Great Argument against DNA
Writer David F, a PD from a very red state (well, a very red part of a purple state) where creationism is all the vogue wrote to me about something I just had to share. Apparently, some of the jurors in that area are so conservative, they don't believe in evolution and believe the earth is 10,000 years old and we created in 7 days (thus - creationism). Well, some of the lawyers in that area have taken to portraying DNA as being part of evolution, and hence against creationism and God's own word. This has, apparently, caused some confusion, maybe even hung juries(?), in DNA cases where their clients are dead to rights guilty.
You have to love it, right wing politicians (generally) pass more and more laws to put people in prison longer and longer, and yet, they're caught in their own idiotic far-right ideology when it gets on their jury and refuses to accept science (also a far right ideology) to convict.