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AAAS issues warning to Pat Robertson -- You have turned away from science

Washington, DC: The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) issued a stern warning today to Televangelist Pat Robertson. Robertson had recently condemned the citizens of Dover, PA to the wrath of God for not voting in a school board that would teach Intelligent Design in classes.

"We'd like to say to the good Reverend Robertson: if there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to Science, you just rejected it from your life," AAAS said on its daily television show broadcast from Washington, the 3.14159 Club.

"And don't wonder why it hasn't helped you when problems begin, if they begin. We're not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just pushed science out of your life. And if that's the case, don't ask for its help because it might not be there," they said. "In particular, you won't have a phone to call the ambulance, and it won't exist even if you could call it. And even if the doctor lived next door and you could call her, she would only bleed you and put smelly poultices on your forehead to balance your humours. And she would be a guy."

"Actually, we're just kidding," the AAAS later corrected. "Science works whether you believe in it or not. That's what's really cool about it," they said.

"What they said," indicated Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, in an independent statement. (The original story and quote about Robertson is here. And no, the AAAS didn't really say this, it's a satire.)

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I'd love it if you would go to cafepress.com or someplace like it and make a bumper sticker (etc.) that said "Science works whether you believe in it or not". I'd buy a whole bunch of them, since I live in Kansas...

Cheers,

Tony

Cute, but what does Hugo Chavez have to do with it?

Or other search engines...

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=hugo.chavez+pat.robertson(http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=hugo.chavez+pat.robertson)

I have to say, "Why didn't I think of that!"
Just not witty enough I guess.

Keep it up!

Right. In the unscientific past there were never any women pushing irrational ideas. What, you've never heard of Witches?!! Not to mention Hillary Clinton, which is always a good idea.

You ought to submit this to the editors at The Onion.

http://www.theonion.com/content/index

Well done,
Aaron

read more of german on http://www.aref.de/news/allgemein/2005/us-tv-prediger_attentat_aufruf.htm

I'd love it if you would go to cafepress.com or someplace like it and make a bumper sticker (etc.) that said "Science works whether you believe in it or not". I'd buy a whole bunch of them, since I live in Kansas...

Well, why not, I put it on a shirt, see the flash ad above.

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