Secular Extremism: Smart Mob for Evolution Education

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Fight for your right to be educated instead of indoctrinated.

The Religious Right violated the United States Constitution when they interrogated the presidential candidates as to their religious convictions.  No one has to share their religious convictions with anyone for any job including the presidency and making them do so is a criminal act.  Now, the Religious Right wants to violate the United States Constitution again by bringing Creationism into schools funded by the State.  There is a clear separation between Secular State Evolution Education and Christian Creationism Indoctrination.  Religious indoctrination in a Secular State school is a criminal act.

“Picture this: enterprising students in cities in Texas, particularly, and other cities nationwide – along with counterparts in Romania, which just mandated a Creationism-only science curriculum (I kid you not), and maybe Turkey, for good measure – organize Smart Mobs to strike, peacefully and simultaneously, out of the blue to demand only 21st century science – yes, I mean evolution – be included in their biology and other science textbooks.

“And they do it quickly, before Texas’ Creationist-dominated Board of Education votes next Spring to insert Creationism yet again into its science standards. (See this post.)

“They happen at such places as the Texas capitol building, the lobbies of textbook publishers’ headquarters, science museums, the national capitol, and wherever else seems like a good idea.

“And they simply follow the steps of this one of many excellent videos from the Personal Democracy Forum”

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— Clay Burell, how to smart mob against creationism in textbooks

This conduct is not only acceptable, it is essential to the success of Western civilization.  We cannot let extreme Islamicism drag our societies down into the quagmire of reactionary Christian extremism.  Our real opponents are preparing to conquer space, a vantage point where we will have no protection against an aggression that will make 9/11 look like a firecracker.  To fight back we will have to advance science like never before and pour resources into scientific development like never before.  We need evolution to advance as we need all sciences to survive in this century.  If it means bringing our secular youth out of the Middle East and sending the Religous Right’s Salvation Army in as cannon fodder against extreme Islam, I’m behind it.  Secular Constitutional societies will concentrate on supremacy in space which will decide the ultimate outcome on land, air and sea.

We require secular extremism to take hold in the minds of our youth.

Evolution: Growing Up In The Universe Series

In 1991 Richard Dawkins made a series of five one hour presentations discussing evolution called Growing Up in the Universe. The presentations are interesting and visual and aimed at young people, but as an adult I found them quite interesting myself. I have collected the links together here:

Growing Up In the Universe (Google Video)

  1. Waking Up In The Universe
  2. Designed and Designoid Objects
  3. Climbing Mount Improbable
  4. The Ultraviolet Garden
  5. The Genesis of Purpose

I hope you enjoy them with young people.