Friday, February 19, 2010
Let Texas Secede, Raise America's IQ
Just saw this on The Daily Kos and had to pass it along and comment.
According to a University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll, nearly 1/3 of Texans believe humans and dinosaurs roamed the earth at the same time. Even worse, more than half of Texans reject the theory that humans developed from earlier species of animals.
I just ....... no words. It gets even worse.
* 38 percent of Texans agreed with the statement "God created human beings pretty much in their present form about 10,000 years ago."
* 22 percent of Texans said life has existed in its present form since the beginning of time
* 51 percent of Texans disagreed with the statement, "human beings, as we know them today, developed from earlier species of animals."
* only 41 percent pf Texans know that humans did not live at the same time as the dinosaurs
Americans - including Texans - have access to technology and education, and yet these knuckle-draggers are holding us back. (The irony - they reject evolution, and yet prove it by being superstitious cavemen (cavepeople?).) Remember this earlier blog about the less-evolved Neanderthals? Well, friends, we have found a tribe of them in Texas. How fitting.
So all you tea-bagging rednecks in Texas who want to secede from the US - go for it. Please. Form your own little ignorant Neanderthal nation and see what happens when you make neo-Neanderthals with your cousins. Good riddance to useless dead weight.
Afterword - Just as I was wrapping this up, I went looking for a picture of a human riding a dinosaur online, and I found this. "Why is it so difficult for people to accept that dinosaurs and humans once lived together?" the writers ask. Really? Um - just off the top of my head: carbon dating, scientific method, archaeological excavation, and thinking. Dumb shits.