Wednesday, November 09, 2005

What's the matter with Kansas?

It has too many stupid Republicans and Christians living there, that's the matter. And, as Canadians, all we can do is make sure that sort of ignorance doesn't start oozing across the border.

Damn. Too late.

AFTERSNARK: This is the best part of the Kansas debacle:

In addition, the board rewrote the definition of science, so that it is no longer limited to the search for natural explanations of phenomena.

Excellent. So we have a bunch of scientifically illiterate, fundamentalist Christian yahoos who have decided, all on their own using their opposable thumbs, to redefine what "science" means. This opens up a world of corresponding possibilities, doesn't it?

I suggest that all of us atheists get together and redefine the phrase "fundamentalist Christianity". I suggest the word "dumbfuck" appear prominently and regularly.

It's only fair.

SNICKER: This morning's Globe had the best take on this with the simple headline, "Kansas devolves." Note particularly the comment from one William Stos from Ottawa who points how the same representatives of the sub-species Homo fundamentalus ignoramus who frothed and sputtered about the "redefinition" of marriage to include same-sex couples have no qualms whatsoever about "redefining" the basis for scientific investigation.

Good point, William.


Keegan said...

That this is continuing to happen in the US, wait a second, make that anywhere is unbelievable. After posting and ranting about this issue for some time now all that is left is an exasperated feeling of helplessness... That a country which was produced some of the finest minds and educational institutes the world has seen would do such a thing seems paradoxical to say the least.

The Eternal Gaijin said...

Yeah, you're right.
Right now, the neo-cons and whack-a-doodles running the US are doing everything they can to kiss off any position of leadership they may have had.
They squandered any support they had after the attack on New York by acting with dishonesty and arrogance.
They are now in such a war with science and progress that they're killing education in favour of superstition (and a half-assed, juvenile, dependant form of supertition/theology at that)
My hope is that it can't happen here.

Shannon said...

Speaking as someone who's stuck in this country in the middle of all of the christian-motivated faith-based 'let's build a theocracy and call it something else' bullshit, I completely understand why you have so much contempt for the thought of it invading your own government.

Things suck on this side of the fence. They really do.

I'd like 'relocating to Canada' for two thousand, Alex.