ARCHIVE - DNA Sculpture is "Vile and Offensive"

Archive: Wed Jul 29 14:01:49 2009
Title: DNA Sculpture is "Vile and Offensive"
Mood: annoyed
Music: Day 1 - Daniel Kandi Live at Club Butan, Wupperta,l Germany - Armin van Buuren (
Well here's a new story of stoopid people doing what they do best.

Seems an artist made a big sculpture depicting a DNA double helix. The fundamental element of genetics and the underpinnings of all life on earth. One of the most important discoveries of all time. But some people have a problem with it.

Some parents actually are complaining about the sculpture!

My favorite quote from the article:

"My daughter suggested that it was funny," said John Copeland, whose 7-year-old daughter attends summer camp there. "She shouldn't be talking to me about this. Now I'm forced to explain genetics to her, and why the Bible doesn't say anything about it."

Well, by all means! Don't take the opportunity to introduce your daughter to the wonder of science or use this chance to educate her... much better to just remove it. Out of sight, out of mind...

"Everybody is entitled to their own opinion regarding what art is," said Garrotte. "If this piece weren't visible to passersby and available for children to play on, I would not have a problem with it."

You'd think they were talking about a pornographic picture or a sculpture of a murderer or some other obscenity. Not about a basic building block of nature!

I truly fear for our future...

I've been reading way too many stories about stoopid people lately... Reading this one didn't even kick off my satire radar...


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