People are entitled to their opinions, but when the opinion is in disagreement with the data -- with the facts -- when that opinion does not stand up under critical or rational scrutiny, I think we have a right to point that out. We shouldn't be stepping on anybody's toes when we do that. If they're going to be spouting off nonsense, then we should say that -- not as a matter of opinion, but as a matter of scientific fact. When someone says science says something, and science doesn't say something ("It doesn't say that! That's a misrepresentation of what science says."), then I think we can state that. And if it ruffles some feathers, so what? I just don't see the basis for arguing that creationism has equal standing with evolution.


Vic Stenger

Particle physicist; skeptic, author of New York Times Best Seller "God: The failed Hypothesis"

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Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. ~ Aldous Huxley

Everyone is entitled to his own opinion but not his own facts. ~ Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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J-M
Jun. 2, 2008 at 7:58 AM It is my considered opinion that this is not nonsense.

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IhartU
Jun. 2, 2008 at 8:26 AM
awesome-1.gif Awesome! image by Michelle_Kayla

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sherriet
Jun. 2, 2008 at 9:24 AM Love the cartoon & quote. 

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emubren
Jun. 2, 2008 at 9:40 AM

Well, THIS should be interesting to watch...Love the cartoon.

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MomyX4
Jun. 2, 2008 at 10:17 AM Yes I think it will be pretty interesting. Hope you don't get too many crazies here Kristi. I love the quote and cartoon.

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yarnj...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 10:33 AM What an appropriate choice for today.  Opinions founded in willful ignorance are not worth listening to.

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nicky...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 10:42 AM

This is a good one...I hope the thumpers don't come out in droves!!!! 

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Jifner75
Jun. 2, 2008 at 10:44 AM I have a feeling this may bring out the fundies!!!  That cartoon is pretty funny btw!

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mom0f...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 10:45 AM

Nickysmom.... I think that you may have jinxed Kristi now. ROFLOL!!! You know that soon, there will be a Bible beatdown. Hehehe.

Still, I love the quote and I thought that the cartoon was very amusing.

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Melis...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 10:50 AM

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