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vpb [TotalFark]
2014-05-23 09:11:31 AM  
I guessing the state fossil is the bones of the mammoth Jesus rode considering the state in question.
 
2014-05-23 09:43:46 AM  
The most vocal opponent was Kevin L. Bryant (R-District 3), who said he'd be willing to compromise if the Senate tacked on an amendment designating the King James Bible's version of Genesis 1:24-25-which describes the sixth day of creation-as the official state passage from an ancient historical text. When that didn't work out, he reworded the amendment so that the phrase, "as created on the Sixth Day with the other beasts of the field," would be added after each mention of the word "mammoth."

This is so embarrassing. It blows my mind that people take this stuff literally.
 
2014-05-23 10:18:42 AM  

Nadie_AZ: This is so embarrassing. It blows my mind that people take this stuff literally.


I live here, I'm used to the bible-thumping out of Columbia (especially the upstate) and even still this insistence on including the Genesis text was mind-boggling.

But I don't care now, because this feel-good legislation passed and I've resigned to feel good about it.
 
2014-05-23 10:33:16 AM  
They should.  Have you *been* to a Wal-Mart in SC?
 
2014-05-23 10:51:20 AM  
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Didn't they keep reelecting this fossil?
 
2014-05-23 10:58:43 AM  
Ya know, I really want to find the whole thing funny, but the fact that Kevin L. Bryant (R-District 3) was so insistent on his stupidity and is an elected official just makes me feel so uneasy.
 
2014-05-23 11:13:43 AM  
As for Olivia McConnell, she says that she might write a book about the experience. (Yeah, this kid is ambitious.) She also wants to make T-shirts featuring the fossil that ask, "Can you dig it?"

This kid. This kid is so many levels of awesome. I hope she has a bright future doing what she loves.
 
2014-05-23 11:14:56 AM  
that slaves on a plantation had dug up fossilized teeth of the extinct mammal in 1725. ....She also wants to make T-shirts featuring the fossil that ask, "Can you dig it?"

Yes, we can!

www.today.colostate.edu
 
2014-05-23 11:16:08 AM  
Creationists are a plague.
 
2014-05-23 11:16:13 AM  

stpauler: Ya know, I really want to find the whole thing funny, but the fact that Kevin L. Bryant (R-District 3) was so insistent on his stupidity and is an elected official just makes me feel so uneasy.


You're uneasy because it's not funny.

These guys sit in the halls of power in our state legislatures, some governor's offices, and our federal legislature.

And I wouldn't care, if they just were not so hellbent on legislating their version of a creation myth and increasingly trying to legislate their very religion into our secular government.
 
2014-05-23 11:16:24 AM  
I've seen what passes for wall mart shoppers down there.
 
2014-05-23 11:16:50 AM  

LemSkroob: that slaves on a plantation had dug up fossilized teeth of the extinct mammal in 1725. ....She also wants to make T-shirts featuring the fossil that ask, "Can you dig it?"

Yes, we can!

[www.today.colostate.edu image 275x390]


Now you wait just a cotton pickin' minute.  That shiat ain't right
 
2014-05-23 11:21:25 AM  

Nadie_AZ: The most vocal opponent was Kevin L. Bryant (R-District 3), who said he'd be willing to compromise if the Senate tacked on an amendment designating the King James Bible's version of Genesis 1:24-25-which describes the sixth day of creation-as the official state passage from an ancient historical text. When that didn't work out, he reworded the amendment so that the phrase, "as created on the Sixth Day with the other beasts of the field," would be added after each mention of the word "mammoth."

This is so embarrassing. It blows my mind that people take this stuff literally.


I'm honestly surprised we didn't pass it with this amendment included. There's a reason Columbia's free newspaper, The Free Times, does an issue every year called Our Dumb State, which coincidentally came out this week.
 
2014-05-23 11:21:40 AM  
The Flintstones was not a documentary.
 
2014-05-23 11:22:19 AM  

factoryconnection: Nadie_AZ: This is so embarrassing. It blows my mind that people take this stuff literally.

