Thursday, 12 February 2009

Horrifying stupidity

We live in a world where, 200 years after the birth of Darwin, horrifying numbers of people in the western world (almost half) still believe that the universe and everything it contains was created by some sort of grand magician, and some think as little as six thousand years ago. Yet more horrifying numbers believe that there is indeed such a thing as a process of evolution but this is a process controlled by some sort of grand magician in any case, so that’s alright then. Some believe that they did indeed evolve from a monkey and the monkey is now talking to them inside their heads. And then there are those who are marking the 200 year anniversary with a "survival of the fittest" cake-eating contest. Mankind is an idiot. Further evolutionary progress is sadly unlikely with such poor quality stock.