Pseudo intellectuals and their arguments to teach “Both sides”

In America everyone is free to have an opinion, and free to voice that opinion. However, what most people fail to understand in my experience is not everyone's opinion is valid or should be taken seriously. If a million people including myself thought that the Earth didn't revolve around the sun due to gravity, but rather was pulled by a chariot being lead by magic elephants, nobody should be obligated to respect or take our idea seriously. This is the level of absurdity that we face when comfronted by "the contraversy" to evolution. Creationist use zero evidence to support their claims and merely have an opinion, but for some reason pseudo intellectuals seem to always pipe up and defend them. The idea that "both ideas are valid and are on equal ground" makes me feel sick. We as atheist really need to put people in their place when they "defend the contraversy" and come up with excuses for these creationist morons.

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Comment by Loren Miller on June 2, 2011 at 4:47pm

We might as well be teaching phlogiston chemistry and the ether theory of light as well.  I mean, they MIGHT still be right ... right?!?

And I find I have to throw this one out again:

 

You have a right to your own opinions, but you do not have a right to your own facts.

-- Daniel Patrick Moynahan

Comment by Sara Leon on June 2, 2011 at 4:19pm
You read my mind. I'm not a very confrontational person but when I see and hear this type of ridiculousness I become incensed! How dare these people expect their opinions to be considered on the same level as theories formed by the smartest people on Earth? Theories that are much more plausible than "God did it" and rigorously subjected to the scientific method and thorough peer review. Teaching "both sides" of this argument is an insult to the children.

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