Sunday, November 13, 2005

Evolve, damn you!

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Greetings from idiot America.

The rise of Idiot America is essentially a war on expertise. It's not so much antimodernism or the distrust of intellectual elites... [b]oth of those things are part of it. However, the rise of Idiot America today represents — for profit mainly, but also, and more cynically, for political advantage and in the pursuit of power —the breakdown of a consensus that the pursuit of knowledge is a good. It also represents the ascendancy of the notion that the people whom we should trust the least are the people who best know what they're talking about.

Plenty of relevence to the UK too, where some of the biggest celebrities are those who know the least.

Conservative Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson told citizens of a Pennsylvania town that they had rejected God by voting their school board out of office for supporting "intelligent design" and warned them Thursday not to be surprised if disaster struck.

OK, ignoring the whole 'God is angry with some Americans so causes an earthquake in India' thing, because I'm sure Robertson believes the world belongs to America it just hasn't woken up and realised it yet, but one of ID 'advocates' arguments is that ID isn't necessarily religious. Obviously Robertson hasn't been reading his memos.

Intelligent evolution.



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