Level of discourse on Evolution on ‘The View’ is embarrassing… maybe even dangerous…Author: Jon Martin | Monday, September 27th, 2010 |
Earlier today on ‘The View‘, the panel revisited their earlier “debate” on religion, evolution, and science when a clip of Christine O’Donnell was played. Bill Maher recently released footage of O’Donnell from his old television show, Politically Incorrect. The infamous clip has O’Donnell passionately telling Maher’s audience that “evolution is a myth“. After playing the clip, Sherri Shepherd tells the panel she “doesn’t believe in science”… how can such an outrageously stupid comment be acceptable? How has “I don’t believe in science” become an acceptable belief?
The problem with The View cohosts debating science is that none of them seem to have a firm grip of what they are talking about. Also, lately, Joy has been completely useless on the show. Except for the occassional quip about Sarah Palin, Joy doesn’t seem to back up any of her viewpoints with facts anymore, instead just making a joke. Without Joy saying anything, Elizabeth and Sherri’s religious crap seems to go unchecked. Look at all the nonsense that Sherri gets away with, anti-intellectual emotional nonsense.
Whoopi Goldberg is so quick to jump on people that want to prosecute Roman Polanski(what is “rape rape” anyway?) but somehow has nothing to say when Sherri Shepherd says “Evolution has not been proven”. It’s just becoming embarassing. Barabara Walters is a seasoned journalist and even she doesn’t seem to have the nerve to stand up to the religious nonsense on the show.
Why don’t they take a show an explain evolution? The reason Christine O’Donnell’s clip is so embarrassing is because it’s clear that O’Donnell doesn’t understand evolution. Meaning, she doesn’t technically disagree with evolution.. she, like most religious people, just doesn’t understand the concept.
Evolution: Two organisms mate, the offspring is a combination of the mother and father. There is a chance that a mutation will happen to the offspring, giving the offspring a trait that neither the mother or father has. If that special trait gives the offspring an advantage over predators, competitors, or his environment, chances are , the offspring with the special trait will survive long enough to reproduce.
After reproducing, the trait may or may not show up in the offspring of the original offspring, but if it does, and it continues to benefit the organism, the trait will continue to be passed on and eventually will spread throughout the population. Through this process, an organism slowly becomes a perfect fit for it’s environment because all the traits most suitable for that environment will be passed on and the traits that aren’t suitable, will fade away.
If you stop and think about it, how could evolution NOT be happening? There really needs to be some new blood on ‘The View’. The show’s panel is too agreeable, they are too afraid of hurting each other’s feelings. So much so, that they are willing to let an ignorant religious woman commandeer a scientific discussion she doesn’t understand and say things that don’t make any sense. What is Barbara Walters thinking?
If this begins to pass for the level of discourse regarding evolution, we might be in some serious trouble. Get ready for a truly bizarre election cycle, as crazy views like Sherri’s become acceptable as party platforms. It seems like government for religious conservatives is less about being conservative and more about creating a religious theocracy. Scary stuff o_O
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