> a psychological defense mechanism postulated by Sigmund Freud, in which a person
is faced with a fact that is too uncomfortable to accept and rejects it ...
Hundreds of frequent users on R&S face this quandary.
> a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation.
On the one hand they have a Bible - written in profoundly ignorant times, two to four thousand years ago! - and on the other, the mountains of scientific evidence which support the *fact* of evolution.
Forced to make a choice, they find themselves having to think just like ignorant Middle-Eastern shepherds who lived thousands of years back, when little or no science of any kind had been brought to light.
Devoted Christians need your sympathy, not your impatience. They are in the impossible situation of having to choose between their ancient faith and the real world of the 21st century.
And you can take that statement to the bank, since it is the truth - in spite of what any believer has to say about it.