I live here, I'm used to the bible-thumping out of Columbia (especially the upstate) and even still this insistence on including the Genesis text was mind-boggling.

But I don't care now, because this feel-good legislation passed and I've resigned to feel good about it.


Screw this, we need to get the Stone Bill passed.

fark Anheuser-Busch.
 
2014-05-23 11:22:31 AM  

stpauler: Ya know, I really want to find the whole thing funny, but the fact that Kevin L. Bryant (R-District 3) was so insistent on his stupidity and is an elected official just makes me feel so uneasy.


I really was looking for some sign it was satire. I mean, he genuinely argues that since more than one religion follows the Old Testament it isn't discriminatory to have the state publicly endorse the text as the true history of the Earth and containing an accurate account of the origins of life on Earth.

I'm sure he could have done better if he tried to argue that the New Testament is inclusive too. It's believed in by both Christians and Papists! There are hundreds of denominations of followers of Christ, so how could it not be true and applicable to all? Not like the Koran where the only people who believe in it are the Muslims.
 
2014-05-23 11:23:23 AM  
I never realized that South Carolina has a Muslim flag.
No wonder they're falling for Satan's lies.
 
2014-05-23 11:23:26 AM  
It was a fight that should never have happened, but I'm glad my side won.
 
2014-05-23 11:25:45 AM  

stpauler: Ya know, I really want to find the whole thing funny, but the fact that Kevin L. Bryant (R-District 3) was so insistent on his stupidity and is an elected official just makes me feel so uneasy.


Well, once he made his stand, he absolutely had to keep doubling down. Anything less would be apostasy or something.
 
2014-05-23 11:30:13 AM  

LemSkroob: She also wants to make T-shirts featuring the fossil that ask, "Can you dig it?"


I like this kid.
 
2014-05-23 11:30:45 AM  

UberDave: They should.  Have you *been* to a Wal-Mart in SC?


Or visited Myrtle Beach in the summer?
 
2014-05-23 11:34:45 AM  

meat0918: stpauler: Ya know, I really want to find the whole thing funny, but the fact that Kevin L. Bryant (R-District 3) was so insistent on his stupidity and is an elected official just makes me feel so uneasy.

You're uneasy because it's not funny.

These guys sit in the halls of power in our state legislatures, some governor's offices, and our federal legislature.

And I wouldn't care, if they just were not so hellbent on legislating their version of a creation myth and increasingly trying to legislate their very religion into our secular government.


This is also the state whose governor resigned in disgrace, after having disappeared from his job for over a week, because he flew to Argentina to bang his mistress, and had the gall to run for a U.S. House seat ON THE PLATFORM of family values and fiscal conservatism.

And the dipshiats of coastal Least Carolina elected this guy.
 
2014-05-23 11:35:45 AM  
If the fundies are allowed to start the legislative sessions with a prayer, then it's only fair to get a nice, clean science related proclamation passed. This makes me happy.
 
2014-05-23 11:37:27 AM  

Nadie_AZ: The most vocal opponent was Kevin L. Bryant (R-District 3), who said he'd be willing to compromise if the Senate tacked on an amendment designating the King James Bible's version of Genesis 1:24-25-which describes the sixth day of creation-as the official state passage from an ancient historical text. When that didn't work out, he reworded the amendment so that the phrase, "as created on the Sixth Day with the other beasts of the field," would be added after each mention of the word "mammoth."

This is so embarrassing. It blows my mind that people take this stuff literally.


Keep farking that chicken, as created on the Fifth Day with the other fowl that fly above the earth!
 
2014-05-23 11:38:24 AM  

UNC_Samurai: meat0918: stpauler: Ya know, I really want to find the whole thing funny, but the fact that Kevin L. Bryant (R-District 3) was so insistent on his stupidity and is an elected official just makes me feel so uneasy.

You're uneasy because it's not funny.

