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, March 6, 2011

Molecular biologists don't invoke a "same creator" to explain similar DNA sequences for many reasons. I mean besides the fact they're not stupid.

When biologists compare DNA sequences of two closely related creatures, for example a person and a chimp, they see countless evidences for their evolutionary relationship. Even for distantly related creatures their common ancestry is extremely obvious. Even if a biologist was superstitious enough to believe in a magical creator, he or she would not be able to deny what couldn't possibly be more certain -- all species share an ancestor.

If a biologist wanted to throw out all common sense and invoke what dishonest Christians call a "common designer" (as if that sounds less childish than "the same magic fairy"), that couldn't explain, for example, endogenous retroviruses in the exact same locations in more than one species.

If we pretend a fairy created every creature out of nothing, science deniers still can't explain ERVs which are inserted into DNA long after the fairy is done waving its magic wand.

If Christians and their Muslim terrorist friends spent a little time studying science instead of being afraid of science, they might learn something.

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