How do you feel about those who deny evolution?

  • wesv

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    Feb 24, 2015 3:14 PM GMT
    I personally feel that they don't want to accept scientific facts such as humans are a part of the animal kingdom and are primates.

    How about you guys?
  • Destinharbor

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    Feb 24, 2015 3:53 PM GMT
    Of course. They're simple-minded religious people. Be kind to the simple-minded. They can't think for themselves.
  • Hypertrophile

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    Feb 24, 2015 4:03 PM GMT
    Can't say I've actually met any in real life.
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    Feb 24, 2015 4:05 PM GMT
    Physiqueflex saidCan't say I've actually met any in real life.
    see! denial works
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 24, 2015 4:12 PM GMT
    I've often thought of these people who are cut of the same cloth who used to claim the "world was flat" even as it was disproven... probably the same group who deny climate change.
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    Feb 24, 2015 4:14 PM GMT

    They make me laugh, and I probably shouldn't because of what's going on in some States in the US where creationism is being taught in schools, which is creepy.
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    Feb 24, 2015 5:26 PM GMT
    Whatever
    Whatever
    Have you no concept on just how big Noah's Ark was?
    Plus, there is no record on what went on between all those animals, trapped in close quarters, hardly monogamous.
  • Zigs_01

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    Feb 24, 2015 5:43 PM GMT
    How do you deny scientific facts if I told you to deny the apple is red?
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    Feb 24, 2015 6:19 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidOf course. They're simple-minded religious people. Be kind to the simple-minded. They can't think for themselves.

    Otherwise known as US Republicans.
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    Feb 24, 2015 6:32 PM GMT
    I feel everyone's entitled to believe what they want so when they're proselytizing their denial, I don't feel personally offended. I feel simply that they've misunderstood. But I don't push on them science. So instead, in return, I proselytize to them intelligent design.

    If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit.~~WC Fields
  • wesv

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    Feb 25, 2015 12:18 AM GMT
    meninlove said
    They make me laugh, and I probably shouldn't because of what's going on in some States in the US where creationism is being taught in schools, which is creepy.


    I'm glad California doesn't teach creationism.
  • jo2hotbod

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    Feb 25, 2015 12:49 AM GMT
    Evolution is a farce, we were put on this planet as an experiment and they're coming back to get us
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    Feb 25, 2015 12:56 AM GMT
    They make me want to wave a magic wand and turn them back into a monkey, but that would be an evolutionary step forward for them.
  • Apparition

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    Feb 25, 2015 12:57 AM GMT
    I dont accept that they are "people", pretty simple.
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    Feb 25, 2015 12:58 AM GMT
    jo2hotbod saidEvolution is a farce, we were put on this planet as an experiment and they're coming back to get us

    Hopefully the creationists first.
  • Svnw688

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    Feb 25, 2015 1:01 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI look for the nearest exit and make my escape without haste.


    Yes, the Irish exit! icon_cool.gif

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  • wesv

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    Feb 25, 2015 7:04 AM GMT
    I once had a science teacher who denied evolution. Is this not appalling?
  • jo2hotbod

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    Feb 25, 2015 8:10 AM GMT
    I think we are devolving getting stupidityer and dumberer
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    Feb 25, 2015 3:20 PM GMT
    wesv saidHow do you feel about those who deny evolution?

    I find them unevolved.
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    Feb 25, 2015 4:08 PM GMT
  • davfit

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    Feb 25, 2015 7:33 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidOf course. They're simple-minded religious people. Be kind to the simple-minded. They can't think for themselves.


    Agree ..so the Truth...
  • NealJohn

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    Feb 25, 2015 9:57 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidOf course. They're simple-minded religious people. Be kind to the simple-minded. They can't think for themselves.


    Like you don't worship scientists in the same way religious people worship the pope! You probably listen to anything they say, not knowing anything about science yourself.how does that make you any different, because it is the popular consensus? I remember a time when the world was flat and cigarettes were considered good for you....
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    Feb 25, 2015 10:00 PM GMT
    Honestly many people don't know how uneducated they are. In fact, they are too uneducated to realize they don't know what they are talking about. They don't understand the nature of scientific evidence and what has actually been discovered in support of the theory of evolution. The Bible and their own "common sense" tells them evolution doesn't take place (i.e., I've never seen a bird turn into a fish), so they leave it at that. They really don't give it much thought, but they think they know what they are talking about.

    To be fair, there are educated people who don't accept the theory of evolution, but they are delusional and have turned to religious fundamentalism out of emotional necessity. Many times they have suffered some sort of trauma, and they need to accept the word of God with unquestioning certainty so as to protect themselves from anxiety and/or depression. These type of people can break but not bend; they aren't strong emotionally, so they need ideological certainty and rigidity to give them direction and comfort in a disappointing and dangerous world. And nothing does that better than religious faith, which isn't compatible with the idea that humans evolved form an ordinary process of natural selection. Because if that's true, where does a Creator come into play?











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    Feb 25, 2015 10:12 PM GMT
    As someone who was raised VERY catholic, i can attest to how difficult it is to be confronted with a view of reality that doesn't include eternal life. I had the benefit of being jaded by the Church thanks to its stance on gays but I have family members who have literally gotten furious with me for even casually mentioning my atheist beliefs (everyone in my mom's family "prays for you" when you're up for something, whether a test, a promotion, or a doctors appointment. This annoys me).

    What do I think of creationists? Honestly I don't have a problem with them. They can live their lives as they like as far as I'm concerned unless they try to bend others to their beliefs or endanger others (anti-vaxx).

    It all comes down to Death in my opinion. Most modern religions have some concept of an afterlife and none is more fervently pushed than the Christian "heaven". It is VERY comforting to think that one day you'll see your loved ones again and that you will go on as...energy or whatever. The scientific reality is that we die and that our bodies return to the earth just like any other living thing. You want to freak out a devout Catholic/Christian? Tell them heaven isn't real. My grandmother nearly had a heart attack the first time i told her I was Atheist (i stopped bringing it up after that, she's 86 after all).
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    Feb 25, 2015 10:32 PM GMT
    Life2Short saidAs someone who was raised VERY catholic, i can attest to how difficult it is to be confronted with a view of reality that doesn't include eternal life. I had the benefit of being jaded by the Church thanks to its stance on gays but I have family members who have literally gotten furious with me for even casually mentioning my atheist beliefs (everyone in my mom's family "prays for you" when you're up for something, whether a test, a promotion, or a doctors appointment. This annoys me).

    What do I think of creationists? Honestly I don't have a problem with them. They can live their lives as they like as far as I'm concerned unless they try to bend others to their beliefs or endanger others (anti-vaxx).

    It all comes down to Death in my opinion. Most modern religions have some concept of an afterlife and none is more fervently pushed than the Christian "heaven". It is VERY comforting to think that one day you'll see your loved ones again and that you will go on as...energy or whatever. The scientific reality is that we die and that our bodies return to the earth just like any other living thing. You want to freak out a devout Catholic/Christian? Tell them heaven isn't real. My grandmother nearly had a heart attack the first time i told her I was Atheist (i stopped bringing it up after that, she's 86 after all).


    Great post.