A real pet peeve of mine: Creationism. The fundies want to hide – or perhaps destroy – actual evidence that contradicts their myopic views of existence…funny how the most homophobic are the ones most likely to pull this kind-o-caca:
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Deep in the dusty, unlit corridors of Kenya’s national museum, locked away in a plain-looking cabinet, is one of mankind’s oldest relics: Turkana Boy, as he is known, the most complete skeleton of a prehistoric human ever found.
But his first public display later this year is at the heart of a growing storm – one pitting scientists against Kenya’s powerful and popular evangelical Christian movement. The debate over evolution vs. creationism – once largely confined to the United States – has arrived in a country known as the cradle of mankind.
“I did not evolve from Turkana Boy or anything like it,” says Bishop Boniface Adoyo, head of Kenya’s 35 evangelical denominations, which he claims have 10 million followers. “These sorts of silly views are killing our faith.”
Oh yeah? Well, your “sorts of silly views” are killing my last nerve.
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