Creationist Wisdom #709: Junk Science

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Kenosha News of Kenosha, Wisconsin. It’s titled Schools feed junk science to our children, and the newspaper has a comments section.

Because the letter-writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. His first name is Robert. We’ll give you some excerpts from his letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!

The Science Channel tells us that life evolved on this planet as we emerged from the sea. Another program segment tells us that all the water on this earth came from comets. Another program feature told us about manmade global warming. The list goes on and on.

Yeah, it’s pretty bad. Robert should stay with the History Channel, which is all about ancient aliens, Nostradamus, and haunted houses. Let’s read on:

For decades our public schools have been force feeding this junk science into the heads of vulnerable children from kindergarten to 12th grade. Our students are not being told the other side of the debate at all.

That’s horrible! Robert continues:

In fact, the Democrats, led by Al Gore and our public school educators, want to pass a law that says there will be no arguments against the teachings of their science.

It’s difficult to know what Robert is referring to. Regarding evolution, we know that in government-run schools, creationism can’t be presented as science, but that’s not Al Gore’s issue. Your Curmudgeon doesn’t have time to follow the controversy over climate change, but a quick search reveals that, yes, some are seriously seeking to outlaw dissent — see The imploding cabal to criminalize climate dissent. Here’s more:

Now Obama and the Democrats on the U.S. Supreme Court are forcing everyone to accept their version of gay marriage as a normal lifestyle. The number of worldwide deaths from AIDS and other related diseases should prove otherwise.

Robert has a wide range of interests — and he’s not done yet. Moving along:

Also, the Democrats in the U.S. Department of Justice want everyone to think that transgender bathrooms are the best thing that happened in America since sliced bread and should also be force fed to our students in all of the public schools from kindergarten to 12th grade, instead of reading and math, which are essential subjects to know for all skilled jobs.

At least Robert has no problem with teaching math. We wonder if he knows about The Scriptural Value Of Pi? And here’s now the letter ends:

The more our government passes laws against God’s will, the more disasters and tragedies will come our way. God Bless America.

We should heed Robert’s warning, dear reader. All laws should be based on the bible.

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8 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #709: Junk Science

  1. Oh come on, Curmudgeon, the oil companies, especially Exxon, have engaged in all sorts of strong arm tactics to suppress the science behind global warming. Here’s just one example I happened to come across. I don’t know if any of it was actually illegal, rather than merely shameful and unethical, but I would suspect that an investigation into abuse of private power would find plenty. All power tends to corrupt, and all that.

    In 2003, Greenpeace was audited by the IRS because of allegations raised by a group called Public Interest Watch (PIW). Greenpeace passed the audit and then returned the favor by researching PIW. Tax documents showed that PIW had an income of $124,000, of which $120,000 had come from ExxonMobile. Why are we not surprised? See Private Empire, ExxonMobil and American Power, by Steve Coll. Penguin Books, 2013. p.188

  2. Robert should stay with the History Channel, which is all about ancient aliens, Nostradamus, and haunted houses.

    And Hitler.

    Your Curmudgeon doesn’t have time to follow the controversy over climate change

    It’s as real as the controversy over evolution.

    The bit that worries me is the force feeding of transgender bathrooms to the kids. Their poor teeth!

  3. “The more our government passes laws against God’s will, the more disasters and tragedies will come our way. ” No need for me to worry! Gawd’s aim is awful! Every time he sends back schite it is mostly sent to his fan club! Like Katrina was caused by gays but the gay side of N.O. was untouched while the xtians were slammed!!! So I’m not scared as I’m a raving atheist, but the people in town should stated to pray really hard!!! Although I see gawd’s aim is not helped by prayers!

  4. Dear Sensuous One, next time, could you put some dressing on the word salad these letter writers produce? It really does help choke it down.

  5. I suppose Robert is unaware of, among other things revealed by his rant, that heterosexuals get AIDS too. And that two committed (and married, heaven forfend) gay people would not contract AIDS.

  6. Robert doesn’t believe in science, so by golly, no one else should either.

    He should go back to chasing kids off his lawn.

  7. The Science Channel tells us that life evolved on this planet as we emerged from the sea. Another program segment tells us that all the water on this earth came from comets. Another program feature told us about manmade global warming. The list goes on and on. . . .
    For decades our public schools have been force feeding this junk science into the heads of vulnerable children from kindergarten to 12th grade. Our students are not being told the other side of the debate at all.

    The other side of which debate? How, for example, does anthropogenic climate change end up being lumped in with “life [evolving] as we emerged from the sea”? (Never mind that life was evolving before “we” emerged from the sea.)

    Creationist whining about how only one side is being taught is a ruse to get their views into the public schools despite all those secularist court rulings. If they succeed, the next step will be to campaign to get evolution out of the public-school classroom on one basis or another, again despite those pesky court rulings. And if they succeed at that, they won’t worry anymore about only one side being taught.

  8. The Orchardist

    “transgender bathrooms are the best thing that happened in America since sliced bread”

    Idiot. He completely forgot about canned beer. It is canned beer, sliced bread and then transgender bathrooms. Sheesh.