Fulla YECs

No leading economic power has ever maintained itself on the cutting edge of innovation and development with a political coalition that panders to biblical inerrancy.

So wrote Kevin Phillips in his 2006 book American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century.

If Phillips is correct, and it’s hard to believe he’s not in this regard, this survey indicates that we’re well on our way to falling off the “cutting edge of innovation and development.” Seems that a disconcertingly high 16% of public high school biology teachers are young earth creationists.

On the plus side, our health care crisis is well on its way to being solved. Someday the practice of medicine will consist exclusively of a gaggle of biblical inerrantists standing around the bed of a sick or injured person gibbering uncontrollably (speaking in tongues). If the patient gets better, God’s will. If not, also God’s will. No right-thinking person would ever call that a “crisis.”

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  • illusory tenant  On May 20, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Damn, you beat me to it (as usual).

    Notice the correlation between the YECs/IDiots and the number of credits they themselves took in biology in college. The less they studied biology, the more likely they are to be creationists.

    (And, don’t you know, the creationists are the real experts in biology.)

    Further to that, what I would have liked to see as part of the data are the relevant alma maters, e.g., the University of Wisconsin vs. Liberty University et al.

  • genghishitler  On May 21, 2008 at 6:13 am

    Not to worry, iT. Your entry on this is already better than mine and you haven’t even written it yet.

    Further to that, what I would have liked to see as part of the data are the relevant alma maters

    Wouldn’t mind seeing that myownself. Apart from any other benefits, giving people some idea of how many high school biology teachers are Jimmy Swaggart Bible College alumns would be a valuable public service.

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