Tuesday, October 11, 2005
But we got ten itchy fingers, one thing to declare, "When the monkey is high, you do not stare."
In case you missed it, one of the cornerstones of our country, that church and state be separate, is being chipped away by the arch-conservatives and their holy-rollin' jackhammers/jackasses. They've been pushing to further inculcate the youth by teaching intelligent design in our science classrooms. Never mind there isn't a lick of valid science to support it. There is an interesting article in USA Today which details some of the debate that rages on today, eerily unchanged since the time of Darwin. I have to admit I was shocked by a few things. I fancy myself a man of the people, but some of the people's opinions are just downright backward. I can say that, right? This is my shit here. I was most surprised by this poll question:
BIBLE VS. EVOLUTION Which statement comes closest to your views?
God created human beings in their present form exactly as described in the Bible
All: 53% Men: 45% Women: 60%
18-29: 54% 30-49: 50% 50-64: 50% 65 and older: 60%
Human beings have evolved over millions of years from other forms of life, and God guided this process.
All: 31% Men: 34% Women: 29%
18-29: 27% 30-49: 38% 50-64: 32% 65 and older: 20%
Human beings have evolved, but God had no part in the process.
All: 12% Men: 17% Women: 8%
18-29: 17% 30-49: 10% 50-64: 15% 65 and older: 11%
Here, I thought I was all in tune with the zeitgeist. Hangin' with Johnny Public. Not agreeing with him mostly, but knowing him. This floored me. Holy crap. Am I the cultural elite?