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

Thursday, November 7, 2013

My fantasy about a preacher man at a science-denying Christian-extremist church.

This idea I have which will never come true goes like this:

A preacher man gets curious and decides to find out why all the world's biologists love evolution. He reads about the evidence, he thinks it's interesting so he keeps at it. Eventually he realizes he has been extremely wrong about evolution all his life. He learns how to love evolution, how it works, and the powerful evidence for it.

Then the preacher has to make a decision. Does he pretend he's still stupid enough to believe in magical creationism? No, because this is a honest preacher man. He can't lie to his customers. So during the next sermon he talks about evolution and why it's true and why he loves it.

The reaction from the customers would be fun to watch.

That's my fantasy that will probably never happen.

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