WND: Bradlee Dean on Science Texts

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The day began when we were rudely awakened by the blaring sirens and flashing lights of our Retard-o-tron™. The blinking letters on the wall said WorldNetDaily — which is described in the Cast of Characters section of our Intro page.

The Retard-o-tron™ directed us to this article: Students in crosshairs of government education. It’s written by Bradlee Dean. WND says he’s “an ordained preacher, heavy metal drummer, talk-show host of the Sons of Liberty Radio, and speaks on college and high school campuses with his ministry, You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International.”

Wikipedia has an article on Dean’s ministry: You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International, which informs us that “[Minnesota Congresswoman Michele] Bachmann has praised the ministry, appearing as a keynote speaker at their fundraisers.” Here’s the ministry’s website, which takes a while to load due to its garish graphics.

We’ve written about Dean only once before — WorldNetDaily’s Craziest Creationism Rant? This time the preacher-drummer is even more out of control. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

Obama has illegally implemented an extensive overhaul of public education from kindergarten through high school, bypassing Congress, the voice of the American people, and inducing states to agree to major changes that none of his predecessors attempted.

This is through something called the Common Core Standards, which has been implemented in 46 states and D.C., drowning students with mostly “informational text” and historical documents.

We’ve never paid any attention to that, and we have no opinion about it. Their project could be terrific, or it could be a nightmare plotted by a bunch of subversive creeps. Here’s a website with some information: Common Core Standards. For what it’s worth, they say:

Parents, teachers, school administrators and experts from across the country together with state leaders, through their membership in the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) are leading the effort to develop a common core of state standards.

We’re not here to discuss them or their work, so let’s get back to the preacher-drummer and see what he says:

The curriculum change in public schools has been a downward spiral for many years. America has been so dumbed down that 700,000 students per year graduate without the ability to read their own diplomas.

What’s going to fix that — creationism? Let’s read on, skipping everything except what Dean says about science texts:

In textbooks all across America, science (the study of creation) is well-known for being laced with the dangerous theory of evolution, which wars against Christianity, the Bible, God and His Law, which is the foundation of our republic.

Now that is one crazy sentence! The preacher-drummer continues:

Andrew Jackson said, “The Bible is the rock upon which our republic rests.” That is why evolution was illegal to teach in schools at the time of the 1925 Scopes Trial.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! It’s amazing what one can learn by reading WorldNetDaily.

Then Dean goes into a rant against humanism, which is presumably behind the perverted science texts he just described, and after that there a video in his article, titled: “The Theory/Religion of Evolution Against the Facts!”

We’ve seen a lot of stupid videos, but this one is truly moronic. It includes such oldie-goldies as Nebraska man and Piltdown Man, and it ends with some scripture. The good news is that it’s less than two minutes long, and it’s definitely worth watching for entertainment. Best of all, you don’t have to click over to WND to see it. We found it on YouTube, so here it is:

That’s it, dear reader. Now you know all there is to know, thanks to the Retard-o-tron™.

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14 responses to “WND: Bradlee Dean on Science Texts

  1. It’s interesting that he uses the word “republic.” Paranoid authoritarians like him invariably have a knee-jerk (and strawman) reaction to the word “democracy.” They love to remind us that a republic means that the majority doesn’t always get to rule, but rather elects those who are supposedly more qualified to make the decisions. But when the process involves scientists – those with the most to gain by being right, and the most to lose by being wrong – deciding what is taught in science class, they throw tantrums, demanding a more “democratic” process.

  2. I was curious about that alleged quotation from Jackson. A quick check of the web turned up lots of repeats of that, but I didn’t see any reference to an original source. It doesn’t, for example, show up in Wikiquote. Not that it makes any real difference, for lots of presidents have said lots of things. And, anyway, if someone wants to believe in the Bible, I don’t want to argue with them. It’s just a matter of: if a creationist says that Abraham Lincoln said that snow is white, I would like to verify where he said that.

  3. Charles Deetz ;)

    Any quick synopsis of the failures of science in the video. Piltdown man is pretty famous, but are the others true, too?

    Regardless, they still need to refute ALL the science that supports evolution, and it still stands regardless of these failures, assuming his video is even correct.

