Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Making the Ancestor Proud

Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," where we serve the cause of scientific progress! Look here if you're searching for a god or a goddess who will approve of your decision to pursue a Ph.D. in vertebrate paleontology!

My article about the Scopes Monkey Trial, recently published in the launch of The Smart Set Magazine, has been given a thumb's-up approval by the National Center for Science Education (NCSE).

We at "The Gods Are Bored" heartily endorse the aims of the NCSE. Heartily.

As it happens, this blogger's father was a high school science teacher. His views were decidedly closer to Darrow than to Deuteronomy. Today I feel like I done him proud.

For those of you science teachers who have wandered in here from The Smart Set, please be advised that, in addition to teaching that the universe was created by an Intelligent Designer, you need to point out that the Intelligent Designer was the god Bumba, who vomited up the universe in one Big Bang. (Congolese pantheon.) He vomited because he was all alone in a void, and that stressed him out.

Make Bumba a part of your science curriculum today! Our children are being poorly served by public schools.


buddydon said...

thankee fer innerducin me to a new god i aint never herd tell of ere now. bumba, the big banger of all time, vomitin up the universe from loneliness! splains it bout as well as mos inny eggsplainayshun ye could fine.

Rosie said...

I like the vomiting up bit much better...and it makes more sense. I have three syllables for the Intelligent Designers.


Explain your way out of that one!