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Monday, November 28, 2005

Who plays piano on Nina Simone tracks?

I came across the following link while cruising around some bizarre ant-scientific threads today and, to be honest, the figures quoted in it really brought me up short. I mean....! I knew there was a religious anti-scientific element on US society but ...! It is patently ridiculous that in the 21st century only 25% of the population of a science led western "civilisation" believe in evolution. That nearly half of them believe that God created the world in 6 days a few thousand years ago is crazy. That their President believes this crap is almost, but not quite, beyond belief. And these people run the planet? Gove me a break! Please!

How does such nonsense become so widespread? Who is pulling the strings of ignorance and bliss? The highly articulate ,and intelligent ,President of the most powerful nation the world has ever seen says "I mean, after all, religion has been around a lot longer than Darwinism ... I believe God did create the world. And I think we're finding out more and more and more as to how it actually happened." and nobody laughed him offstage? Incredible. Incredible and frightening. I wonder - what is Tony Bliar's takeon it?

Is the western world in the grip of a "Back to the dark ages" movement similar to Phil Spector's "Back to mono" one? Is it a response to muslim fundamentalism? As in, "... those guys can do really wierd, supid ideas - we can do that too?" I don't think so. Is real life too scary for these people? Show me where, in the Old Testament (remember the Americans aren't too NT friendly), it tells me about gravity, and escape velocities, and predicts man's "conquest" of outer space and I might not be so cynical but, as it stands, a country that uses science where it chooses and ignores it where it conflicts with what they would like to believe (pro life prolonging surgery and drugs but against stem cell research) strikes me as a deeply divided and hypocritical nation.

The idea that, odd, religious zealots like this are actually running the world fills me with fear and horror! And they think that Islamic fundamentalism is a problem but not Zionist fundamentalism? Give me a break. But the problme remains. How do we change this awful situation? Any ideas?

1 comment:

  1. To answer your question in plain text would cause the flags to fly at Memworth Hill (so secret they've removed it from OS maps) and Cheltenham, so at the risk of causing Carnivore and Echelon indigestion, here's my sugestion in 2048 bit encryption:-


    And here's a brief plaintext extract: Georgie-Porgie, Tony The Liar, and Osama Binbag, and any other so-called 'religious believers', all meet the criteria in the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Illnesses IV (Text Revised) to be correctly diagnosed as psychopaths.

    And it is said: By their words shall you know them. Sadly true.These guys are all sickos. Who the fuck voted them into power?