27th September 2009

“The Bible Belt is hostile to the theory of evolution, and so greedy, cowardly distributors won't touch any film that celebrates Darwin for fear of making a loss. Isn't it a strange state of affairs? One not even Darwin could have anticipated. As the American coasts continue evolving, becoming ever more sophisticated, so the bit in between sags further and further back into superstition.”

Mary Wakefield

4 Responses to “27th September 2009”

  1. sjburnt Says:

    I understand the author’s frustration. With a little more sophisticated thought herself, she could realize that the coasts nor the “bit in between” are solid blocks of opinion.

  2. holysmokes Says:

    The only way to change this demographic is with evidence. Science will trudge along at it’s own pace. Believers will continue to try twisting the data to their favor, however as the evidence builds, such attempts will become more transparent. Logic will prevail, but probably not in our lifetimes. Never underestimate the power of human stubbornness.

  3. The Heretic Says:

    or human stupidity.

  4. John Says:

    and Utah!!!