One piece of literal readings of the bible that get me is the idea that the earth was created, including man, in just 6 days. The idea that in the year 2008, anyone still believes this to be true shocks me every time I hear it. ABC news is running this great series about the fossil records of man. I would urge you to take a look as just the record shows that this 6 day, 10,000 year old earth story is outlandish.
The story walks you through much of the evidence for the evolution of man. I think one of the reasons that religious folks don’t want to accept this evidence is that it means they need to reject a part of the bible. In their eyes, if one piece of the bible is wrong, it is all wrong.
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The uber right wing group, Renew America has an article up today that try’s to promote ID by debunking Darwin in four steps, but the 4 myths the writer has chosen are the four most popular tactics by creationist. All of these goofy things have been refuted, so why don’t these creationists stop using old worn out myths….
The writer, Bryan Fischer says:
Before we even start, we ought to notice that, if evolution is true, there would be no way to know it. Because evolution teaches that everything that exists is the product of the random collision of atoms, this logically includes the thoughts I am thinking about evolution. But if my thoughts are the product of the random collision of atoms, there is no reason to think that any of them are true — they just are.
The funny thing is you can stop there. As soon as any creationist says that evolution is random collision of atoms, I close my ears and stop listen or in this case I stop reading. There is nothing random about it. Random would imply it is like aimlessly throwing darts at the wall. That is not the case at all.
Mr. Fischer also says:
Intelligent Design theory offers not only a Watchmaker but a Watch-winder; evolution does not.
What he doesn’t tell you is that by offering a watch-winder, intelligent design creates a new set of questions rather than a set of answers. Who created the watchmaker and did that being also create the watch-winder? Evolution seeks to give answers not new questions.
There are far more qualified people to refute this mythology than me and I bet they have more time then me. I will leave it to them.
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