"as my old Professor Carl Sagan said."
What an amazing thing to be able to say.
When I was in 6th grade, my math teacher's father had Einstein as a college professor. That blew my mind at the time.
Anyway, this sure got through the hopper quick.
Also, Bill Nye = Automatic 5, etc.
I would love it if the creationist viewpoint really did just go away in a hundred years or so, but unfortunately even that far in the future it will still be one of the easiest ways to troll people on the internet.
But with every generation there are less and less of those people, just look at the age graph on accepting same sex marriage
the graph on religion is extremely similar
Its not that people will just have a revelation one day en masse, its that societal biases die out with the generations that cling to them. There will always be some creationists, just like there are caches of people who still believe the world is flat, but their time of holding sway is ticking past
Everyone in every society ever is 1 generation away from grunting cannibal cavemen and shit-caked feral children.
|Dread Pirate Roberts |
I'm not used to hearing him talk normally. He used to talk WAY BIG like everything was REALLY cool. Now he sounds like an old man.
But damn can he still get his points across.
He had his first frustrated outburst about the deadblock science keeps hitting in this country a little while back. This was on the subject of Todd Akin:
"Look, these people, theyíre fucking retarded. Rape canít cause pregnancy? Breast milk cures homosexuality? I caused a hurricane by challenging creationism? Who can possibly take these people seriously anymore?
It used to be Republicans didnít believe in global warming or evolution. That was bad enough. Now they donít even believe in egg + sperm = baby. Where does Todd Akin think babies come from? Does he think there are separate storks for people who were raped and people who werenít?
Hey look at me! Iím the rape stork. I drop off all my babies directly at the orphanage.
Heís a fucking idiot. Just a plain fucking idiot. Iím sorry - I donít say that word very often - but it happens to fit in this case. Heís just a fucking idiot."
Yeah... just realized that like, twenty minutes ago.
|Caminante Nocturno |
Sometimes I think our culture doesn't really deserve people like Nye, but I'm always glad we have them.
Sanest Man Alive
We have to believe we deserve awesome, science-loving people like him; we all have to want more of them, or we're all going right back to suckling the ichorous, brain-poisoning teats of our Todd Akins and Michele Bachmanns and Ken Hovinds.
|Rodents of Unusual Size |
This man should be in charge of everything, everywhere.
"In another couple centuries that world view... just won't exist"
Bill, bless your heart, you're giving humanity waaaay too much credit there.
He's not wacky and fun anymore.
You used to be a rebel. You used to take risks. You used to live life on a knife's edge, a seething ball of rage and devil-may-care attitude that would make a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle look askance. You used to wear black leather jackets, and smoke clove cigarettes, and you used to have your picture taken in the graveyard, because you didn't care if you died, only that you lived. Wotta sell out. You used to be Bill Nye the Tortured Loner Guy. What happened?
He was caught in the crossfire
Of science and religion
Rode on the steel breeze
|Mr. Bad Example |
The world needs many, many more Bill Nyes.
i wish ya'll could just post all the big think videos
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