Mimesis and Violence


creationism: three videos
April 30, 2007, 8:37 am
Filed under: Biology, Christianity, Humor, Religion, Science

These have been circulating on mailing lists I’m on. They’re pretty sweet.

The Atheist’s Nightmare: The Banana

I wonder whether the banana’s divine phallic eloquence is also evidence of Woman’s rightful role beneath Man (literally and metaphorically). God, after all, designed so many things in the image of His transcendental phallus – the Washington Monument, skyscrapers, airplanes, pens, pencils, Dick Cheney, neck ties, and – how could we forget our rods of power – penises!

The Atheist’s Nightmare: Peanut Butter!

Is there is something particular about being an engineer (in contradistinction to being a scientist) that allows people to avoid confronting epistemological issues and evade real scientific inquiry? Brigham Young University has an excellent engineering program; I’ve occasionally found very deeply unquestioning religionists in the engineering school at Princeton. Perhaps because engineering is the process of imitating God’s creative energy rather than the process of inquiring about creation?

Creation Science 101

I especially like Roy Zimmerman’s opening line: “I’m not a cynic…I’m a hypocrite!”

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