razzleccentric: (Whaaaaaaaaaa?)
Have you seen this? I mean, seriously, this jackass jerkwad really believes what he wrote??? No. It's got to be some kind of horrible, horrible joke.

A Georgia state representative (yes, Republican, how predictable), sent out THIS MEMO to a bunch of other Repub reps (including one in Texas) stating that he has "Indisputable evidence — long hidden but now available to everyone — demonstrates conclusively that so-called ‘secular evolution science’ is the Big-Bang 15-billion-year alternate ‘creation scenario’ of the Pharisee Religion... This scenario is derived concept-for-concept from Rabbinic writings in the mystic ‘holy book’ Kabbala dating back at least two millennia.”

So, yeah. Evolution is actually a religious teaching whipped up by the Jews that run the world. THAT'S how we can stop it from being taught in schools. Halleluijah!

But look - added bonus codswallop! "[T]he earth is not rotating … nor is it going around the sun." (This is the part that tipped somebody off that the memo might not be 100% factual.)

In case you're wondering where these paid political representatives of the people got this amazing revelation, it would be from this incredibly professional and obviously wrought-with-truth website. HORK.

For reference, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article about this horseshit and J.M. Marshall's Talking Points Memo on the subject.


My anger overwhelms my phlegm.


PS - Chisum is not at all apologetic for spreading this crap.

Mr. Chisum said all he thought he was doing was "a Good Samaritan" deed for a fellow legislator. "If that's a sin, well, shoot me."


Not enough heads, not enough desks.
razzleccentric: (Food: PETV)
Wow. Just watched a segment of the BBC's current series, The Truth About Food. Go to their video clip index and check out the first one, "Can eating like an ape save your health?"

Apparently influenced by Katharine "Diet and Primate Evolution" Milton (hee), a group of folks with high blood pressure & cholesterol levels were a) put into a UK zoo exhibit for a week, and b) fed only raw fruit & veg, water, some nuts, and one olive a day during their stay.

First off, I am delighted by the humans-in-the-zoo concept. I wish ALL zoos had a human exhibit ALL the time. And how interesting it must have been for the other primates! You know they're all thinking, "Well it's about freakin time you ogling bastards were on the inside!"

Scientifically speaking, I'm not impressed by the diet components. I know the title says "eat like an ape" (which is decidedly un-Darwinianly-correct to begin with) but the narration discusses hominid evolution and pre-agricultural diet. Presenting our evolutionary diet as being completely devoid of meat is not at all accurate - what about the insects for heaven's sake?! But for the purposes of simplicity I understand using the vegan approach.

The results of their raw foodist week were impressive. All that fibre did its noble duty, lowering their collective cholesterol levels by 23%. Woo! Blood pressure went down too (I suppose spending a week goofing off in a bucolic park setting had nothing to do with that ;) and one guy's sodium level plummeted. I was impressed that weight wasn't mentioned by the nutritionist - chances are they didn't lose much if any weight, but look at how nicely their biochemical risk factors decreased anyway!

No, this isn't a valid research study by any means, but it's a REALLY cool idea. How I would love to do something like this!

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