Friday, July 2, 2010

I just can't stop!

And how indeed will you get through life if you believe all this twaddle? 
Courtesy Pharyngula This is a scanned page from a Christian science textbook published by Bob Jones University.
I'm betting this fine institution will produce a few Republican Congressmen over the next few years - and probably even a Governor or two. 


  1. I thought you were leaving to go somewhere.

    You know I can hang a placard outside my house and call it a university, right? KB's University? And it can be accredited by, um, the National Evangelical Fubar Assn, which my cousin created. And I can teach whatever idiocy I want. And it means absolutely nothing. Because it's not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by real schools.

  2. Ah yes - Ah know thet! But good ol BJU is accredited and has 4,200 students - all of whom will graduate not really knowing where electricity comes from.

  3. Electricity is God's breath. Just kidding. It's scary that some people really believe this, and more, and that some are pushing that these books be used nationwide. It's one thing to be Republican (I can vouch that not all are nut-cases); it's another to be in denial of scientific facts and reality. I weep for the future.

  4. Quick, deliver these poor souls from their benighted state, send them the link to Wikipedia, now!

  5. it's so weird that just explaining how electricity works threatens this view of god that is, i guess, totally unknowable. there are mysteries to be admired in this world, like love and the human spirit, but not electrical currents.
    good stuff.

  6. Wait, was the Texas School board behind this??