As a subscriber to Sky I see these arseholes whenever I want. Always arguing the toss over dinos and fuck knows what else. How wrong are they? Wronger than wrong. They are epically wrong. They are not just wrong they are deranged. Fortunately evolution is weeding them out. I do not believe in “evolution”. Belief is something I leave to the religious. Instead I think it’s a bloody good theory and that means more to me. A little known fact about me was I was almost a biologist but bailed and did physics instead so I do know somewhing of what I am talking about.
I guess I am by and large preaching to the converted here but… It needs to be said. What needs to be said? This…
The tale science tells about how we got here (and got to the point where we could ask such questions) is not just truer than the bronze-age claptrap of The Bible (or Qu’ran or stories about Marduk or whatever…) but more compelling. We are DNA on the right-handed scroll and it has taken four billion years to make us. We are that amazing. Isn’t that more compelling than some old shit about talking snakes and a job done in six days? Is it not a truly grand narrative? The truth is so much more beautiful than the lie. It is also the truth and that also goes a long way on it’s own.
Ah, c’mon folks… I have heard enough from creationists about how if we’re merely risen slime we’re still slime and that in some unspecified way we are therefore still tainted by the slime. But what slime! This piece of slime can be moved to tears by the music of Palestrina, this piece of slime can be amused by the plays of William Shakespeare, this piece of slime can parse HTML and FORTRAN*. This piece of slime can factorize quadratics, do integration by parts and hold an opinion on the Copenhagen Interpretation. This is one hell of a piece of slime and so, dear reader, are you.
I am proud to be slime with post-graduate qualifications. I am stardust (so are you) created in the forge of supernovae (is that not cool?). I am atoms in motion (so are you). I am victory (so are you). I am almost everything you are and you are almost everything I am. We share half of our DNA with cabbages afterall.
What part of that profound beauty do creationists not get?
*and a few other things I can’t be arsed going into.