The invention of the wheel was so challenging that it probably happened only once, in one place. However, from that place, it seems to have spread so rapidly across Eurasia and the Middle East that experts cannot say for sure where it originated. The earliest images of wheeled carts have been excavated in Poland and elsewhere in the Eurasian steppes, and this region is overtaking Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) as the wheel’s most likely birthplace. According to Asko Parpola, an Indologist at the University of Helsinki in Finland, there are linguistic reasons to believe the wheel originated with the Tripolye people of modern-day Ukraine. That is, the words associated with wheels and wagons derive from the language of that culture.
“A new Zogby International Poll shows that 69% of Americans support public school teachers presenting the theory of evolution, as well as theories that are in opposition. If only there were any that didn’t have God somewhere in them.
The theory of evolution proposed by Charles Darwin in his groundbreaking work ‘Origin of Species’ published in 1859, has been championed by scientists ever since, and like evolution itself, the science of it, the gathering evidence and data is a ceaseless pursuit of scientists all over the world.
In the theory of evolution there is no talk of God and no bibles are used. They’re not looking for higher powers, extraterrestrials, or anything else that can be found in the science fiction section because they are not dealing with fiction. As more is known and more is shown, Christian fundamentalists see their fingers being pulled off the steering wheel as their oppressive shackles are more and more being seen as: fear-based nonsense. And so these awful people who favor abstinence-only sex education, as does the President of the United States, seek yet again to put God into public school classrooms.
First, it was the re-write of the Pledge of Allegiance, the addition of ‘Under God’ between ‘One Nation’ and ‘Indivisible’ which they insist sounds great. Actually, it sounds like a badly punched in edit that throws the rhythm of the piece way off and totally removes the power of the statement.
Well, they’re back. With the theory of Intelligent Design. It’s not much of a theory. It’s more of an over-fancified collection of sentiments basically saying that there are lifeforms and functions in them that are so complex only God Almighty could have come up with them and we can just stop wondering and just start praising him.
Now, the foundation of Intelligent Design relies heavily upon an idea called: Irreducible Complexity. The breathtaking stupidity of Irreducible Complexity is only outweighed by the complete lack of science involved. It is just intellectually lazy and cannot be tested or challenged.
You can’t get God to come down to the lab and prove a fucking thing. You just have to believe and science does not operate on faith. Faith is taught in churches. If you can’t prove it in the scientific world, you’ve got no game.
These Christian fundamentalist psychotics are so power mad that they will stop at nothing. Willful ignorance, intimidation, and suppression of information are their tools. Intelligent Design, Abstinence Only Sex Ed. The new Dark Ages are upon us. Hang on folks, this century is going to be a rough ride.”—Henry Rollins, Teeing Off