January 8th, 2007 (09:20 pm)
current location: dorm
the internal echoes: irritated
the external echoe: "We built this city" by Starship
Yep. Even with overwhelming proof, some people still believe the world is 6000 years old, and that god made them, as completely separate things as everything else.
If there is only one lesson taught by biology, it is that all beings, plants and animals, are part of the same VERY big family tree.
People often say "I ain't no goddamn monkey!"
and I'm like "Well, you aren't I can only assume. Now, we did share a common ancestor with monkeys about 15 million years ago. 9 million years ago, we shared a common ancestor with the chimpanzee, which we didn't stop mating with until 4.5 million years ago."
We also share a common ancestor with the pea plant, not to mention every other speck of life on this planet, except for maybe the virus.
I plan on being a professor of evolutionary biology. I am definitely a neo-Darwinist; anyone who disagrees with that current theory of evolution really, really needs to check their shit.
Especially when they are like "My invisible sky daddy did it, 6000 years ago."
That's not even a fucking competing theory; that's baby talk. It's exactly like if someone walked up to you and said "It's not gas that runs your car, but magical gnomes inside. They talk to me, and I pray to them and everyone needs to eat their flesh and drink their blood with us during communion so that they can be saved from all of the naughty things they've ever done."
and then you said "What the fuck, I know that it is gasoline combustion because I have studied this. It is so scientifically well documented it is silly to argue."
People are so fucking willingly ignorant sometimes.
Not only that... then they try and argue that "No, we have evidence that it was, in fact, the gnomes."