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“Inherit the Wind” does a disservice to anyone intelligent, as it barely follows the actual trial and makes caricatures of anyone daring to question the holy gospel of Darwin. If evolution were actually taught with all its flaws and failings, perhaps it would be viewed as more credible as that would be the true scientific method in action. Taught as fact, it pushes the secular agenda while trying desperately to diminish God and the bible, a book “written by men.” “Origin of Species” was a book written by a flawed man, but in the land of the left, the scientist is inerrant, as that is their own, and only, God. Besides themselves.
Some last wise words: Piltdown Man believed in evolution, and it killed him.

Jaaaake, Ocean Beach Rag 46 Comments [7/24/2012 8:29:43 AM]
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myheadhurts

I agree that the movie is more theatric than what actually happened.

Science updates and the intelligent do what they can to keep up. That is the scientific method in action.

Wise words? Do you even know what you are talking about?

7/24/2012 12:56:32 PM

John

Evolution certainly diminishes certain fundamentalist interpretations of the Bible, but it doesn't diminish God. In fact, a god who could start a universe and let it unfold by itself would be a lot more impressive than one who did things as described in the Bible.

Who's more impressive: the pool player who sinks the entire rack on the break shot, or one who has to do it ball by ball?

7/24/2012 1:49:44 PM

Old Viking

... it pushes the secular agenda while trying desperately to diminish God and the bible ...

The Theory of Evolution is highly ambitious.

7/24/2012 2:33:35 PM

Tallyho

Worst wise words ever

7/24/2012 3:29:13 PM

Wehpudicabok

I'm always amused when Christians try to smear evolution as a religion. More specifically the idea that calling something a religion is a smear is what amuses me. Presumably Christians check "none" when asked about their religion.

7/24/2012 4:23:29 PM

Fizzy

"Inherit the Wind" was written to be a criticism of McCarthyism, damn it. It was written at a time when the intellectually deficient blowhards were too busy hunting imaginary communists to focus on destroying modern science and technology.

7/24/2012 4:59:29 PM

NoE

Jaaaake can't do the brain today - he has the dumb.

7/24/2012 7:36:23 PM

Dynamic Dragon

"Piltdown Man believed in evolution, and it killed him".

Even if Piltdown Man actually existed, that statement would still make no sense.

7/24/2012 7:40:29 PM

Raised by Horses

Just out of curiosity, how many people here have actually seen the movie in question?

7/24/2012 7:57:30 PM



you dont teach the faults and failings of anything at the introductory levels, you teach the main parts and simplify where possible. The detail comes at the more advanced studies.

7/24/2012 8:23:42 PM

Philbert McAdamia

@Wehpudicabok
Presumably Christians check "none" when asked about their religion.

Uh huh, they check "Personal Relationship with Jesus." Part of the Fundy Word Redefinition Project.

And, Jaaaake, you misspelled a word; It's Some least wise words:

7/24/2012 9:13:17 PM

michael3ov

And guess who exposed piltdown man as a hoax.

Wait for it...

...scientists you jackass!

7/25/2012 12:28:16 AM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

@ Raised by Horses -

Not only did I see the movie. I also acted in the play when it was staged by my senior class in 1976. It's still a popular choice for senior class play at high schools across the country (well, minus the schools in Fundyfreakland).

7/25/2012 5:05:38 AM

Doubting Thomas

Some last wise words: Piltdown Man believed in evolution, and it killed him.

I thought you said wise last words?

Piltdown man was found to be a hoax because he didn't fit in with evolutionary theory.

7/25/2012 6:09:16 AM

Anon-e-moose

Kitzmiller vs. Dover is the righteous revenge for Scopes. Facts speak for themselves. Evolution = Fact. Creationism = lies. The law says so.

Conservative Christian The Honourable Judge John E. Jones III agrees, don't bother him about it.

@Scorpius

Which is why I say the British Legion, the families of the Navy (British/Canadian) crews who captured Enigma machines should have taken Universal to court, and legally forced them to remake the abortion that was "U-571", using historical fact as the screenplay; and so what if the portrayal of the only time an Enigma machine was captured by the US Navy, it almost jeopardised the plans for Operation Overlord (D-Day), would show them in a bad light, thus making such a film unmarketable to US audiences?

Moral: Leave factual events to documentary makers. Stick to Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Hollywood. It's what you're good at.

7/25/2012 6:12:11 AM

FinalArbiterOfMyMorality

1. That last sentence makes no sense.
2. Piltdown Man was a hoax.

7/25/2012 7:59:26 AM

SpukiKitty

Yeesh! MISTER 'Jooooke'....

First off, you are an idiot.

Second, Piltdown Man was a hoax & EVERYONE should know that by now!

Third, a prehistoric hominid, even an imaginary British One, IS NOT GOING TO KNOW THE CONCEPT OF "EVOLUTION"! All they know is running around naked & surviving in the wild! That would apply to EVERYBODY long ago! How the heck is a prehistoric somebody gonna believe or not believe in Evolution & why would it kill him/her?

Fourth, I do not want to inherit YOUR wind! Take some Beano! *Phew*!

7/25/2012 8:49:03 AM

Alleyprowler

Inherit the Wind wasn't a documentary, it was a drama based loosely on the Scopes trial. I think it did a darn fine job of illustrating the difference between critical thinking and dogma.

Scientists are not inerrant, and they are certainly not gods. Those are pretty bizarre ideas. "Science knows it doesn't know everything, otherwise it'd stop." - Dara O'Briain.

7/25/2012 9:43:29 AM

Ludd

I don't think you understand the concept of wise words.

7/25/2012 10:26:26 AM

zipperback

Piltdown man recanted on his deathbed.

7/25/2012 10:43:40 PM

Tempus

Piltdown Man was exposed as a fraud by the very evolutionists you deride.

Your argument is invalid.

7/28/2012 1:26:12 AM
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