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The Creationism Musuem… Must… Go… There.

January 4th, 2010 Comments off

At the Creationism Museum you can teach your little ones "real" history... like the "fact" that people rode Triceratops by putting saddles on them. Yep, good science.

There is a magical land about 5 miles west of Cincinnati where the beauty of imagination meets the batshit crazy of Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin. This land is the Creationism Museum.

Back when it opened, Ed Rothstein of the New York Times did a critical writeup of it, and Wired announced it was the last straw of crazy.  I can’t say I disagree with Wired on much of anything… least of all this.

I have long sought the opportunity or reason to visit Petersburg, KY to see the Museum, but have had no excuse to go to Cincy. I initially thought the museum was in the south-central part of Kentucky, in which case I could have driven up during a trip to Nashville, but there is really little excuse to ever intentionally go to Ohio, much less Kentucky. So, alas, I have to rely on the visits of others for photographic evidence of the insanity.

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Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone

November 26th, 2009 Comments off

There are plenty of dumb Obama supporters too…

November 25th, 2009 Comments off

But what strikes me most about this video from the Palin book tour is how much I hate people from Columbus, Ohio. CNN constantly insists that Columbus is the face of America, but I don’t buy it for the following reasons (among others):

  • They like THE ohio state university [new rule is that only the “THE” is permitted to be capitalized further to emphasize that Tosu is THE state university… also to emphasize what jackasses Buckeyes are];
  • They prefer Skyline Chili to just about anything and yet somehow didn’t originate the This Is Why You’re Fat Tumblr;
  • They are fat and content with it — your obesity is the reason healthcare (universal or not) won’t work in our country; and
  • They are the only soccer fans in America.

Mind you, I love soccer… it’s just that I find it depressing that Columbus is the only place it can catch on as a professional sport.

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Fox News: InfoGraphic Idiocy Since 1995

November 24th, 2009 Comments off

Fox News InfoGraphic

Fox News InfoGraphic (from clairevo: via ilovecharts, csebastian and navigolucky)

All 193% of Republicans Support Palin, Romney and Huckabee

Whatever, their math is still better than their science.  You’ve got three different upcoming books out of that lineup a) Praying Yourself Thin, a Governor’s Tale; b) You Betcha: Creationism and other things which can only be explained by my stupidity; and c) Magic Underpants and Several Other Things I Totally Won’t Bring Up on the Campaign Trail.

Admittedly, this is a local Fox station’s InfoGraphic, and not from FNC itself.  But it might as well have been.

Not Surprised: Palin is a Creationist

November 17th, 2009 1 comment

Sure enough, in her picture book entitled Going Rouge (oh, wait, that said Rogue?), the biggest blow to American political legitimacy since Monica was on her knees admitted that she doesn’t believe in evolution.

From Michiko Kakutani’s NYT review:

Elsewhere in this volume she talks about creationism, saying she “didn’t believe in the theory that human beings — thinking, loving beings — originated from fish that sprouted legs and crawled out of the sea” or from “monkeys who eventually swung down from the trees.” In everything that happens to her, from meeting Todd to her selection by Mr. McCain for the Republican ticket, she sees the hand of God: “My life is in His hands. I encourage readers to do what I did many years ago, invite Him in to take over.”

(via Think Progress, via Digg)

Sometimes I really doubt this country and am incredulous that so many of our citizens (and, sadly, many of our leaders) cannot reconcile science with faith. It’s not complicated, it’s just accepting that religious texts are written by men and framed by their understanding of how things operate. Whether a God inspired them is not vitiated by accepting that the Bible is not the actual, specific words used by God.

Heck, if you’re reading the Bible in English you’re reading a translation which, in and of itself, means necessarily that there is a human influence beyond the initial text. That is incontrovertible.

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