Clay Clark - @biochemprof
An interesting discussion occurred on a popular social networking site following a post about evolution theory. The following represents excerpts from the discussion. Because The One-Word Professor believes that verbiage is overrated, his part of the discussion is succinct. We do, however, get to delve into the inner workings of TOWP’s mind. The content represents an actual discussion and was edited very little, because it’s funny enough on it’s own. Even though we (the editors) are at risk of a reader invoking Poe’s Law, we recreate the conversation for you here. While the conversation is humorous, the topic is quite serious since only ~40% of Americans believe in evolution.
Believer 1: All those evolutionists that “study science” are so smart. But seriously, who is more dumb, those who believe without question, or those that come up with crap answers? I guess I shouldn’t let the willing forgetfulness bother me.
Grant deadline next week. Have to edit and return paper by Friday. Hey, what the hell is this?? “Crap answers”? “Study Science”? Is he f***ing kidding? Leave it alone, TOWP. Leave it alone. (After several “likes” of the post) Aww sh*t, now I have to get involved.
Believer 1: It baffles me to see the unwillingness and laziness when it comes to actually thinking about how this incredibly complex world was made. I don’t think that scientists are dumb people, but it comes down to the point of accepting or rejecting the Truth. How can you start with goop and end up with this?
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