posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 03:53 AM
reply to post by Cherry0
Even as an atheist, who sees no evidence for creation or design, I can admit that we don't have anything more than hypotheses for how life
originated. If it can be shown by design or creator, it will not change evolution and would only further science. However, the problem isn't in
theory or fact. The only bickering takes place when people deny the fact of evolution through intentional misrepresentation of what the theory states
or what we absolutly know are facts. Fact by the way, is not perpetual truth. Facts are observations or findings, not beliefs, but things that can
be shown to anyone who asks to see them. Facts are peer reviewed, so anyone that disputes them can read the papers and conduct the experiments
themselves and publish their findings.
I personally don't care how people believe life started, and neither does evolutionary theory, but at least know what you are talking about before
you try to say it's not true. If you want to debate on the subject, but your arguments are logical fallacys and proselytizing, don't expect to be
taken seriously. As a matter of science, there is a lot of very detailed and heady material and data out there. While most speak plainly to explain
to the lingo challenged, it is not a simple subject that rests on just a couple lynch pins that can be philosophically argued away.
Science by it's very nature is open minded, but words and history don't equate to science. You have to show and prove in the natural world. To be
honest, science and the supernatural don't mix . . . science is about observable facts and creationism and intelligent design rest on things like the
Bible and the mistranslations of Zacharia Sitchin or a feeling/faith. However, all one has to do is come up with an experiment to show supernatural
influence on the development of humans or life in general (or just that it exists at all) and it's legitimate science.
It's also very telling that the creation/ID camp is constantly trying to prove evolution wrong, instead of proving their side. However, even if
evolution was falsified . . . that doesn't prove a supernatural or extraterrestrial influence.