Dinosaur Wars 2011 brings you this update from Gainesville, Florida, where creationist wingnuts are attacking the vehicles of University of Florida biology professors with religious pamphlets and rusty nails, because that's how you formulate an argument if you're an idiot. Or... we don't know, maybe it's secretly clever, because these individual specimens are among the best evidence to support the theory that even if evolution once existed among humans, probably now it has just given up. Which still means evolution loses, therefore wingnut victory. Has the strategy finally become a self-fulfilling prophecy?
When I asked a colleague who performed research with monkeys if they ever flung poo at him, he looked somewhat thoughtful and said &quot;No..... but they should.&quot;
1. Sad to say, I do think it&#039;s actual Gators vandalizing biologists. It&#039;s just team sports down here. Gainesville is a college town, but it&#039;s still Koran-burning territory.
2. I was being sarcastic about the enrollment. Apparently I just came off as dumb.
Why hasn&#039;t Hurricane Ali chimed in about this? Isn&#039;t she a Gainesvillian?
Them was the days. During a debate in the British Parliment (perhaps this is 17th century snark) one of the members said &quot;Sir, I don&#039;t know if you will die on the gallows or of the pox.&quot;
&quot;That depends, Sir, on whether I embrace your principles or your mistress.&quot;
Old School rocks!
What you non-Sunshine-Staters probably don&#039;t realize is that UF is the apex of the public higher education system here. Valedictorians from in-state high schools often don&#039;t get in, because the student body is only 50,000, and a lot of slots are reserved for athletes and band members.
Gainesville is Florida&#039;s Oxbridge.
So just consider: if the pinnacle of Florida academia breeds biology-hating vandals like these goons, imagine what sort of life forms are matriculating at the other universities, colleges, and community colleges -- let alone the bible colleges -- down here.
Flat earthers are attacking round tires by making them flat as God intended them, and earth, to be.
Nice. Thanks for the laugh.
This just proves that the only thing between immature hi-jinks and terrorism is brown skin and an AK-47
Nothing about evolution implies progress, rather just better fitting into available ecological niches. Here, it seems those niches are a little lower (intellectually) and a little wider (physically) than in the past.
After hearing a racist remark, Alexandre Dumas replied &quot;Yes, of course, my father was a mulatto, my grandfather was a Negro, and my great-grandfather was an ape. You see, sir, my family began where yours left off.&quot;
That&#039;s the way I feel about these knuckle-dragging anti-science reactionaries. I do believe human beings and monkeys share a common ancestor. And I believe my family began where theirs left off.
Well, those Hoverounds don&#039;t actually hover. Just sayin&#039;. Oh, wait, we&#039;re the one&#039;s who fight fair or don&#039;t fight at all. Nevermind. I totally have the depression today. Next week I&#039;ll have The Depression, of course.