I am seriously baffled here. I mean, these people have most probably attended some kind of educational institution at some point in their lives, right? They must be able to read, right? You can understand the ignorance of the past - lack of education, prevalence of superstition, but in the 21st century? Hmmm...on second thought, maybe I just answered my own question.

A quote:

Hot on the heels of a recent Louisiana victory in the fight against evolution, the Seattle-based think tank Discovery Institute held a press conference Thursday to announce their latest initiative: defeating the myth of gravity.

Robert Crowther, Discovery’s director of communications was visibly excited as he detailed the Institute’s plan for attacking what he refers to as the sloppy, inaccurate, and overtly biased portrayal of the theory of gravity.

“Gravity is just a theory, and a poorly-supported one at that,” said Crowther.

Nice to see Louisiana mentioned in the article, too. What a great reputation we're building up here. Oh, and I take exception to calling it a think tank.

“The so-called consensus in the scientific community is that gravity is allegedly described by the general theory of relativity,” explained Crowther. “They’re piling theory on top of theory here, and feeding it to us as if it were fact.”

As evidence that the theory of gravity is suspect, Crowther pointed to examples in nature that seem to literally fly in the face of the accepted explanations. “Take birds, for instance,” he said, “why doesn’t gravity seem to affect them as they soar majestically through the air? These are the questions that the news media and scientific establishment don’t want anyone to ask.”

Wow. Dude, he has a point. I mean, airplanes can take off, can't they? And hell, we've been to space! Oh, wait, that was filmed on a secret sound stage by shady conspirators in the liberal media. Still, no way could Michael Jordan jump as high as he did if gravity existed. That could only be explained as the hand of God.

This shit might actually be funny if there weren't lots of people who believed it. Jeez.


  1. Olorin said...
    The quotations in your post misstate the position of the Discovery Institute. We do not deny that natural gravitation exists. We deny only that it has the power asserted by naturalistic physicists. Therefore, we divide gravitation into two parts, micro-gravity and macro-gravity.
    Micro-gravity is observable. Drop an anvil on your foot to observe it in action. Natural forces are adequate to explain the attraction of small objects to earth. We admit that recent research has extended observations of micro-gravity to objects relatively large by a human scale; even tall buildings may fall by its power.
    However, atheistic physicists claim that naturalistic gravity also makes the planets “fall” in their orbits. This is demonstrably false. The moon, for example does not fall, but remains suspended in the heavens. There is simply no such thing as macro-gravity. The only explanation is the existence of an Intelligent Designer that established the orbits of celestial objects. Even Newton, the founder of the now discredited theory of gravity, believed that God (his version of the Designer) keeps orbits from collapsing, when his calculations showed that they were unstable.
    Claiming that observable micro-gravity and hypothetical, unproven macro-gravity arise from the same naturalistic force is as untenable as atheistic biologists’ claim that a single mechanism of evolution suffices for observable changes in finches and the development of the human spleen from a bit of primitive algae. Micro-gravity, like micro-evolution, may possibly arise from natural forces. But macro-gravity cannot.
    Diane said...
    Moon-bat lunacy is what these people feed on.

    Too bad a good gravity storm doesn't keep their stupid asses on the couches on their lawns where they belong instead of on a soap-box or relig-nazi dais....

    Hey, miss your cross-posts at WWL.

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