Angry astronomy and sad creationism

By Phil Plait | July 28, 2008 9:04 am

I’m on travel today, so posting will be light. Hopefully I’ll have time to write more later.

Jon Voisey writes the Angry Astronomer blog (I suspect he’s no more angry than I am bad which makes him more disgruntled) and it’s a pretty good read. It’s on my feed reader.

He has a real-life creationist commenting on his post about star birth. It’s amazing to read. I’ve posted one or two comments myself, and it’ll be very interesting to see how (or if) he responds. Note: If you want to comment, please be polite there. Be firm, but don’t be a jerk. A little snark is probably OK.

I’ve had one or two creationists commenting here, but tellingly, they tend to get so mean-spirited they violate my commenting policy (which is patterned after Wil Wheaton’s, and is simply "Don’t be a jerk"). Ironic, given that whole Sermon on the Mount thing — which, for my money, is the best thing in the Bible. I don’t agree with all of it (the meek won’t inherit the Earth, though the geeks might) but the majority of it is pretty fine advice. To bad so many people who claim to follow it haven’t had it really sink in.


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