A new creationist crock

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A new creationist crock

 Okay probably not not but new to me nonetheless.  Many atheists including myself mock creationists without fully understanding how uneducated some really are.  We all know creationists are uneducated, if they were educated they would accept evolution.  I may just have discovered the stupidest one of them all.  My sister.  Last night she was listening to her biology professor's recording, she is a nursing major.  The subject of evolution comes up and she immediately states that it is "Lies from Satan".  I go over and read it and the paragraph is about gene drift in populations.   We get to talking about evolution and she says "Evolution can't be true.  I just couldn't imagine being a monkey in a different life whooping around and screeching in the jungle..."  She then went on to say that science is godless and immoral, which begs the question "Why the fuck are studying to be a nurse!?"

Stupidest crock you've ever heard, right?

I'm saddening that my own family is so god damned stupid.  They are so close minded there is NOTHING that can penetrate and nothing that can convince them to even educate themselves what evolution is.


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not just theists

Science/Technology is "ruining the environment", "lies of satan", and so on.

Once had an argument with a Greenpeace rep.  I'm sure she couldn't be representative of the entire organization, at least I hope not.  She wanted us all to give up harmful technology.  Fine.  What is harmful?  You know, the poisons we put on our land.  Oh, like the coal tar dyes used in manufacturing your sweater?  Our conversation didn't last very long.

As a nurse, your sister should know better.  Would she like to give up anesthesia, antibiotics, pain killers, surgery, x-rays, MRIs, CT scans, sheets, laundry, toilets, hot and cold running water, syringes, clothes?  When people object to my attitude, I tell them a fire-hardened stick is science/technology and without fire-hardened sticks, our ancestors would have been a lot hungrier.

Hang in there.

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Pillowpants wrote:

The subject of evolution comes up and she immediately states that it is "Lies from Satan".  I go over and read it and the paragraph is about gene drift in populations.   We get to talking about evolution and she says "Evolution can't be true.  I just couldn't imagine being a monkey in a different life whooping around and screeching in the jungle..."  She then went on to say that science is godless and immoral, which begs the question "Why the fuck are studying to be a nurse!?"

Stupidest crock you've ever heard, right?

I'm saddening that my own family is so god damned stupid.  They are so close minded there is NOTHING that can penetrate and nothing that can convince them to even educate themselves what evolution is.

 

Never mind Pillow - I have family members like this. My big brother is a languages major, my little brother a lawyer, my little sister is a journalist and they all decry evolution (they're in their late 30s and 40s, mind you). They wriggle and writhe and insist on having intermediate forms that blend monkeys and fish. They refuse to understand selection of advantageous genetic polymorphisms through environmental pressure. Even though it's a recently proven scientific fact that each human parent contributes about 30 genetic mutations to an offspring, they will not accept this mechanism over time might lead to the shaping of all species. Delightfully, they are fossil deniers. The pathetic story of eden carries more weight than a fucking great T-Rex skeleton. More weight than 100 T-Rex skeletons. There's a simple reason for their blindness. They want to live forever and there is no known cure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pillowpants wrote:I just

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I just couldn't imagine being a monkey in a different life whooping around and screeching in the jungle..."

Lol, looks like she has it confused with reincarnation? 

 

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cj wrote:Science/Technology

cj wrote:

Science/Technology is "ruining the environment"

But this is true. Science and Technology has help us destroy the planet at ever increasing rates. I don't say you should give it all up though because that doesn't get us anywhere..

 

Onto topic now, thats a dam shame.

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Pillowpants wrote: Okay

Pillowpants wrote:

 Okay probably not not but new to me nonetheless.  Many atheists including myself mock creationists without fully understanding how uneducated some really are.  We all know creationists are uneducated, if they were educated they would accept evolution.  I may just have discovered the stupidest one of them all.  My sister.  Last night she was listening to her biology professor's recording, she is a nursing major.  The subject of evolution comes up and she immediately states that it is "Lies from Satan".  I go over and read it and the paragraph is about gene drift in populations.   We get to talking about evolution and she says "Evolution can't be true.  I just couldn't imagine being a monkey in a different life whooping around and screeching in the jungle..."  She then went on to say that science is godless and immoral, which begs the question "Why the fuck are studying to be a nurse!?"

Stupidest crock you've ever heard, right?

I'm saddening that my own family is so god damned stupid. 

Many creationists can be educated and still quite mock-worthy...

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They are so close minded there is NOTHING that can penetrate and nothing that can convince them to even educate themselves what evolution is.

Ask her to explain Creation Science then...

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