I can’t believe that I haven’t seen this video yet! Just add it to my list of great “bullshit” videos I have posted on the site! Enjoy!
Penn & Teller Creationism Bullshit
The other night my wife and I watched a great show on Nova about the Intelligent Design movement and their attempt to be added to the science classroom in the States. Oh how they failed!
cdesign proponentsists is a brilliant transitional fossil between the creationists and their re-branded intelligent design that was un-earthed during the trial. I almost cried, it was so beautiful.
Maybe I waste too much time dwelling on the creationist movement, but I do get a chuckle from their lame understanding of the scientific method and what a theory is. I am sure you have heard the term,”evolution is JUST a theory”. Yup, me too…
If you missed the program, here is a link to the NOVA page so you can watch all 12 chapters.
I found this great article on the top 5 reasons evolution and global warming nay-sayers don’t get science. It is well written, and there is even a rebuttal by an intelligent design proponent for you to see what creationists “argue” is fact. Once again, a poor understanding of the scientific method…
All too often we are “treated” to yet another story about some ’study’ that has definitively refuted Evolution or Anthropogenic Climate Change. Generally the mere claim tells you with 99.99% certainty that the ’study’ is wrong or grossly misrepresented. The very idea that a single study could disprove either is improbable in the extreme…
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If I have one fear about my kid going through school, it is that the Christian right will have successfully mislead the public to allow creationism into the Science classroom.
Arstechnica goes over one of these “textbooks” to see what all the fuss is about, and talks all about the politics of getting God back into the classroom in a sly(read sleezy) fashion.
Evolution has been singled out for special ire by Discovery, as it provides an explanation for the origin of humanity based solely on natural processes. Although the ID movement has not developed a research program or even proposed a scientific formulation of its ideas, it has gotten a surprising amount of traction with its attack on the science of evolution. Tapping into a rich vein of American thought that dates back roughly a century, the group’s members have used popular books and appearances in the press to argue that the scientific theory of evolution is on the verge of abandonment, having been pushed to its most recent “inevitable” collapse by new molecular evidence.
As my readers know, evolution is going to continue on whether we like it or not! So, here is an article about the evolution of whales. It is fascinating that they are mammals that returned to the ocean. That is so cool!
To finish off, here is a link to the most popular game on the Internet!!!!The Flying Spaghetti Monster Game…Though I had linked to it long ago, it deserves a fresh introduction!
Find below a video by an angry lady who thinks that a rainbow in a sprinkler is a new phenomenon that never happened 20 years ago.
This is a perfect opportunity to bring up that science needs to be taught in the classroom. When we rely on the bible and religion to explain natural phenomenon, we eventually get leaders running our countries that grew up learning science from a three thousand year old book. There is no doubt that the science community is having to fight the creationist movement to keep their crazy ideas away from children. Make sure it doesn’t happen in your community!