Saturday, June 24, 2017

Back to the future

Saddened to see that Turkey took another step backwards into obscurity and ignorance recently. The government there voted to stop teaching the scientific facts of evolution in school; now Turkish children will be denied access to one of the most elegant, true, and wonderful scientific theories there is, child abuse by any other name.

Of course the culprit is the usual one, the politicized religion of Islam and it's childish insistence on teaching a plagiarised version of the Old Testament myth of Adam and Eve, a ridiculous and obviously allegorical tale of men being "magic'd" out of the dust by the Jewish sky god Yahweh. I feel sorry for Turkish children, a generation denied the magic of reality.


Archdruid Eileen said...

If it's obviously allegorical then why should it be ridiculous?

Steve Borthwick said...

AE, I mean it's ridiculous to claim that it's "true" (i.e. a description of real events) in the same way that believing the three little pigs would be ridiculous. Doesn't mean it's not a narrative that meant something to people in the past, perhaps even containing metaphorical value as many ancient stories do.