6.24.2008

Testing Your Knowledge on the Discovery Institute's Misinformation Campaign About The Lousiana Science Education Act

Q. Who wrote this:
The new bill doesn’t mention either creationism or its close cousin, intelligent design. It explicitly disavows any intent to promote a religious doctrine. It doesn’t try to ban Darwin from the classroom or order schools to do anything. It simply requires the state board of education, if asked by local school districts, to help create an environment that promotes "critical thinking" and "objective discussion" about not only evolution and the origins of life but also about global warming and human cloning, two other bêtes noires of the right. Teachers would be required to teach the standard textbook but could use supplementary materials to critique it.
A) Discovery Institute
B) New York Times
C) All of the above

Q. Who also wrote this in the very next paragraph?
That may seem harmless. But it would have the pernicious effect of implying that evolution is only weakly supported and that there are valid competing scientific theories when there are not. In school districts foolish enough to head down this path, the students will likely emerge with a shakier understanding of science.
A) Discovery Institute
B) New York Times
C) All of the above

Q. Which group of idiots presented you with the first quote, completely ignored the follow on paragraph, and then concluded with this gem of impeccable logic which not only agrees with something that completely undermines their original argument, but also serves as evidence that somewhere in Seattle there are rooms of monkeys with keyboards randomly typing away in self-validating attempts of attaching meaning to the nonsense they call a theory:
The Times' editorial board may not like the LSEA, but at least they understand what it says and does, which is a far cry from much of the media out there.
A) Discovery Institute
A) Discovery Institute
A) Discovery Institute
A) Discovery Institute
A) Discovery Institute
A) Discovery Institute

Hey, DItards - when you quote-mine, make sure to pull your heads out of your asses long enough so someone like me can't contextualize you back to reality so easily.

Have another banana and stop flinging your poop.

1 comment:

falty411 said...

dirty, dirty, dirty, quote mining. nice response