Mesmerising Creationism

It is stunning right?

This is apparently from a biology textbook and has long repeated what I have said about creationists. Ignore reality and substitute for religion.

“Forget for a while all your knowledge of Physics. Remove from your mind all objections that may occur. Never Reason for six weeks. Be very Credulous, be very Persevering, Reject all Past Experience and do not listen to Reason” – Franz Mesmer

Apt I think



  1. says

    Stunning, yes. I’ve heard this crap before. Sometimes I love it when they outright admit their ridiculousness. Scary that this is in a textbook – used somewhere outside their core community?

  2. thebookofdave says

    “Source” is obviously a word that does not mean what the author thinks it means. If it was the source of truth, we would be able to use it to form novel hypotheses and make new discoveries. Instead, this textbook employs the bible as a filter, to weed out undesirable knowledge.

  3. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    God said it, I believe it* and that makes it true.

    Regardless of what, umm, err, y’know actually is true.

    Or has any evidence or science or even *all* the evidence or and logic and science and stuff backing it up.

    Emotion, the desire to believe despite everything is an incredibly powerful and oftentimes destructive and rather pathos inspiring thing.

    * Er, wait, no I don’t.

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