Saturday, June 14, 2014

A copy and paste job from yahoo answers about evolution and the fucking morons who deny it.

"In short, evolution is as close to being a scientific fact as is possible for any theory, given that science is open-ended and no one can predict with certainty what may change in the future. The prospect that evolution by natural selection, at least as a broad mechanism, will be overthrown in the future is about as likely as the prospect of finding out some day that the Earth is really flat. Unfortunately, those who regard these scientific facts as a threat to faith have chosen to distort and misrepresent them to the public."
- Victor J Stenger, Has Science Found God? (draft: 2001), ch. 2

"The argument from design stands or falls on whether it can be demonstrated that some aspect of the universe such as its origin or biological life could not have come about naturally. The burden of proof is ... on the supernaturalist to demonstrate that something from outside nature must be introduced to explain the data."
- Victor Stenger, Has Science Found God? (draft: 2001), ch. 4

"Alternative explanations are always welcome in science, if they are better and explain more. Alternative explanations that explain nothing are not welcome.... Note how science changed those beliefs when new data became available. Religions stick to the same ancient beliefs regardless of the data."
- Victor Stenger
Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado
Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy, University of Hawaii (retired in 2000)
Update : After about 500 years of modern science, most scientists say that there is no reason to assert the existence of God to explain anything.
"Modern physics leaves no place for God in the creation of the Universe, Stephen Hawking has concluded.
Just as Darwinism removed the need for a creator in the sphere of biology, Britain's most eminent scientist argues that a new series of theories have rendered redundant the role of a creator for the Universe.

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