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June 11, 2005 12:55 PM   Subscribe

Evolution resources from the National Academy of Sciences.
posted by daksya (12 comments total)

 
Bevets, before you start quoting scripture, you still have a lot of questions that remain to be answered from this thread. So you can start from there and then try to win us over with Hebrew fairytales.
posted by baphomet at 1:48 PM on June 11, 2005


Your fancy books can't explain spitty-slurpy!
posted by NickDouglas at 1:52 PM on June 11, 2005


Or the upside-down margarita.
posted by AlexReynolds at 2:07 PM on June 11, 2005


Has Bush seen this? Surely it's an oversight that this is still up with government funding.

(Mutafilter...heh.)
posted by ChrisTN at 2:22 PM on June 11, 2005


Humans are finding out that every living thing on World Earth has Genetics that are correlated and this is the Source Code to Living Things that are Created and ONLY the Creator is to be working with the Source Code to Living Things that is Genetics and the Hosts TEMPORARILY AUTHORIZED to DO this also! Therefore the Theories on Evolution and Evolution are EVIL and can be PROVEN enough that these are FALSE and from EVIL and only more DILUTION of THE TRUTH and that ALL Living Things on World Earth were Created!

-- Third Testament to Bibles 1.0.0 1:37

posted by gubo at 2:26 PM on June 11, 2005


Although I'm totally not religious, I tend to cut some slack to people who want to express their spiritual sides. But for the life of me I can't comprehend their antipathy towards evolution, or how someone could argue against evolution, or WHY someone would argue against evolution. Anyone who's ever watched monkeys in a zoo can see we came from the same place. Creationism strikes me as willful ignorance, toward an end I can't fathom.
posted by SSShupe at 4:10 PM on June 11, 2005


And another obscure sketch comedy reference award goes to NickDouglas, for his stunning use of UCB in a mefi thread about evolution.
*applause*

Videos people, videos. The market for this kind of stuff isn't into "reading." Especially if they don't have to. We need to recruit a few scientists with EQs over 12 to carefully, slowly explain the issue on a DVD. The program should include wacky sports out takes and a few motorcycle stunts, as well as a neat segment about dogs who do human jobs.
The first part of the movie should NOT talk about the difference between fruitflies and fruitflies with funny tail attachments. It should talk about the difference between science and religious beliefs.
I know the temptation is to fight this thing with as much logical scientific reasoning as possible, but we're not defending a thesis before a board of selected academics.
It's like trying to explain my opinion supply-side economics to my Dad.
It doesn't matter that I'm right, or that the data demonstrates that I'm right. My position is complicated, so it is hard to sell him on it.
Evolution can be complicated. We have to sell these people on it.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 4:18 PM on June 11, 2005


Wonderful! Maybe we can finally get to the bottom of this in this thread. The problem in previous discussion was that the pro-evolution side couldn't find adequate sources to back up their "theory."
posted by es_de_bah at 4:32 PM on June 11, 2005


For an encore, Balrog, I could make a "Colin is bald" joke.
posted by NickDouglas at 12:29 AM on June 12, 2005


The problem in previous discussion was that the pro-evolution side couldn't find adequate sources to back up their "theory."

Seriously?
posted by Smedleyman at 11:10 AM on June 12, 2005


Perhaps it would help if evelution were presented as simple mathematics. Which it is.
posted by five fresh fish at 2:43 PM on June 12, 2005


Scientists take evolution fight online
"National Academies sets up Web site to defend theory." [Reuters | June 10, 2005]
posted by ericb at 2:54 PM on June 12, 2005


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