Thursday, April 12, 2012

K is for Kidding...

as in, "Are you fucking kidding me?"

Here is a bit of news out of Tennessee where they are boldly going to the 19th century.

"Tennessee Governor Allows Creationism Bill To Become Law"
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/04/11/tennessee-governor-allows-creationism-bill-to-become-law/

So in Tennessee teachers are now required to mention a "debate" that doesn't even exist in science.
People will argue about "teaching the controversy" but there is none.  No one with any bit of scientific background that isn't blinded by faith thinks there is any other plausable theory other than evolution.

It is not because scientists are closed minded or because there is a vast scientific conspiracy but because no other theory fits the data better.

Yet these bozos in public office keep trying to shove their Dark Ages beliefs down the throats of students because they are in power.  You know who else is like that?  The Taliban.

Any time someone places religion above science in our schools we all lose.  But none more than the children.

I could go on and on about these idiots we have in public office. But here are a few news clips and blog posts:

http://timesfreepress.com/news/2012/mar/28/bill-would-expand-students-religious-rights/
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2011/10/28/santorum-advocates-assassinating-scientists/
http://www.atheistrev.com/2012/04/pat-robertson-demon-hunter.html (not a public official, but funny)
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2012/04/proof_is_not_what_most_people_think_it_is.php?utm_source=combinedfeed&utm_medium=rss
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2012/04/10/in-missouri-an-in-god-we-trust-sign-goes-up-and-an-atheist-runs-for-city-council/
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2012/04/09/billy-grahams-daughter-i-would-not-vote-for-an-atheist-to-be-president/
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/rev-billy-grahams-daughter-i-would-not-vote-for-an-atheist-poll/

These are all just from April.

Look. If we are to move forward as a nation and as a species then we need to keep this crap out of our schools.