Creationism is bollocks!

I was in a bit of a mood to pick a fight via video this past week and when I read about the opening of the Creation “Museum” in Kentucky I decided to state the obvious.  Namely that creationism is, well, utter bollocks.  I’m not criticising religious belief in and of itself, I’ve met way too many intelligent religious people and way to many stupid atheists to take the Richard Dawkins path of belittling everyone who disagrees with me.

But creationism isn’t about believing in god, creationism is about being fucking insane.  By all means take the good bits of the bible (or the torah, or the koran, or the bhaghavad gita if that floats your boat) and use that as a guide for life but taking parables like the creation myth as literal truth?  That way lies madness.

Look, by all means, people can have their own belief systems (I personally believe I must never give up eating chocolate because it’s the only thing keeping me safe from evil trolls who are allergic to chocolate) but don’t force your shit on other people.  When these freaks (most notably in the USA) want to shut down science in favour of their delusions, that’s when I call bullshit.

I used this rather nifty article from the Scientific American magazine as a reference for my arguments.  You might like to use it when you’re next confronted by a creationist nutbag.

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10 responses to “Creationism is bollocks!

  1. Paul Brown

    The Creation Museum’s website states, “Please note that the Creation Museum is a smoke-free facility. Firearms and pets (other than service animals) are not permitted in the museum.” What the fucking hell kind of place is this museum in that they actually have to tell people not to bring guns in?
    Are there other museums in America that do allow guns? Are guns considered normal accesories when studying creationism? What kind of fruitcake actually goes to a place like this? What the fuck is WRONG with these people?

    Still, at least their logo isn’t Lisa Simpson giving head…
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A23431826

  2. You do know that Ken Ham is a Queenslandler🙂

  3. Mr. Angry – Dude, not all people in the USofA are freaks!😉 The thing is, I’m ALL for the whole “Freedom of Speech” thing that so many people have fought for us to have but the problem comes with the NUTJOBS who take Freedom of Speech and turn it into “Everyone must *agree* with what I’m saying”. Those are the wackos that give the rest of us a bad name.

    But hey, world history is chock full of this problem. Every single religious war that has been or is being waged is all about “You must do as I say because I’m right and you are wrong.” I

    I just don’t understand that kind of mindset.

    Paul – well…ummm…it IS in Kentucky and..well….I guess you just have to live over here to understand. But that kind of sign doesn’t shock me one bit! Suffice it to say — If President Bush ever really wanted to end the war in Iraq, all he’d have to do is sick Kentucky on the Middle East. There would be a flotilla of bass boats, full of bushy faced men swilling moonshine and loading their shotguns, crossing the Atlantic before you could say “Yee-haw.” Oh, and don’t forget that they would all have their trusty Blue-tic Hounds with them, so Osama wouldn’t stand a chance, no matter how well he hid.

    (this horrible, utterly stereotypical, completely false – well…mostly false…. rant has been brought to you by the state of West Virginia, blood enemy to the state of Kentucky) ha…ha…ha… Just kidding folks… just kidding!

    (umm…the gun thing is true though!)

  4. Paul: The guns thing may be an accurate reflection of the neighbourhood, who knows? When I was in the Philippines once the group I was with stopped at a roadside cafe that had a “no guns allowed” sign. The sign made me nervous and they said “why worry? You know there are no guns inside.” And I said I was worried be cause we were in an area where they *had* to say “Leave your guns outside.” And that Lisa Simpson giving head analysis is a disturbingly apt description of that 2012 logo.

    Michelle: Not until you told me I didn’t. That’s disturbing and yet not really very surprising.

    CinnKitty: I definitely didn’t mean this as a slur on America as a whole, simply made the observation that the worst assault on science in the western world seems to be coming from the USA. And you analysis of the gun thing sound very believable.

  5. No worries Mr. Angry – I never took it as a slur. I agree that we (being the US) seem to have more than our fair share of “freak” “knobs””goobs””dweebs” and general “dumb asses.” 🙂

    I mean come on, we’ve pretty much made sure that stupidity and lack of common sense is given a helping hand by passing so many different laws for “our protection.” Ummm…..helmet law for motorcycles? What for, I ask you?

    All we are doing is breaking the chain of Natural Selection by making the mouth breathers wear a helmet. And then those mouth breathers go out and procreate…..while the smart ones stop procreating because the nation is being over run by mouth breathers and they don’t want to raise a child in that kind of world. Aughh!! It’s a viscious cycle I tell ya!

    Soooo… tell me more about your Prime Minister’s speech about “This is Australia and if you don’t like the way we think/do things…then get the fuck out.” 🙂

  6. I think I missed that Prime Ministerial speech CinnKitty. Although it does seem a fair approximation of his attitude. He plays to the mouthbreathers on topics like immigration and assimiliation.

  7. DOA

    “All we are doing is breaking the chain of Natural Selection by making the mouth breathers wear a helmet”
    Finally, someone who understands. This is why helmet and seatbelt laws annoy me. They keep the idiots alive.

  8. The reason why helmet and seatbelt laws exist is because of the incredibly high cost of fixing up people after they have smashed their heads in, after flying through a windscreen or smashing into a piece of road furniture.

    I read somewhere, about ten years ago, that here in Australia the cost to society as a whole was about $50,000 to fix someone up with severe head trauma after a road accident. Never mind the cost to society to care for people so damaged that they can’t look after themselves.

    It’s all about economics, not granny state ethics. Then again we could just let them die by the roadside.

    As for all this creationism stuff, it makes me feel the same way as when a horny dog tries to hump my leg. I know it makes them feel good; I just wish they’d stick to fucking their own kind and leave others alone. It’s just so…. weird and embarrassing.

    I just hate the way in which some people insist on jamming their world view down my throat.

    If you believe you have an invisible friend…… keep it yourself.

    And no!

    I don’t want to meet him! …. Down boy!

    Put that lipstick away!

  9. razz: a truly classic metaphor, life would be much better if the creationists weren’t trying to fuck with other people.

  10. jeff daniels

    Angry.
    Loved this video.
    Best bit is when you rant about how the testing, questioning, and reworking of ideas and concepts makes science what it is. And how this makes it such a strong and powerful tool for human development and understanding – and definitely does not undermine scientific findings.
    Creationism is, as you say, total bollocks.
    Thanks A.

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