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  •  What like Kansas? (none)

    "now this is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." W. Churchill

    by Thor Heyerdahl on Tue Dec 20, 2005 at 08:33:57 PM PST

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    •  As a Deep Southerner -- (none)

       -- I don't have a dog in that fight.  That is, I don't get overly exercized about mid-Western states shooting themselves in the foot P.R.-wise, as it were.

       On the other hand, as an American, it does, indeed, pain me for the children of Kansas, Pennsylvania, Georgia, wherever, that have dimwit adults trying have some kind of jackleg theology as part of K-12 public school ciriculum.  And, as an American, it does pain me to know that from a world-perception standpoint, this kind of crap tends to make us all look like followers of Elmer Gantry.

       Meanwhile, the Chinese and Indians are cranking out engineers and scientists at a clip that we can't hope to match any time soon.  More power to them -- literally.


      . . . religion is not a syllogism, but a poem. H.L. Mencken

      by BenGoshi on Wed Dec 21, 2005 at 03:18:08 AM PST

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      •  Tom the Dancing Bug says it best (none)
        in a strip earlier this year, wherein Bolling spoofs the ID arguments by recasting them as a debate about the freezing point of water. The final panel shows an Indian chemist working in his lab, and the caption reads: "The creationists found unlikely support among students in China and India." The Indian scientist below comments, "Yes, America, we would like very much if you would teach your children religious dogma instead of science. --- We'd like their jobs." It carries a slightly racist tinge, but, it makes the point exceedingly well.

        I've posted it on my office wall, and it will stay there until the ID people are sent back to those Dark Ages in which they consider themselves so perfectly at home.


      •  Call me a stereotyper (none)
        BenGoshi, but based on the sound of your kosname, I always pictured you to be of Indian/Pakistani descent. (not that there is anything wrong with that, my current girlfriend is too).

        I guess using my logic, you might assume that I am actually immortal.

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