October 24, 2005

Science, Schmience

A recent poll shows that 51% of Americans reject the scientific theory of evolution, instead believing that God created humans in their present form.
Not surprisingly, "Americans most likely to believe in only evolution are liberals (36 percent), those who rarely or never attend religious services (25 percent), and those with a college degree or higher (24 percent).

White evangelicals (77 percent), weekly churchgoers (74 percent) and conservatives (64 percent), are mostly likely to say God created humans in their present form."

Just so we're clear: A theory supported by scientific evidence and actually observable throughout history: Bad
The idea that a big man who lives in the sky sent down his son through a virgin and he died to forgive everyone and once a week you go to a building and a man in a robe changes wafer into flesh and you eat it to celebrate the big man who lives in the sky: Good

I'm all for believing in something - most of you would be shocked to hear that I actually do have religious beliefs, and that I actually don't fault people for their own beliefs.
It's just when belief takes the place of reason that I get bothered.
Believe in heaven, hell, Buddah, Scientology, Cher, whatever. But use your freaking head.


Blogger allison said...

Dude. We came here in a spaceship from the mother planet. Everybody knows that.

2:11 PM  
Blogger AnonymousCoworker said...

I worship at the alter of TV.

2:50 PM  
Blogger AnonymousCoworker said...

That should be "altar". Apparently I need to worship at the altar of proofreading a bit more.

2:51 PM  
Blogger Stick said...

I just hope that whatever created me washed its vagina first.

11:23 PM  

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