This is hilarious. It’s a Pew Research poll, that reveals how much Republican and Democrats differ on “science knowledge” and whether or not science is having any impacts on the two different groups:
Picture this: no matter what the science says, or even when these climatic events actually happen – Republicans refuse to change their “beliefs” about climate change.
Amazing, isn’t it? I don’t hate Republicans, but I can’t stand willful stupidity. Science and knowledge don’t mix with this group. NO surprise to any American living here (who is honest), but it will piss off the idiots, again. I don’t care. It’s really hard to sit here and watch these fools destroy everything in their insatiable quest for, what? More?
I consider this group absolutely hopeless, and if you belong to that group yourself, you’re hopeless. Me? I don’t belong to any group other then the human race…
Original article here.
I’ve not looked, but I’m sure a similar graph would convey how religion affects beliefs and how knowledge about religion, history and evidence shows the same kinds of disparities.
I recently wrote to William Blum, what I’ve uncovered about religion. His reply was that I was certain to go to hell… I still can’t tell if he was joking or not, but in any case, this imagined place is no more real then the imaginary Sky God so I’m not the least bit concerned. I base ALL of my views on evidence and feel quite confident that these “beliefs” (which they aren’t – they’re actually facts) will carry the day in the end. We all die, but we’re definitely not all going to heaven (nobody is).
I’ve been enjoying a Netflix series, “The West“, narrated by Peter Coyote. It’s about how the West (United States) was “won” (stolen from the people who lived here). Going back to the 1500’s or so, the story begins… and it portrays a terrifying tale of murder, mayhem, robbery, slavery, theft and abuse – all coming from one particular segment of the people (and it wasn’t the natives). It dives pretty deep into the “untold stories” you never heard.
Highly recommend. Not taught in your high school social studies classes, or probably in any school book. Despite the hard-work, deprivation, struggle and dangers associated with the settling of the West and the “spirit of the pioneers”, I’m left with increasing levels of disgust and shame at my own race. So this is how “civilization” was forced upon the world… You should watch this.
Television is good for something, sometimes. It’s another propaganda tool just like anything else, so pick your viewing habits carefully.