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reply to post by benrl
The whole debate was pointless.
I agree -- I'm not a Creationist, and I turned off the debate about halfway through because it was pointless. I have no idea why Nye even agreed to do it.
But I do not agree that people should be belittled for their beliefs -- if someone wants to think that Jesus rode a dinosaur, that's just stupid, but whatever, people believe all sorts of stupid things, and you fix that through education, not ridicule.
I agree with this but how do you educate someone who refuses to listen to logic?
If you have any ideas, please let me know...
After that debate was over the people around me just shook their heads as if Bill had nothing relevant to say
They can't even comprehend their own viewpoint, let alone someone elses, it was why this debate was a farce and waste of time.
“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'”
― Isaac Asimov
These people, due to their lack of critical thinking, and allowing themselves and their questions to be submitted on a public forum, are subjecting their beliefs to open criticism and even ridicule.
I particularly like the question, "Is it completely illogical that the earth was created mature?" At such a question I'd like to ask just what kind of strange laws of logic have I missed that would allow for such a thing? In our present observations of the universe and its contents, we have never observed such phenomena.
reply to post by muzzleflash
Right, because the people holding the signs didn't have smug looks on their faces like they had just asked a gotcha question.
reply to post by Konduit
you do realise that it was ham who challenged Nye to a public debate , don't you ???
its just so cool of atheists to belittle and deride people for their beliefs
You are all the smartys
Not like yours arnt beliefs either though
The thing is scientific facts change every day, it was once a scientific fact that the planet was flat and that the stars rotated around the earth.