jaredsxtn Wrote: Bill Nye recently took his thoughts regarding religion and science to "The Big Think" and lambasted how cloudy the line separating the two is becoming again. Mr. Nye expressed frustration with parents willfully teaching their children things that are just not true and how when you have a population that doesn't believe in evolution, it inevitably moves backwards instead of forward. He also pressed for parents to not indoctrinate their children with their point of view regarding creationism and to let their children expand their knowledge in science and technology.
In this day in age, I just don't understand how there is still a substantial minority of our population that refuses to believe in science. It also scares me that a vast majority of our representatives, from local to national, believe in the dogmas of organized religion and deny evolution exists. The time has come to let science take over in the public sphere again and people like Bill Nye will help make that a reality.
eternal flame Wrote: People have been taught Evolution for many decades, & by NOW it should be considered established science. The main problem may be that the "creationist" people have NEVER READ Darwin. They don't even know how he discovered the process of evolution, & that it took many years of ocean travel & investigation and research. Then there are those who think you cannot believe in Darwin and also believe in God. But that is FALSE, as both ideas compliment each other. And Darwin himself was NOT an atheist, but he mentions God several times in his book: "Origin of Species."
Someone here said that the strict creationists believe that the earth was created about the time printing presses were invented? I am not sure I got that right, but something like that was said. Anyway printing presses were invented in the 1500's & then Bibles could be mass produced for the first time. But the Earth was created millions of years ago, & there were no people yet, much less printing presses. We had to go thru the cave man stage, which very few people have doubts about that. They were not monkeys, but the cave men were very primitive beings. Scientists can prove that we humans have 90% of the same DNA as the apes. That is a really big clue.
Why should we be so afraid to understand Evolution? We see it every day. Just open your eyes and you will see a bulb planted in the ground, suddenly sprout roots & leaves & buds, & become a flower. It has evolved. You will notice that a sperm in the womb gradually grew until it became a living baby which will again develop even more into a grown human being. It evolved. You can see a tadpole swimming in a lake & then it will grow legs & hop out onto the land & become a frog. It evolved. You can see a tiny caterpillar crawling on the ground, but later it will build a little cocoon, crawl inside it, & a while later emerge as a beautiful fluttering butterfly. It evolved. And a little chicken egg will later turn into another chicken.
Then it becomes obvious that the Creator made the world FULL of Evolution. It is just bursting out all over. So why should we think that various
species of animals could not have evolved also? We know that the dinosaurs existed, since we have lots of their enormous skeletons to prove it. But one small dinosaur species still exists (alive) & we see that creature every day. That dinosaur (pterodactyl) survived, & developed later into all the species of BIRDS. Isn't it amazing to think of them as tiny flying dinosaurs? They were the only ones that could escape the tar pits that mired down the huge 4 legged dinosaurs, & doomed them to extinction. Which proves another Darwin theory, Survival of the Fittest.
johnnycee Wrote: Do I care to explain God's Plan, no I don't care to, I have a hard enough time just trying to understand the parts of scripture that I'm supposed to understand!