Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Who says conservatives aren't funny?

You coulda fooled me...

"After the Flood, these kangaroos bred from the Ark passengers migrated to Australia. There is debate whether this migration happened over land with lower sea levels during the post-flood ice age, or before the supercontinent of Pangea broke apart, or if they rafted on mats of vegetation torn up by the receding flood waters."
I must concede that the idea of ancient kangaroos guiding a turfy armada to Australia is nearly sufficient to change my mind about evolution.
Man oh man...I honestly wasn't prepared for just how happy conservapedia would make me. Almost as happy as the Boston Globe continues to make me for their apparent commitment to actual journamalism.

Conservapedia epitomizes modern Americans' penchant for seeking out congenial realities, known as "cocooning." Just last week, the Creation Museum, derided as "the creationist Disneyland," opened its doors in Petersburg, Ky. The museum aims to illustrate the scientific underpinnings of the Bible. "This is nonsense," theoretical physicist Lawrence M. Krauss told The Washington Post. "It's fine for people to believe whatever they want. What's inappropriate is to then essentially lie and say science supports these notions."


Here's its index of homosexuality entries, which do not betoken a broad-minded view of men and women at ease with their sexual identities:

1 Old Testament 2 New Testament (Epistles) 3 Promiscuity and disease 4 Homosexuality and Mental Health 5 Modern justifications 6 Judicial activism 7 Homosexuality and Marriage 8 Homosexuality and Animals 9 Homosexuality and Creationism and the Theory of Evolution 10 Reparative Therapy
I used to worry that paying attention to things like this would only legitimize them. Now I embrace it.

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