Friday, February 8, 2013

Things that make me not want to live on this planet anymore, part 1

Anti-Evolution Missouri Bill Requires College Students to Learn About Destiny

FTA: HB 291, the "Missouri Standard Science Act," redefines a few things you thought you already knew about science. For example, a "hypothesis" is redefined as something that reflects a "minority of scientific opinion and is "philosophically unpopular." A scientific theory is "an inferred explanation...whose components are data, logic and faith-based philosophy." And "destiny" is not something that $5 fortune tellers believe in; Instead, it's "the events and processes that define the future of the universe, galaxies, stars, our solar system, earth, plant life, animal life, and the human race."

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think you can redefine words by law to mean something completely different in order to fit your views. That's utterly nuts. And don't get me started on "destiny"... let me guess, the destiny of the entire universe was to deliver white Anglo-Saxon Christians to the promised land of the USA, with dominion over all others? Something like that?