Screw DisneyWorld, I want to see Floridians at their finest.
 
2005-03-23 02:11:23 AM
I'd say in order to piss off these fundies, we should throw all the virgins into a volcano as a sacrifice; but then after that happens, who would be left to post on Fark ?
 
2005-03-23 02:12:01 AM
Would the Creationists have a problem with the movie also happening to mention that the earth might be older than 10,000 years or so?
 
2005-03-23 02:12:09 AM
Isn't there a revival showing of the "Last Temptation of Christ" that these people can boycott instead?

Thank you many organized religions for preaching ignorance. Now I know why the children of the U.S. place last in Science among the industrial nations of the world.
 
2005-03-23 02:12:43 AM
I was amused/made uncomfortable by my fundamentalist christian fam's reaction to one of the exhibits at a museum we went to. They automatically went into 'holier-than-thou' speak prattling off to no one in particular about the inacuracies of the geologic timelines presented and such.

they aren't mutually exclusive, folks. They only are when you have the belief that the ye old Bible was originally written by the hand of god (through individuals, of course) and that it has never undergone any subjective translations or alterations that may have sullied the original content...

and we all know how likely THAT would be.
 
2005-03-23 02:12:49 AM
Odd the Viking:
"Damn straight. It's their theatre and their money, and no matter mch how I may disagree with Creationism, they have the right to show or NOT show whatever the hell they want."

Too bad NOBODY is saying that the theatres should be *forced* to show the films. Idiotic business practices that hurt no one should not be illegal, but that doesn't mean we can't criticize them.
 
2005-03-23 02:13:14 AM
We're all getting stupider.
 
2005-03-23 02:13:33 AM
Fundies won't be happy until I'm forced to read bathtub science books.
 
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