Or at least that is what people on the far right think? I learned the most amazing thing last night while watching the Daily Show - conservatives hate Wikipedia
. Lewis Black went off on all the various responses conservatives have to the ever increasing liberal media, and mentioned Conservapedia
, whose tagline happens to be "The conservative encyclopedia you can trust. The truth shall set you free".
Ok I get the whole Fox News thing. Fine. You don't like hearing great things about democrats in the news and would prefer a fair and balanced look up your own asses. Whatever. TV can be a bit liberal with all those educated working women who have sex portrayed in a light that isn't bad. But Wikipedia? Everyone can submit to Wikipedia. I never saw a disclaimer on the website that says insane douchebags can't post to the entries. Apparently all the entries in Wiki are too left-wing though, and conservatives need to fight back against misinformation.
Take for instance their entry on evolution
. Oh I'm sorry, the theory
of evolution. Let's not leave that out. I love the first paragraph...The theory of evolution is a naturalistic theory of the history of life on earth (This refers to the theory of evolution which employs methodological naturalism and is commonly taught in public schools and universities). The concept of materialistic evolution differs from the concept of Theistic Evolution in positing that God does not guide the theorized process of macroevolution. There have been various cases of fradulent material that have been used to promote the theory of evolution. A majority of the most prominent and vocal defenders of the naturalistic evolutionary position since World War II have been atheists.
Emphasis on certain words my own. It's cute how they automatically devalue all valid evidence for evolution by linking to an article on the Piltdown Man, Ernst Haeckel's embryological illustrations, and two instances of faked fossils I have never heard about.
Conservapedia also devalues the definition of evolution scientists have adopted after the modern synthesis stating that this is just a "dilution" of the true original meaning.
I can't read through the whole thing without throwing up in my mouth a little bit, but my favorite bit so far is under the section titled "Social Effects of the Theory of Evolution" that blame "evolutionists" for the Nazis, communism, racism, and loose women. All are equally horrific.
I've glanced at abortion
, and gay
too. They are all pretty revolting.
* Ok so the site has been out for about a year...how did I never hear about it? *