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Why People Don't Believe In Evolution

Well, why should you believe in evolution? Because it helps explain reality better.

But what if you didn't understand evolution at all? Then it wouldn't help you explain reality better. This is how most Christians avoid believing in it (of the ones who don't). Their understanding is so poor that it does not seem any better an explanation than God.

They reveal this when they say things that equate evolution with man being created by chance, or when they say atheists think time, in large enough quantities, can do anything. Or when they say that lions and tigers can't make fertile offspring (ie that species exist) and think that proves their point. Or when you point out that two *slightly different* lions can have fertile offspring, and they think that has nothing to do with evolution.

Notice how under this explanation, creationists are not wicked or even horribly flawed, just a bit ignorant. And ignorant of something that won't really help them much in their lives anyway.

Elliot Temple on April 5, 2004

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One might ask, if it won't really help them much in their lives anyway, why it's considered so important to teach to them, even at the cost (or is it a benefit?) of sparking a culture-battle. Not saying *I'm* asking necessarily, mind you. But one might well ask.

Blixa at 9:50 AM on April 5, 2004 | #907 | reply | quote

I don't think it's generally worthwhile trying to teach them. Most proselytising atheists are silly IMO.

Elliot at 9:58 AM on April 5, 2004 | #908 | reply | quote

its monday, post f00l!

fr0gge at 8:22 AM on April 12, 2004 | #909 | reply | quote

Maybe he'll be a day late, like the refuse collection always is around bank holidays.

*drums fingers impatiently*

emma at 8:51 AM on April 12, 2004 | #910 | reply | quote

I have a perfectly good excuse involving going on vacation to New Mexico (for 2 weeks) and not having a local access number, and they want 23cents/min for the long distance one. I'm gonna try to buy a month of dialup access for like $25, but that hasn't gotten done yet.

Elliot at 2:17 PM on April 12, 2004 | #911 | reply | quote

ok i now have 'net access all i want except for a 1-phone-line situation. now i can read megatokyo! (read: not post stuff)

Elliot at 9:19 PM on April 12, 2004 | #912 | reply | quote

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