On the Pussification of Academics Jan 13, 2012 14:28:22 GMT -5
Post by Barack Obama on Jan 13, 2012 14:28:22 GMT -5
On the Pussification of Academics
So I went to my Anthropology class yesterday for the first time since it's the new semester and sat down between this decent looking chick and this acne ridden guy who, presumably, was too much of a pussy to sit next to a girl. However, that is not the subject of this rant. My frustration is directed at my balding professor, whose name I did not bother to remember.
All was well during his lecture. He went over some of basic anthropology stuff such as the 4 main specializations anthropologists specialized in and gave a brief description of some famous (and I use the word lightly) anthropologists. As I said, despite the boring ass powerpoint and lame jokes, all was well. Until he got to Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution. Now, most professors would just describe the theory, say a little something about it other than the brief description, mention something about its significance to our understanding of the diversity of species, and move on to the next subject. My professor did not do this.
Instead, he began with a sigh and said that, as an academic, he supports the theory of evolution. The sigh at the start, brought about by his abnormally high levels of estrogen, was unnecessary, but no harm done. He then proceeded to ask his students to please be open-minded. He acknowledged creationism/intelligent design as an alternative theory and simply ended by saying that evolution is what the curriculum will cover.
What I saw was my science teacher begging and groveling at the feet of creationists and people ignorant of science in general to please don't get mad at little old him for teaching evolution. To have mercy on his soul for teaching established science. Pathetic. Now I am not a militant atheist. I decided not to join my school's Atheists and Secular Humanist club because I discovered that it was a bunch of assholes who practiced debates so they could visit church groups and debate religion. (For real guys, find some purpose in life.) But my professor, in his total submission to those who are intellectually inferior to him and to those willingly ignorant of scientific knowledge, was an embarrassment to the scientific community. Here's what I would've said:
"...and here we have Charles Darwin. I'm sure most of you have heard of this guy. He was the one who came up with the theory of evolution, which by the way, is supported by an overwhelming amount of evidence, contrary to what fucktards, baby punchers, and scientologists will tell you. Now I'm sure some of you believe God created Adam and Eve and then they had sex, and then incest, and here we all are. That is a fairy tale. Creationism or intelligent design or whatever the hell you want to call it is not science. You are either stupid, hate human progress, or lack the critical thinking abilities that have defined our species if you believe otherwise. And no, that's not just my opinion. If you have a problem with this fact, leave now. Moving on..."
Those exact words. Like a fucking boss.