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Little Rubber Brains

Those wacky fundies are at it again. This time they’ve got a board game parents can use to reduce the IQ of their children. Or, as they describe it:

At last, a board game that reveals the insanity of perhaps the greatest hoax of our times — the unscientific “theory of evolution.”

“Intelligent Design vs Evolution” is unique in that the playing pieces are small rubber brains and each team plays for “brain” cards. Each player uses his or her brains to get more brains, and the team with the most brains wins.

So he prize for winning this game is, literally, tiny brains.

Perfect.

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  1. I keep trying to wrap my own tiny brain around the question of why creationists are so vocal. I understand that their view of reality is one that conflicts with evidence that is essentially as clear as the evidence for gravitation, and that in and of itself is fine — there are lots of people with weird, fringe ideas — but these particular fringe weirdos are so very, very loud.

    Their shouts go beyond a self-deluding “LA LA LA, I CAN’T HEAR YOU!” These people don’t simply overlook the evidence and live out their lives in ignorant bliss, nor do they simply respond with their own opinions in the course of social conversation or philosophical debate. They’ve made it their mission to impose their version of truth on everyone else. I realize that at least most of them think they’re earning themselves all-expenses-paid tickets to Heaven, but if their goal is to bring their view of truth to the world at large, wouldn’t they reach a great many more people with methods other than screaming “GOD: BELIEVE OR DIE!” into a megaphone?

    Perhaps the Flat Earth Society should also put out a board game. Certainly the medium would be accommodating to the material. Of course, like this one, the game wouldn’t need to reflect reality at all.

    SCIENCE: BELIEVE OR … don’t. Just leave me the hell alone, okay?

    Cortaigne | Jun 6, 2007 | Reply

  2. Maybe if we could put all those tiny brains into a single larger, brain-shaped jello mold…

    Naw, probably wouldn’t work. They’d *still* be empty.

    Eight Hour Lunch | Jun 11, 2007 | Reply

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