Monday, February 14, 2011
Nothing is more important than the truth, and nothing is true until it has a massive amount of strong scientific evidence.
Every religion and every god ever invented can never be true because these childish ideas could never have one shred of evidence.
Every scientific hypothesis begins as an idea. It then either gets thrown out or it accumulates enough powerful evidence to call it an established truth (a basic scientific fact).
If you call something true and it has no evidence, you're a liar and you're probably a Christian or a terrorist. If you can't back up your ideas with scientific discoveries your ideas are worthless.
This is why the evolution deniers (also known as terrorists and Christian assholes) are just plain wrong about everything. They don't have any evidence for their alternative religious bullshit (for example magical intelligent design creationism). Therefore their bullshit is false.
And this is why the biologists are correct to say evolution by natural selection is a basic fact of nature. No other scientific concept has more evidence than evolution.
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
My point here is that there is an amount of evidence for evolution, far more than any one person can digest, and that it is a vital field, still growing and still producing new results. All those papers don't get published unless they contain some new observation, a new experiment, a new test of the idea…and evolution has weathered them all.
-- PZ Myers