I Googled, “What percentage of Americans reject evolution?”
From the top:
22 Oct 2005 – (CBS) Most Americans do not accept the theory of evolution. Instead, 51 percent of Americans say God created humans in their present form…
10 Aug 2006 – A third of U.S. adults believe evolution is “absolutely false…”
I could go on. It’s depressing.
And I’m not sure what’s worse – that some people actually believe godunnit or the cynical and craven exploitation of those buffoons in the political process.
Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) spoke this week to the Western Republican Conference in Nevada, and argued that environmentalists are crazy. This was his pitch:
“We got kooks running Washington, basically. Kooks are in charge of our government. You all can recognize a kook, but the media seems to not understand. Around two years ago, some guy in New Mexico claimed he was the messiah. And the press couldn’t figure it out. I’m sorry, but the answer to that is real simple. You take them five miles off the coast and let ‘em out. If he walks home, you think about it. If he sinks to the bottom, then he probably wasn’t the messiah. But we’ve got people like that in Washington running our agencies.
“People are declaring that we descended from apes. Now, I know that’s not true. The argument that we descended from sheep is still an open question. But the ape idea is completely out of line.”
If he walks home, you think about it.
Look, I want to be perfectly clear…if the motherfucker WALKS ON WATER, I’ll do more than THINK about it.
In a less charitable light, let’s drown anyone claims to be Jesus. Not to get off the rails here but how about we drown anyone who claims to know what god wants?
I’m so sick of this “I din’t come from no ape” ignorance. No, you uneducated, redneck, backwater fucktard…apes and we share a common ancestor.
“Wha’l then why’s thar still apes?”
How is anyone supposed to govern with people who’s entire world view is poisoned, literally retarded (as in held back, obstructed, slowed, impeded)?
What would be your opinion of any candidate who said something like, “Well, you know, the Theory of Gravity is only a theory”?
Ever heard of Edwin Hubble?
Whenever someone starts in with godunnit, I wish there was a Hubble tree, so I could break off a branch and beat them to death with it.
And a Darwin tree which, of course, would lend itself rather elegantly to the fashioning of Punji sticks.
People are free to believe whatever ridiculous crap they want. You feel better knowing in your heart of hearts that Elvis is alive? That Tom Cruise isn’t gay? That 9/11 was an inside job? That Shane didn’t die? Fill your boots…but you’re disqualified from holding public office. You’re an idiot.
Same goes for evolution deniers and, the time has come to be fucking well clear about it, all the godunnits.
No one can today be elected in America without publicly avowing faith in the magical sky wizard and it’s simply time this foolish bullshit stopped. And not merely stopped – utterly inverted. Anyone who attributes cause to ANY god; who points to an unanswered question and asserts with conviction GOD, disqualifies herself from having anything whatsoever to say about public policy.
The willful ignorance of science is one thing. The gullibility and shallow, needy character required to grasp at magic and myth is another. The craven and ugly opportunities this utter lack of anything remotely orbiting reason provides…
You reject evolution. No one can reasonably expect you to have anything like a decent idea about how to go about anything serious.