October 17th, 2007

tesla

A Decision: Creationism

I have decided something. I have decided that nobody who claims to be a creationist really thinks they're right. The whole thing is an elaborate joke. A practical joke stretching across huge periods of time, drawn out so long that it's not really funny anymore.

Don't get suckered into it. Stop debating them. Just laugh politely and then ask, in an even tone, "Don't you think you've carried this quite far enough? It was funny the first few times I heard it, but it's starting to wear thin. I admire your ambition, but nobody can carry a joke this far- you've done well, but after a certain point, it just gets tasteless."