"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, May 13, 2017
Christians are Christians because they are just plain fucking stupid.
"you must believe and not doubt"
This is what makes science incompatible with religions. Scientific progress is made possible by doubt, and the word "believe" does not belong in science. Evidence is required for everything.
Religions require zero evidence. That's why they use the word "faith", which is believing in things like the magical resurrection even though it's impossible.
Atheism is the acceptance of reality. Theism is the acceptance of fantasy. Take your pick.