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Does anyone teach history anymore?

This video would argue that the answer to the question in the title is no:

“I don’t think anything predated Christians”?

What about Judaism? You know, the Old Testament, the book in which, Christians say, many prophecies of Jesus’ coming were made?

I’d try to reassure myself that she’s just more ignorant than average about history, but I’m not sure that she is.

(Via Pure Pedantry and Crooked Timber.)

Of course, this is the same woman who doesn’t accept evolution and wouldn’t commit to an opinion about whether the world is flat, as seen in this video:

Any bets on how long before we hear her spouting off about vaccines and autism?

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

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