Monday, February 12, 2007

Happy Darwin Day!

What a horrible day to have a celebration of knowledge here in Kansas. It's cloudly, drizzly, and rather cold. But at least temperatures are above freezing for a change.

Meanwhile, the events are still being held across the globe tonight. Here at KU, KUSFS is helping to host the event including a showing of "Flock of Dodos". I'm still debating whether or not I feel like walking across the campus in this weather when I have two upcoming tests this week.

But as is usual, creationists completely miss the point of the event. They claim that it's an atheist celebration akin to worship. Yet, as always, the creationists conveniently overlook the fact that theists of all stripes celebrate this holiday as well, and one of the major places Darwin's legacy is being celebrated is in the churches!

Yesterday, on Evolution Sunday, over 600 churches (mostly in the US but some elsewhere) reminded us that it's not just atheists that support good science. So kudos to those Churches and all other theists that are stepping up to counter the shrill voices of the seriously deluded.

7 comments:

Stephen said...

Hey. The churches evolve, but the Creationists do not.

Mousie Cat said...

The "deification of Darwin" slant is all about making "Darwinism" (aka evolutionary biology, or the modern synthesis) a religion -- an atheist religion. So creationists can claim that it can't be taught in public schools under the First Amendment.

Hogwash, poppycock and puppy doody.

aka...Forthekids said...

Ummm...it was more like 450 churches celebrating Evolution Sunday.

Gosh, how many churches do you suppose there are in the United States? I'm thinking 450 is absolutely miniscule.

It's interesting that I don't find many theistic evolutionists raving about evolution Sunday or blogging about it. But, it sure seems that the atheists/agnostics are thrilled with the event.

I wonder if any of you atheists wandered into a church to help those crazy god-lovers ooh and awe over the guy who made it possible to be an "intellectually fulfilled atheist".

Happy Darwin Day!!

Jon Voisey said...

The official website has the count at 612.

aka...Forthekids said...

Well, well, even more than expected! A whole 612! Wow...

Oh, by the way...

Your reading skills problem is showing again. You claimed that the DI used the word defication.

Either you misread it or you changed it to suit your purpose. You seem like an honest guy to me so I'll assume you misread it.

The word was:

Deification - to make as God or look upon as God.

Ya might wanna correct that error. Thanks.

Mousie Cat said...

The "deification of Darwin" slant is all about making "Darwinism" (aka evolutionary biology, or the modern synthesis) a religion -- an atheist religion. So creationists can claim that it can't be taught in public schools under the First Amendment.

Hogwash, poppycock and puppy doody.

aka...Forthekids said...

Ummm...it was more like 450 churches celebrating Evolution Sunday.

Gosh, how many churches do you suppose there are in the United States? I'm thinking 450 is absolutely miniscule.

It's interesting that I don't find many theistic evolutionists raving about evolution Sunday or blogging about it. But, it sure seems that the atheists/agnostics are thrilled with the event.

I wonder if any of you atheists wandered into a church to help those crazy god-lovers ooh and awe over the guy who made it possible to be an "intellectually fulfilled atheist".

Happy Darwin Day!!