Monday, March 17, 2008

So apt...

One of the most frightening things in the Western world, and in this country in particular, is the number of people who believe in things that are scientifically false. If someone tells me that the earth is less than 10,000 years old, in my opinion he should see a psychiatrist.
- Francis Crick.


JollyRgr said...

Someone also said "Ignorance is bliss" .... there are a lot of blissful people over there I guess .... or is that just 'ignorant'!

Odyssey said...

Alas, just 75 miles from here, just outside Cincinnati, there is the "Genesis Museum". It's run by a bunch of loonies who take the bible literally. Dawkins mentions the place in his book. They apparently have dioramas showing humans and dinosaurs living at the same time. Even worse - apparently the humans domesticated the dinosaurs and had them pulling carts! Sadly many thousands of people have visited the place. FYI, the loony organization that runs the place is an offshoot of a loony organization that originated in Australia... Of course by "loony" I do mean "blissful".

By the way, whoever first came up with "ignorance is bliss" didn't think it all the way through. The most unhappy people in this country not surprisingly also appear to be the most ignorant.