Apr. 22nd, 2009

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...creation-studies tests contain questions like "True or False: Noah's Ark was large enough to carry various kinds of dinosaurs." (If you're curious, the answer is True; according to my professor, since dinosaurs and humans cohabited the earth after the Flood, they would have had to find a way to squeeze onto the Ark. He suggested they might have been teenage dinosaurs so they'd have taken up less space.)

-- Kevin Roose, Brown '09, in his Brown Alumni Monthly article about his semester undercover at Liberty University (Falwell's so-called "Bible Boot Camp").

Apparently he actually found the students to be relatively "normal", but for my money, this professor is totally insane.

Note that I am usually very lazy and busy and thus don't actually have time or energy to read most of the articles in the BAM, I just skip to the Class Notes and skim for names I recognize. However, Yahoo had an abridged version of this same article, so I had to go read the whole original piece because it was the cover story this month.

My other favorite quote,

Even while interviewing Falwell, I remember thinking that complimenting the grandfathering skills of a guy who blamed 9/11 on feminists and homosexuals was a lot like complimenting the builders of the Death Star for their metalwork: even if true, it was sort of beside the point.

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