Joined: July 2007
Sigh.. I was enjoying the scattered chatter on the forum before the show aired. There's someone on there, goes by the name of PvM PandaS, who's just brilliant. He plays the scientific Christian card, he's slapping the fundies around for insulting HIS faith. I wish I had that kind of calm patience.
Wait a minute.. OH, PvM from Panda's Thumb! I don't know if PvM is a he or her, apologies if I got it wrong but, well, ya'know, I'm a guy and I tend to assume male identities by default and have no other indications to change my assumptions.. (on a side note, I'm increasingly of the opinion that we need some sort of a neutral gender pronoun, especially in the Internet age where we so often communicate anonymously like this)
But after the show.. man.. the tard really hit the fan. Thread after thread with the same content. Liberal bias, atheist conspiracy, taxpayer money, bad science, everyone knows evolution is wrong.. Someone even brought out the second law of thermodynamics, and when it was pointed out that the Earth isn't a closed system proceeded to say that the entire universe IS.. thus apparently suggesting that the universe violates the SLoT.
PvM is going around actually replying to all of the maniacal posts. He's practically cutting and pasting the same responses because everyone is saying the same thing.
This is the peak of the idiocy that I've seen so far.. at the end of a very long post in which the poster demonstrates he knows as little about paragraphs as he does evolution (in other words, it's one massive paragraph)..
|HOWEVER, NOVA SHOULD DIRECT ITSELF TO ALTERNATIVE ENERGY, EXTINCTION EVENT ASTEROIDS AND COMETS, TERRAFORMING MARS, AND OTHER SUCH SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY, NOT NOT NOT POLITICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
I just want to cry. The work of so many scientists, so many entire scientific disciplines.. and these people don't even think any of it exists. Because religion is offended by a scientific field then the entire thing becomes politics and off limit to science!
In other threads I've seen someone complain that the show didn't explain how someone can be a Christian and "believe" in Evolution.. behold the religious intolerance laid bare for all to see.
In another thread I see someone explaining that religious faith is like a muscle.. it grows stronger when it's tested.. ON A FORUM WHERE PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO ARGUE THAT ID IS SCIENCE AND NOT RELIGION!
While I know that a depressingly larger number of Americans deny evolution, I also know that the militant fundies are still a smaller percentage.. but seeing so many gathered together to demonstrate their willingness to selectively ignore most of a two hour show in order to defend their position is kind of spirit crushing.