posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 07:20 AM
"Was there a moment when it all fell into place and understanding suddenly dawned?"
originally posted by: Astyanax
a reply to: reploid
Nope, it IS possible for one to perfectly understand evolution AND reject it.
Your reply to Krazysh0t suggests that you are speaking from personal experience, so let me ask you the question I put to my
fellow-evolutionists in the OP. Was there a moment when it all fell into place and understanding suddenly dawned? Or, if the process was more gradual
than that, what was it brought you to your understanding of evolution?
I'm hoping for a somewhat more detailed reply than 'reading books and web sites dedicated to teaching evolution'. Which books? Which sites? Which
subjects and aspects of evolution?
There was nothing that had to "fall into place" for an understanding to "dawn" upon me. I just understood it the way I understood everything else
taught in school. So I don't quite get why you say you had an "epiphany". You weren't mentally and emotionally invested into evolution, were
"Which books? Which sites? Which subjects and aspects of evolution?"
The books were the ones I had to read during my high school years. More importantly, I had good teachers to help me understand evolution. That was
back then. It made no difference to my life, so I left it behind after I graduated.
However, my interest in the subject was rekindled only in the last 10 years or so.... after I heard about ideas presented by ID. That was when I first
started scrutinizing the idea of evolution, because after all in the context of science, all ideas must be subjected to testing and scrutiny.
The websites were basically whatever came up on google searches like "evolution of whales" or "how did sex evolve" or "evolution of
camouflage"... that included material from evolutionist sites AND sites skeptical of evolution. In other words, I read the arguments from BOTH
sides of the matter
, before coming to my conclusion that evolution can be safely rejected as conjecture on as to what happened hundreds of
millions of years ago.