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, June 19, 2014

The evidence is overwhelming. DNA sequencing has repeatedly (thousands of times) shown that we are apes who evolved from ancient apes. How long will it take before the god-soaked learn how to accept basic facts of science?

Less than five minutes after I copied and pasted this excellent answer, the Yahoo crybabies deleted the whole thing.

jotacar edited 12 mins ago

You need to read up on the problem that confronts people who are "in denial".

in denial
> 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.
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  • Harry 22 mins
    For some strange reason I have no sympathy for lunatics who brainwash children. Excellent answer by the way. Many thanks.

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