These guys sit in the halls of power in our state legislatures, some governor's offices, and our federal legislature.

And I wouldn't care, if they just were not so hellbent on legislating their version of a creation myth and increasingly trying to legislate their very religion into our secular government.

This is also the state whose governor resigned in disgrace, after having disappeared from his job for over a week, because he flew to Argentina to bang his mistress, and had the gall to run for a U.S. House seat ON THE PLATFORM of family values and fiscal conservatism.

And the dipshiats of coastal Least Carolina elected this guy.

That's cute and all but Duke Energy and a never-ending string of mayors and government officials getting busted on various charges of corruption still has you in the lead.

And our BBQ is better.

*drops mic*
 
2014-05-23 11:38:45 AM  

bighairyguy: UberDave: They should.  Have you *been* to a Wal-Mart in SC?

Or visited Myrtle Beach in the summer?


When it's full of people from Ohio and New Jersey?
 
2014-05-23 11:38:53 AM  
8-year-old Scores a Major Victory Over Creationists in South Carolina

Not surprising, since Creationists are a boastfully stupid bunch. A brain-damaged caterpillar on meth could outsmart a Creationist.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-05-23 11:40:03 AM  
They still probably think that Carbon-14 is god's little joke, though.
 
2014-05-23 11:40:09 AM  

UNC_Samurai: meat0918: stpauler: Ya know, I really want to find the whole thing funny, but the fact that Kevin L. Bryant (R-District 3) was so insistent on his stupidity and is an elected official just makes me feel so uneasy.

You're uneasy because it's not funny.

These guys sit in the halls of power in our state legislatures, some governor's offices, and our federal legislature.

And I wouldn't care, if they just were not so hellbent on legislating their version of a creation myth and increasingly trying to legislate their very religion into our secular government.

This is also the state whose governor resigned in disgrace, after having disappeared from his job for over a week, because he flew to Argentina to bang his mistress, and had the gall to run for a U.S. House seat ON THE PLATFORM of family values and fiscal conservatism.

And the dipshiats of coastal Least Carolina elected this guy.


Sanford never resigned as governor. I'm just saying.
 
2014-05-23 11:40:14 AM  

UNC_Samurai: meat0918: stpauler: Ya know, I really want to find the whole thing funny, but the fact that Kevin L. Bryant (R-District 3) was so insistent on his stupidity and is an elected official just makes me feel so uneasy.

You're uneasy because it's not funny.

These guys sit in the halls of power in our state legislatures, some governor's offices, and our federal legislature.

And I wouldn't care, if they just were not so hellbent on legislating their version of a creation myth and increasingly trying to legislate their very religion into our secular government.

This is also the state whose governor resigned in disgrace, after having disappeared from his job for over a week, because he flew to Argentina to bang his mistress, and had the gall to run for a U.S. House seat ON THE PLATFORM of family values and fiscal conservatism.

And the dipshiats of coastal Least Carolina elected this guy.


And also, does this look Coastal to you?

https://w­ww­*google*com/maps­/pl­ace/And­ers­on+­Cou­nty/[nospam-﹫-backwards]43*5145885,-82.64 95 362,10z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x88586bc585d573c9:0xf7ab053e1870a6d2

Don't associate the North American Rural Dwellers of the opposite side of the state with us.
 
2014-05-23 11:41:11 AM  

bighairyguy: UberDave: They should.  Have you *been* to a Wal-Mart in SC?

Or visited Myrtle Beach in the summer?


Myrtle Beach is SC's Jersey Shore. It is overrun with people who don't live there making it a miserable place to be half the year.
 
2014-05-23 11:42:40 AM  

pharmacide: bighairyguy: UberDave: They should.  Have you *been* to a Wal-Mart in SC?

Or visited Myrtle Beach in the summer?

When it's full of people from Ohio and New Jersey?


And Ontario.
 
