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September 10, 2006
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

Cosmos: Christians attack hominids in Kenya museum. "'It's creating a big weapon against Christians that's killing our faith,' he added, calling evolution theory an 'insult' and dangerous to youths".

I find these reactions very amusing. Sometimes scary, but mostly amusing. Science brings us drugs to cure diseases, technologies to communicate and understand each other, and hope to billions of people that something that ails us today might be fixed tomorrow.

But some people just react violently to the very idea of having to shift their belief based on new discoveries. Why is that? It just seems... nuts. For example, did you know that the catholic church tried to ban the idea of zero at one point? Zero! I know, it's crazy!

I just don't get it. What makes people so close minded to new ideas or different ways of thinking? Is it comfort?

(By the way, I'm baptized catholic and went to catholic schools for 8 years. And by virtue of this I've got a card in my wallet that lets me say anything about the catholic church I want :) . And to be fair, I'm aware that science also brings us big bad weapons that kill lots of people (boo!).)