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, September 22, 2013

A Christian fucktard asked "How does believing in evolution help you get through in life?" as if basic scientific facts are beliefs. I wrote an answer.

Knowing how we got here is a nice thing to know. And knowing that we are just an ape species is extremely interesting. And studying evolution, how it works, the massive evidence for it, and how biologists make predictions which must be true if evolution is true, it's all very interesting.

I can look at nature and actually understand it. And I have this interesting knowledge about our evolutionary relationship with every living thing, including the banana I eat and the cockroach I step on.

Evolution, like all basic facts of science, do not require faith because these facts have one thing your magic god fairy fantasy will never have, evidence, tons of it.

From another answer: "The fact that genetics exists at all is proof of evolution, and the fact that you think you need faith to believe in evolution over an invisible sky being whose only proof is a book written thousands of years ago shows you know almost nothing about science."

Almost nothing? The science denier knows nothing about science. You don't need the word "almost". These people don't even know what science is.


Why Evolution is True by Jerry Coyne, University of Chicago biologist

Read it. If you don't read it you have no right to say anything about evolution because you know absolutely nothing about it.

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