March 21st, 2005

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Morons vs. Chickenshits

MARCH TOWARDS 19th CENTURY CONTINUES UNABATED

Imax 'shuns films on evolution'

ISN'T IT ENOUGH OUR KIDS ARE STILL FORCED TO HEAR THIS 'SCIENCE' GARBAGE IN SCHOOLS...FOR NOW?

Several Imax cinemas in the US have refused to show films referring to the theory of evolution for fear of a religious backlash, it is reported.

WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYANT'S CORPSE REPORTEDLY 'ECSTATIC'

Viewers at a US test screening judged films which contradicted religious descriptions of man's origins as "blasphemous", the New York Times said. As a result science films were denied screenings in approximately 12 large-screen Imax cinemas.

CURSE THOSE SINFUL, BLASPHEMOUS VOLCANOES

Religious controversy has reportedly affected the distribution of educational films such as Cosmic Voyage, Galapagos and Volcanoes of the Deep Sea to Imax cinemas, some based within science museums.

NOTE: THESE DUMB-ASS MOTHERFUCKERS WERE AT A GODDAMN SCIENCE MUSEUM WHEN THEY COMPLAINED ABOUT THE BLASPHEMOUS SCIENCE IN A SCIENCE FILM

Carol Murray, spokeswoman for Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, said the museum's Imax cinema decided not to screen the Volcanoes movie after showing it to a sample audience.

I REALLY HATE IT WHEN A BUNCH OF SHITHEADS WHO BELIEVE IN GHOSTS DICTATE WHAT CAN AND CANNOT BE PRESENTED AS SCIENTIFIC FACT

In their written comments the audience made statements such as "I really hate it when the theory of evolution is presented as fact", and "I don't agree with their presentation of human existence".

BECAUSE, OF COURSE, SCIENCE IS ALL ABOUT MARKETING

"If it's not going to draw a crowd and it is going to create controversy, from a marketing standpoint I cannot make a recommendation [to show it]," Ms Murray said.
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Really about brackets, this time

Okay, first of all, you should know, I don't like college sports. (And don't even get me STARTED on high school sports. If you are an adult who follows high school sports for any reason other than that your kid is on the team, you need therapy.) Also, my bracket was busted by the time the first game was over, so there may be an element of bitterness involved here.

Anyway.

Number of teams in this years NCAA tournament that are also among the 64 best schools in the country*: 17

Number of those that were eliminated in the first round: 7

Number that remain in the tournament: 5

Respective tournament seeds and overall academic rankings of those that remain: Illinois, seeded #1 and ranked #39; University of Washington, seeded #1 and ranked #48; University of North Carolina, seeded #1 and ranked #29; University of Wisconsin, seeded #6 and ranked #34; Duke University, seeded #1 and ranked #5.

Institutions ranked among the top 50 schools in America not noted for their athletic prowess: Harvard, Yale, MIT, Cal Tech, Columbia, Brown, Johns Hopkins, University of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon, William and Mary, Tufts, Brandeis, , Renssellaer Polytechnic, Yeshiva.

Location of largest number of schools in the NCAA tournament: the South

Location of largest number of schools in the USN&WR best schools report: the Northeast

Rank and seed of best university to which I was accepted but did not attend: seeded #11, ranked #26

Rank and seed of university which I actually briefly attended: did not qualify for tournament; not assigned number ranking by report (categorized as "third-tier" university, meaning it ranks between #130-#260).

Conclusions that can be drawn from this: none.

*: according to the comprehensive and reliable US News & World Report's annual rankings of the nation's best schools.