2014-05-23 11:45:05 AM  
oblig.

collintalley12.edublogs.org
 
2014-05-23 11:46:20 AM  

Nadie_AZ: The most vocal opponent was Kevin L. Bryant (R-District 3), who said he'd be willing to compromise if the Senate tacked on an amendment designating the King James Bible's version of Genesis 1:24-25-which describes the sixth day of creation-as the official state passage from an ancient historical text. When that didn't work out, he reworded the amendment so that the phrase, "as created on the Sixth Day with the other beasts of the field," would be added after each mention of the word "mammoth."

This is so embarrassing. It blows my mind that people take this stuff literally.


In the 21st century. In the twenty-first motherfarking century.

Even in the 20th, we were teaching science and flying to the moon. Since then we've gone backwards and are suspicious of science and fact. In the twenty-first motherfarking century, when we were supposed to be advancing to science fiction fantasy level, we actually ended up in a medieval dystopia filled with ignorance.
 
2014-05-23 11:47:21 AM  

bighairyguy: UberDave: They should.  Have you *been* to a Wal-Mart in SC?

Or visited Myrtle Beach in the summer?


What do West Virginians have to do with this?
 
2014-05-23 11:47:34 AM  

bighairyguy: pharmacide: bighairyguy: UberDave: They should.  Have you *been* to a Wal-Mart in SC?

Or visited Myrtle Beach in the summer?

When it's full of people from Ohio and New Jersey?

And Ontario.


True. All of it is true.
 
2014-05-23 11:47:55 AM  
The most vocal opponent was Kevin L. Bryant (R-District 3), who said he'd be willing to compromise if the Senate tacked on an amendment designating the King James Bible's version of Genesis 1:24-25-which describes the sixth day of creation-as the official state passage from an ancient historical text. When that didn't work out, he reworded the amendment so that the phrase, "as created on the Sixth Day with the other beasts of the field," would be added after each mention of the word "mammoth."

Fine, but we're also adding an amendment to add "as created on the Sixth Day with the other beasts of the field"after each mention of your mom.
 
2014-05-23 11:49:10 AM  
"as created on the Sixth Day with the other beasts of the field,"

"At some point in the future, the period of the Dark Ages will probably be extended to include our own."
 
2014-05-23 11:50:28 AM  

pharmacide: UNC_Samurai: meat0918: stpauler: Ya know, I really want to find the whole thing funny, but the fact that Kevin L. Bryant (R-District 3) was so insistent on his stupidity and is an elected official just makes me feel so uneasy.

You're uneasy because it's not funny.

These guys sit in the halls of power in our state legislatures, some governor's offices, and our federal legislature.

And I wouldn't care, if they just were not so hellbent on legislating their version of a creation myth and increasingly trying to legislate their very religion into our secular government.

This is also the state whose governor resigned in disgrace, after having disappeared from his job for over a week, because he flew to Argentina to bang his mistress, and had the gall to run for a U.S. House seat ON THE PLATFORM of family values and fiscal conservatism.

And the dipshiats of coastal Least Carolina elected this guy.

Sanford never resigned as governor. I'm just saying.


My mistake - he just resigned as chair of the RGA. I thought he pulled a Nixon to avoid impeachment, but it turns out the SC legislature could only muster a vote to censure - and STILL had 11 "No" votes. That just makes them look sillier.

MrJesus And our BBQ is better.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA........no
 
2014-05-23 11:52:21 AM  

menschenfresser: Nadie_AZ: The most vocal opponent was Kevin L. Bryant (R-District 3), who said he'd be willing to compromise if the Senate tacked on an amendment designating the King James Bible's version of Genesis 1:24-25-which describes the sixth day of creation-as the official state passage from an ancient historical text. When that didn't work out, he reworded the amendment so that the phrase, "as created on the Sixth Day with the other beasts of the field," would be added after each mention of the word "mammoth."

This is so embarrassing. It blows my mind that people take this stuff literally.

In the 21st century. In the twenty-first motherfarking century.

