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National Geographic gets it so right...

I've kept my National Geographic subscription for years, and it's probably why I am the person I am today, after I spent a childhood buried in my family collection that went back to the 1950s (the 1957 IGY issues are why I came to love the music of Donald Fagen).

But the November 2004 cover article just takes my breath away. It's a wonderful condemnation of the creation "science" meme...

As Ben Hammersely says: "You get the feeling someone just lost it one day in the editorial meeting. Frankly, I'm going to have this one framed. Worship the Yellow, my young friends."

And in other news the Chicago Tribune nearly got it right with this feature, but pulled it at the last minute - literally...


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Oct. 29th, 2004 12:03 pm (UTC)
My current method of dealing with the creation "science" types is to say there's evolution and then Darwin's theory of how it works, same as there's gravity and theories of how it works.
Oct. 29th, 2004 12:26 pm (UTC)
And then along comes the 'hobbits', just to confuse the picture even more. Evolutionists have another branch of the human family to sort out, while creationists and evolution-deniers have a whole new set of problems explaining where such creatures fit in God's scheme.
Oct. 29th, 2004 01:10 pm (UTC)
Hmm, we'd noticed that the WN section came a day late. I should've figured that there was an actual story behind it. Thank the ghods for LJ!
Oct. 29th, 2004 01:57 pm (UTC)
They pulled an entire section of the paper becuase it contained an article that referred to but didn't actully *include* a naughty word?

That's fucking stupid.
Oct. 29th, 2004 03:28 pm (UTC)
I've been enjoying my Geographic subscription (started last year) immensely. It's not a mag we had at my parents house, which surprises me.

My ideal mag list:
National Geographic
US News and World Reports or Time (whichever one is more palatable; I only need one US biased newsrag)
The Nation
Comic Relief (if it's still in existence)
maybe the New Yorker
maybe Harper's
and maybe Wired
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