Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 4 years ago

    Edgy satire! Stinging irony!

  2. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, almost 4 years ago

    I guess they ran out of aspirins!

  3. too-zonked

    too-zonked said, almost 4 years ago

    Marco Rubio:

    “At the end of the day, I think there are multiple theories out there on how the universe was created and I think this is a country where people should have the opportunity to teach them all. I think parents should be able to teach their kids what their faith says, what science says. Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to answer that. It’s one of the great mysteries.”

  4. GrimmaTheNome

    GrimmaTheNome said, almost 4 years ago

    Parents can teach their kids what the heck they like.

    Schools should teach science in science lessons- the clue is in the name. I gather the US does not have Religious Education lessons in schools – this is a pity. RE isn’t about teaching kids what to believe, its where they learn about many belief systems. If you want to discuss competing creation myths, you need RE. This is perfectly compatible with the US being a secular state if the teaching is unbiased.

  5. svetlana17

    svetlana17 said, almost 4 years ago

    WHO is sponsoring this parade??

  6. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, almost 4 years ago


    Reality-based folk understand that not all hypotheses are created equal; some adequately predict new discoveries, supported by both old and new data. Some are based on stories passed mouth-to-ear for many centuries, finally written down, with no relation to the data ‘on-the-ground’. If you call it “written by a Diety, thus infallible”, you’ve made a circular argument, that hovers without a basis. Whatever that is, it ain’t science.

  7. Astolat

    Astolat said, almost 4 years ago

    Agree with Grimmathe Nome; I suspect that one of the reasons the UK hasn’thad such a problem with conservative evangelicals is precisely because we DO teach about religions and their competing claims in school.

  8. luckylouie

    luckylouie said, almost 4 years ago


    Good point, Astrolet, but I think it’s too late for the U.S. If we tried to teach Religious Education, the program would quickly be hijacked by the Religious Reich to push their own agenda.

  9. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Georgia Republican Rep. Paul Broun, a physician who sits on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee:

    “God’s word is true. I’ve come to understand that. All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell. It’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who are taught that from understanding that they need a savior. There’s a lot of scientific data that I found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young Earth. I believe that the Earth is about 9,000 years old. I believe that it was created in six days as we know them. That’s what the Bible says. And what I’ve come to learn is that it’s the manufacturer’s handbook, is what I call it. It teaches us how to run our lives individually. How to run our families, how to run our churches. But it teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society. And that’s the reason, as your congressman, I hold the Holy Bible as being the major directions to me of how I vote in Washington, D.C., and I’ll continue to do that.”

  10. FriscoLou

    FriscoLou said, almost 4 years ago


    “UK hasn’thad such a problem with conservative evangelicals is …”

    Yeah, but the Anglican church headed by the queen still won’t let women become bishops, so what’s the dif, Astolat?

  11. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, almost 4 years ago

    I think comparative religion should be taught in History class but kids should be released from school for an hour 1 or 2 days a week so they may go to their houses of worship for actual religious education.

  12. Evan2061

    Evan2061 said, almost 4 years ago

    In the spirit of equal time, Barak Obama said on April 13, 2008:

    Q: Senator, if one of your daughters asked you—and maybe they already have—“Daddy, did god really create the world in 6 days?,” what would you say?

    A: What I’ve said to them is that I believe that God created the universe and that the six days in the Bible may not be six days as we understand it … it may not be 24-hour days, and that’s what I believe. I know there’s always a debate between those who read the Bible literally and those who don’t, and I think it’s a legitimate debate within the Christian community of which I’m a part. My belief is that the story that the Bible tells about God creating this magnificent Earth on which we live—that is essentially true, that is fundamentally true. Now, whether it happened exactly as we might understand it reading the text of the Bible: That, I don’t presume to know.

    This is me again. It’s not really about science and what is known about the age of the earth, nor is it about religion and how long those 6 days really were, in earth creation time. It’s about politicians answering science and religion questions politically. How can we expect any more than that from ANY politician?

  13. Evan2061

    Evan2061 said, almost 4 years ago

    For the whole story that I took the above quote from, click here.

  14. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 4 years ago

    We know how old the earth is: 4.5 billion years. Scientific dating methods have determined this.

    The writing down of the Hebrew creation myth has been scientifically dated to be about 2300 years ago (in today’s Palestine/Israel with royal scribes writing the oral story down in ALPHABETICAL script under Judahite King Josiah)..

    This Hebrew creation myth — in in ORAL form — depends on the much earlier Mesopotamian creation myth, dated about 10,000 years ago = about 8,000 BCE. It was not then written in ALPHABETICAL script, but in CUNEIFORM script (in today’s Iraq)..

  15. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 4 years ago

    Taxpayor-paid public schools should teach both the age of the earth and the “age of the myths” as scientifically determined IN SCIENCE CLASSES. They should also teach the content of the myths, not in science classes, but in COMPARITIVE RELIGION CLASSES.

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