"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
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
These is a lot of burning stupid in Idiot America. What I wrote at the Wall Street Journal.
"Thomas Ramey quit praying a few years ago when he was 16 years old because it didn’t seem to matter. The 18-year-old, who was baptized and confirmed as a Methodist, doesn’t believe in an afterlife, but still believes in a God."
Mr. Ramey, you stopped talking to yourself and you threw out the ridiculous magical 2nd life fantasy which was invented by feeble-minded cowards.
You are making progress but before you can call yourself normal you have to throw out the idiotic idea there is a magical being (Allah, Zeus, God) hiding somewhere in the universe.
There is a lot of burning stupid in Idiot America. You don't want to be part of that.
"Thomas still believes in God. The earth and solar system are too complex and fragile not to have something influencing and connecting everything, he says."
Let's throw out science and pretend the Magic Man did it. This is the stupid you need to throw out.
"Right when kids are having the most doubts, we ask them to affirm their faith,” says Dr. Zirschky.
Faith is an excuse for feeble-minded cowards to believe any idiotic childish fantasy that makes them feel good. Faith is brain damage.
"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, University of Minnesota biologist
The stupid. The burning out of control stupid. What an airhead wrote:
it is your mindset that is mindrot! A faithlesss Godless mentality like yours permeates the world today and is destroying it. A Godless life allows us to think we are our own god and have no need for the supreme good God. Faithlessness fosters despair; no hope for a better future and brings people to do unthinkable things. Your denial of the good God doesn't nullify His existence but verifies it. The evil one, the devil, tricks you into denying that God exists and your disbelief verifies the devils existrence. You don't even try to find Him when He's been there your entire life. Shame.