Quote of the Day

Evolution is almost universally accepted among those who understand it, almost universally rejected by those who don’t.Richard Dawkins

How true that seems to be.

Today it’s exactly one hundred and fifty years ago that the first edition of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species was released. So it should come as no surprise that a bunch of creationists chose this very day to present three anti-evolutionist books and a new pamphlet. The whole event was streamed live over the internet, as those following me on Twitter surely have noticed, and it was like being hit with a stupid-stick over and over.

The pamphlet is the follow-up to the one that was spread door to door throughout The Netherlands in February, and asks an equally demented question: what has future, creation or evolution? Surely there will be more on that later.

The books presented are all ‘critical’ of evolution, and most of the presentations didn’t make a lot of sense to me. Here’s an indication of how stupid it was—apart from the praying and psalm-singing, that is—a biology teacher presented a book that tries to discredit of evolution by digging up standard, long-since refuted creationist babble.

Darwin wept.