babystrangeloop wrote:What makes Creationism so vile is that it is taught in schools. "
I don't think its vile at all for Creationism to be taught in schools. Its wrong to teach it as SCIENCE. If our public schools were allowed to teach religionðics, a creation doctrine section would fit in just fine, and people wouldn't be trying to squish a religion topic into a science class.
Part of the reason I send mine to a private Catholic school; they get both, unimpeded by the political stupidities of the day.
This video shows a college lecture where a student ask about why the limits to oil are not part of the lecturer's considerations only to be told that some countries have "unlimited oil" and then when pressed the lecturer reaffirms this statement:
There is an accounting / business line of thought, that when considering long term investments, you have to accept that there is a certain point beyond which it is irrelevant to consider because it exceeds the expected productive lifetimes of all the participants. So, if a lecturer mentions "unlimited oil"; it wouldn't be surprising if that's the frame from which its being said, ie, that by the time the max long term is reached, there will still be some amount of oil being produced, thus, "unlimited".
Its a kind of thinking that is pretty repulsive to me though; as it assumes almost no concern for the succeeding generation. It sure does make itself felt in American thought though. How many of the moderately wealthy, use their wealth to secure luxury, and expensive dalliances in their old age, and (perhaps rightly) assume that any wealth passed on to heirs will simply be consumed immediately when received? So perhaps the max long term limit thought is an understandable position to hold....