Tuesday, May 16, 2006

'The Simpsons' features evolution/creationism debate


Last night's episode of The Simpsons was about the debate over teaching evolution and creationism in schools, the basic plot was that Lisa was protesting creationism and they ended up staging a trial (although it was much more analogous to the Scopes trial than the recent Dover trials).

The jokes were hilarious, although I did disagree with how much Lisa seemed to emphasize that you MUST choose between religion and evolution because they're mutually exclusive. The take-home message she delivered in the end was definitely important, though: Regardless of what you believe or disbelieve, you shouldn't be allowed to insist on keeping others ignorant about the facts.
Definitely worth watching, and if you missed the episode on TV last night you can watch it tonight.

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