2007-04-17 The inevitable attack on science

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{{#vardefine:keylist|}}{{#vardefine:Date|2007-04-17}}{{#vardefine:keylist|{{#var:keylist}}\Date}}{{#vardefine:Date.disp|2007-04-17}}{{#vardefine:Date.disp|[[{{#var:Date}}]]}}{{#vardefine:Topics|\Ken Ham\science destroys morality\Tom DeLay\2007 Virginia Tech shootings\1999 Columbine shooting\ghouls\neocon reality inversion\anti-abortion}}{{#vardefine:keylist|{{#var:keylist}}\Topics}}{{#vardefine:Topics.disp|\Ken Ham\science destroys morality\Tom DeLay\2007 Virginia Tech shootings\1999 Columbine shooting\ghouls\neocon reality inversion\anti-abortion}}{{#vardefine:URL|http://www.crooksandliars.com/2007/04/17/the-inevitable-attack-on-science/}}{{#vardefine:keylist%7C{{#var:keylist}}\URL}}{{#vardefine:URL.disp%7Chttp://www.crooksandliars.com/2007/04/17/the-inevitable-attack-on-science/}}{{#vardefine:Title%7CThe inevitable attack on science}}{{#vardefine:keylist|{{#var:keylist}}\Title}}{{#vardefine:Title.disp|The inevitable attack on science}}{{#vardefine:Text|“In 1999, as the nation was still coming to grips with the tragedy at Columbine High School, then-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) took to the floor to identify what he saw as the real culprit: science classes. “Our school systems teach the children that they are nothing but glorified apes who are evolutionized [sic] out of some primordial soup,” DeLay said. Young people learn modern biology, DeLay said, which in turn makes them feel insignificant, which in turn leads to violence.” And now, stepping up to the plate less than 24 hours after the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings is creationist Ken Ham, who blames science and legalized abortion for this tragedy as well: “The more such a philosophy permeates the culture, the more we would expect to see a sense of purposelessness and hopelessness that pervades people’s thinking. In fact, the more a culture allows the killing of the unborn, the more we will see people treating life in general as ‘cheap.’””}}{{#vardefine:keylist|{{#var:keylist}}\Text}}{{#vardefine:Text.disp|“In 1999, as the nation was still coming to grips with the tragedy at Columbine High School, then-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) took to the floor to identify what he saw as the real culprit: science classes. “Our school systems teach the children that they are nothing but glorified apes who are evolutionized [sic] out of some primordial soup,” DeLay said. Young people learn modern biology, DeLay said, which in turn makes them feel insignificant, which in turn leads to violence.” And now, stepping up to the plate less than 24 hours after the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings is creationist Ken Ham, who blames science and legalized abortion for this tragedy as well: “The more such a philosophy permeates the culture, the more we would expect to see a sense of purposelessness and hopelessness that pervades people’s thinking. In fact, the more a culture allows the killing of the unborn, the more we will see people treating life in general as ‘cheap.’””}} {{#xploop:{{#var:Topics}}||}} {{#xploop:{{#var:keylist}}|\n* $s$: \o#var:$s$.disp\c}}

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