I never said the evidence was necessarily valid.
Belief that something is true has some basis for it. Whether the basis is actually correct is another matter.
Faith is believing something to be true with weak or no evidence or in the face of contradictory evidence.
Everyone is born a homo sapiens sapiens but not everyone is a human. -RW
See: Age of the Earth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is how religion works compared to how science works:
Religion - Tribal stories / myths are passed down over hundreds of years are eventually recorded by Jewish Scribes around 500 BC or so (the Pentateuch). Several other books are written by various authors between 500 BC and 100 BC or so (the rest of the Old Testament). Various other stories and letters written by several different authors are then recorded between 50 AD and 150 AD. These are then collected and canonized in what we call the New Testament today. This collection of books we call the Bible represents the world views, morality, oral histories, and second hand biographies of various Jewish tribes from about 2000 BC until 100 AD or so. Some 2000 years later strict adherents to that religion reject out of hand any notion that contradicts the views of a people that lived over 2000 years ago.
Science - Doctors determine in the mid 20th century that dietary fats lead to arteriosclerosis and thus heart disease. Doctors then start to recommend low fat diets in order to prevent heart disease and early death. Research is continuously done to determine how dietary fats result in arteriosclerosis, and if all fats results in it, or just some. As a result of this continual research and its findings, it is eventually determined that some fats are actually good for you while others like trans fat are particularly bad for you. As a result they stop recommending a low fat diet and instead recommend a more balanced diet that includes good fats like what you find in nuts, avocados, and cold water fishes.
If science worked like religion then the first doctor that found fats resulted in arteriosclerosis would be considered a prophet of God, and any doctor that later disputed whether all fats were bad for you or just some of them would be called a heretic.
"You're the only person that decides how far you'll go and what you're capable of." - Ben Saunders (Explorer and Endurance Athlete)
One of you will end up here next!
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Time Dilation | Einstein's Relativity - YouTube
Meanwhile 2,000 years before Einstein, the Bible said. 2 Peter 3:8
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011