Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Darwin Apparition in Tennessee

And just for fun, take a look at this Darwin parody in that unimpeachable standard-bearer of journalistic truth, The Onion:

The story reports on a mysterious shape that suddenly appeared on a concrete wall in downtown Dayton, Tennessee, and which was soon recognized to be none other than an image of.....DARWIN! Of course, such an apparition has drawn a large number of the devout to this small Tennessee town, site of the famous Scopes Trial, such as the mother who said "I brought my baby to touch the wall, so that the power of Darwin can purify her genetic makeup of undesirable inherited traits." Amid the faithful, there are of course vendors of splinters from the "one true Beagle" and other holy relics, as well as a few skeptics, such as those who maintain that the image is actually that of Carl Sagan or Stephen Jay Gould. Some have dismissed the authenticity of this vision altogether though, such as the professor from Oral Roberts University, who asserted "It's a stain on a wall, and nothing more," and who added "I only hope these heretics see the error of their ways before our Most Powerful God smites them all in His vengeance."

Anyway, enjoy and have a chuckle or two.....

Brad Bauer

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