Dawkins latest on the Creationists invasion of the classroom

Just found this little gem and wanted to pass it along, I especially like the title the article.


My only comment is that how sad its going to be in say 100 years when all the remnants of our achievements no longer exist and whats left of the human race has reverted back to cave man and cave women because of this unyielding urge by the religious to excise all and any scientific knowledge from the human mind.

Even with a very smart President occupying the White House, the zealots continue onward and in many cases gain strength just by the mere fact that a smart man is in the White House. Just watch 5 minutes of cable news and listen to a segment on the health care debate and you will realize that unless the godless among us and the moderate, reasoned citizens rise up the scenario I posed above may not seem to much of a stretch.

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Comment by Reggie on August 25, 2009 at 11:50pm
I wouldn't cry doom yet. The overall trend in human history over the past 5 thousand years has been towards a more enlightened view. There may be peaks and valleys, but upwards we go at an ever accelerating rate.
Comment by Reggie on August 26, 2009 at 12:52am
An atheist military? Don't you know there are no atheists in foxholes?
Comment by Dave G on August 26, 2009 at 11:28am
The overall trend may be upwards, but there have been plenty of reversals as well. My biggest worry is that one of the reversals may push us backwards enough so that we'll no longer be able to recover. If science and technology take enough of a hit, there may not be anyone around who knows how to work the more advanced technology that our current civilization depends upon. While growing more food shouldn't be a problem, much of our other resources, such as metals, fossil fuels, etc, have reached the point where the easily accessible sources have been used up, and we're consuming the more difficult to reach ones now.
Comment by Reggie on August 26, 2009 at 11:39am
@ Dave G - There could be a reversal of enough magnitude to cause a catastrophic regression in knowledge and technological know how, I'll grant. But my feeling is that if this scenario did play out, there are more likely suspects to cause and/or facilitate this backsliding other than religion alone. I do think we should remain ever vigilant, but to put all our paranoid eggs in one basket, i.e. against religion, could be narrowing our field of vision and blinding us to other problems that can be just as damaging.
Comment by Dave G on August 26, 2009 at 11:45am
@Reggie - Oh, I know well it is not just religion that is a danger, anti-science and anti-intelligence trends in general need to be warded against. Religion just gives such movements an easy platform from which to act, one that is often treated as being immune to criticism.
Comment by Reggie on August 26, 2009 at 12:07pm
@ Dave G - I knew you knew that and wondered after the fact why I even posted that. I strongly suspect that I don't know anything that you don't know already.
Comment by Dave G on August 26, 2009 at 12:20pm
@Reggie - Of course you do! As a simple example, I suspect that you know the name of that doggie in the window. :)


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