Posted by: Dan | April 4, 2007

Creationist Quote

Creationist Quote for the Day:

Beyond doubt, the main reason people believe in evolution is that sources they admire, say it is so. It would pay for these people to do a thorough examination of all the evidence CONTRARY to evolution that is readily available: Try answersingenesis.org. The evolutionists should honestly examine the SUPPOSED evidence ‘FOR’ evolution for THEMSELVES.

That quote is actually a comment left today by Jim.

All I can think of in response, besides a chuckle mixed with mild annoyance at this guy’s arrogant superstition, is the sentiment that Carl Sagan once expressed so nicely:

In science it often happens that scientists say, “You know that’s a really good argument; my position is mistaken,” and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn’t happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.

Arguments from authority and assertion are religion’s domain, not science, which is empirical and deductive in nature. And claiming that it’s the other way around is just ignorant.

Note – I tagged this as humor. Ignorance isn’t quite humorous, but stupidity is.


Responses

  1. That’s pretty good, but I think there’s an even better contender for Quote of the Week:

    Materialism is nonsense, because if matter and energy are all that exist, then truth doesn’t exist (it’s neither matter nor energy). If truth doesn’t exist, then materialism can’t be true.


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