Thursday, August 18, 2005

The Onion is Perfect

The Onion has outdone itself. Check out this important new scientific breakthrough: Evangelical Scientists Refute Gravity With New "Intelligent Falling" Theory.

Hey, if you gotta teach both sides ...


Blogger JimK said...

Before any conspiracy theorists get excited ... I just deleted a spambot message. That is where a computer program tries to post on web sites, saying obnoxious things, pretending to be a person.

Digital junk mail, let's say.


August 18, 2005 11:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually thought they were going somewhere until they said "God can do whatever he wants." Now, I'm sure he can, but it seems to me like an easy way out of not bothering to find out any more about gravity.

It's like, as soon as you find something completely unexplainable with the current knowledge in Science, immediately decide on a new theory with the name of "Intelligent [Subject Name]" with the sole explanation of "It's God. He can do whatever he wants." Sorry, but that just isn't Science to me.

The whole diplomacy of presenting both sides to the issue is just a load of rubbish. I mean this is Science we're talking about it, not some debate issue. If you're to always present both sides of the issue when teaching Science, you're not actually teaching Science. It just becomes a whole mass of things to have a debate about. When it comes to the exams, instead of being asked real questions, you'll be asked what you believe, and asked to provide reasons as to why you believe that particular theory. Make it sound as convincing as possible. More marks for more reasons. Yeah, that's what Science is; what you believe in.

August 18, 2005 11:19 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

So the movie March of the Penguins is everywhere- now are penguins evolution or just an intelligent design joke? Okay, so I am not ready to write for the Onion.


August 22, 2005 10:07 AM  

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