Religious right shit-stirrers and pious purveyors of stupid continue to make their impact across America. According to a Gallup poll conducted this year, only 39 per cent of Americans believe in the theory of evolution. And that’s the reason U.S. distributors have not picked up the film, Creation.
The movie depicts Charles Darwin’s “struggle between faith and reason” as he wrote On The Origin of Species. He is portrayed as a man who loses faith after the death of his 10-year-old daughter. Creation has deals everywhere else in the world but America.
Yeah, we’re pretty much behind all of them. It’s quite a testament to the success of the ongoing campaign against science.
This map from Scientific American shows how individual states score in their treatment of the theory of evolution in the classroom. (Go North and South Carolina, impressive showing!) Perhaps there’s hope and it’s just harder for me to see since I live in the heart of retard land according to the map.
I mean just last month I was party to a conversation where one woman lamented the response of FEMA to Katrina and a man responded vehemently that FEMA doesn’t save, “Jesus Saves!”
If we’re only as strong as our weakest links. We’re screwed.