Skip to main content

Conservatism thanks you, Marco Rubio, for your recent anti-science comments. America really had not heard from as many ridiculous people as we might have, in these post-Romney days, but you managed to shake a few more of them out of their election funk and back into service as productive members of wingnuttia.

I do realize that the American Family Association is made up entirely of loopy people who exist primarily to promote the views of other loopy people, but really. I mean, really.

"The only way we can know the age of the earth is if we have eyewitness testimony of somebody who was there, and that's what we have in the Bible"
That is a good point, says American Family Association guy, while rattling off a few things that do not sound at all like good points. He at least notes that young Adam, the plucky little human made out of clay, was not an eyewitness to his own creation, but that God was, so there. Pics or it didn't happen, scientists! (But only on this one thing, mind you, not on all of the rest of science, for example, the stuff that makes that microphone in front of Fischer work. Fundamentalism tends to be famously inconsistent on these things, depending on convenience; if Fischer ever happens to be accused of murder, I expect fingerprint evidence, DNA, and even videotapes will be cast into the bin of science that is no longer valid because hey, you weren't there. It's a nice metaphysical answer for everything, especially if you are high on the pot, as these kids say today.)

We're in the year dickety-twelve, mind you, but here in America we're still fighting battles—in government, mind you—on whether "science" can be trusted if any part of "science" conflicts with some salt-of-the-earth fellow's literary opinions. Sigh. You know that if someone finds an old scroll in the desert condemning magnetism as the work of the devil, all of American society is going to crumble, right?

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site