posted on May, 27 2004 @ 01:24 PM
I'd say god help us all, on this one, but I think you'd take that wrong too. My post was in reply to your portrayal of the definition of evolution
as truth. I'm sure you'll say you were just "giving a definition," but your wording and presentation was neither constructive to the conversation
nor a true reply to the statements all other members had posted on this thread. Also, rather than give reply to thoughts shared here by others, you
put a twist on what was said to conform to your opinion. I could care less what your opinion is; however, I do not think your replies were in any way
constructive to the conversation because they did not in any way contribute to the discussion, as they were not in reply to what was being discussed.
I do not appreciate it when anyone on either side of a discussion does such a thing, and it is a very commen malady on this discussion board, and I
was disappointed to see a moderator doing the same.
As I stated before, the structure and angle of your reply was not discussion, but preaching. Perhaps you did not mean it that way; perhaps your
ability to express your thoughts in english not that great. I do realize that there are many people who do not speak english as a first language on
here, and perhaps that was the issue. Doubtful, since you seemed to find insults that were not there in my reply, but possible. Personally, I am just
tired of so many threads on this board turning into dogma vs. dogma, and I was hoping to at least see better from moderators. That being said, lets
return to the discussion.
I'd would say that is because the idea that humans descended from apes causes a conflicting reaction to the psyche of those who believe it. On one
hand, if we are all just animals, then why not act like them? This aspect of the reaction is most often seen in the personal behavior of a believer,
in such things as the lack of moral actions or in some cases even a lack of comprehension of morals. However, if that believer is also socially aware
on a braod scale, the conflicting reaction arises. Seen as a whole, humans do not wish to be seen as similar to the "other" animals which they feel
superior to. Thus what applies to nature for them, Darwinism, is not acceptable to them socially. Its their way to add a little meaning to their
lives, perhaps. Maybe a justification for society? All in all, looking from the outside, it looks more like either ignorance or insanity. Maybe both.