"The Earth has been here 6,000 years, long before anybody had environmental laws, and somehow it hasn't been done away with."
Ok, so by that logic, we should scale our impact on the Earth back to what it was 6,000 years ago. I'd be fine with getting rid of 98% of the population, traveling by horse and cooking over camp fires.
I think the Religious (non)Right needs a new obsession, like how the Internet and Fox News are not mentioned in the bible, therefore Jesus/God must hate the Internet and Fox News, therefore they should stay far, far away from these things.
Brilliant. But then, of course, we are dooming their kids. The internet can be an amazing tool against brainwashing, or in waking up from a comatose life. Gotta get their kids out first before we lock them up in ignoranceville and throw away the key.
GREAT VIDEO!!! Unfortunately dozens, if not hundreds of elected officials on federal, state, and local levels share this primitive belief. I am sure we will have many blunders of this nature to laugh at in the near future! It seems as though the religious right had become quite complacent over the past 20 years or so, escpecially during the Bush regime. That sense of complacency has vanished. With the recent surge in secular political ideology their existence as the most influential political lobbyist organization is being threatened. For a long time they were able to remain fairly quiet in the public arena and could work behind closed doors. Thankfully many of those doors are now open and these people are being forced to show their faces! In today's political landscape they are targets for public ridicule. I will end with a question of my own. How is that these people allow themselves to reap the innumerable benefits of the scientific and technological communities and yet will refute something as basic as radioactive decay as a method for dating the earth?