|—||Isaac Asimov, scientist and writer (1920-92), via Wordsmith.org|
Pictures from the Creation Museum, via Patheos:
Graffiti Alley (which explains how our secular culture is responsible for much of the evil in society) has little video clips on the wall. In one, a teenager is watching “pornography” and looking awfully bored while his brother is in the same room playing violent video games. Creationists really don’t understand what people do while watching porn…
to the stage in a magic show.
The bunny you see coming out of the hat
was once an audience member
in the front row.
|—||Anu Garg of A Word A Day, in response to one of his readers unsubscribing from the daily AWAD newsletter because last week’s theme was “Words from Harry Potter.” Says the reader from Lawton, Oklahoma: “I did not approve of the reference to Harry Potter. Sorcery is evil, and should not be taken lightly. That is disappointing, because I had been enjoying the program.”|
Who needs religion when you have math? via XKCD
|—||Zen Koan, via Edward T. Babinski’s blog|
via MyFoxDetroit.com 1/24/2014:
Jessica Cross of Dearborn Heights is frustrated with her children’s school after her … 6-year-old daughter’s worksheet referenced alcohol. Her children attend Highview Elementary in Michigan.
She says her daughter asks, “‘Mommy, why would a daddy drinking wine make a mommy happy?’ And I dropped my spoon, I was like, ‘What?’”
Her daughter’s worksheet read, “My dad drinks wine. He puts a lime in his wine. It makes my mom smile.”
I recently listened to an interview (can’t for the life of me find it now or remember which show it came from) where the interviewee was saying that kids have to assign a purpose to everything because it doesn’t occur to them that things can just exist outside of the kids’ worldview. When asked why there are kitties, kids will say things like, “So I can pet them” or why are there rocks, it’s “so I can throw them” or why does it rain, it’s “so I can play in the rain.”
"I don’t know any other way to explain it, so it must be god" kind of falls in that same small, self-centered-world view, but with a dollop of willful ignorance to learn the facts thrown in.
I don’t know this woman, so I don’t know if she was delivering what she truly believed was a sucker-punch straight to the throat of evolution, or if she was truly and sincerely asking if anyone has ever discovered an alternative explanation. In either case, I am left deeply concerned at her lack of basic science and grammar knowledge.
Image from “22 Messages From Creationists To People Who Believe In Evolution,” where Matt Stopera asked self-identifying creationists at the Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate to write a message/question/note to the other side and then photographed them with their signs.
View all 22 signs on BuzzFeed.