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originally posted by: Metallicus
I have never seen evolution and creationism as mutually exclusive. I do understand your rant though. Just be aware that those that are Atheists and even some who 'worship' at the altar of science can be just as dimwitted and suffer from the same lack of proof.
I think Eistein was correct to suggest that some mixture of science and the divine is necessary to find real truth and answers.
originally posted by: Ghost147
What I want to know is just how someone can possibly think this way? Not just in the topic I gave as an example, but in any discussion. To go beyond the scope of ignoring things and really feeling as if they didn't see it at all. It's more than simply plugging their ears and yelling random things so they can't here you, it's as if they really, literally, cannot see it.
a fixed false belief that is resistant to reason or confrontation with actual fact
a false idea or belief that is caused by mental illness
originally posted by: Snarl
I love doing 'drive-bys' on Evolution (with a capital E) threads. The supposition that evolution occurs bears as much weight as creation. Neither "has been" proven nor disproven. It's as simple as that. I don't care which side of the argument's skin I get under, but I think it may be the Evolutionst's I prefer. LOL. They tend to rile-up a bit easier and we can have a lively debate.
Personal to LSMD: I haven't opted into the number thingy ... but, that sure did make me laugh.
As of 2006 most Christians around the world accepted evolution as the most likely explanation for the origins of species, and did not take a literal view of the Genesis creation myth. The US is an exception where belief in religious fundamentalism is much more likely to affect attitudes towards evolution than it is for believers elsewhere. Political partisanship affecting religious belief may be a factor because political partisanship in the US is highly correlated with fundamentalist thinking, unlike in Europe.