  4. The video mentions that the fossils of Peking Man have disappeared, commenting wryly how “convenient” that was. They don’t mention the circumstances surrounding the disappearance, the Second_Sino-Japanese_War(1937-1945). One
    might wonder what they think of the disappearance of the “original manuscript of the Bible”. (Which, by the way, nobody has ever claimed to have seen. I don’t know when the idea that there was such an object was first proposed, for the Bible doesn’t make reference to it.)

  5. Charles Deetz ;)

    TomS pwons Bradlee Dean. Yea, where is that original bible?

  6. You know you have made the big time when Rachael Maddows
    quotes you on her program. But Dean didn’t like her doing that so
    he sued her and the horse she rode in on. That’s how dumb
    this guy is. The judge ordered him to pay her attorney’s fees…..
    $25,000. His lawyer, the ultra-famous Larry Klayman, who just
    this year filed a birther suit….and lost. Klayman is also a
    weekly contributor to WND.

    Wikipedia has a very good report on this crazy dude. He is
    admired and supported by all of the far right orgs. but somehow
    managed to get himself on the list of antigay hate groups
    maintained by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

    If you are known by the friends you keep…then Ray Comfort,
    Bachman, AFA, Gun Owners of America and Fox News….then
    you have to admit….he has no place to go but up.

  7. WND gave me the boot a while ago. I wasn’t mean, just trying to see if I could establish some common ground with those good Christians. Apparently not.

    I don’t know anything about Common Core Standards either. I would be interested to learn what the folks at the NCSE have to say about it. The “700,000 who can’t read their own diplomas” is questionable at best. I looked that up and the first few Google hits are; a 1987 newspaper article, E. F.Moody (financial planner,) and….

    Drum roll — David Barton!

    TomS pointed out the quote from Andrew Jackson has no original source. We don’t need to look anything up to know Andrew Jackson had nothing to do with the Scopes case.

    Then we have the Boogiemen, Humanism is hiding under the bed with the ACLU. I think that all of the material in the video is old Hovind Sr. stuff.

    Yeah — I really hope that people don’t find out about that Piltdown hoax. If that gets out the whole evolutionist conspiracy will crumble.

  8. “…700,000 students per year graduate without the ability to read their own diplomas…”

    Shame on you for mocking the visually impaired.

    “In Texas, the State Board of Education found a total of 109,263 errors in math textbooks reviewed for use in 2008 alone.”

    I can only think of two:
    1 + 1 + 1 = 1
    π = 3

    There goes: arithmetic, geometry, and statistics.

  9. Jim Thomerson

    It is interesting to note the hoaxes like Pilthdown, and mistakes like Nebraska Man, have been discovered and corrected by evolutionary scientists and not by creationists. Is there any example of a creationist actually discovering and correcting a mistake made by scientists. I know they claim many.

  10. Charles Deetz said:

    Any quick synopsis of the failures of science in the video. Piltdown man is pretty famous,

    Except I wouldn’t call Piltdown Man a failure of science. It’s actually a success, showing that the scientific method works as it is supposed to. You can claim anything you want, you can provide your evidence, but if others are not able to take the same evidence and arrive at the same conclusion, then it does not get accepted as conclusive. Or in the case of Piltdown Man, the others find that their conclusion says, “This is a fraud.”
    As Jim Thomerson stated, it was scientists who detected and identified the fraud. The creationists and those of their ilk had zero / zip / zilch / nada / nichevo to do with it.

  11. The video is a reading of the chart shown in the Jack Chick tract almost word-for-word. Except the video skips over New Guinea Man that is in the Chick tract. The “information” does come right from Kent Hovind.

    WHat is Kent up to these days?

  12. Charley Horse

    Piltdown Man….Coincidentally, there is an investigation
    going on to find out who was most responsible for that
    now 100 year old “hoax”.

  13. Sorry this is so late, but with grading final exams the end of the semester has been a bit hectic…

    Today is the 100th anniversary of the start of the Piltdown kerfluffle. There is an excellent article on it over at Jerry Coyne’s site:

  14. The music reminds of exercise videos. Well not really music so much as background noise. Even Rives does better with the background sound.