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

Monday, April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017 At reddit.com - DebateReligion I wrote about the religious implications of evolution. I am waiting for the people who run the place to approve what I wrote.

Can we all agree evolution has religious implications?

In America where I live a 2014 gallop poll has these interesting results: God created humans in present form: 42%. Humans evolved with God guiding: 31%. Humans evolved but God had no part in process: 19%.


Virtually 100% of biologists (including competent religious biologists) agree people evolved from ancient apes and God had absolutely nothing to do with it. But only 19% of Americans agree with biologists.

It's obvious to me evolution has very strong religious implications in America. Religious people here either deny the whole thing or they pollute evolutionary biology with the crazy ideas that Mr. God guided or invented or used evolution.

It's also obvious to me the biologists are right. God had nothing to do with it. Natural processes like evolution do not need a supernatural being to invent or use or guide it.

I have this idea I'm convinced is true: If something as complex as the development of new species was a completely natural process then it's ridiculous to pretend a god fairy's magical powers were ever necessary for anything else. In other words Charles Darwin and the thousands of biologists who came after Darwin killed the childish god fantasy.


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