Happy 200th Birthday, Darwin!

Woo! Happy Birthday to a guy who’s had a tremendous impact on the world as we know it! Chuck, we’re all indebted to you for your discovery of–

Oh, that? That’s nothing. Don’t even look at that.

–your discovery of the method by with species develop and–

No, no, that’s nothing to do with you. It, uh, it says “Revolution”, not “Evolution”. It’s about, uh, rotation or something.

–pretty much laying the groundwork for all biology. I mean, it’s just amazing that–

No, I said that’s not…don’t! Don’t look at it!

Wait! Dude, come back! Don’t let these idiots make you mad!

Great, he’s pissed off now. WAY TO GO, AMERICA.

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2 Responses to Happy 200th Birthday, Darwin!

  1. mattwran says:

    I actually think that polls like this are part of the problem. I mean, are there any other scientific theories about which people are routinely asked whether or not they ‘believe’ in them? No one polls whether or not people ‘believe’ in relativity. Other theories are judged on the basis of an accumulation of evidence or, more often, simply left to the scientists to work out. To ask whether or not someone ‘believes’ in evolution is to suggest that the issue is one of faith and that no actual knowledge is needed to answer the question.

  2. Dave says:

    I completely agree. It shows how much we’re expected to coddle these people. You can believe all you want that melted ice turns into gold, but it’s not going to happen, because these things don’t care what you believe.