Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I want to hurt this website.

Just when I think creationist fatheads like Kent Hovind and Ray Comfort are at the bottom of the intellectual food chain, I came across this website. I don't know whether to laugh myself sick or be completely terrified.

I was looking for Teach the Controversy, a website dedicated to exposing creationist lunacy. It's a rather humorous website. Click on this link to give them a visit, and while you're there buy a t-shirt so you can wear it proudly and embarrass your creationist friends.

Anyway, when I came across the other site, I saw the subdued picture of Jesus in the background I rolled my eyes and groaned. I almost clicked out of the site when I read:
"There has long been a scientific controversy about the theory of Heliocentrism. On April 30th 1633 even Galileo reconsidered this foolish notion."
I kept reading, and the longer I read the more dumbfounded and slack-jawed I became. They even have links to Florida Representatives so that flat-earthers, anti-evolution nutjobs, and geocentrists can write to and express their concerns. Such a representative is Alan Hays, a sponsor of the Evolution Academic Freedom Act, another stealth creationism bill. According to an April 29th, 2008 article at NPR, Hays challenged scientists by asking, "What are you afraid of? Are you afraid that our students are going to learn how to critically analyze a theory?"

No, Mr. Hays. Evolution has withstood 150 years of intense scrutiny by the brightest minds of our time. What we're afraid of are charlatans like yourself, who not only want creationism taught in public schools, but a very specific kind of creationism.

Authors of the site encourage its supporters to "feel free to mention that geocentrism should be protected."

Scared yet?

1 comment:

Peter Buckland said...

Someone at the Brownback campaign had written something like this a couple of years ago. He ended up saying something like, "And don't get me started on relativity." #$*&%^#&!!!