reply to post by UltimateSkeptic1
Here's the difference. Evolution is backed by facts, while creation is not. No matter, how badly people want evolution to be a belief system, it is
not. The experiments behind evolution have been peer reviewed and can be duplicated by anyone that has doubts. There is no such method of fact
checking behind any creation hypothesis.
So we've already shown they aren't the same, now to go further. Most evolution supporters do not just blindly attack creationists, they correct their
lies and misrepresentations of science. Creationists have started this war on science and evolution, based on pure emotional connection to a faith
based belief system. They flat out reject anything that goes against their literalist beliefs.
It should also be Creationism vs abiogenesis, not evolution, because they are both fully compatible and I don't understand why people are so adamant
about dismissing evolution, but aren't even willing to learn the basics of the theory or speak to scientist to clear up their questions. They just
blindly bash it, for no apparent reason. This is why evolution supporters are so quick to shut them down. Knowledge is important, and those that
reject it for no reason other than personal belief are the ones who cannot deny ignorance. It's not like people are debating the color of blue vs the
color of red here. It's fact vs faith, and that debate is silly. It's like debating happiness vs oak trees. They aren't even related.
I think science and knowledge are vital keys to our civilization, and to the future of the human race. Rejecting science, simply because you don't
like what it says, is detrimental to society. Sorry, I'm going to defend science, it's not about proving religion wrong or being right. It's about
defending the very foundation society is built on today. Science is a legitimate method of fact gathering.
Isn't this how religious wars start?
Yes, and just like always, it's the religious that have started this war with their unjustified attack on science based on pure lies and
misunderstandings. They shouldn't be annoyed because science and people who support it fight back with knowledge to defend it. It's a vital pillar
in our society. Kill science, we go back to the dark ages. Kill religion(at least fundamentalist irrational religion), society is probably better
Extinction level events are not as uncommon as people think. Let science do its thing. It might possibly one day save us from one. Wouldn't that be
worth it? We would overcome what many of our recent ancestors could not.
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