Even in the 20th, we were teaching science and flying to the moon. Since then we've gone backwards and are suspicious of science and fact. In the twenty-first motherfarking century, when we were supposed to be advancing to science fiction fantasy level, we actually ended up in a medieval dystopia filled with ignorance.


I agree with the backwardsness, I know a high school biology teacher with a masters degree who thinks we faked the moon landings.  Fortunately he is not a creationist.
 
2014-05-23 11:55:28 AM  

UNC_Samurai: pharmacide: UNC_Samurai: meat0918: stpauler: Ya know, I really want to find the whole thing funny, but the fact that Kevin L. Bryant (R-District 3) was so insistent on his stupidity and is an elected official just makes me feel so uneasy.

You're uneasy because it's not funny.

These guys sit in the halls of power in our state legislatures, some governor's offices, and our federal legislature.

And I wouldn't care, if they just were not so hellbent on legislating their version of a creation myth and increasingly trying to legislate their very religion into our secular government.

This is also the state whose governor resigned in disgrace, after having disappeared from his job for over a week, because he flew to Argentina to bang his mistress, and had the gall to run for a U.S. House seat ON THE PLATFORM of family values and fiscal conservatism.

And the dipshiats of coastal Least Carolina elected this guy.

Sanford never resigned as governor. I'm just saying.

My mistake - he just resigned as chair of the RGA. I thought he pulled a Nixon to avoid impeachment, but it turns out the SC legislature could only muster a vote to censure - and STILL had 11 "No" votes. That just makes them look sillier.


Our legislature is not exactly known for their competence.
 
2014-05-23 11:55:40 AM  

pharmacide: UNC_Samurai: meat0918: stpauler: Ya know, I really want to find the whole thing funny, but the fact that Kevin L. Bryant (R-District 3) was so insistent on his stupidity and is an elected official just makes me feel so uneasy.

You're uneasy because it's not funny.

These guys sit in the halls of power in our state legislatures, some governor's offices, and our federal legislature.

And I wouldn't care, if they just were not so hellbent on legislating their version of a creation myth and increasingly trying to legislate their very religion into our secular government.

This is also the state whose governor resigned in disgrace, after having disappeared from his job for over a week, because he flew to Argentina to bang his mistress, and had the gall to run for a U.S. House seat ON THE PLATFORM of family values and fiscal conservatism.

And the dipshiats of coastal Least Carolina elected this guy.

Sanford never resigned as governor. I'm just saying.


And he was never a "family values" candidate (he's not a Bible-thumper). However, he is the poster boy for fiscal conservatism.
 
2014-05-23 11:55:54 AM  
Well, that's progress! Give them a few centuries and they may come round. I believe they have already renounced slavery, except for Republicans, of course.

I'd like to get one of those "Am I not a man and a brother?" pins, or maybe even buy the t-shirt.

Thomas Jefferson would be very pleased. He defended America from the sneering French claim that North American wild life was decandant since there were no really large mammals, like elephants, rhinos, and those fossils that were identified as the bones of giants from Biblical times. He was very interested in the discovery of whatchamacclems, tiny elephants, mastodons, in Missouri and elsewhere.

To have mammoths and mastodons and other giant mammals recognized at long last, and by an American state at that, would be most gratifying to the polymath in Jefferson.

My home province has no dinosaur fossils. It is too old and the Appalachians were high mountains in the dinosaur eras. We do have early amphibians and reptiles but a lot of our rock is Ordovician and so forth. Here in Ottawa, Ontario, the bedrock is also the wrong sort for dinosaurs. We do have trilobites and even new species are found by guys looking through the dumps of rock taken out when new buildings are built. I saw some on the back of a pickup on the way home from my doctor's office once. Probably somebody at the building site nearby saw them and realized they had scientific and material value. Large fossils often sell for thousands or hundreds of dollars in museum gift shops. I paid $10 for a tiny trilobite. I like them. I wonder if they would taste like crab?

I have a bit of dinosaur envy, but like our houses, our family trees and even our villages, our stuff is way older than Alberta's stuff. They think a 1950s house is old. Their streets have no names. Ha! ha!
 
