Famed fossil hunter Richard Leakey thinks the evidence for evolution will become so strong in the next few decades that skeptics will be forced to accept it:
(Stuuf.NZ) — Sometime in the next 15 to 30 years, the Kenyan-born paleoanthropologist expects scientific discoveries will have accelerated to the point that “even the skeptics can accept it”.”If you get to the stage where you can persuade people on the evidence, that it’s solid, that we are all African, that colour is superficial, that stages of development of culture are all interactive,” Leakey says, “then I think we have a chance of a world that will respond better to global challenges”.
Oh contraire Mr Leakey, contraire. If the evolution vs creationism issue was only about the science, it would be over already. But science is just a part of it. Like most political issues this one is really about money. Specifically, tax cuts for the super rich. In the US, evo is a wedge issue intended to piss off middle woking parents — who depend on public schools for their kids’ education — just like sex ed or health classes. The idea is to tick off regular people and flip an emotional/religious switch in their heads, causing them to behave irrationally, act agianst their own interests, vote against K-12 schools or funding for same, cause simmering resentment towards teachers and administrators and government in general, and to even cause some of them to think about homeschooling their kids.
This is all in pursuit of one ugly, greedy, selfish goal: to save a handful of super rich people property taxes on their real estate portfolio andMcMansions. Mo’ better science ain’t gonna change that.