Thursday, February 12, 2009

Are you kidding me?

Warning: deviating from boring MommyBlogging. Read at your own risk.

Because I'm writing at my own risk.

I think I'm going to offend a few people here, and I think I may get some surprises at exactly whom.

Besides Lincoln's birthday, today is also Charles Darwin's birthday. In perusing the internet, I came across an article about Mr. Evolution, and it cited a Gallup poll.

Less than 40% of American's believe in evolution.

Are you kidding me? Where did this 60+% go to school? Were you sleeping in science class? What don't you "get" about fossils? Carbon dating? DNA? Spontaneous mutation?

I don't think these views happened in school. The Supreme Court has barred any type of prohibitions against teaching evolution in schools, as well as prohibiting the teaching of creationism. (Don't even get me started on the Texas Board of Education's latest efforts here...)

And here is where I'm gonna start pissing off people I know. I just don't know who yet. Of those who regularly attend church, over 70% don't believe Darwin's theories. Do I have to point out the obvious? I wonder how many of those 70% who don't believe in evolution can also articulate the genesis and history of their own religion? If you delve into the numbers, the education level of the church attendees is pretty much the same as the non-attendees, so you can't assume that only stupid people go to church. Don't make me say the obvious.

Sheeple. Lemmings. Now I'm all riled up at y'all for drinkin' the Kool Aid.

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