posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 03:47 AM
This is not what you were asking for, but it pertains to evolution. There is lots of evidence to support the theory of evolution, but what many people
fail to realize is that there are some glaring problems with the theory in general. Some notable examples are the sparse fossil evidence of
intermediary species, although there is some evidence where this is concerned; the lack of a mechanism for producing extremely complex dependent
information, irreducible complexity, etc.; natural selection seems like it would have a very low selection coefficient; the existence of dominant
traits that offer no survival advantage...Among many others. I do not have a thorough grasp of evolution, say like someone who works on it for a
living might have, but nevertheless I believe that I understand it well enough to know that there are problems that need addressing. Perhaps they've
been solved and I am just not aware of this fact, but this seems unlikely to me.
Anyway, what I have noticed is quite alarming. The vast majority of discussions involving problems with evolution resort to religion. We know
religious people have a problem with evolution, or many of them, but what is alarming are those scientists who cannot see anyone criticizing the
theory without lumping them in with religious individuals. Since when was the scientific debate on evolution closed? There are problems Darwin himself
pointed out that have still not been satisfactorily answered. There is some evidence supporting evolution where some of these problems are concerned,
but this does not equate to proof of the theory by any means, at least in my opinion.
To get to the point of your thread, perhaps America is just a more religious nation. Religion in general has been on a dramatic decline in developed
nations. This trend, if it continues, will mean religion in general could be eradicated in the near future. I think this is horrible for a couple of
reasons, but I won't get into that. America also has a rather large population. So I'm sure it is a numbers game. But the idea of "dismissing"
evolution is not something I agree with. Just like I state that the problems with evolution should be addressed, I will also state that the aspects
that support it be stated as well. So I wouldn't dismiss evolution outright just because there are certain problems with it. Perhaps these problems
will be solved in the future. But there is also the possibility that the theory has yet to be fully developed. Some of the ideas may be wrong, or
maybe they just need to be expanded upon.