Doonesbury Confronts Creationism in the Classroom

Gar­ry Trudeau has tak­en on cre­ation­ism before. He’s doing it again, this time com­ment­ing on the oxy­moron­ic “Louisiana Sci­ence Edu­ca­tion Act,” which allows the teach­ing of cre­ation­ism in the pub­lic class­room. You can view Trudeau’s car­toon in full, and in high res here.

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  • David says:

    And I’d like to see a com­ic strip pan­el of this:

    “Kids, wel­come to Biol­o­gy 101. We’re gonna learn lots of fun things in this class. We’re gonna learn how…we’re gonna cut up frogs, and we’re gonna pick flow­ers, and we’re gonna learn about pis­tils and sta­mens and all kinds of fun things, but the first thing you need to know, boys and girls, above all else, is that ‘You are an acci­dent!’. You have absolute­ly
    no rea­son for being here! There is no mean­ing, no pur­pose to your life! You’re noth­ing but a mean­ing­less con­glom­er­a­tion of mol­e­cules that came togeth­er pure­ly by chance bil­lions and bil­lions of years ago! All the dust
    and the gas and the galaxy float­ed around for who knows how long, and they bumped into each oth­er and they said, ‘I know. Let’s be organ­ic!’ So they became organ­ic. And they became lit­tle, lit­tle gooey, slimey things, you know, swim­ming around in the pri­mor­dial soup, and they final­ly grew lit­tle feet, and they crawled up on the land, and they grew fur and feath­ers and became high­er forms of life, and final­ly became, you know, a mon­key, then the mon­key devel­oped into an ape, then the ape decid­ed to shave, so he
    shaved, and became what you are today! It’s, you know, from goo to you by way of the zoo! As such we real­ly don’t have any rea­son for being here. Your exis­tence is point­less. The uni­verse won’t mind a bit when you die. And when you die, you just become so much com­post [Rii­i­i­i­ing!] Oh, okay,
    class dis­missed. Head on down the hall now, kids, down to that new class we’re start­ing this week on self-esteem!” –an excerpt from “What We Believe”, a pre­sen­ta­tion Frank Peretti gave at the Steel­ing the Mind of Amer­i­ca con­fer­ence (Vale, Col­orado, 1997.)

  • thomas says:

    I agree with the poster above me. Also I see noth­ing oxy­moron­ic about the name “Louisiana Sci­ence Edu­ca­tion Act”. If cre­ation­ism is true then sci­ence can clear­ly func­tion with reli­gion exist­ing as well.

    Evo­lu­tion isn’t neat and tidy either. And Doones­bury isn’t exact­ly the best resource to gath­er sup­port from on opin­ions. It’s humor is (may I say?) a bit too sopho­moric.

  • Billy says:

    You don’t need a “rea­son” to be here. Each per­son has their own “rea­son” for liv­ing life the way they choose.

    And why is it, that because some­one believes in evo­lu­tion and not cre­ation­ism, it means the “uni­verse will not care when you die”. I’m sure the per­son­’s fam­i­ly, friends, and oth­ers close to him or her would beg to dif­fer.

    To the sec­ond poster, “if cre­ation­ism is true then sci­ence can clear­ly func­tion with reli­gion as well”. The prob­lem with your com­ment is that cre­ation­ism has nev­er been proven true. It’s all from a book and noth­ing else. There are thou­sands upon thou­sands of sci­en­tif­ic evi­dence of evo­lu­tion.

    Evo­lu­tion needs to be taught in sci­ence and cre­ation­ism needs to be taught in a reli­gion class. High school stu­dents should be allowed to take reli­gious class­es in school (as a means of learn­ing about oth­er reli­gions).

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