Evidence that I believe it? In my thoughts. Do I need evidence to believe I believe something? What about evidence for that belief?Fine. Do you believe unicorns don't exist? If so, where's your evidence.
Well, I answered your question. Hopefully you can answer just one of mine.
...talk about defensive..
The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.
That's why I made the other poll. His argument is completely idiotic in that it devalues religion to the point that rejection of wearing Orange Socks on Wednesdays is a religion to classify atheism as a religion.
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
I don't "believe" anything about those things. I pay attention to the scientific discourse that's happening. If something is overwhelmingly proven, then I accept it. When it comes to things that are still very theoretical, I am quite happy to wait for more evidence. I am perfectly fine with simply not knowing the answer to something, if there is as of yet no answer to be had.
I accept that the planet is round. I accept evolution. And I await further evidence about the specific mode of abiogenesis, and the structure of our universe.
I pick the things I accept based on reason and evidence, not "faith."
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Love certainly makes a lot of sense for a social species. But I fail to see why this matters in the context of my own life. I am allowed to feel however I like.
And furthermore, I actually find it sad that you see no beauty in the natural world. That you don't find it remarkable that our brains are complex enough to render something as vivid as love. That you find not knowing too scary to even admit to, rather than finding adventure in it, and the mystery that exists in reality and in science.
I think your view -- a simplistic tribal story explains all of reality, and believing things blindly is better than seeking answers and being surprised at what they are -- is the one that is flat and lifeless.