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Re: “Create-Shun

Just want to tell you I've been to the Scopes Museum, even wrote a paper on it back in college. If I remember correctly, the bad guys won. There's no surprise that creationism is gaining headway in the US once again, given the surge in dogged republican fundamentalism. Though no one's paid attention, the south has clung to creationism forever. Growing up in that atmosphere (until 2000), watching the nation heading this direction only depresses me. I have learned some difficult lessons, and one of them is that wrong-minded thinking isn't directly related to lower intelligence, although it's very tempting to fall back on the idea. No, these people are effected by many societal factors - upbringing, peer pressure, overload, and an overwhelming need to believe in something. If they are like I am with food, they probably are only too happy to just believe in something that makes a little sense to them, something that is backed up, however loosely, by something that seems irrefutable (I mean, come on, who could argue with the Bible?). No, Bill, the correlation b/t creationists and below average intelligence doesn't ring true. With more and more Americans leading sedentary lifestyles, it was only a matter of time before the brain followed suite. And with all the tricks we have to make us think we're physically active (sports clothes, treadmills we never use, etc.), well, it's just as easy to say that you think for yourself and then swallow what is offered wholesale, believing what passes for information.

Posted by amy stinnett on 06/14/2007 at 1:17 PM

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