posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 06:26 AM
Mods, my apologies if this is not the appropriate forum.
I suggest the name of this forum gets an update!
From Origins and Creationism, to Origins and Evolution
What's the most debated subject in this particular forum? Evolution! Of course the other side of the argument are typically the creationists. However,
creationism is never actually debated. It's shut down. As any frequenter of this forum knows, more often
than not the theory of evolution is
attacked by the creationists and in their attempt to debate flaws or prove it wrong they bring nothing to the table. They do not address the science
or do not fully understand it, and choose to remain ignorant even when corrected on certain points. A simple example of this would be when it comes to
the scientific definition of theory. Some flat out refuse to discuss the subject in one intellectually dishonest way or another.
They make claims that aren't backed up. Such as a scientific conspiracy to discredit God. Personally I would be more than interested in a thread about
a conspiracy of that magnitude. But alas, no such evidence of a conspiracy is presented. Unless they are counting previous frauds (Piltown Man etc) as
evidence. Those handful of hoaxes have been exposed (thanks to science, go figure) for what they are. Not to mention their legitimacy or lack of it
isn't and never was the crux of the Theory of Evolution. In short, there really hasn't been a legitimate debate from the creationist camp.
Their position is tied to their religious beliefs more than anything. I was reading an article about science denial and there was a good quote from
Joshua Rosenau (National Center for Science Education). He said, "As with any kind of science denial, it’s never the science itself. It’s these
. Good observation. One many of us here have made. Origins and Creationism implies this is a religious forum. While I'm definitely
not opposed to religious views being discussed when it comes to origins or evolution I do feel Origins and Evolution is a more appropriate title for
In a previous thread SO threw out the idea that "Creation Science" and "Young Earth" threads be tossed in the Hoax bin. I may have agreed at the time
but I feel this would be a better solution (not that there is necessarily a "problem"). ATS serves as a place to deny ignorance and keeping those
threads open is good. While there are those who are convinced of their position, there are still those that can learn a thing or two from the ample
amount of dedicated and knowledgeable defenders of science!
edit on 2-9-2015 by WakeUpBeer because: format