Saturday, February 26, 2005
DarkSyd at Unscrewing the Inscrutable has been persuaded to adjust his lesson plan:
Science For Right-Wing Dummies
And now our feature attraction ... Judging by the continuing steady trickle of rather bizare e-mails from supporters of creationism who also happen to be self proclaimed 'right-wing patriots', and the continued flow of wingers on Pharyngula who claim to be against science on behalf of God, I must; I admit don't seem to be getting through on this whole science thing.
Then I had an epiphany! I've been going about it all wrong. I've been stressing accuracy, evidence, references, peer review, methodology, and testability/faslifiability. That's way, way too complicated for Neo-Christian extremists! Besides, to help wingers understand the importance of science, all I needed to do was point out that science helps us Smite the Dirty Heathens with God's Holy Wrath, i.e. killing human beings, bombing civilians, shooting women and children more accurately, and poisoning their air, crops, and water supplies, much more effectively! - continued here