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originally posted by: Phantom423
It's the disappearing act that always happens when the rational side posts overwhelming evidence that they can't match. The pro science posters continually add to the quality and quantity of evidence. The Creationists may have run their course. In that case, I guess we won
We didn't change any minds. We just pushed them into hiding until such time as they think they can come out and start all over again. By that time, I hope that the library is relatively complete so the pro side can use the links.
In any case, we'll be here when they think the coast is clear and they come out of hiding!
We didn't change any minds. We just pushed them into hiding until such time as they think they can come out and start all over again.
originally posted by: TzarChasm
the point here, as i understand it, is that creationism has consistently misrepresented and abused science for political gain. allowing the intellectually dishonest to piggyback on the success of the intellectually honest is...ethically questionable, at best. refer again to my second (refined) premise.
originally posted by: Blue_Jay33
However I have made 18 thread in this very sub-forum, I haven't been hiding. I make my point, get pummeled by the regulars, and return when I have something of interest to add for those still searching and have not definitively made up their minds on this topic. My posts and threads have never been designed for those that are 100% pro-evolution, rather they are for those that are still formulating an opinion. Even when responding to posts of the regulars I know it's futile for me to be doing it for their benefit, that's why they might think it's a bit trollish. But I only do it for the lurkers and the odd poster that supports creation and is brave enough to venture into the fray.
You are stubborn in a worldview and it leads you to attack certain cherry picked scientific theories (ie big bang
Is it me or number of people believing in creationist claims on ATS has dropped?
We have to accept that in this universe at least, there are no absolutes.
Scientific investigation is conducted when a question has some evidence one way or another that can be tested and analyzed. A divine entity has no such evidence.
It seems to me that, historically, when a social group splits into one part that finds information and another that receives it, a faith based authority is born.