Sufficiently Advanced Technology is Indistinguishable from Magic

This is popping up everywhere, but I’ll jump in too: Talking Points Memo and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution both cover GA state legislator Ben Bridges’ memo stating that all of contemporary astronomy, physics, and biology are actually an ancient Jewish conspiracy based on the Kabbalah. Although Bridges now denies writing the memo, he also refuses to say he doesn’t believe it. This is a memo which actually promotes fixed-earth cosmology. Next up, Lamarckian evolution!

I suppose that science is complicated enough now that Arthur C. Clarke is being proven right, and people just throw up their hands and think of it as magic. But for those dedicated to, you know, accuracy and truth, have a look at the Scientific American guide to debunking creationist nonsense.

I’d love to see what RedState has to say about Bridges and the teaching of science in science classes, but they seem wholly immersed in cheering on the Iraq bodycount this week.

One thought on “Sufficiently Advanced Technology is Indistinguishable from Magic”

  1. There’s an ancient Jewish conspiracy against Lamarckian evolution. After all, if Lamarck were right, all the mohels would be out of work.


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