"Darwin was the first to use data from nature to convince people that evolution is true, and his idea of natural selection was truly novel. It testifies to his genius that the concept of natural theology, accepted by most educated Westerners before 1859, was vanquished within only a few years by a single five-hundred-page book. On the Origin of Species turned the mysteries of life's diversity from mythology into genuine science." -- Jerry Coyne
Saturday, December 24, 2016
What I wrote at the Wall Street Journal about the stupidity of faith.
"Pls tell us specifically which 'coward' invented faith?"
The god-soaked are cowards because they have "faith" in a magical 2nd life instead of growing up and facing facts.
The idea called faith was invented by primitive humans who knew nothing about science. For them their god of the gaps had unlimited hiding places.
We know things these day. Educated people who are not insane (aka not religious) have figured out the god fairy is not necessary for anything therefore it doesn't exist. Even without the science the idea there's a magical being hiding somewhere in the universe was always childish moronic fantasy.
Faith is believing in something that has no evidence. It's not a virtue. It an excuse for cowards to believe any childish fantasy that makes them feel good for example the magical 2nd life fantasy that American Christians share with the Islamic State terrorists.
If an idea requires faith it should be thrown out because it's bullcrap.
A big part of religious brainwashing (aka child abuse) is this idea which is repeated thousands of times: "You must have faith."
Every religious cult completely depends on brainwashing children. If the god-soaked had the decency to wait until their victims were old enough to think for themselves then they would never buy the moronic fantasies.
There is no excuse for this child abuse. The brainwashing destroys all the curiosity children are born with. They learn how to not think.