2014-05-23 12:05:54 PM  
My grandfather was an amateur prospector. I went out with him at times when he laid down dynamite to take rock samples. I have seen him take chunks out of fossil fern trees from the Carboniferous out of the bedrock. Creationists can bite me. This stuff is not fake. If it is, God is a liar. And I know my Scriptures. Is God a liar? God forbid, rather all men are liars.

Orthodox Christianity believes that God is not a liar. It also believes that the Devil is not creative. Only God can make a tree. Or a fossil tree. And he does it the old-fashioned way--he plants the seed, Nature grows the seed, dinosaurs eat the seed. Except for trees. We do eat a lot of ferns in New Brunswick though. They are ostrich fern sprouts and are called Fiddleheads because they are shaped like the scroll on the head of a violin or fiddle.

They are much tastier than spinach. Steam them and serve with butter and vinegar to taste. The season for fresh fiddleheads is early May in most places. You get to know which week of Spring to visit individual bits of flooded wood lot if you pick fiddleheads regularly. People use the reverse switch on vacuum cleaners to remove the brown papery wrapping or else do it the old-fashioned way by faning (tossing) them in a breeze.

I wish somebody in my family had had the sense to keep my grandfather's collection of rocks and fossils. Some of them were worth hundreds or thousands each. The whole collection would have been worth more than the $11,000 in cash that he had stashed under his pillow and about his bedroom at his death. He was old-fashioned that way.
 
2014-05-23 12:07:13 PM  

UNC_Samurai: pharmacide: UNC_Samurai: meat0918: stpauler: Ya know, I really want to find the whole thing funny, but the fact that Kevin L. Bryant (R-District 3) was so insistent on his stupidity and is an elected official just makes me feel so uneasy.

You're uneasy because it's not funny.

These guys sit in the halls of power in our state legislatures, some governor's offices, and our federal legislature.

And I wouldn't care, if they just were not so hellbent on legislating their version of a creation myth and increasingly trying to legislate their very religion into our secular government.

This is also the state whose governor resigned in disgrace, after having disappeared from his job for over a week, because he flew to Argentina to bang his mistress, and had the gall to run for a U.S. House seat ON THE PLATFORM of family values and fiscal conservatism.

And the dipshiats of coastal Least Carolina elected this guy.

Sanford never resigned as governor. I'm just saying.

My mistake - he just resigned as chair of the RGA. I thought he pulled a Nixon to avoid impeachment, but it turns out the SC legislature could only muster a vote to censure - and STILL had 11 "No" votes. That just makes them look sillier.

MrJesus And our BBQ is better.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA........no


It is known.

Return to your landlocked hellhole that is the Triangle.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-05-23 12:14:48 PM  

brantgoose: My grandfather was an amateur prospector. I went out with him at times when he laid down dynamite to take rock samples. I have seen him take chunks out of fossil fern trees from the Carboniferous out of the bedrock. Creationists can bite me. This stuff is not fake. If it is, God is a liar. And I know my Scriptures. Is God a liar? God forbid, rather all men are liars.

Orthodox Christianity believes that God is not a liar. It also believes that the Devil is not creative. Only God can make a tree. Or a fossil tree. And he does it the old-fashioned way--he plants the seed, Nature grows the seed, dinosaurs eat the seed. Except for trees. We do eat a lot of ferns in New Brunswick though. They are ostrich fern sprouts and are called Fiddleheads because they are shaped like the scroll on the head of a violin or fiddle.

They are much tastier than spinach. Steam them and serve with butter and vinegar to taste. The season for fresh fiddleheads is early May in most places. You get to know which week of Spring to visit individual bits of flooded wood lot if you pick fiddleheads regularly. People use the reverse switch on vacuum cleaners to remove the brown papery wrapping or else do it the old-fashioned way by faning (tossing) them in a breeze.

