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One of the presidents of The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO) was asked on public TV why scientists so quickly accepted Darwin's theory to which he gave this most unscientific sounding answer ; 'Well I suppose it was because the idea of God interferred with our sexual mores."

Siloam Tech, Yahoo Answers 31 Comments [2/1/2014 2:46:43 PM]
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Hairtoucher

Somehow, I doubt that.

2/1/2014 3:08:56 PM

StealthOctopus

http://blog.drwile.com/?p=7856

"This quote has two sources, when those who use it try to cite a reference. Some claim it goes back to a book by Henry M. Morris, The Troubled Waters of Evolution.3 The problem is that the book by Henry Morris contains no such quote. Indeed, on the page where the quote supposedly appears, Morris is talking about Dr. Julian Huxley’s grandfather, Thomas Henry Huxley! Others reference various books by D. James Kennedy, such as What If the Bible Had Never Been Written?4 The problem with this reference is that Kennedy claims that he heard Dr. Julian Huxley say this in an interview on public television, but he never gives the title of the program or even the year that it aired. Dr. Julian Huxley died on Februrary 14, 1975. To believe Kennedy, we must believe that he remembers a quote from a television show that he cannot name and that couldn’t have been made after Februrary 14, 1975. To me, that seems like a bit of a stretch…"

2/1/2014 3:09:50 PM

StealthOctopus

And that quote above is from a creationist's blog. One that's at least honest enough to not use falsified quotes.

2/1/2014 3:11:23 PM

breakerslion

I remember that, but it wasn't Public Television. The rest of the dialogue went as follows:

"I'll take care of the jokes on this show, Doctor. Who fed this man a straight line? Anyway, you said the secret woid, "mores," so here's a hundred dollars. Don't spend it all on room soivice."

2/1/2014 3:27:20 PM

checkmate

asked on public TV

As opposed to private TV?

Anyway, I know somebody who's best friend's uncle went to college with a guy who's brother saw that show on TV too, and he said the quote was: "Well I suppose it was because the idea of evolution was very compelling, and still is."

So there.

2/1/2014 3:32:36 PM

JeanP

"Lying for Jesus" Award.

2/1/2014 4:36:53 PM

Papabear

Well you're either a liar or that person is an idiot. I'm betting on the former... not that you're not also an idiot, of course.

2/1/2014 4:42:52 PM

Philbert McAdamia

That's the most ridiculous thing I ever heard.

and @ breakerslion
"That's the most ridiculous thing I ever hoid."___________the same TV show ;-)

2/1/2014 4:55:46 PM



Citation seriously fucking needed.

2/1/2014 5:11:52 PM

Szena

The sad thing is, creationists find a lie like that completely believable. It fits with every bit of propaganda they've been fed.

2/1/2014 5:37:03 PM

jephkay

I think they find such lies comforting. Gives them a spiritual erection.

2/1/2014 6:24:05 PM

Da Rat Bastid

(@ breakerslion & Philbert McAdemia)

The sad irony is that the game show to which you're referring was called "You Bet Your Life", and creationists are betting the one and only life they definitely have on something (organized religion, their sect in particular) that is, at its VERY best, a placebo; at worst, an outright fraud.

2/1/2014 6:45:04 PM

Sangfroid

This BS is as truthful as that horse manure that Darwin "recanted" evolution on his death bed.

2/1/2014 6:47:47 PM

Goomy pls

@Hairtoucher

In the business, this is the way we say that:


2/1/2014 7:21:20 PM

freako104

Citation or you are a liar

2/1/2014 8:09:40 PM

Swede

Did scientists accept Darwin's theory so quickly? Was it more or less quick than the acceptance of the Theory of Gravity, or Germ Theory?

As God is nothing BUT an idea, we can change him/her/it/them to fit our sexual mores. Which of your sexual mores is it interfering with, btw?

2/2/2014 3:06:18 AM

Mech610

@checkmate

They likely meant 'public access TV'. Public access here in the U.S. are small-time television networks that are run locally and only broadcast over limited areas, like a single town or county. They typically have local news and human interest pieces but sometimes they manage to interview moderately big name people like this, depending on the size of the town that the station services.

That said, this particular individual sounds like just the type of loon you'd expect to see on public access TV.

2/2/2014 3:30:06 AM

anothga

What.

2/2/2014 5:15:11 AM

Hasan Prishtina

Let's say for one moment that this is true, even though UNESCO has directors-general rather than presidents. The director-general of UNESCO is a government appointee; most of them have been professional diplomats. As such, they can hold whatever ill-informed beliefs they like on matters that do not concern diplomacy, the United Nations, UNESCO's internal affairs and their own training. They do not have to be experts on all things educational, scientific and cultural.

Besides which, it is far from clear whose sexual mores are being referred to; is it humanity in general, or is it scientists in the second half of the 19th century?

2/2/2014 6:18:07 AM

Ebon

You're a lying sack of shit, that never happened.

2/2/2014 6:25:42 AM

ChakatBlackstar

well, if it was on public TV, then I'm sure you can provide a youtube link, right? Right? no? funny that.

2/2/2014 7:32:05 AM

Canadiest

From the same sources that claim Darwin totally recanted his theory, Einstien totally believed in the Christian God, Most scientists believe the worlds only 6000 years old, oh, and of course every "former Atheist" who says that how they once thought before they were saved.

By the way, scientists "quickly accepted Darwin's theory" is also wrong, he had allies but the church and state condemned it for a long time.

2/2/2014 7:53:12 AM



He didnt say sexual mores , he said s'mores. God somehow interferes with melting marshmallows and chocolate together.

2/2/2014 10:27:30 AM

UHM

@checkmate: "public TV" means publicly funded, as in PBS, BBC, CBC or ABC (Australia). Private TV would be privately funded. Given that public TV normally operates on a higher level accuracy than sensationalist private TV, it gives the lying son of a bitch more rope to hang hmself.

2/2/2014 10:32:26 AM

Anon-e-moose

(emph-ass-is added):

"why scientists so quickly accepted Darwin's theory to which he gave this most unscientific sounding answer ; 'Well I suppose it was because the idea of God interferred with our sexual mores."

'[citation Seriously Fucking needed]'

2/2/2014 10:34:13 AM
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