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