I ate my wafer...

3/23/2007

Conservapedia: watch out for sea monsters!

"Whatever the Loch Ness monster may be, nearly all mainstream evolutionist scientists are still unconvinced of its existence."


So, I just stumbled onto the conservapedia, which is Andrew Schlafly's attempt to build a counterpoint to the liberal bias he sees in wikipedia. Apparently many of the original articles were drafted by a group of home schooled history buffs, and subsequently controlled by some particularly closed minded editors. Having just played around with it for a few minutes, I can point a number of interesting aspects:

A. The science articles are unspeakably poorly written and biased. The loch ness monster gets a more balanced treatment than evolution. Granted, there are a few brave souls trying to fix the science, but they're basically screwed.

B. I suppose not unexpected, but there's a whole bunch of comstock-style moral censorship at the conservapedia. Not content with merely editing and locking sexually themed articles to keep content strictly encyclopedic, sexuality related articles are banned, and there's debate over the obscenity of Dick Cheney's name. The current menstruation article is only 4 sentences, but does have an important pointer: "...God does not approve of menstruation.."

5 Comments:

  • WOW That is AWESOME!!!

    So, I never heard. Will we see you on the weekend of May 18th-May 20th?

    By Blogger TheAmber, at 2:16 PM  

  • If G-d doesn't approve of menstruation, it, and thus human females, must have evolved and not been created.

    By Anonymous triticale, at 6:12 PM  

  • BTW. I was telling Lee about this blog post while we were out to dinner on Friday night ... IMO the highlight of the conversation was when I turned to Lee and said "Well, you know how Bob feels about menstruation ..." Not something I expect to ever say again. But then again ... you never know...

    By Blogger TheAmber, at 1:17 PM  

  • Actually, I think the best was the lady standing behind you when you said that...priceless.

    -finite

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:25 PM  

  • well, obviously they menstrate because they started this whole SIN thing, and God is punishing them a little more than the men. this is also why the gays menstrate. and the jews.

    anyway, great link to that comstock article. it's shining moment of accidental genious:

    "He had numerous enemies, and in later years his health was affected by a severe blow to the head from an anonymous attacker."

    I want to give my enemies anonymous blows to the head...

    By Anonymous pjk, at 8:09 AM  

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