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

Monday, September 9, 2013

Creationists are unable to understand anything, no matter how simple it is.

When talking to a creationist (always a waste of time) virtually always the creationist says "evolution is just a theory" or "evolution is only a theory" or "evolution is a theory which means it's a wild guess that has no evidence".

Because of this never ending misconception it's a mistake to call the theory of evolution "the theory of evolution" because creationists will never be able to understand what a scientific theory is.

When necessary I try to explain the definition of a scientific theory (with some help from the National Academy of Sciences) even though it's pointless to explain anything to a creationist moron.

A theory is the highest level of understanding in science, higher than an hypothesis, higher than laws, higher than facts.

THEORY: "In science, a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world that can incorporate facts, laws, inferences, and tested hypotheses. The contention that evolution should be taught as a "theory, not as a fact" confuses the common use of these words with the scientific use. In science, theories do not turn into facts through the accumulation of evidence. Rather, theories are the end points of science. They are understandings that develop from extensive observation, experimentation, and creative reflection. They incorporate a large body of scientific facts, laws, tested hypotheses, and logical inferences. In this sense, evolution is one of the strongest and most useful scientific theories we have."
-- The National Academy of Sciences

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