Quote# 31608

{Reviewing Life in the Undergrowth, a documentary on bugs narrated by David Attenborough)

I find the narrator hard to understand. With his strong English accent, I have to listen very closely. Also, while the photography is great, this series is far too heavy on evolution. It treats evolution as if it were fact instead of a theory, which is more accurate. I feel as though I am being endoctrinated.

rpi 1609132, Netflix reviews 46 Comments [11/25/2007 9:58:30 PM]
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"Also, while the photography is great, this series is far too heavy on evolution."

Imagine that, a nature documentary that expounds on evolution. Did you expect them to instead say that, "And this incredible beetle species was created by God to perfectly fit the environment we find it in"?

"It treats evolution as if it were fact instead of a theory, which is more accurate."

You twit. It's as much of a fact as you're likely to find anywhere in science.

"I feel as though I am being endoctrinated."

No, that happens in the pew on Sunday.

11/25/2007 10:09:16 PM


Wow, if you think Attenborough is hard to understand, you'll want to stay away from the films of Ken Loach and Mike Leigh.

11/25/2007 10:15:05 PM

Evil Deadite

If there was a Jesus, and this world was created by god, both Jesus and god would hate you for ignoring and denying the reality they wrapped this world in.

Evolution IS reality.

Start dealing with this. It doesn't have to interfere with your spiritual life.

(Okay, I would argue that it does, but thanks to the powers of compartmentalization, you can still sort of have both.)

11/25/2007 10:21:36 PM


"I feel as though I am being endoctrinated."
Happens all the time.
Remember when they endoctrinated you with the so-called 'fact" that 1+1=2?
I'm sure that there's some quote in Ephisians that says something vaguely relevant that you use to "Disprove" that particular equation, and prove that homosexuality is wrong all in the same sentance.

11/25/2007 10:44:22 PM


"I feel as though I am being endoctrinated."

Funny, I feel the same way when I watch a creationist video.

11/25/2007 10:51:36 PM

Seamus D

Your stupidity would be astonishing if it weren't so fucking common in the ignorant parts of the USA. Instead, you're just a typical ugly American.

11/25/2007 11:04:06 PM


Not that stupid, but a theory is the closest thing you can get to a fact. This doesn't sound genuine fundie, more like someone who is sitting on the fence.

11/25/2007 11:19:30 PM

You feel as the stupid ethnocentric person who is unable to see himself at the mirror and can't tell the difference from theory and fact in a scientific context.

11/25/2007 11:40:35 PM


I guess a person like you would have to look at it as "being indoctrinated. You're obviously not capable of being taught!

11/25/2007 11:47:48 PM


A scientific theory of the caliber of the ToE can be treated as a fact.

You NEED to be indoctrinated as you have obviously missed some of the important parts of your science lessons.

11/26/2007 12:04:01 AM


In the case of evolution, it IS fact.

11/26/2007 12:10:45 AM


"I feel as though I am being endoctrinated."

Just because your preachers have been doing it to you your whole life, doesn't mean that everyone is trying to.

11/26/2007 12:13:03 AM


I don't think David Attenborough needs to take elocution lessons from someone who thinks 'endoctrinated' is a real word.

11/26/2007 1:36:04 AM


It breaks my heart to see a fundie actually try to learn something and then fail.

11/26/2007 1:47:01 AM


What James said.

11/26/2007 2:26:21 AM


that's english as it's MEANT to sound ;-)

11/26/2007 3:03:52 AM


"I feel as though I am being endoctrinated"

Sounds like a nasty endocrine procedure... removal of strangulated adrenals perhaps?

11/26/2007 3:25:25 AM

Anna Ghislaine

Considering the documentaries' target audience treats evolution as fact anyway, it's not that surprising, old bean.

11/26/2007 3:36:04 AM

Mr Smith

I'm calling poe on this. How can anyone not enjoy the wildlife documentary's of David Attenborough? A man that has probably done more to educate people about wildlife than Bill Oddie.

11/26/2007 3:53:00 AM

You couldn't understand an English accent?


11/26/2007 4:40:33 AM


You get half credit for actually watching a science program. However, you can't receive full credit until you understand what you've watched.

11/26/2007 5:23:01 AM


What? I can not understand that bastard dialect of yours!

11/26/2007 5:46:18 AM


I propose that we begin using the term 'fact' rather than theory for any hypothesis that has been suitable proven. I'm sure they'd all go ape shit over the change, but it would be hilarious and eventually they'd forget it was ever referred to as a theory.

11/26/2007 6:51:22 AM

Doctor Whom

If those nature shows aren't all a bunch of evil-utionist propaganda, then why do they all show insects with a Biblically incorrect number of legs?

11/26/2007 8:21:27 AM

Old Viking

Most documentary channels clearly identify their content as "Suitable for intelligent persons only."

11/26/2007 10:18:57 AM

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