Recently I keep Stumbling Upon this graphic about how Christians fucked everything up for us. I mean, we could be flying to work by now if it wasn't for those delusional fools! As an Atheist I like to think that I am a rational person who weighs evidence & is fair & even handed in my denial of a god.

Unfortunately, as much as I love the sentiment of the graph, I just can't get behind such a spurious claim. How on earth have they measured 'scientific advancement'?! Seriously, this thing is vague rubbish & makes us all look bad. I reserve the right to laugh at Christians who hold up the eye as proof of ID without remotely understanding the subtle & intricate principles of evolution, but I could forgive them for accusing us of clutching at straws if this is all we can come up with in response.

If anyone can work out where this came from & what (if any) data it is based on, I for one would love to see it.

This entry is cross-posted from my blog at

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Comment by Jesus_Was_A_Man_Or_Myth_Or_Both on December 1, 2010 at 12:52pm
Okay, this argument and especially the image is very Euro centric. India, China, the Arab States and the Mayans and the Ghanans were far ahead of the Europeans in Math, Science and other endeavors. Okay, maybe not the Ghanans but the Mayans were very good astronomers and mathematicians.

There was NO Dark Ages during those 600 years for 90+ of the humans living on Earth. It was the height of Chinese, Indian and Arab Civilization.
Comment by Jesus_Was_A_Man_Or_Myth_Or_Both on December 1, 2010 at 12:54pm
BTW, technology improved even in Europe during these so called Dark Ages.
Comment by Martha Everett on December 2, 2010 at 5:38am
Exactly my point ;)


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