Monday, February 22, 2010

Not-Very-Deep in the Heart of Texas


According to a University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll, nearly a third of all Texans believe that humans and dinosaurs lived at the same time, 38% believe that God created humans in their present form 10,000 years ago, and a full 51% don't think that we evolved from earlier species of animals.

Don't have a joke, folks -- that is the joke.

The Texas Tribune: Meet the Flintstones/2.17.10

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jesus raptors show extraordinary intelligence, even problem-solving. Especially the big one.

Tony said...

Living my whole life in Texas I'm honestly surprised that only 51% polled as not believing in evolution. I love the people in Texas but they are not often the kind that try very hard to subject their own beliefs to criticism.

Michael J. West said...

Maybe we were a little hasty in poo-pooing their secession idea.

Deacon Blue said...

Screw you, Chez! One of Jesus' best apostles was John the Raptor.

Sure, he ate a few early Christians, but he healed more than he devoured.

Alanna said...

This is worse than a student I was counseling about job market today who responded (after I told him the market should start turning up in 2012):

"Well, won't we all be dead in 2012?"

wow.

Capt Aclow said...

LOL, what idiots! Dinosaurs aren't real, God planted the bones to test our faith. (Duh)

VOTAR said...

I'm remodeling my guest bathroom.

I want to know where to get that painting.

Anonymous said...

Yep. I've met these people. They also think that fossil fuel isn't really from fossils and won't run out because the earth is always making more.

CNNfan said...

I've been watching a new show on CBS called: The Mentalist

The main character is psychic, and catches bad guys, by apparently being sensitive beyond the natural range of perception.

He reads the part of our brain that we all have, very deep down, called our lizard brain.

Mart said...

CNN fan - try the book "Dinosaur Brains: Dealing with All THOSE Impossible People at Work". It was all the rage in 1990.

marija said...

Idiocracy is so going to happen! Because you just know those bastards believe in just about everything except for birth control.

Liz in Austin said...

[simultaneously rolls eyes, shakes head, then hangs head in shame]

@marija: Idiocracy is already here, dear.

Everything's bigger in Texas, including the dipshit hayseed motherfuckers. I swear, Austin is the "normal" one in the Texas family - ashamed of all their shitkicker nosepickin' bible-thumpin' relatives. Sheesh!

Ethnic Redneck said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Fuck Texas. The entire state has a Napoleon complex.