I wish somebody in my family had had the sense to keep my grandfather's collection of rocks and fossils. Some of them were worth hundreds or thousands each. The whole collection would have been worth more than the $11,000 in cash that he had stashed under his pillow and about his bedroom at his death. He was old-fashioned that way.


Yeah... it's another basic contradiction in the more right-wing Christian sects today.  God made gays, so was god wrong?  Go made fossils... so was god wrong?  God made Carbon-14 that decays at a certain rate... is that a joke?  It's all bullshiat.  Critical thinking in the USA is almost a lost art.  Believing the Bible is literal also belittles its significance and power.  But we are becoming a nation of pinheads that just believe what we are told to believe.
 
2014-05-23 12:27:28 PM  

brantgoose: Orthodox Christianity believes that God is not a liar. It also believes that the Devil is not creative. Only God can make a tree. Or a fossil tree. And he does it the old-fashioned way--he plants the seed, Nature grows the seed, dinosaurs eat the seed. Except for trees. We do eat a lot of ferns in New Brunswick though. They are ostrich fern sprouts and are called Fiddleheads because they are shaped like the scroll on the head of a violin or fiddle.


All that you have to do to reconcile the two is to realize that a lot of stories in the bible are parables.  IE the creation story wasn't the literal truth and that a 'day' for god isn't necessarily a 'day' for us.  To put it another way - god's a programmer of our reality and he used procedural generation(IE Evolution).

menschenfresser: In the 21st century. In the twenty-first motherfarking century.

Even in the 20th, we were teaching science and flying to the moon.


I hate to be a downer, but we're a victim of our own success in some ways.  Back in the day these types of people didn't get on the news much because they weren't graduating high school, much less college.  They were also a bit supressed because:
1.  In the past Disease was farking scary, in people's faces, and ANYTHING that could prevent that was embraced.  See vaccination.  Two of my grandparents had polio and had to relearn how to walk because of it.
2.  SCIENCE! Was the way we were going to beat the Reds, ergo shut up and accept it.
3.  Delayed reaction - it took a while for teaching evolution to reach the lowest levels.
4.  Communication is far, far easier today, and without the editorial controls of the past.  Ergo more idiots are heard and able to place themselves into echo chambers with other idiots of the same bent and self-reinforce their bent.
 
2014-05-23 12:38:51 PM  
news.brashmusic.com

Fark the damn creationists, those bunch of dumb-ass biatches
Every time I think of them my trigger finger itches
They want to have their bullshiat taught in public class
Stephen Jay Gould should put his foot right up their ass
Noah and his ark, Adam and his Eve
Straight up fairy stories even children don't believe
I'm not saying there's no god, that's not for me to say
All I'm saying is the Earth was not made in a day

Fark, fark, fark, fark the creationists
Fark, fark, fark, fark the creationists
 
2014-05-23 12:49:55 PM  

menschenfresser: In the 21st century. In the twenty-first motherfarking century.

Even in the 20th, we were teaching science and flying to the moon. Since then we've gone backwards and are suspicious of science and fact. In the twenty-first motherfarking century, when we were supposed to be advancing to science fiction fantasy level, we actually ended up in a medieval dystopia filled with ignorance.


Quantum mechanics is one of the greatest things to come out of the 20th century.  It's meta-science, created by people trying to figure out weird little, barely observable things such as the Milliken Oil Drop Experiment and extremely subtle evidence of wave/particule duality.  This is what you get with science: weird shiat, hypothesizing weirder shiat, partial verification of weird hyphtheses that result in hypothesizing even weirder shiat, and then you're able to take movies of your cat chasing the light coming out of your laser pointer, using that tiny computer that you carry in your back pocket which you then upload so some kid in the Ukraine can watch it on his tiny computer.

This is what is at risk when we suffer these fools and their pathetic attempts to drag us back into the stone age: technological advancements that can become so ubiquitous that we forget that they're the products of centuries of people scrunching up their faces, trying to make sense of some weird thing they've just noticed, and challenging themselves to come up with something better than "the divine spirit made it so."
 
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