reply to post by UltimateSkeptic1
Why is it so important for you to "prove" you're right, and the "other side" is wrong? Why try to force your "truth" on the rest of
Ideas and beliefs have massive consequences. They raise civilizations, form and alter cultures. They profoundly affect our lives and the manner of our
The truth or falsehood of an idea or belief affects the consequences that flow from it. The truth that is denied and the lie that is believed can
usually be shown to have a deleterious impact because their consequences when acted upon are other than those expected. The truth that is upheld, on
the other hand, forms a valid basis for action that actually produces the expected results. It is a more reliable foundation on which to build.
It is as simple as that. Do we really have to argue about the relative merits of truth and falsehood? Surely you are not one of those naive people who
believes that 'everything is relative' and there is no such thing as truth? That is just a lie used to justify other lies.
All this, of course, begs the question of whether creationism or evolutionism are truthful narratives.
One narrative makes sense and is supported by facts. The other contains logical and physical impossibilities and is supported only by folk tradition.
Which is which?
I couldn't care less what some individual person believes. But I do care – I care very deeply indeed – about intellectual freedom, and about which
of the two narratives forms the basis for scientific education, future scientific research, the development of the humanities, the policies of
governments (not just with respect to science but with respect to everything) and the direction human history will take in the future. I would like
such things to be based on truth and not on some false belief.
Can you understand the difference? Therein lies the answer to your question.
edit on 11/6/12 by Astyanax because: how soon is now?