Richard Goscicki's Blog – September 2009 Archive (3)

SUBMIT

Ever fill out as on-line application or sign-up and when you fill in all the numbers and street addresses, the bottommost button says: SUBMIT?



Hey, wait a minute, says I with a smirk. SUBMIT—that’s what Mohammedans and other religious people do. They SUBMIT; they get down on all fours and kiss the ground with their foreheads and elevate their rumps in the air like some sort of smoke detector.



Islam means submission. SUBMIT has a religious connotation. Atheists and… Continue

Added by Richard Goscicki on September 19, 2009 at 1:58pm — 4 Comments

Impeach the Pope

Consider what Pope Benedict’s organization did to freethinkers and scientists during the days of the witch hunts and human sacrifices. The Catholic Church murdered and tortured thousands of deep thinkers and thereby stultified and fossilized human thought and curiosity. Humans should have evolved into a spiritual entity by now.



Left to me, I would do to him what the church did to Galileo. I would place him under house arrest in one of his many mansions—the church loves real estate.… Continue

Added by Richard Goscicki on September 14, 2009 at 10:06pm — 12 Comments

Creationism, You Gotta Be Kiddin'

When I was teaching biology in the late ‘60s, I’m trying to picture what would have happened if a colleague came up to me and asked if I were teaching the biblical account of creation. It was after all a Catholic school.



I’m trying to think of what I would have replied if my job weren’t on the line. As tennis great John McEnroe liked to yell, “You can’t be serious. You want me to teach the story of Adam and Eve and the talking snake in a science class? How about Shadrach, Meshach,… Continue

Added by Richard Goscicki on September 3, 2009 at 3:30pm — 15 Comments

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