April 12th, 2006

breaking bad

E pur si Muove

I'm in mockery mode today. You thought it was only evolution that the fundies were out to attack?

'Bill Nye the Science Guy'... angered a few audience members when he criticized literal interpretation of the biblical verse Genesis 1:16, which reads: “God made two great lights -- the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.” He pointed out that the sun, the “greater light,” is but one of countless stars and that the “lesser light” is the moon, which really is not a light at all, rather a reflector of light.

A number of audience members left the room at that point, visibly angered by what some perceived as irreverence.

“We believe in a God!” exclaimed one woman as she left the room with three young children.

Yes, the idea that the moon reflects the light of the sun is 'just a theory' kids, and schools should 'teach the controversy': is the moon made of cheese, or glowing cheese?