Whats funny to me is people that get their faith and belief system from Google and competing theories composed by others then ridiculing others for a belief system. And I mean that just as it is written. Its FUNNY to me to see condescending people that have never done a days research themselves, read theories and articles and research done by others and promote that as their own version of faith...but a superior faith because...while those theories are often proven wrong or at LEAST cant be proven right, they are based on 'science'.
All you have done is Googled and posted articles, many of them competing and disagreeing with each other, that offer theories into what MAY have happened. My point is not that the religious faith based foundation that there is a God and that God somehow made all this happen is 'right'...only that you and people like you speak derisively of faith based individuals while you desperately Google articles to give you your own version of faith and knowledge, then offer up competing 'theories' as your 'proof' are no different. Unless someone actually has proof they do not know (religious or science based), they 'believe'. They theorize. And worse...some cling to someone ELSES theory and belief.
The religious have a nasty habit of sticking their fingers in their ears and just believing what makes them feel the most comfortable. I'm always looking for answers, and if god ever decides to give us some evidence of his existence, I'll be the first to change my view of the world.
"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger
Just as MANY people (not YOU obviously) do NO research but are just obnoxious little pricks clinging to the works of others and looking for ways to ridicule others.
You ask any of the atheists here whether they'd have an existential crisis if the Big Bang was proven false and the Time's Arrow turned out to be true. They would not. It's not because they don't care, it's just that to them these logical, validated, experimented & alternate explanations (even if little understood by them) still provide far more closure than "An absent creator did it".
In short, when any of these theories are proven true (and again, this argument completely ignores the meaning of the word "theory" in a scientific world), people will simply acknowledge it and there will be people like Grimm & Mr. Ham who will continue to abide by the same unchanging book because it provides an existential raison d'Ítre. That's not necessarily a bad thing. However, they shouldn't expect to disprove science with it.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Natural selection simply means that changes in an organism are accumilated gradually as different traits result in different success rates for an organism in its environment. If it's not natural selection then its something supernatural and that is not science.
Last edited by SouthernDemocrat; 01-04-14 at 09:15 AM.
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