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The entire matter:
The problem is that they have a very basic understanding of science, believe they're masters of a very broad topic, and don't use the actual tools of science to deduce right and wrong. Instead, they gather as much "science" (we can debate whether "christian science" is actual science til they're blue in the face) as will support their argument then ignore/redirect past anything that hurts their argument. Christians are masters of debate fallacies. In fact, they use those far better than any "science" they can find to support their skewed views.
If they'd actually learned critical thinking skills to be skeptical of EVERYTHING (yes, even science that has yet to be proven as fact should be viewed skeptically) then they would go much farther, be more informed, and probably not look so biased. It would also help if most christians actually read their bibles to see how self contradicting and full of bull# it is, but that's asking a lot from people who really only want to read confirmation biased information from their indoctrinated youth.
Fun fact: You're what religion you are because of geography. If you were born in one of the sand countries in the middle east, more than likely you'd be muslim. If you were born in china, you'd be a taoist or buddhist. So on and so forth. There's also 3000 something different religions and every one claims to be the one, so most everyone is an athiest anyway. They just choose to believe one more fairy tale figure than an actual atheist.
There is nothing to me more convicting than watching the magnificence of the Universe in all of it's imperfect power. My whole body tingles from just the 'thought' of the knowledge there is to know. I am 'FILLED' with AWE!
The fact that I say this here won't make me very popular here (or a few other places I have been). But the notion of evolution has become almost inescapable. Scientists see evolution at work in too many places. If you try to major in Biology working towards your B.S. degree -- good luck trying to tell any of your professors that "Evolution is JUST a theory!" If you assert that 'Evolution is still unproven!' as a biology major, most places you'll be invited to go major in Social Studies or Communications instead of Biology.
To say that a scientific theory has been proven is to say that the majority of experts in a field have been convinced of it's truth. The majority of experts in the field of biology have been convinced that evolution is a fact.
So you approached the subject with an open mind. Read a popular book on the subject by a well respected scientist. And decided he was wrong. I commend you for your unbiased approach. I had mistakenly thought that you had a religious influence to your thinking.
(Excerpts from others are noted as well).
Anyone know If it is on online like you tube? Oh and at what time?.GMT?.
reply to post by ABeing
no offense but this is the problem
creation is plausible using science
it is the interpretation of data
for many years the atheist scientific community regarded the big bang as nonsense instead believing in a static universe
a universe without beginning
with Bruno we discovered that indeed the was a beginning
science and creation collided
same with the finely tuned universe
when it was discovered that the universe was tuned so finely that the chances of our random beginning was infinitesimal
the scientific community simple decided there must be infinite universes in order to keep creation out
again science and creation collided
the only problem is since we can never know if there are infinite universes one must take it on faith
this is the problem with current scientific paradigms
they will not under any circumstance allow for creation
whether from an all powerful creator or some creator using a powerful sim
but the point is
creation does not equal god
that is the first step in the journey
reply to post by JayinAR
I'm just hoping to see Bill Nye make a fool of this other guy. it may be entertaining.
Owowowowowaaaaaaa....Sorry I can't speak our monkey ancestors language very well....Wonder why that is?
Inanimate matter simply couldn't build all this that you see around you.
Yahweh is real, but evil.
Time to wake up - or not?