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Creationists Know Nothing

Sep 07, 2012 - Tags:

In one of CNN's "Red Chair" interviews, Richard Dawkins is asked about creationism and evolution. As time goes, I find myself increasingly convinced thay we shouldn't make apologies and shouldn't worry about offending religious people, paying special attention to those who deny science and reason, such as those who argue that the Earth is only a few thousand years old or that Noah boarded the ark with two of each species of dinosaur and other equally insane beliefs. Simply don't give an inch on this anti-intellectual nonsense. Call creation what it is, an attempt to explain the origin of the world from a more primitive age, by superstitious and uneducated desert dwellers. They didn't have the benefit of science and so, this was the best they could come up with at the time. They had an excuse, but we who live in the 21st century, do not.

Richard Dawkins is obviously of the same opinion and the following video presents him in full form. There's no mistaking the contempt he has for those who espouse the creationist view. He is completely unapologetic, saying flat out that "creationists know nothing" and that "religion has nothing useful to teach us".

Bill Nye: Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

Aug 28, 2012 - Tags:

Several news sources made a story out of this one, including CNN (click here to read that one) who trumpeted "Bill Nye slams creationism". 

And so he should. So should we all. Teaching kids that the literal story of creation (I'm going with the Christian version since that's usually the one people get all excited about) is fact is a good way to make sure they grow up ignorant, gullible, and an object of ridicule to educated people, much like those who push that story in the first place. 

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Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them; and no man ever had a distinct idea of the trinity. It is the mere Abracadabra of the mountebanks calling themselves the priests of Jesus."

Thomas Jefferson