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Creation vs. Evolution.

Today's WTF, courtesy of ... The Netherlands!

EMMEN - All Dutch people will receive a brochure in the mail at the end of february, that wants to put the evolution theory up for discussion. Conservative Christian organisations that believe that God created the world in six days are responsible for the text. 6.6 million copies of the brochure will be printed over the next month. The coördinator of the campaign, also chairman of the Bible & Education Society says that the evolution theory is a faith and just as impossible to prove as the Creation theory.

Followers of the evolution theory have already designed a mailbox sticker that will hopefully prevent them from getting the brochure in the mail. The first batch of the sticker with the text "YES evolution, NO creation" has already sold out. Christian organisations are working on their own sticker with the exact opposite text.

A total of 30 organisations support the Creational Action Committee that was founded for the campaign. They will finance the event that will cost around 250.000 Euro (US$ 320.000). "Our goal is to put a discussion in motion. On many schools the evolution theory is seen as absolute truth. There may be some attention to Creation but teachers say that the theory isn't true. Plus there's no questions on Creation in any exam. We believe that children have a right to hear both sides."


Jan. 30th, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
Reminds me of that icon: "Evolution is a theory... just like gravity". :P

Creationism isn't a theory, it's a belief. There is no scientific evidence to back it up, unlike evolution. Evolution may not have 100% proof, but it certainly has more than Creationism ever will - all that they have is the words people wrote in an old book. Doesn't really match up to tenthousands of carbon-dated fossils.

Seriously, the world was made in six days and we all started from Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden? Who seriously believes that? There are decent things in the Bible, but that is just a fairytale. The Little Mermaid is more realistic than that. Plus, the whole Adam/Eve thing: really oppressive towards women. (Since women are made out to be the treacherous bimbos who got humanity kicked out of paradise). So yeah, I'll take my chances and go with evolution, thanks...


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