That's kinda funny, actually.
My initial response was a small flicker of fear and even though it seems strange to hold such beliefs, I cannot really blame them. After all, memes come in all forms.
Oh man, this again!? They look an awful lot like barrier islands on a submarine ridge to me...
I wish I had an army of monkeys...
:rofl: Such a typical government response...seems it doesn't matter what country you're in, there's plenty of government inefficiency to go around. Go ahead and keep dredging, and spending the money and time, even though we might tell you to give up and forget about the whole project because you can't disturb this big obstacle that would be in the middle of the canal.
I had a barrel of monkeys, but that's probably not the same thing.
Well, as expected, this is the ugly result when politics mixes with science
US Christianity is probably just a little ahead of the curb, pretty soon we're gonna have to contend with the rest of the religious world.
Scary... I really hope something like Intelligent Design doesn't crop up here. It'll be an awful mess
I heard some politician on the news say things about how faith should be left unquestioned and all. Perhaps the sun should still revolve around the earth for Christians.
At least the temples are not burning the ASI researchers at the stake, not yet.
Slip of the thumb?
While this thread could have taken primarily a political direction, it seems to be taking more of a religion-bashing direction. I'm going to remind everyone that our forum guidelines prohibit value judgements about religion of any kind...for or against. This is one of those borderline subjects that could go either way. If it continues in the religious (or anti-religious) direction, it will be locked.
Even if it is in direct contradiction to available scientific evidence as in this case? I didn't think it was value judgement, but more like factual judgement. For example, in this case, the religious petitioners claim that the bridge was built 1.75 million years ago, by a group of monkeys. With our knowledge of evolution, and the available archaeological and geographical evidence, this is clearly not the case.
Also, to clarify, I didn't wish to pass judgment values on the Big Question in this thread, or bash religion. I wanted to point out the worrying trend over here, when scientific evidence seems to be worthless in making decisions of national interest when faced with religious opposition. Is that allowed? Going by the current trend, it's not too hard to imagine a situation where history/science books in schools are modified by fundamentalist hardline politicians (as the BBC put it) so that, the books don't contain information based on scientific evidence, but those which are held to be true by religious beliefs.
Crikey, that didn't take long!!!
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