If you look at the universe and study the universe, what you find is that there is no evidence that we need anything other than the laws of physics and the other laws of science to explain everything we see. There's absolutely no evidence that we need any supernatural hand of god. -- Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms. -- Encyclopedia Britannica
FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue. -- PZ Myers
Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence. -- PZ Myers

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Evolution is true not because the experts say it is, nor because some world view demands it, but because the evidence overwhelmingly supports it.

"Evolution is true not because the experts say it is, nor because some world view demands it, but because the evidence overwhelmingly supports it."
-- Steven Pinker, Harvard University

This is the most important difference between scientific facts like evolution and religious myths like magical creationism, magical intelligent design creationism, the magical invention of natural processes that don't need inventors, a magical heaven, a magical hell, the magical resurrection of the dead Jeebus into a stinking zombie, every idiotic magic trick in the disgusting Bible, and the magic god fairy.

Science has evidence, and evolution has tons of it. Every childish religious belief ever invented has not one shred of evidence. It's all 100% pure bullshit, made up stories for gullible superstitious cowards. Asshole preachers tell their brain-dead customers to have faith, but what they are really saying is "being retarded is a virtue because I depend on your stupidity to support my worthless career."

Every problem that a magic god fairy has ever been invoked for is a problem that's been solved by 21st century science. In any case, invoking magic to answer a scientific question is a childish lazy non-answer. Magic isn't real and invoking it doesn't solve any problems. Only scientific research solves scientific problems.

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
-- Charles Darwin

If the history of science teaches us anything, it is that what conquers our ignorance is research, not giving up and attributing our ignorance to the miraculous work of a creator.
-- Jerry Coyne

Science is a philosophy of discovery, intelligent design is a philosophy of ignorance.
-- Neil deGrasse Tyson

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