Not Saussure

February 25, 2007

More from Conservapedia

Filed under: Wingnuts — notsaussure @ 9:07 pm

Noticed this on the Conservapedia main Talk page

Only 10% of Americans believe in evolution the way it is taught in school. Ponder that statistic for a while. Can you identify any other activity imposed on 100% of the population yet accepted by only 10% of it?–Aschlafly 01:53, 25 February 2007 (EST)

The income tax? Dpbsmith 09:57, 25 February 2007 (EST)

Meanwhile, I note that their entry on Jesus contains a fascinating snippet:

In Christian discourse, the name Jesus almost always refers specifically to Jesus of Nazareth, believed by Christian followers to be God’s dad, who came to earth as a human c 2 AD. However, God has recently revealed on His blog that Jesus is actually His nephew, not His son

(I’ve saved a copy of this entry for Jesus, along with the one on the Pacific Northwest Arboreal Octopus, in case they vanish.)

Unfortunately, since liberals have clearly been making mischief with some of the entries, they’re not accepting new registrations at the moment. This is a shame, since at present there’s no entry explaining the game of cricket, and I think home-schooled Americans would benefit from learning a bit more about the sport.

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  1. Cricket doesn’t gel with our across-the-pond friends’ souls, unfortunately.

    Comment by jameshigham — February 26, 2007 @ 4:48 pm

  2. I know, but it’s always fun trying to explain it to them.

    Bit of mystery, which maybe someone can clear up. Once, when visiting New York, I passed a deserted lot in a run-down area of the city where a load of teenagers, who were, I think, speaking Spanish, were playing what was obviously cricket only the bowler was using a baseball pitcher’s action (and bloody fast he was, too).

    Can anyone suggest where they might have been from?

    Comment by notsaussure — February 26, 2007 @ 5:06 pm

  3. NSS, I’ve just run a post on this:

    Comment by jameshigham — February 27, 2007 @ 8:25 am

  4. Hmm, I do remember that there was an American guy a few years ago who was teaching cricket to inner city youngsters in the US. He was convinced that the “gentlemanly conduct” of cricket would help to teach them a better way of resolving problems than putting a cap in someone’s ass. One can only presume he wasn;t aware of the Mike Gatting-Shakoor Rana incident.

    Comment by George Poles — February 27, 2007 @ 8:45 pm

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